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Director of Legal Counsel (Virtual)



This position has now been filled.

This is a Virtual Volunteer Opportunity

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

The National Alliance for the Advancement of Haitian Professionals (NAAHP) is looking for a highly qualified Legal Counsel to oversee the legal aspects of our organization and serve as Director of Legal Counsel. The candidate will safeguard our reputation by guaranteeing that the company strictly follows law guidelines and give legal advice to management about all relevant issues. The successful candidate will effectively ensure legal conformity. The ideal candidate brings strong organizational skills, discernment, and flexibility. The director will collaborate with NAAHP’s Executive Management Team to fulfill NAAHP’s Mission. The Director of Legal Counsel reports directly to the Director of Operations.

Task Description

  • Drafts and solidifies agreements, contracts and other legal documents to ensure the company’s full legal rights
  • Communicates and negotiates with external parties (regulators, external counsel, public authority etc.), creating relations of trust
  • Applies effective risk management techniques and offers proactive advise on possible legal issues
  • Researches and evaluates different risk factors regarding decisions and operations of NAAHP
  • Protects organization’s value by keeping information confidential
  • Provides clarification on legal language or specifications to everyone in the organization
  • Anticipates issues and estimates risks strategically
  • Creates, manages an organizational compliance program
  • Responsible for review of bylaws, policies and more

Minimum Requirements

  • BSc degree in Law or J.D. degree
  • Proven experience as a legal counsel in business environment
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in the not-for-profit sector
  • Demonstrated ability to create legal defensive or proactive strategies
  • Full comprehension of the influences of the external environment of a corporation
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of laws and procedures
  • A successful track record in setting priorities; keen analytic, organization and problem solving skills which support and enable sound decision making
  • 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

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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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