Overview

Summary

The Associate Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, and Chief Ethics Officer helps lead the Legal & Risk Management Division, fosters a values-based culture of compliance at Save the Children, and partners with teams across Save the Children USA and its affiliates to help the agency manage its legal needs and exposures. In coordination with the General Counsel and the closely-knit legal team, you will engage with staff across the organization, with outside counsel, with the Board of Trustees, with donors, and other stakeholders to support Save the Childrens mission and programs.

What Youll Be Doing (Essential Duties)

  • Lead, supervise, engage, develop, and coach a team of Legal and Risk Management staff in managing Legal and Risk Management staff to provide support on legal, ethics, and compliance matters to domestic and international programs and operations.
  • Coordinate, oversee, and provide legal advice on statutory and regulatory requirements, contractual obligations, potential and pending legal claims, and related matters to support the agencys programs and operations, both in areas of designated responsibility and as a backup for other attorneys.
  • In coordination with the General Counsel, advise agency leadership and the Board of Trustees on governance matters for Save the Children USA and its affiliates.
  • Develop and execute strategies to foster a culture of ethics and compliance at Save the Children USA and its affiliates based in the agencys core values.
  • Monitor and help coordinate the agencys response to changes in the legal framework for Save the Childrens programs, including federal and state regulations, donor requirements, and industry best practices.
  • Direct and support the agencys response to key ethics and compliance matters, including investigations, remediation plans, and external reporting.
  • Provide updates on key compliance matters to agency senior leadership and the Board of Trustees, as appropriate.
  • Serve as a member of the Extended Senior Management Team and represent the Legal and Risk Management Division on crisis management teams, agency projects, and other cross-divisional meetings.

Required Qualifications

  • Graduate of an accredited law school with an LL.B. or J.D. and a current member of a bar with a valid license to practice law in Connecticut or the District of Columbia.
  • A minimum of 12 years of relevant experience, the majority of which should be practicing law at a law firm, government agency, or in-house legal department, with experience in corporate compliance programs.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in US government laws and regulations for tax exempt organizations, contract drafting and negotiations, and corporate governance matters.
  • Proven ability to prioritize and work with multiple and often competing priorities
  • Proven detail-orientation with demonstrated follow-through,
  • Professional proficiency with written and spoken English
  • Professional proficiency in MS Office Suite
  • Demonstrated commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in regards to our staff, our programs, our current and future donors and partners, and our beneficiaries.

Preferred Qualifications

  • In-house legal experience at a nonprofit organization strongly preferred
  • Experience developing and managing a legal team.
  • Familiarity with US government regulations concerning grants and contracts, lobbying and election law matters, intellectual property law, nonprofit fundraising and solicitations rules, and employment law matters.
  • International work or volunteer experience related to humanitarian or development assistance.

Why you should join the Save the Children Team

Save the Children US offers outstanding benefits that include health, dental, vision and life insurances, pet insurance, short-term and long-term disability coverage, an Employee Assistance Program, 403(b), generous vacation, personal sick leave, family leave, parental/adoption leave, commuter benefits, dress for your day, and much more.

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About Save the Children

Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In the United States and around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We do whatever it takes for children  every day and in times of crisis  transforming their lives and the future we share.

Our work for children and their families requires that we commitat every opportunityto work together to identify and dismantle persistent systemic and structural racism, inequality, and any other forms of discrimination in this country and beyond. As an anti-racist organization, Save the Children will not tolerate discrimination in any formin our employment practices, amongst our staff, in our leadership or toward the people we serve. We stand in solidarity with all people to fight for equal rights, justice, inclusion, and belonging.

We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. Save the Children complies with all applicable laws

We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. Save the Children complies with all applicable laws

Save the Children is committed to conducting its programs and operations in a manner that is safe for the children it serves and helping protect the children with whom we are in contact. All Save the Children representatives are explicitly prohibited from engaging in any activity that may result in any kind of child abuse. In addition, it is Save the Childrens policy to create and proactively maintain an environment that aims to prevent and deter any actions and omissions, whether deliberate or inadvertent, that place children at the risk of any kind of child abuse. All our representatives are expected to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with this commitment and obligation. Any violations of this policy will be treated as a serious issue.

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