Associate Corporate Counsel
Company: Natural Resources Defense Council
Location: Santa Monica
Posted on: November 19, 2022
Associate Corporate Counsel
US-DC-Washington - US-CA-San Francisco - US-NY-New York -
US-CA-Santa Monica - US-IL-Chicago
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NRDC is a non-profit environmental advocacy organization. We use
law, science, and the support of 3.1 million members and online
activists to protect the planet's wildlife and wild places and to
ensure the rights of all people to clean air, clean water, and
healthy communities. NRDC was founded in 1970 and our people helped
write some of America's bedrock environmental laws, including the
Clean Water Act and many of the implementing regulations. Today,
our team of more than 700 lawyers, scientists, economists, policy
advocates, communications experts, and others work across the
United States and the globe from our offices in Bozeman, Montana;
Chicago; New York; San Francisco; Santa Monica; Washington, D.C.;
and Beijing. NRDC is seeking an Associate Corporate Counsel to work
with the Corporate Counsel team in our Washington, D.C., San
Francisco, New York, Santa Monica or Chicago office.
The Corporate Counsel team provides in-house legal support to all
NRDC programs and departments. This position will focus primarily
(but not exclusively) on supporting the NRDC/NRDC Action Fund
contracting function within the Corporate Counsel function, as well
as on providing general legal counsel and support on a variety of
other in-house legal matters.
- Draft, review, and negotiate
institutional contracts for NRDC functions.
- Advise internal clients on the interpretation of, and
compliance with, contracts, and on issues related to contracting,
such as independent contractor classification.
- Assist in the management of the institutional contracts
- Assist internal clients with contract dispute resolution
- Provide ongoing legal support on a variety of in-house legal
matters, including support for substantive programmatic work and
support for operations functions (Finance, Real Estate and
Workplace Strategies, Development and IT).
- Provide staff with training on issues related to contracting
and other relevant legal topics.
- Assist with the establishment, implementation, and management
of various internal policies and procedures.
- Monitor and advise on legal and regulatory developments
relevant to NRDC's operations.
- Work with outside counsel as necessary, and effectively assist
in the management of related billing and budgetary
- Commitment to NRDC's mission and values.
- Law degree from an accredited law school and active bar
membership in relevant jurisdiction(s).
- At least 2 years of law practice.
- Demonstrated experience with contracts and business law.
- Excellent drafting, negotiation, research, and written and oral
- Ability to communicate complex legal concepts clearly and
- Strong critical thinking and analytical ability, sound
judgment, strategic orientation, and interpersonal maturity.
- Ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment with a
workforce distributed across multiple offices, handle multiple
assignments, and meet deadlines with strong attention to
- Integrity, professional discretion, and ability to handle
- Flexibility and ability to work well independently on multiple
projects with a wide variety of people, at all levels of the
organization and across offices/remote work locations.NRDC is
committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion, both in
our work and in our workplace. We believe that celebrating and
actively welcoming diverse voices and perspectives is essential to
solving the planet's most pressing environmental problems, and we
encourage applications from candidates whose identities have been
historically under-represented in the environmental movement. We
are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate in hiring
or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender
identity or expression, marital status, sexual orientation,
national origin, citizenship, age, disability, veteran status, or
any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.
Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will
consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and
conviction records. We offer competitive salaries, excellent
benefits, and a supportive working environment. Salary is based on
a nonprofit scale and is commensurate with skills and experience.
For this position, the salary is $110,000 to $126,000. Internal
equity considerations will be reviewed before making a final offer.
Since March 2020, NRDC's offices have been closed due to the
COVID-19 pandemic. You will be associated with one of our offices,
but until circumstances allow us to re-open, we will continue to
support NRDCers with remote working arrangements. As a
science-based organization, NRDC aims to do our part to help
contain the COVID-19 public health crisis. For the sake of health,
safety, and equity, we ask that people be vaccinated unless they
have an approved medical or religious accommodation or other
exemption in accordance with state and local law. We consider a
person to be vaccinated two weeks after receiving one full course
of a CDC-approved vaccine. In accordance with state or local law,
new hires will be asked to attest to vaccination, those wishing to
do so may request medical or religious accommodations or other
exemptions via NRDC Employee Relations. NRDC treats all
vaccine-related data confidentially, in keeping with local, state,
and federal laws. To apply, visit www.nrdc.org/careers and upload
your resume and cover letter. Please mention where you saw this
posting and upload any additional materials that showcase your
abilities. Due to the high volume of applications, we will contact
only those candidates we would like to interview. Please no phone
calls, emails, or in-person resume drop-offs. If you experience
technical problems while applying or if you are a person with a
disability and need assistance applying online, please reach out to
iCIMS Customer Care at 1-800-889-4422. For more about NRDC, visit
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