Title: Assistant General Counsel
Department: Legal Reports to: General Counsel Status: Full-Time Regular Location: New York
- Provide in-house legal counsel to JDC on issues related to the organization’s global humanitarian work including drafting and negotiating contracts for the purchase of outside services, review of funding agreements, drafting corporate minutes and other communications materials, managing litigation, using outside counsel as appropriate, responding to regulatory inquiries, as well as other non-profit corporate matters.
- Work collaboratively with field staff and with the organization’s compliance function on sensitive matters;
- Work cooperatively with Global Resource Development, Budget and Finance, and the Executive Office on matters involving insurance, charitable donations, grant-making, risk management, and incident reporting.
- Handle all phases of litigation and pre-litigation disputes of any kind; hands-on role in coordinating and directing case strategy, including discovery, drafting and editing briefs, position statements, negotiations with third parties and leading or attending mediations, arbitrations, depositions and trials.
- Respond to inquiries from internal management and executive staff to field legal questions and issues affecting the operations of the organizations.
- Prepare, write and advise on policies required by the organization.
Required Skills and Experience:
- Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school and a member in good standing of the New York State Bar;
- Minimum 5 years practicing in a law firm and/or as counsel in a non-profit setting;
- Demonstrated proficiency in legal drafting, negotiating skills, problem solving and the ability to work independently;
- Effective, articulate and persuasive verbal and written communication skills;
- A commitment to the mission, purpose and values of JDC and its global programs, with a strong desire to be part of the team that impacts the organization’s future;
- Knowledge of best practices in state non-profit corporation law and state and Federal employment/labor, fundraising compliance, intellectual property, corporate governance and related fields;
- Proven ability to build trusting relationships and work effectively with colleagues, program staff in foreign locations, senior leaders, and managers;
- Hebrew or Russian language a plus.
To Apply: Please submit your cover letter with salary requirements, resume, writing sample and list of three references to Robin Salsberg, Director of Human Resources, email@example.com