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Date Last Verified
Associate Counsel Duties: The candidate reports to Senior Associate Counsel and exercises independent judgment, as delegated, in the fulfillment of the duties and responsibilities assigned. Supports the work of other RF units by communicating effectively with staff involved in related projects, by being of assistance to others, and by participating in team-based projects as assigned. Negotiates, reviews, and drafts contracts, subcontracts, independent contractor agreements, and all types of legal documents for execution. Subsequent to a training period, supervises Paralegal Associates and Contract Specialists in their daily activities. Suggests training needs to Senior Associate Counsel based on job performance and planned activities. Serves as a source of information to Paralegal Associates, Contract Specialists and Executive Assistant to the Chief Counsel. In concert with Senior Associate Counsel, communicates staff goals and priorities, and drafts initial performance evaluations. Assists in developing staff competence in new areas and nominates staff for acknowledgement of outstanding accomplishments. Routinely informs Senior Associate Counsel of work progress; provides timely updates on all critical matters; identifies problems and implements solutions. Assists Research Foundation staff in other units, when needed, by advising on legal issues. In concert with Senior Associate Counsel, confers with Foundation staff as to the impact of general common law, as well as existing and proposed federal, state and local laws, regulations, and court decisions, particularly in the areas of not-for-profit law, sponsored research compliance, employment issues, accounts receivable, leases, labor relations, and human subjects research. Participates in relevant professional activities and personal development in this field. Advises and represents the Research Foundation as needed in negotiations and legal actions necessary to enforce terms of an executed contract and other matters requiring legal counsel. Performs other duties as assigned.
Qualification and Experience
Qualification: The candidate should have admission to the New York Bar (required within 12 months of appointment). Should have 1-3 years legal experience subsequent to completion of law school. Careful reading skills, including the ability to build upon existing knowledge to analyze complex materials is essential. Excellent writing skill is essential. Competency with current computer technology, including ability to perform legal research is essential. Competency in making public presentations and communicating effectively with diverse constituencies is essential. Experience with sponsored research or other sponsored programs is preferred. Experience in transactional matters including contract negotiation is desired. Experience managing staff is preferred. Experience with not-for-profit law and charitable organizations is considered.
Deadline: July 22, 2018
PVN ID: RF-1805-002516
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