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Center for Employment Opportunities
New York, New York, United States
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Description

The Opportunity

The Assistant General Counsel will  work closely with CEO teams and departments, advising on contracts, grants, business operations, organizational policies, governance, and regulatory compliance, as well as providing staff training in these areas. The Assistant General Counsel will execute work both independently and under the supervision of another attorney. Work is carried out both independently and in teams.

As part of our mission, we strongly encourage individuals who have lived experience of incarceration or involvement in the justice system to apply for this role.

CEO's Staff Vaccination Policy
CEO has implemented an org-wide vaccination requirement that requires all new staff to be fully vaccinated before their first day of work. We have made this decision for the safety of our participants and employees and to enhance our ability to continue to provide the vital services we offer to our participants. As part of the onboarding process, new hires will be asked to submit proof of vaccination status prior to their first day of employment.

If you are unable to get vaccinated against COVID-19 for medical or religious reasons, you can request a reasonable accommodation.  An interactive meeting will be scheduled to discuss your request.  
 
CEO does not discriminate against individuals with actual or perceived infection with COVID19 or based on an actual or perceived history of such infection nor based on any protected status. 

Who We Are

The Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO) provides employment services to people with recent criminal convictions. Across the United States, over 6,000 people participate in CEO each year, transitioning to employment that supports themselves, their families, and their communities.

What began as a demonstration project of the Vera Institute of Justice in the 1970s to address employment barriers facing the formerly incarcerated following release in New York City has grown into the leading reentry employment organization in the country, where over 25,000 formerly incarcerated individuals have secured full-time employment since 1996. In 2016, CEO embarked on a 5-year strategic plan to grow to serve 9,000 participants annually. 

Who You Are

  • You have two to five years of law firm and/or in-house experience (or equivalent), preferably with non-profit organization experience and interest in becoming an all-purpose generalist
  • You have a J.D. from an accredited law school
  • Admitted to practice in New York State
  • You have demonstrated experience drafting contracts and participating in and leading negotiations
  • You are a team player with practical approach to problem-solving tempered by an appreciation for legal complexity and risk
  • You have superior organizational and strong interpersonal skills with the ability to listen effectively
  • Integrity, professional discretion and ability to handle sensitive/confidential matters
  • You take initiative, think creatively, and have strong judgment and analytical skills
  • You are a strong communicator (verbal and written) with experience building relationships with internal clients and external stakeholders and supporters
  • You are able to work under pressure, manage workload, prioritize, manage multiple tasks, and meet deadlines, and maintain a sense of humor within fast-paced environment

What You’ll Be Responsible For

Key responsibilities of the (title) include but are not limited to:

Legal Counsel

  • Support General Counsel and Deputy General Counsel in providing general legal advice to program staff 
  • Advise Contracts Team on legal issues or negotiations relating to contracts and agreements,  and, as necessary, review and negotiate more complex contracts. Emphasis will be on contracts relating to commercial relationships and transactions, such as commercial leases, vendor, systems, and software
  • Work with Finance Department on matters relating to insurance issues ( including reviewing insurance contracts) and tax-exempt or tax related issues
  • Work with Operations Department on matters relating to various matters, including facilities, purchasing and fleet
  • Advise on government contract compliance, including wage compliance (living and prevailing), and data security and privacy laws
  • Advise CEO staff, including Finance and Operations departments, on legal matters including terminations of contracts and interpreting rights under leases

General Legal & Compliance Team responsibilities

  • As part of Legal Team, provide support on legal disputes and potential disputes, including but not limited to litigation, demand letters, government proceedings, audits, and related matters 
  • Work closely with Compliance Team on various matters, including issues relating to lobbying and potential government service, registration requirements and data privacy, security, and disclosure; assist in the development and provision of training on legal issues and compliance to staff at all levels.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Light travel may be required

Compensation and Benefits  

The salary range for this position is $96,000-101,000. In an effort to be both equitable and transparent, CEO's compensation philosophy considers a variety of factors, including, but not limited to, experience, internal equity, and home office location in making a final determination on our salary offer.

We recognize that salary is a part of the overall compensation package and are happy to provide a comprehensive benefits package, including medical and dental coverage, professional development opportunities and training, including regular training opportunities in Motivational Interviewing (MI). MI is one evidence-based skill that reentry and human service professionals can utilize when supporting participants to achieve their goals.

We also offer paid parental leave, participation in a retirement plan, sick and vacation leave, paid holidays and more. We are a workplace that promotes continual learning and teamwork, offering lunch and learns, team outings, holiday gatherings and more for our staff.

More About Us

The Center for Employment Opportunities believes that everyone deserves the chance to shape a stronger future for themselves, their families, and their communities. Our commitment to being an anti-racism organization that is inclusive across all identities and experiences drives us forward every day. We exist to create greater opportunities for people who face multiple barriers to personal and professional success, and we’re passionate about being agents of change who promote diversity, equity, inclusion, and access to opportunities for all.

People who are justice involved, people of color, people who identify as LGBTQ+ , and people with disabilities are highly encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels.  We are an equal employment opportunity for all regardless of race, color, citizenship, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran or reservist status, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.



Requirements

  • You have two to five years of law firm and/or in-house experience (or equivalent), preferably with non-profit organization experience and interest in becoming an all-purpose generalist
  • You have a J.D. from an accredited law school
  • Admitted to practice in New York State
  • You have demonstrated experience drafting contracts and participating in and leading negotiations
  • You are a team player with practical approach to problem-solving tempered by an appreciation for legal complexity and risk
  • You have superior organizational and strong interpersonal skills with the ability to listen effectively
  • Integrity, professional discretion and ability to handle sensitive/confidential matters
  • You take initiative, think creatively, and have strong judgment and analytical skills
  • You are a strong communicator (verbal and written) with experience building relationships with internal clients and external stakeholders and supporters
  • You are able to work under pressure, manage workload, prioritize, manage multiple tasks, and meet deadlines, and maintain a sense of humor within fast-paced environment

Job Information

  • Job ID: 61148682
  • Location:
    New York, New York, United States
  • Position Title: Assistant General Counsel
  • Company Name: Center for Employment Opportunities
  • Job Function: Assistant General Counsel
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Min Education: Juris Doctorate
  • Min Experience: 2-3 Years
  • Required Travel: 10-25%
  • Salary: $96,000.00 - $101,000.00 (Yearly Salary)

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