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Assistant General Counsel

Company name

The Public Interest Network

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Date Last Verified

Jul 09, 2020

Valid Through

Oct 22, 2020

Posted on

Sep 17, 2018

Years of Experience

1-5 yrs required


Boston, MA, United States

Employment Type



Practice Area
Civil Rights >> Civil Rights
Contract Law >> Contract Law
Corporate >> Corporate - General
Finance >> Finance - General
Government and Government Relations >> Government and Government Relations
Labor & Employment >> Labor & Employment
Tax >> Tax - General
Trusts and Estates >> Trusts and Estates
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Assistant General Counsel
Responsibilities: Fostering sound corporate governance practices, maintaining the organizations’ good standing with federal and state corporate and tax regulators, and ensuring compliance with IRS guidelines relating to lobbying and political activities of nonprofit organizations. Advising on employment matters and benefits systems, ensuring compliance with employment laws, training of all staff managers and review of employment materials, and defending against employment-related claims. Advising groups on options & structures for election-related work, including formation of PACs, 527s, & ballot issue committees; advising on non-partisan voter registration drives, neighborhood voter contact programs, tracking & reporting to FEC & state agencies, and guidelines for fundraising & communications. Representing the organizations’ right to conduct door-to-door and street canvassing in cities and towns across the country. Drafting and reviewing contracts, leases, grant agreements, and other legal documents. Working with the organization’s leaders to reduce liability risk through adopting policies that protect the organizations from legal exposure.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate will have a JD Degree., excellent academic credentials, ideally 1-5 years of legal experience working in one or more of the practice areas: First Amendment and Charitable Solicitation, Contracts, Risk Management, Election Law and Campaign Finance, Employment Practices, Corporate and Tax Compliance., and a strong desire to commit to nonprofit and political work. Excellent verbal & written communication, research and negotiation skills; Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously in diverse legal subject areas; A team orientation that combines strong leadership, congeniality and creativity to drive and motivate others; An outstanding work ethic and the ability to drive organizational change; Enthusiasm for the mission of The Public Interest Network and its member organizations to effect grassroots social change, and a goal-oriented, activist orientation; Comfort working with both the most senior staff (CEO, Executive Directors, other senior management staff) on major organizational strategies, and with training brand new staff on basic relevant legal principles in an understandable way; and Prior experience working with or advising nonprofit organizations. Firsthand experience doing organizing, issue advocacy, or political work is a plus.

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Company info

Hiring Coordinator
The Public Interest Network
1536 Wynkoop Street
Denver, CO 80203

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