The NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) is the country’s first and foremost civil and human rights law organization. Founded in 1940 under the leadership of Thurgood Marshall, who subsequently became the first Black U.S. Supreme Court Justice, LDF was launched at a time when the nation’s aspirations for equality and due process of law were stifled by widespread state-sponsored racial inequality. From that era to the present, LDF’s mission has been transformative—to achieve racial justice, equality, and an inclusive society.
LDF’s litigation, public policy advocacy and public education programs in the substantive areas of criminal justice, economic justice, education and political participation seek to ensure the fundamental and basic human rights of all people to quality education, economic opportunity, the right to vote and fully participate in democracy, and the right to a fair and just judicial system.
LDF seeks an experienced Associate General Counsel to act as an advisor and counselor on matters including, but not limited to, business transactions, contracts, tort law, labor and employment issues, corporate governance, charitable donations, tax matters, real estate matters, and federal and state regulations applicable to non-profit organizations. The Associate General Counsel will report to the Director of Litigation & General Counsel, but will exercise substantial autonomy in these areas, including having final sign off authority on a range of legal agreements. The Associate General Counsel will also provide counsel to the President & Director-Counsel, Associate Director-Counsel, Chief Operating Officer, and other members of the senior leadership team. In addition, the Associate General Counsel will manage negotiations and relationships with external parties and LDF’s outside counsel in many of these areas.
This position will be remote until June 2021. Beginning June 2021, any candidate selected should be prepared to report to work in the office location assigned to this position.
This is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, skills, efforts or requirements or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed as assigned. This job description does not constitute a contract of employment and LDF may exercise its employment-at-will rights at any time.
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The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to you without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, marital status, age, veteran status, medical condition or disability, genetic information, gender identity, or any other protected status under federal, state, or local law.