General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer

New York, NY, USA, Full time

General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer
Social Services Nonprofit
New York City
Salary Commensurate with Experience
Great opportunity for a General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer ("General Counsel") with a growing social services nonprofit in New York City with 700 employees and a budget approaching $100 million. The General Counsel will be a member of the Executive Team and serve as chief legal advisor for the organization. The General Counsel will oversee all legal matters, including in-house affairs and policy initiatives, and will advise on matters including corporate governance, finance, contracts, risk management, real estate transactions and employment. The position will also collaborate with outside counsel on various litigation. Candidates must be admitted to the NYS Bar and have approximately 7-10+ years of relevant experience, with at least two years in a leadership role. Similar social services or similar experience strongly preferred. Salary is commensurate with experience. 
 
Responsibilities:
  • Advise on corporate governance, employment, finance, contracts, risk management and real estate matters
  • Member of the Executive Management team, serving as counsel to management on legal issues relating to programs and services
  • Legal oversight of the organization’s real estate acquisition and management initiatives
  • Design and implement risk management systems throughout the organization
  • Partner with outside counsel on litigation
  • Board interactions, as necessary
  • Manage, mentor and train professional and administrative staff
Qualifications:
  • Law degree from an accredited law school
  • Admission to the NYS Bar
  • Approximately 7+ years relevant experience, with at least 2 years in a leadership role
  • Social services or similar experience
  • Experience in the NYC nonprofit sector
  • Knowledge of real estate development in NYC a plus
Equal opportunity employer.
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