Associate General Counsel
IIE is a global leader in promoting international academic exchange. IIE’s mission is to help people and organizations leverage the power of international education to thrive in today’s interconnected world. Our work advances scholarship, builds economies and promotes access to opportunity. IIE develops and implements many of the world’s most effective and prestigious scholarship and training programs, including the Fulbright Program on behalf of the United States. We help governments and corporations develop an educated workforce and prepare students and professionals to succeed in the global economy. And we provide opportunities to underserved populations, protect scholars and students in danger and encourage teaching and learning across cultures. IIE’s Office of the General Counsel, reporting to the President and CEO, provides legal advice and guidance to IIE team members and its Board of Trustees on a wide range of matters affecting IIE and its affiliated entities and offices, including negotiating transactions, domestic and international registrations and employment issues, governance, exempt organizations, and compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
The Associate General Counsel provides legal advice to team members across IIE. The Associate General Counsel manages a wide scope of legal risks and matters domestically and internationally, including those related to corporate and financial transactions, employment, real estate, immigration, international office establishment and maintenance, and privacy. The position advises team members and recommends and implements decisions, actions and policies to ensure appropriate compliance with US federal, state and local laws governing public charities, non-US laws governing international operations and activities, and privacy regimes. The team member also drafts, reviews and negotiates a wide variety of contracts.
- Provides advice and counsel to ensure compliance with laws, regulations and Institute policies governing corporations, employment, privacy, sanctions, immigration, tax, banking, and intellectual property, both domestic and international, and ad hoc advice on a wide variety of legal and operational matters.
- Drafts, negotiates and reviews, and advises team members on, a wide variety of domestic and international contracts and other legal documents.
- Provides advice and determines, prepares, and ensures appropriate filings, to allow IIE to establish and maintain its domestic and international operations.
- Drafts, reviews, amends and helps implement policies to minimize legal risk to the IIE, including those related to records disposition, privacy and data security, proprietary information, signature authority, ethics, and compliance.
- Oversees and manages investigations related to whistleblowing claims alleging legal or ethical violations. Defends IIE’s interests against claims and intellectual property infringements.
- Provides training to team members on legal topics. Reviews Trustee Committee materials, attend meetings, prepare minutes.
Education and Work Experience:
- Requires JD from an accredited law school
- Requires at least eight years of related work experience.
Other Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- At least five years of in-house legal experience in relevant substantive areas, including transactional, general corporate, employment, non-profit domestic and international law, with at least 8 years of total experience practicing law.
- Membership in good standing in the New York State or District of Columbia bar required, including maintenance of CLE.
- Demonstrated experience in at least three of the following practice areas: drafting and negotiating complex agreements, international non-governmental organizations, employment, NFP governance, privacy, and data security.
- Ability to work independently and be self-motivated, including prioritizing and handling a variety of tasks in a wide variety of substantive areas, both familiar and unfamiliar.
- Ability to communicate clearly, effectively, thoroughly, and concisely with internal colleagues and external partners, including non-lawyers.
- Ability to detect and surface legal risks proactively, and to manage and counsel team members to manage such risks appropriately.
Work Conditions & Physical Demands:
Essential functions are performed in a general office setting with low noise. Job demands may require long periods of sitting; telephone work and/or computer work, as well as interactions with other team members and external stakeholders. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
IIE is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status