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Reports to: General Counsel

Staff reporting to this position: None

Department: Administration

Position classification: Exempt, full time; Nonunion - Level 1

Minimum compensation: $48,000

Summary

American Progress has an opening for a Legal Assistant to join its Legal team. The Legal team manages legal matters for the Center for American Progress, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit research and educational think tank, as well as its affiliated 501(c)(4) organization, the Center for American Progress Action Fund. This role will be driven by the American Progress’ mission “to improve the lives of all Americans, through bold, progressive ideas, as well as strong leadership and concerted action, with the aim of not only changing the conversation, but changing the country.”

The Center for American Progress is a progressive think tank that works on issues across the policy spectrum, placing particular emphasis on developing a long-term vision of a progressive America and finding innovative ways to communicate policy analyses, recommendations, and values. The Center for American Progress Action Fund advocates for public education, lobbying, and political activities aligned with its mission and values. Both organizations engage in expansive programmatic activities, including policy research, publications and web content, public events, and partnerships with other organizations.

The Legal Assistant will be part of a dynamic team that supports work across American Progress’ five crosscutting priorities:

  • Building an economy for all
  • Advancing racial equity and justice
  • Tackling climate change and environmental injustice
  • Restoring social trust in democracy
  • Strengthening health and ending the pandemic

The legal issues facing American Progress are diverse and intricate. The Legal team works closely with management, staff, and contractors in a fast-paced environment to design and implement procedures to ensure legal compliance and train employees on these rules. The team also responds to the daily legal needs of the organization. Legal areas of focus include nonprofit tax law, ethics and lobbying rules, election law, contracting, corporate governance, media law, and employment law.

This role presents a great opportunity for individuals contemplating law school to participate in running an active nonprofit organization’s legal infrastructure and learn what it is like to work as in-house counsel. As a member of the Legal team, the Legal Assistant will have a number of regular responsibilities and work on a variety of discrete projects, gaining broad exposure to compliance structures for an array of legal areas.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in-house lawyers with ensuring organizational compliance with IRS and Federal Election Commission rules as well as lobbying disclosure requirements, congressional ethics rules, and other areas of the law.
  • Revise, update, and organize legal documents and guidance.
  • Draft, manage, and execute contracts.
  • Perform administrative duties for the General Counsel and provide general support to in-house lawyers.
  • Assist with training staff on legal issues and resolving routine legal issues or questions.
  • Research and analyze legal rules and best practices.
  • Assist with coordinating board of directors meetings and addressing other corporate governance issues.
  • Perform other legal and administrative duties as assigned.

Requirements and qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
  • One to two years of experience is a plus but not required.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent research, writing, and data analysis skills.
  • Proven ability to work well under pressure and meet tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work on broad topics and balance multiple projects at once.
  • Positive attitude, a sense of humor, and a team-oriented ethic.
  • Commitment to American Progress’ mission and goals.

This position is not represented by a union and has a minimum salary of $48,000. American Progress offers full and competitive benefit packages. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

We will continue to monitor the current health emergency and adjust plans as needed in the future. Any changes to our current policy will be communicated at the time of hire. Updates will be posted on American Progress’ Jobs page.

Reports to: General Counsel

Staff reporting to this position: None

Department: Administration

Position classification: Exempt, full time; Nonunion - Level 1

Minimum compensation: $48,000

Summary

American Progress has an opening for a Legal…

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Al menos USD $48.000
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Washington, DC, USA

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