General Counsel / Vice President, Legal Affairs

United States
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Job Description


Title: General Counsel / Vice President, Legal Affairs 

Reporting to: Managing Director

Location: United States / Remote, requires U.S. work authorization

Term: Permanent, Full-Time, Exempt

Compensation: The salary for this role is $216,300.00

To Apply: LINK

Deadline: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis with a target start in

Summer 2024 



About WorkMoney

WorkMoney is dedicated to lowering costs and raising incomes for all Americans to make American life more affordable and American families more economically secure. We provide products, services, perks, benefits, tips, and tools to help members improve their financial lives, and we have become a trusted source of information about financial matters, economic policy, and public debates about the economy for our 6 million (and growing) members. In 2024, we will be increasing our presence across a broader range of paid, owned, earned and shared channels which will enable us to advance our core vision that everyone in America can afford to live a good life. You can find out more about WorkMoney at workmoney.org and Facebook.


Why We’re Hiring a General Counsel

WorkMoney’s ambitious agenda means we operate across many different industries and regulatory regimes: nonprofit tax law, advocacy and political work, marketing, content creation, and digital communications, to name a few. We need a creative and adaptable General Counsel who can help us achieve our mission while protecting our organizational health and assets and strategically managing our risks. We are looking for someone with excellent judgment, discretion, the ability to oversee significant projects, and who has experience providing counsel to executives. 



What You’ll Be Responsible For

As General Counsel, you would be responsible for overseeing the legal affairs of WorkMoney, Inc., a 501(c)(4), and its sibling organization, WorkMoney Foundation, a 501(c)(3).   


  • Guide legal and risk mitigation strategy: ensure that WorkMoney conducts its business in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations, and serve as legal advisor to WorkMoney’s leadership 
  • Provide continuing counsel and guidance on legal matters and on legal implications of all matters related to non-profit tax law compliance, advocacy and political work, digital content creation and publishing, products and services partnerships, digital and telephone communications, marketing, fundraising, and corporate governance for non-profit organizations and their for-profit subsidiaries 
  • Work cooperatively and strategically with program and department teams to help solve problems and advise on legal and compliance issues 
  • Document Negotiation and Review: Review, draft, and negotiate agreements and related documents on a variety of transactions, including vendor agreements, partnership agreements, grants, investments, and technology agreements
  • External Counsel Management: Select and manage external legal counsel as necessary, ensuring their advice and services align with WorkMoney’s needs and objectives 
  • Regulatory Compliance and Strategy: Stay abreast of relevant regulatory changes, particularly those relating to non-profits, assessing their potential impact on WorkMoney and guiding strategic compliance. Craft a strategic approach to proactive policy engagement for issues materially relevant to WorkMoney entities
  • Legal and Compliance framework: Ensure that all legal documents, including contracts, agreements, and policies, are cohesive, internally consistent, credible, and user-friendly. Develop and control compliance processes and documentation
  • Corporate Governance: Maintain corporate records, and prepare relevant Board documents such as minutes, resolutions, and annual reports
  • Employment and Labor: provide counsel on HR, employee and labor relations, and personnel matters and work with appropriate outside counsel to meet the objectives of WorkMoney
  • Process and Protocol Development: Develop and maintain systems for document version control, notice obligations for Terms of Service and privacy policy changes, non-disclosure agreement expiration/coverage, and all other legal processes 
  • Supervise our Compliance Manager, who will help support our legal function by overseeing, developing and maintaining contracting and legal operations playbooks, contract templates and libraries, and other tools
  • Educate and train the team on risks and obligations related to legal issues facing WorkMoney, including tax laws governing exempt organizations, advocacy and political law, fundraising, and corporate governance


What You’ll Need to be Successful

We are looking for a nimble, experienced GC who can switch contexts effortlessly, communicate successfully with a variety of audiences, and brings an appetite for the complexity demanded by our expansive mission. 


Required Qualifications

  • At least 10 years of legal experience, preferably with prior experience in an in-house nonprofit legal role
  • Some combination of experience in and understanding of legal and regulatory frameworks related to advocacy and political work, digital content creation and publishing, products and services partnerships, digital and telephone communications, marketing, fundraising, employment and labor, and corporate governance for non-profit organizations and their for-profit subsidiaries
  • Demonstrated expertise with contract review and negotiation
  • Exceptional ability to analyze legal documents and regulatory guidance, ensuring both accuracy and accessibility for non-expert audiences
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, capable of explaining complex legal concepts clearly and providing program-focused legal advice
  • Strong leadership qualities, with the ability to manage legal projects, coordinate with external counsel, and contribute to strategic planning
  • Adaptability and creativity: a proactive and adaptable mindset, ready to handle the evolving legal needs of a fast-paced, innovative organization, and a creative problem-solver
  • Ability to expertly represent WorkMoney in negotiations with vendors, partners, and other stakeholders 
  • Comfort working with both the most senior staff on major organizational strategies, and with training other staff on basic relevant legal principles in an understandable way
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously in diverse legal subject areas
  • Exercises strong judgment and champions a culture of integrity and excellence
  • Possess a high EQ and the ability to integrate a people-centric approach to decision making 
  • Enthusiasm for the mission of WorkMoney


Nice to Haves


  • Experience in organizing, issue advocacy, political work, working on a campaign or in a fast-paced, campaign-like environment  
  • Belief that politicians should be focused more on the economic needs of everyday Americans


Benefits

The salary for this role is $216,300 annually and as part of our commitment to pay transparency and equity in our organization, the starting salary for this position is not negotiable.


We’re proud to offer generous benefits like competitive pay, expansive paid time off options, and employer contributions to retirement and student loan repayment. WorkMoney covers the premiums for healthcare, dental, and vision plans so you don’t have to, offers a 6% 401K employer match, four weeks paid vacation, generous paid family and medical leave, and annual allowances for remote work and professional development.


Why Join Our Team?

Our workplace is dynamic and we aren’t afraid to pivot when things don’t work. We’re mission driven, hard working, and scrappy AF. We have a good time working on hard things, and embrace the line ‘feedback is a gift’. We jump in to help each other, and make time to reflect when things go well and not so well. The truth of the matter is: we’re doing cool stuff with really cool people and having a great time doing it.


While this is a fully remote workplace, domestic travel is required for full team annual retreats and intermittent team working sessions and retreats. 


WorkMoney is an equal opportunity employer. WorkMoney prohibits unlawful discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment based on age, color, disability, gender, marital status, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, veteran’s status, or any other basis prohibited by law. We see diversity of all kinds as a necessary precondition to doing our work well and strive to build a team that reflects the diverse composition of America itself. We strongly encourage applicants from historically under-represented communities to apply. 


To Apply

Follow the link to the application page, complete the required fields, and submit a resume. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.


**Please do not reach out directly to any team members. If you’d like additional information or to check the status of your application, email careers@workmoney.org.**


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