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Organization TypePublic Interest
Years of Experience
Date Last Verified
ProfileAssistant General Counsel The candidate will be responsible for: 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 and structures for election-related work, including formation of PACs, 527s and ballot issue committees; advising on non-partisan voter registration drives, neighborhood voter contact programs, tracking and reporting to the FEC and state agencies, and guidelines for fundraising and 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. And working with the organizations’ leaders to reduce liability risk through adopting policies that protect the organizations from legal exposure. Should preferably have a J.D., excellent academic credentials, ideally 1-5 years of legal experience working in one or more of the practice areas described above, and a strong desire to commit to nonprofit and political work. Prior experience working with or advising nonprofit organizations. Firsthand experience doing organizing, issue advocacy, or political work is a plus.
The Public Interest Network
44 Winter St.
Boston, MA 02108