- New York, NY, USA
- Full Time
FedCap in New York, NY is looking to hire a full-time General Counsel / Head Attorney to provide legal counsel and services for our nonprofit. Are you a strong leader who can effectively manage crises? Do you want an opportunity to use your experience as a lawyer to do meaningful work? Would you like to join a human services nonprofit committed to improving the well-being of its community? If so, please read on!
This legal position in human services earns a competitive wage. We also provide excellent benefits. If this sounds like the right opportunity as a lawyer for you, apply today to join our nonprofit!
Founded in 1935, the Fedcap Group is the parent company of a growing number of top-tier nonprofit agencies dedicated to serving over 300,000 children and adults each year across the United States and the United Kingdom. For over 85 years, we've developed scalable, innovative, and potentially disruptive solutions to some of society's most pressing needs. We provide educational services, vocational training in high-growth labor industries, behavioral health services, and skill-building programs to every age group, all of which are meant to help people achieve long-term self-sufficiency.
We are committed to improving the economic and social well-being of the impoverished and disadvantaged. Our services are only as effective as the quality of the people who make up our team. To achieve our mission, we strive to attract and retain talented and committed staff who believe in our cause. This is why we provide competitive compensation, great benefits, and plenty of opportunities for personal and professional growth.
A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A GENERAL COUNSEL / HEAD ATTORNEY
As a General Counsel / Head Attorney in human services, you are responsible for partnering with other company group leaders to uphold the legal, regulatory, and ethical obligations of our nonprofit. You provide legal counsel and services to a variety of people, including the CEO, board of directors, and various business leaders in our organization as well as ensure compliance is maintained by all employees. When managing legal matters, such as activities to be performed in-house or through third-party vendors, you develop functional plans and efficiently partner with businesses to minimize risk.
In addition, you advise on the legal aspects of our organization's activities and corporate structure considerations, including current and future business structures and legal entities. Corporate matters you assist with may include organization, board affairs, general transaction support, license agreements, employment law, regulatory matters, risk management, financing activities, and general contract management. You also structure key business initiatives that help achieve objectives while also protecting legal, regulatory, and tax directives.
As a lawyer in human services, your duties include addressing the rapidly evolving regulatory and governance compliance environment, including changes in laws or regulations, regulatory focus areas, and industry best practices. You provide expert leadership and technical guidance to ensure an effective global ethics and compliance program. Additionally, you oversee program development to prevent and detect violations of laws, company policies, and other misconduct.
You make sure to always promote ethical practices by implementing a compliance program throughout our nonprofit. At times, you function as an ambassador and liaison for our company by communicating with external parties. You also contribute greatly to our success by accepting new assignments, helping team members, learning new skills, and striving to improve team results. Your experience as a lawyer positively impacts our nonprofit in a big way, and it brings you great satisfaction to know you excel in this position!
QUALIFICATIONS FOR A GENERAL COUNSEL / HEAD ATTORNEY
- Juris doctorate from an accredited law school
- Active license to practice law or membership with the NY State Bar
- 18+ years of legal experience, preferably with some nonprofit business experience
- Experience working with external auditors, creating or revising internal controls, and resolving compliance-related issues
- Experience collaborating with and managing external counsel
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Salesforce, and other finance or fundraising tracking software
- Ability to spend prolonged periods of time sitting at a desk and working on a computer
- Ability to be patient and sensitive toward individuals with disabilities
- Excellent analytical, reasoning, and problem-solving skills
- Covid-19 vaccination
International experience in Canada, the EU, or the UK would be a plus but multiple factors will be taken into consideration.
Do you have excellent verbal and written communication skills? Are you able to function well in a fast-paced and sometimes stressful environment? Can you maintain the highest level of confidentiality, integrity, and ethics? Are you able to comprehend, interpret, and provide guidance for the appropriate sections of applicable laws, regulations, and ordinances? Can you make decisions and resolve issues within the scope of responsibilities? If yes, you might just be perfect for this lawyer position with our human services nonprofit!
WORK SCHEDULE FOR A GENERAL COUNSEL / HEAD ATTORNEY
This full-time lawyer position typically works during normal business hours with some non-traditional hours, depending on operational needs and event schedules. Travel may be required as needed to support the objectives of our business unit.
ARE YOU READY TO JOIN OUR HUMAN SERVICES TEAM?
If you feel that you would be right for this General Counsel / Head Attorney job, please fill out our initial 3-minute, mobile-friendly application. We look forward to meeting you!