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We are looking for an experienced, skilled, detail-oriented and energetic Nonprofit Staff Attorney to join our collegial and fast-paced civil rights nonprofit organization. The position is a full-time position, based in Dallas, Texas.
The Nonprofit Staff Attorney will serve as an integral member of our team and assist in all phases of corporate and nonprofit law practice, including by providing consultation, training, and other resources to our nonprofit clients on a wide variety of legal, governance and management topics. This assistance enables our clients to operate legally sound and well-governed organizations, thereby enhancing their ability to effect positive change in their communities.
Under the direction of the Senior Corporate Counsel, the Nonprofit Staff Attorney will assist in:
Researching, writing and editing legal memoranda, e-bulletins, website content and potentially more in-depth publications.
Extensive drafting of client nonprofit compliance and assessments reports.
Advising, and assisting the Senior Corporate Counsel and other attorneys on a wide range of legal and regulatory matters, such as:
Internal Revenue Code requirements for tax-exempt organizations
Nonprofit corporate law and corporate governance
Religious organizations nonprofit law
Foreign relief transactions and charitable solicitations
Preparing materials for, coordinating and, presenting training seminars on legal issues for client organizations, including at quarterly and annual legal conferences, webinars, and other training workshops throughout the country.
Drafting and editing general corporate legal documents, including bylaws, committee charters, and articles of incorporation, policies and procedures manuals.
Conducting community outreach and education presentations.
Managing client data collection, analyses, preparation and coordination of responses for compliance audits, corrective action plans and quality/performance improvement plans;
Monitoring and preparing updates on federal and/or state compliance policies and regulations.
Fostering teamwork and planning to achieve desired results.
Other duties as assigned.
Some travel required.
Qualifications: The successful candidate will excel at operating in a diverse and fluid environment, and will be critical in assisting the Senior Corporate Counsel to operate optimally, build consensus and drive results.
At least 5 - 7 years of experience as a practicing lawyer, with knowledge of tax-exempt organization law, corporate law, governance law, employment law, and administrative law preferred.
A J.D. from a U.S. accredited institution.
Current bar membership in good standing to practice law in at least one U.S. state.
Excellent research, writing, analytical, interpersonal and public speaking skills.
Previous experience with religious organizations non-profit law is a plus.
Demonstrated ability to translate legal concepts effectively into lay terms.
Proven capability to take initiative, work independently, set priorities and manage multiple deadlines.
Experience in supervising legal staff or interns.
Commitment to our mission and client community.
Some travel required.
Relocation assistance provided.
The position will be located in our Richardson (Dallas), Texas office.
Salary is DOE and is commensurate with other non-profit organizations.
Employee health plan, 401K, and competitive vacation, holiday, and sick leave policies.
We will pay a portion of relocation costs for an appropriate candidate.
Applications will be received and considered until the position is filled.
Additional Salary Information: Salary commensurate on experience