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Assistant Corporate Counsel – Contracts

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New York, NY, USANew YorkNYUSA

The Assistant Corporate Counsel – Contracts oversees the NRDC/NRDC Action Fund contracting function within the Corporate Counsel department.

Areas of Responsibility: 
  • Draft, review and negotiate institutional contracts for all programs and departments. Drafting includes the preparation of custom agreements based on staff input on business terms.
  • Advise programs/departments on the interpretation of, and compliance with, contractual arrangements.
  • Advise programs/departments on ancillary issues such as independent contractor classification, treatment of interns and volunteers, etc.
  • Assist programs/departments with dispute resolution issues.
  • Monitor, evaluate and adjust the institutional contracts review policy and related procedures.
  • Develop contract templates and manage their utilization.
  • Manage outside counsel providing contract review/negotiation services.
  • Develop and implement contract training for staff.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Corporate Counsel or the Deputy Corporate Counsel.
Educational Background: 
Law degree.
  • 4-6 years of law practice; law firm or in-house not-for-profit experience strongly preferred. Familiarity with employment law issues is a plus.
  • Excellent drafting, negotiation, research, and written and oral communication skills.
  • 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 detail.
  • Integrity, professional discretion and ability to handle sensitive/confidential matters.
  • 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.
Job Function: 

Organization Info

Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc.

New York, NY, United States
Annual Budget : 
About Us

The Natural Resources Defense Council's purpose is to safeguard the Earth: its people, its plants and animals and the natural systems on which all life depends.

We work to restore the integrity of the elements that sustain life -- air, land and water -- and to defend endangered natural places.

We seek to establish sustainability and good stewardship of the Earth as central ethical imperatives of human society. NRDC affirms the integral place of human beings in the environment.

We strive to protect nature in ways that advance the long-term welfare of present and future generations.

We work to foster the fundamental right of all people to have a voice in decisions that affect their environment. We seek to break down the pattern of disproportionate environmental burdens borne by people of color and others who face social or economic inequities. Ultimately, NRDC strives to help create a new way of life for humankind, one that can be sustained indefinitely without fouling or depleting the resources that support all life on Earth.

Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Feb 10 2019
Active Until: 
Mar 10 2019
Hiring Organization: 
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc.