Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston provides a comprehensive network of social services aimed at promoting and facilitating self-sufficiency. We offer support and opportunities that empower people and communities to grow and thrive.
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston (Catholic Charities), incorporated in 1943, has a strong reputation for provision of services to children, families, immigrants and refugees, seniors and other vulnerable adults.
General Counsel will serve as chief legal counsel for the organization and is a key strategic member of the Senior Management Team. This role will office out of the main office located in Midtown Houston and the North Loop West (Greater Heights Houston) office as needed. The successful candidate must believe in and support the faith-based mission, vision, and values of Catholic Charities. In addition, the successful candidate will be a seasoned and mature leader with more than 10 years of broad legal experience.
Advise the various programs and departments on legal issues and risk mitigation strategies. Knowledge of Employment law is beneficial.
Review and assist in the negotiation of contracts, including grants, service agreements, non-disclosure agreements, memorandum of understanding and third party agreements with vendors and partners.
Assist the President/CEO with complex or sensitive issues facing the organization while effectively and efficiently utilizing resources such as administrative personnel, outside counsel or experts, if required.
Oversee the St. Frances Cabrini Center for Immigrant Legal Assistance.
Provide support for corporate governance matters, including meeting preparation for the Board of Directors and its committees, drafting governance documents and advising as to governance considerations in the conduct of the organization’s business.
Provide direct staff support to the Legal and Risk Management Committee of the Board of Directors.
Work with the senior leadership team in implementing and improving on organization-wide policies aimed at risk-reduction.
Provide training to program and administrative leaders as needed.
Retain and manage outside counsel.
Manage various other legal projects and duties as required.
Support the mission, vision and values of Catholic Charities
Juris Doctor from American Bar Association accredited law school.
License to practice law in Texas.
Minimum ten-years experience, in-house or outside practice of law, in general corporate or non-profit matters.
Minimum ten-years experience in supervising, coaching and developing cohesive teams and fostering positive work environments. Knowledge and experience managing a multi-generational workforce.
Experience in government grant management and immigration a plus
Ability to establish and maintain positive and effective working relationships.