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Assistant of Legal Counsel (Virtual)

11.17.2016

Jobs

This is a Virtual Volunteer Opportunity

Position Title: Assistant of Legal Counsel(Virtual)
Department: Legal
Reports to: Director of Legal Counsel
Open Positions: 1

The National Alliance for the Advancement of Haitian Professionals (NAAHP) is looking for a highly qualified individual to work in our legal department as Assistant of Legal Counsel. The Assistant Legal Counsel provides legal support and risk management services to the organization. The ideal candidate brings strong organizational skills, discernment, and flexibility. The assistant will collaborate with NAAHP’s Executive Management Team to fulfill NAAHP’s Mission. The Assistant of Legal Counsel reports directly to the Director of Legal Counsel.

Task Description

  • Performs clerical tasks such as filing, scanning and faxing documents
  • Assists with legal documents to ensure the company’s full legal rights
  • Assists with various aspects of company secretarial work
  • Protects organization’s value by keeping information confidential
  • Assists with member matters, collections, and more
  • Drafts contracts and agreements
  • Assists with compliance programs
  • Provides strategic business and legal advice to minimize legal risks
  • Performs other tasks as assigned by the Director of Legal Counsel

Minimum Requirements

  • BSc degree in Law preferred
  • Demonstrate commercial awareness and the ability to apply legal knowledge and experience within a dynamic environment
  • Proven experience as a legal counsel in business environment
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in the not-for-profit sector
  • Demonstrated ability to create legal defensive or proactive strategies
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of laws and procedures
  • A successful track record in setting priorities
  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills with an ability to prioritize, negotiate, and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders
  • A multi-tasker with the ability to wear many hats in a fast-paced virtual environment
  • In-depth understanding of how legal issues affect organizations
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and dedication to the mission of NAAHP

Required Documents: Email your resume, your cover letter, and at least two letters of recommendation to volunteer@naahpusa.org

NAAHP
NAAHP

National Alliance for the Advancement of Haitian Professionals

NAAHP is focused on connecting a global community of peers with career advancement resources as well as fostering transformative relationships to strengthen Haiti through philanthropy and social entrepreneurship.

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