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Vice President, Legal & Compliance

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Public Interest

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Non-practicing Attorney

Date Last Verified

Sep 03, 2021

Valid Through

Dec 17, 2021

Posted on

Aug 02, 2021

Years of Experience

Min 3 yrs required


New York City, NY, United States

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Vice President, Legal & Compliance
Responsibilities: Advise CLAO, senior management and others within the organization on nonprofit corporate, compliance, intellectual property, governance, benefits, litigation, and employment law issues; Support CLAO by assisting in handling various day-to-day legal matters and providing advice across the organization. This will include reviewing, drafting, and negotiating contracts and other documents, such as: sponsorship agreements, grant agreements, non-disclosure agreements, consulting agreements, and licenses and releases, and advise senior management on related issues; Assist CLAO in ensuring organizational compliance with applicable laws and regulations, such as lobbying, regulatory and public policy matters, and laws relating to charitable solicitations in New York State and nationally; Advise on risk management practice, liability, and insurance matters; Prepare materials for Board and committee meetings. Partner with CLAO on management of Board and related committees; Review and/or prepare for filing various financial reporting documents, such as the Form 990 and state registration forms, filings and reports due to United Way Worldwide, filings relating to lobbying compliance, filings relating to governmental pre-qualifications and filings due to watchdog agencies, such as the Better Business Bureau; Develop and deliver trainings and workshops for staff; Monitor and advise the CLAO and others on legislative developments related to nonprofit organizations, including human resources and benefits-related legislation; and Assist on special projects with the CLAO, other members of the executive team, and across the organization.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: JD degree from an ABA accredited U.S. law school. Admitted to practice law in New York State. Seven or more years of experience practicing law in a law firm or public interest environment; preferably with 3+ years of in-house corporate experience. Will ideally have a mix of corporate, nonprofit, and government experience. Shall also have demonstrated interest in public interest law. Significant experience in contract drafting and negotiation, as well as experience addressing legal issues related to one or more other relevant areas of focus, such as nonprofit governance, grantmaking, fundraising, risk management, advocacy, and government contracting. Excellent analytical, drafting, negotiation, research and oral and written communication skills. Ability to provide sound legal advice, develop creative solutions, and exercise sound business judgment. Track record of demonstrating professional judgment and discretion in being of service to multiple teams and senior managers in a diverse and multi-faceted organization. Exceptional initiative and proven ability to work efficiently and effectively in a collegial and fast-paced environment. Flexibility and willingness to work as part of a team as well as independently. Ability and willingness to perform tasks with creativity and a sense of humor.
Expires on 1 Nov 2021

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Hiring Coordinator
United Way Worldwide
205 E 42nd St
New York City, NY 10017


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