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- Associate Contracts and Grants Counsel , USA

Associate Contracts and Grants Counsel
Everytown for Gun Safety

Everytown for Gun Safety, the largest gun violence prevention advocacy group in the country, is seeking a passionate, dedicated professional for a full time position. The Associate Contracts and Grants Counsel will report to the Associate Corporate Counsel and work with Everytown’s CFO and finance and operations departments on a variety of contracts and grants, as well as other matters, including political and lobbying work and nonprofit governance.  The Operations team provides finance, legal, human resources, IT and other support to our rapidly growing organization. We’re looking for a flexible problem-solver with exceptional attention to detail to join us.  This would be an ideal opportunity for someone who wants to pursue an in-house legal career with a focus on managing all aspects of the contracts and grants processes.  


Responsibilities include:

    Draft, review, negotiate, and advise on a variety of contracts and grant agreements for all departments within the organization.
    Maintain and update form agreements, contract and grant management systems, and other databases.
    Develop and implement contract and grant training for staff.
    Liaise with outside counsel providing contract review/negotiation services.
    Manage charitable registrations and assist with a variety of nonprofit governance matters.
    Assist with the protection and development of organization’s intellectual property portfolio, including trademarks and copyrights.
    Assist Associate Corporate Counsel with the development and implementation of organizational policies to manage risk.
    Perform legal research and provide general nonprofit corporate advice.
    Other duties as assigned by the Associate Corporate Counsel or the Senior Corporate Counsel.


To be successful in this job, you must have:

    Outstanding attention to detail;
    Ability to self-start and complete projects independently;
    Ability to manage several projects simultaneously;
    Ability to explain complicated legal concepts to a general audience in plain language;
    Passion for providing excellent customer service to internal and external constituents;
    Sense of humor and emotional intelligence to develop strong relationships across multiple teams;
    Flexibility and an ability to creatively solve problems; and
    A willingness to do whatever it takes to get the job done well.


Required Qualifications:

    JD from an accredited law school required.
    Admitted to New York state bar.
    Minimum of 3-5 years of relevant legal experience.
    Excellent drafting, negotiation and research skills.
    Excellent project management skills.
    Ability to thrive in a fast-paced organization.
    Ability to handle confidential organizational matters.
    Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills.
    Strong oral and written communication skills.
    Exposure to government regulatory compliance and risk management, preferably lobbying, campaign finance or gifts and ethics is a plus.
    Ability to rapidly shift between multiple projects and priorities.
    Persistent and dogged in the face of obstacles.
    Ability to maintain a sense of humor.
    Proficiency with Microsoft Office, particularly Excel and Powerpoint.
    Familiarity with Google Apps.
    Familiarity with BLAW/Westlaw/LexisNexis a plus, but not required.


About Everytown

Everytown for Gun Safety (www.everytown.org) is a movement of Americans fighting for common-sense policies that will reduce gun violence and save lives.  Everytown is the largest gun violence prevention organization in the country with more than 2.5 million supporters including moms, mayors, survivors, and everyday Americans who are fighting for reforms that respect the Second Amendment and protect people.  At the core of Everytown are Mayors Against Illegal Guns, founded in 2006 by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and former Boston Mayor Tom Menino, and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a grassroots movement of American mothers founded the day after the Sandy Hook tragedy in Newtown, CT.

 Equal Employment Opportunities

Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund, Inc., provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.


Job posted on 2nd May 2019
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