Location: Bolingbrook, IL
A general counsel is responsible for overseeing and managing all legal matters for our foundation and its entities.
Providing legal advice: The general counsel is responsible for providing legal advice to the foundation executives, board of directors and managers on a wide range of legal issues, including regulatory compliance, corporate governance, contract negotiations, employment law, intellectual property, and litigation.
Managing legal affairs: The general counsel is responsible for managing all legal affairs for the foundation and its entities, including drafting and reviewing contracts, negotiating settlements, managing outside counsel, and overseeing litigation.
Ensuring compliance: The general counsel is responsible for ensuring that the foundation and its entities comply with all applicable laws and regulations, including non-profit laws, business laws, environmental laws, labor laws, and data privacy laws.
Managing risk: The general counsel is responsible for identifying and managing legal risks that could affect the foundation’s operations, reputation, or financial performance.
Developing legal policies: The general counsel is responsible for developing and implementing legal policies and procedures for the foundation and its entities, including policies related to ethics, compliance, and risk management.
Collaborating with other departments: The general counsel collaborates with other departments within the foundation, such as human resources, finance, and operations, to provide legal advice and support.
Representing the foundation & its entities: The general counsel represents the foundation in legal proceedings, negotiations, and other interactions with outside parties, such as regulators.
To be qualified for the role of general counsel, a candidate must typically have a law degree and significant experience practicing law, preferably in a corporate setting. The candidate should have strong analytical, communication, and leadership skills, as well as a deep understanding of business operations and strategy.
Commensurate with experience on a non-profit organization scale.
Only those authorized to work in the United States will be considered. Please send resumes to [email protected]. No phone calls please