The Center for Court Innovation is a non-profit organization that works to create a fair, effective, and humane justice system by performing original research and helping launch justice reforms around the world. The Center creates operating projects that have been documented to reduce the use of jail and prison, assist victims of crime, and strengthen communities.
The Center is seeking a General Counsel to join its executive team, serve as the organization’s chief legal advisor, and lead a growing Office of the General Council that advances the Center’s mission while assessing and managing organizational risk.
Reporting to the Executive Director, the General Counsel will provide strategic legal advice and oversee all legal matters and services across the Center. The General Counsel will advise executive and senior management on governance, contracts, risk management, real estate transactions, litigations, benefits, and employment law issues. The General Counsel will also serve as the Secretary to the Board of Directors, liaising with the Board on legal and governance matters.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Nonprofit Law & Compliance
Contract Review & Negotiation
Leadership & Strategy
Compensation: Commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits package including comprehensive health, dental and life insurance, four weeks paid vacation, paid sick time, TransitChek, Flexible Spending Account plans for health and dependent care, a 403(b) retirement plan and a 401(k) retirement plan with a generous employer match.
The Fund for the City of New York/Center for Court Innovation is an equal opportunity employer. The Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, national origin, age, military service eligibility, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or any other category protected by law. We strongly encourage and seek applications from women, people of color, members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities as well as individuals with prior contact with the criminal justice system.
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete an employment eligibility verification document form upon hire. Only applicants under consideration will be contacted. No phone calls please.
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The Center for Court Innovation is a non-profit organization that works to create a fair, effective, and humane justice system by performing original research and helping launch justice reforms around the world. The Center creates…