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Assistant General Counsel

Company: HIAS Inc
Location: Silver Spring
Posted on: September 16, 2020

Job Description:

HIAS is a global Jewish nonprofit organization working across five continents to ensure that refugees and displaced persons are protected. Throughout the United States, we help refugees reunite with families, resettle and become self-sufficient. Guided by our values and history, we help refugees rebuild their lives in safety and security and advocate to ensure that all displaced people are treated with dignity. Assistant General Counsel

Department: Executive Office

Location: Silver Spring, MD

Position Summary:

HIAS seeks an Assistant General Counsel (AGC) to support the agency's expanding legal work in Latin America and the United States, including formally registering HIAS entities and assisting HIAS offices in Latin America with personnel, governance, banking and other legal matters, and conducting internal investigations. In addition, the AGC would be responsible for reviewing and drafting contracts, grants and policies in plain language, assisting in insurance and intellectual property matters, undertaking legal research and performing other duties as assigned.

Essential Functions:

Provide legal support to HIAS entities in Latin America

* Support new registrations and office openings

* Assist in banking and tax matters

* Review grants, sub-agreements and select contracts

* Conduct country-level investigations

* Assist in ensuring compliance with country office board governance

Draft and/or review grants, sub-grants & contracts

* Draft and/or review agency grants, sub-grants and contracts

* Assist Contracting Officer in preparing and presenting trainings on contract review submissions

Support agency risk management

* Assist in HIAS's global and domestic insurance planning and execution

* Advise agency on coverage needs

Intellectual Property

* Inventory HIAS's intellectual property (IP) holdings

* Advise on best means of protecting and, where appropriate, monetizing HIAS IP

* Register HIAS's trademarks and other IP globally where appropriate

Other Duties & Responsibilities

* Undertake legal research

* Assist in drafting of policies and procedures to communicate HIAS policies in plain language

* Advise on laws and regulations that impact HIAS

* Advise HIAS departments and entities on legal issues and procedures

* Interact with affiliates, vendors and clients, as necessary

* Contribute to HIAS's strategic litigation efforts, as assigned

* Other duties as assigned

Qualifications & Requirements:

* JD from accredited law school in last three years

* Fluency or high degree of proficiency in written and oral Spanish

* Excellent analytical and oral skills

* Excellent plain English and Spanish writing skills

* Facility in MS Word

* Strong attention to detail

* Collaborative work style

* Capacity to work independently

* Comfortable working in a high-performance, high-expectations work environment

* Legal experience in Latin America

* Competence in Excel

* Strong commitment to HIAS' mission

About Us:

HIAS is a global Jewish nonprofit organization working across five continents to ensure that refugees and displaced persons are protected. Throughout the United States, we help refugees reunite with families, resettle and become self-sufficient. Guided by our values and history, we help refugees rebuild their lives in safety and security and advocate to ensure that all displaced people are treated with dignity.

HIAS is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. As an equal opportunity employer, all qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ethnic background, citizenship status, religious creed, sex, gender, sexual orientation, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, familial status, pregnancy, childbirth, age, protected veteran status, political orientation or other legally protected status. * JD from accredited law school in last three years

* Fluency or high degree of proficiency in written and oral Spanish

* Excellent analytical and oral skills

* Excellent plain English and Spanish writing skills

* Facility in MS Word

* Strong attention to detail

* Collaborative work style

* Capacity to work independently

* Comfortable working in a high-performance, high-expectations work environment

* Legal experience in Latin America

* Competence in Excel

* Strong commitment to HIAS' mission

Keywords: HIAS Inc, Silver Spring , Assistant General Counsel, Other , Silver Spring, Maryland

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