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General Counsel / Vice President, Legal Affairs



New York, NY, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2024

Title: General Counsel/Vice President, Legal Affairs

Reporting to: Managing Director

Location: United States / Remote, requires U.S. work authorization

Term: Permanent, Full-Time, Exempt

Compensation: The salary for this role is $216,300.00

To Apply: LINK

Deadline: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis with a target start in

Summer 2024

About WorkMoney

WorkMoney is dedicated to lowering costs and raising incomes for all Americans to make American life more affordable and American families more economically secure. We provide products, services, perks, benefits, tips, and tools to help members improve their financial lives, and we have become a trusted source of information about financial matters, economic policy, and public debates about the economy for our 6 million (and growing) members. In 2024, we will be increasing our presence across a broader range of paid, owned, earned and shared channels which will enable us to advance our core vision that everyone in America can afford to live a good life. You can find out more about WorkMoney at workmoney.org and Facebook.

Why We’re Hiring a General Counsel

WorkMoney’s ambitious agenda means we operate across many different industries and regulatory regimes: nonprofit tax law, advocacy and political work, marketing, content creation, and digital communications, to name a few. We need a creative and adaptable General Counsel who can help us achieve our mission while protecting our organizational health and assets and strategically managing our risks. We are looking for someone with excellent judgment, discretion, the ability to oversee significant projects, and who has experience providing counsel to executives.

What You’ll Be Responsible For

As General Counsel, you would be responsible for overseeing the legal affairs of WorkMoney, Inc., a 501(c)(4), and its sibling organization, WorkMoney Foundation, a 501(c)(3).

  • Guide legal and risk mitigation strategy: ensure that WorkMoney conducts its business in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations, and serve as legal advisor to WorkMoney’s leadership
  • Provide continuing counsel and guidance on legal matters and on legal implications of all matters related to non-profit tax law compliance, advocacy and political work, digital content creation and publishing, products and services partnerships, digital and telephone communications, marketing, fundraising, and corporate governance for non-profit organizations and their for-profit subsidiaries
  • Work cooperatively and strategically with program and department teams to help solve problems and advise on legal and compliance issues
  • Document Negotiation and Review: Review, draft, and negotiate agreements and related documents on a variety of transactions, including vendor agreements, partnership agreements, grants, investments, and technology agreements
  • External Counsel Management: Select and manage external legal counsel as necessary, ensuring their advice and services align with WorkMoney’s needs and objectives
  • Regulatory Compliance and Strategy: Stay abreast of relevant regulatory changes, particularly those relating to non-profits, assessing their potential impact on WorkMoney and guiding strategic compliance. Craft a strategic approach to proactive policy engagement for issues materially relevant to WorkMoney entities
  • Legal and Compliance framework: Ensure that all legal documents, including contracts, agreements, and policies, are cohesive, internally consistent, credible, and user-friendly. Develop and control compliance processes and documentation
  • Corporate Governance: Maintain corporate records, and prepare relevant Board documents such as minutes, resolutions, and annual reports
  • Employment and Labor: provide counsel on HR, employee and labor relations, and personnel matters and work with appropriate outside counsel to meet the objectives of WorkMoney
  • Process and Protocol Development: Develop and maintain systems for document version control, notice obligations for Terms of Service and privacy policy changes, non-disclosure agreement expiration/coverage, and all other legal processes
  • Supervise our Compliance Manager, who will help support our legal function by overseeing, developing and maintaining contracting and legal operations playbooks, contract templates and libraries, and other tools
  • Educate and train the team on risks and obligations related to legal issues facing WorkMoney, including tax laws governing exempt organizations, advocacy and political law, fundraising, and corporate governance