Associate General Counsel

Conservation International Arlington , VA 22201

Posted 3 months ago

Associate General Counsel

Conservation International (CI) has been protecting nature for the benefit of all for over 30 years. Through science, policy, and partnerships, CI is helping build a healthier, more prosperous and more productive planet.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Associate General Counsel (Americas Region) ("AGC") works within CI's Office of the General Counsel to manage the legal affairs of CI's global and regional programs. The Office of General Counsel consists of a small global team of legal, compliance and internal audit professionals who work closely together to further CI's mission and manage legal and regulatory risks. The AGC will manage and support CI's international legal operations, including corporate registrations, governance affiliates, employment issues, contracting, grant making, compliance and risk management, and general legal program support. The AGC will also provide complex transactional support to DC based programs and departments, and will resolve legal issues, provide expert advice, and counsel staff on a range of issues affecting nonprofit organizations.

The AGC position may be based in the following cities depending on CI's needs and candidate's experience and qualifications: Washington, DC area; Seattle,

Washington; Bogota, Colombia; Lima, Peru; San Jose, Costa Rica; Mexico City, Mexico; or Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Depending on the successful candidate's qualifications and ability to work in the U.S. and one of the specified other countries in the Americas region, CI would consider initial employment in the U.S., with a transition to the Americas region after one year. It is anticipated that the AGC will report to the CI General Counsel.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage legal risk for assigned field-based programs in Latin America. Responsibilities for programs in other regions in which CI operates may be assigned depending on CI's needs and the AGC's experience and interest.

  • Advise and counsel staff and leadership on issues of US and program country law.

  • Resolve legal issues while complying with operational policies and exempt organizations law, and providing creative support to programs.

  • Review legal matters and documents from assigned regions, and provide overall legal advice to ensure efficient operations.

  • Provide expert legal transactional support to regional and headquarters-based departments and programs.

  • Advise on matters of institutional risk, draft and review documents, advise on applicable legal and regulatory requirements, resolve conflicts of interest and disputes, and provide overall legal advice.

  • Work as part of department teams on specialized legal initiatives designed to enhance CI governance of its international programs and to manage legal and regulatory risk.

  • Other duties as assigned by the General Counsel

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • The AGC position may be based in the following cities depending on CI's needs and candidate's experience and qualifications: Washington, DC area; Seattle, Washington; Bogota, Colombia; Lima, Peru; San Jose, Costa Rica; Mexico City, Mexico; or Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required

  • JD or LLM required from accredited law school in country where based.

  • At least 5 years' prior legal experience, ideally (at least in part) in a nonprofit, multilateral organization or international corporate legal setting.

  • Experience with international transactions, as well as compliance and taxation matters, helpful.

  • Familiarity through professional or academic experience (such obtained through as LLM study or foreign attorney experience) with at least one other applicable legal system.

  • Proactive, client-focused, solutions-based, collaborative work approach. Ability to work effectively and to lead cross-functional teams with remote supervision.

  • Experience as outside counsel and/or in managing outside counsel; project supervision experience.

  • Experience and familiarity with a culturally diverse and international work force.

  • Member in good standing of an applicable bar.

  • Strong English, Spanish and Portuguese language skills. French is desirable.

  • Passion for conservation.

Preferred

  • English, Spanish and Portuguese language skills; French desirable.

See all Conservation International Career Opportunities HERE

Conservation International Values

We expect that all employees will embrace the values of our organization.

  • Passion: We are inspired by nature and cherish the diversity of life in all of its forms.

  • Respect: We respect and trust each other, and we embrace our diversity of cultures, talents, and experiences.

  • Integrity: We act with integrity and are accountable for our actions.

  • Optimism: We are optimistic about the future of life on Earth and are confident that, with our partners, we will achieve unprecedented conservation results.

  • Courage: We tirelessly pursue our vision, taking bold action and persevering through challenges.

  • Teamwork: We work together, recognizing that openness, collaboration and cooperation are fundamental to achieving a healthy and prosperous world for all.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Vets/Disabled


icon no score

See how you match
to the job

Find your dream job anywhere
with the LiveCareer app.
Mobile App Icon
Download the
LiveCareer app and find
your dream job anywhere
App Store Icon Google Play Icon
lc_ad

Boost your job search productivity with our
free Chrome Extension!

lc_apply_tool GET EXTENSION

Similar Jobs

Want to see jobs matched to your resume? Upload One Now! Remove
InHouse Counsel

Lidl

Posted 4 days ago

VIEW JOBS 8/19/2019 12:00:00 AM 2019-11-17T00:00 Role Information Job Title: In-House Counsel Department: Legal Business Unit: Administration Reports To: Senior In-House Counsel Supervisory Role: Yes FLSA Status: Exempt Job Summary The In-House Counsel provides legal advice and support to the business units within Lidl US. This position helps to assure that business units with policies and contracts in place to mitigate risks for the company, comply with US laws and regulations, and comply with the Lidl international requirements. Essential Functions * Provide legal advice and support to specific business units (including executive leadership and regional management) about legal issues and risks as well as company policies and procedures that pertain to specific business units * Monitor state and federal legislation and government agency enforcement priorities and advise of developments that may or will affect the business units * Provide transactional/contractual support for specific business units * Supervise and manage outside counsel for specific business units and review outside counsel invoices for specific business units * Provide legal policies and procedures for business units that comply with US laws and regulations and Lidl international requirements * Perform other duties as assigned Required Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities * Strong drafting, research, analytical, and negotiation skills * Strong communication and interpersonal skills * Strong technical and presentation skills preferred * Ability to research legal issues and provide clear and concise written and oral advice * Ability to work under pressure and to quickly adapt to changing circumstances Required Education, Certifications/ Licenses, Related Experience * Juris Doctor (JD) Degree from an accredited US law school required * 1 - 4 years of experience in related field required * Member in Good Standing of at least 1 state bar required (Virginia preferred); must be able to present certificate of Good Standing from State Bar Physical Job Requirements * This position requires the ability to remain in a stationary position (standing and/or seated) more than half the time * The person in this position may need to move about the store(s), distribution center(s), warehouse(s), and/or corporate offices less than half the time * The person in this position must be able to maneuver (lift, move, carry, slide, etc.) less than 15 lbs. * This position operates machinery and/or equipment that requires the constant use of hands/fingers/wrists (ex: typing, etc.) all of the time * This position requires the ability to spend more than half the time viewing computer monitors Travel Requirements * This position requires overnight domestic travel less than 25% of the time * This position requires overnight international travel less than 25% of the time * Anticipated travel will be by car, air, and/or train Preferred Preferred Education, Certifications/ Licenses, Related Experience * 3 - 5 years of experience at a mid to large law firm in specific area that corresponds to business unit (preferred) * Additional in-house experience with general knowledge of business practices at large national or international company preferred Internal Job Desc Footer. Lidl US, LLC & Affiliates provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants without regard to, including but not limited to, race, sex, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation or preference, gender identity or expression, national origin or ethnicity, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, disability, or veteran status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Lidl US, LLC & Affiliates provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants without regard to, including but not limited to, race, sex, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation or preference, gender identity or expression, national origin or ethnicity, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, disability, or veteran status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. At a Glance Location: Arlington, VA, US, 22202 Job Type: Full Time Reference Number: 15607 Please enable JavaScript Below is a searchable map that is not displayable via screenreader Follow this link to reach our Job Search page and search the available jobs in a more accessible manner Any Questions? >> FAQ Nearest Major Market: Arlington Virginia Nearest Secondary Market: Washington DC Job Segment: Compliance, Law, Research, Legal Lidl Arlington VA

Associate General Counsel

Conservation International