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As a member of the senior leadership team and reporting to the President, this position oversees and directs all the day to day legal and related business affairs of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the National Symphony Orchestra, Washington National Opera and their respective affiliated entities. The incumbent provides ongoing legal counsel related to the operations and initiatives of these entities and programs as well as strategic and governance counsel to their respective senior management teams and the Boards of Trustees. This position manages a staff of in-house lawyers and a paralegal as well as multiple paid and pro bono outside counsel.
Duties and Responsibilities:
70% Lead the delivery of expert legal advice and counsel for the Center in a proactive, timely, and responsive manner.
10% Provide counsel on governance and business matters to the Kennedy Center, National Symphony Orchestra and Washington National Opera Boards.
5% Provide legal advice on federal contracting matters.
5% Oversee risk management program (liability, D&O, Employed Lawyers and property).
5% Serve as a key strategic partner and resource to President and senior management.
5% Undertake special projects for the President, Chairman and Board of Trustees.
N/A Other duties as assigned.
N/A Responds to the needs and requests of Kennedy Center management and staff in a professional and expedient manner.
N/A Adheres to all employer policies and procedures.
Minimum Skills and/or Knowledge Required
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate in person and on the telephone. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel in order to operate computer keyboard, office equipment, and other essential tasks. The employee is frequently required to sit, stand, walk, bend, stoop, crouch, and reach with hands and arms. This position infrequently lifts, carries, or otherwise moves and positions objects weighing up to 25 pounds.
The noise level in the work environment is normal.
No travel is anticipated.
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is a world premier performing arts organization and our nation’s cultural center. Diversity is a critical component of our mission, vision, and values. Our staff exhibits a wide variety of perspectives and experiences which enable us to foster and strengthen an environment of diversity and inclusion. We offer a comprehensive range of benefits including medical, dental and vision insurance, paid vacation and sick leave, and a 403(b) retirement plan.
For consideration apply online at www.kennedy-center.org/jobs.
The Kennedy Center, Inc.
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is a world premier performing arts organization and our nation’s cultural center. Diversity is a critical component of our mission, vision, and values. Our staff exhibits a wide variety of perspectives and experiences which enable us to foster and strengthen an environment of diversity and inclusion.