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ProfileAssociate Counsel The candidate reports to the Senior Associate Counsel and exercises independent judgment, as delegated, in the fulfillment of the duties and responsibilities assigned. Monitoring work progress and providing feedback to ensure goals are understood and met, in overseeing the day to day work of one or more Contract Specialists and Paralegal Associates. Work collegially with other members of the Legal Affairs staff to identify and resolve special problems, assure the provision of the highest quality of customer service, and support the development of new staff skills. Maintains exemplary standards of personal professional ethics and participates in activities that keep him or her current in court decisions and changes in the laws affecting the work of the Foundation. 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 the 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 issue. 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 subject 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. Admission to the New York Bar is required within 12 months of appointment. Should have 1-3 years of legal experience. Must have excellent writing skills. Must have competency with computer technology, including ability to perform legal research. Should have competency in making public presentations and communicating effectively with diverse constituencies. Experience in transactional matters including contract negotiation is preferred. Experience managing staff is desired. Experience with not-for-profit law and charitable organizations is preferred. Deadline: March 2, 2018.
PVN ID: RF-1801-002279
The Research Foundation of CUNY
230 West 41st St. 7th Fl
New York City, NY 10036