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Legal Administrator

Posted on: July 14, 2022

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Job Description

Administrator, Legal Department, The Public Interest Network

 

The Public Interest Network is the parent company of more than a dozen nonprofit advocacy groups including PIRG, which advocates for consumers and the public interest; Environment America, which promotes policies and action that make the world a greener and healthier place; and the National Environmental Law Center, which takes legal action against companies that violate clean air and water laws.

 

Through these groups, we tackle problems from multiple angles: Environment America is fighting climate change by winning policies to move us to 100% renewable energy; PIRG is working to electrify our transportation system; NELC is suing companies who pollute our air and water to force them to bear the true cost of their business practices.

 

We take a principled, pragmatic approach in our work. We connect big ideas to concrete policy changes that improve the quality of our environment and people’s lives. We’re transpartisan — we want to reach everyone who might agree with us from across the political spectrum. We value dialogue over polarization. We are clear about what our mission is, and we stick to it. We invest in people and strategies that deliver results — we are advocates, lobbyists, campaigners, litigators, policy researchers and grassroots organizers.

 

We are currently hiring a Legal Administrator for our in-house legal department. The mission of the Network’s in-house legal department, based in Denver, CO, is to provide legal services to member groups across the country on a wide variety of matters and practice areas.  

 

Representative Responsibilities include:

 

  • Gatekeeper and Coordinator: Act as the Network’s contact person and gatekeeper for all new legal issues and inquiries. 

 

  • Employer and First Amendment protections: Effectively communicate legal issues and work with staff to protect the organizations’ interests in interactions with landlords, government agencies, vendors and contractors. Help to ensure the organizations’ First Amendment rights to go door to door, engage the public in public venues, and otherwise advocate on behalf of the public interest.

 

  • Corporate & charitable compliance: Work with group directors to ensure the health of Network organizations, including, but not limited to, working with boards of directors; drafting meeting agendas, resolutions, and minutes; and conducting regular internal compliance audits. Serve as the central administrator for about a dozen organizations—filing or overseeing corporate and charitable solicitation reports in over 30 states. Create and maintain effective tracking systems. 

 

  • Legal department systems and projects:  Assist in the creation and initial set up of new organizations and entities as necessary and manage other systems and special projects as needs arise. 

 

Qualifications

 

Applicants must be goal-driven and sharp, with a track record of exercising independent judgment and discretion to solve problems. Top candidates will be driven by the idea of building a non-profit organization, have an outstanding work ethic, and the maturity to manage confidential and/or sensitive information. This is not an attorney position—J.D. is not required. Candidates with 1-4 years working with nonprofits, campaigns or with strong leadership experience are encouraged to apply.

 

Compensation & Benefits

 

The compensation range for this position is $31,000-38,000 and depends on relevant experience, education, and location. The Public Interest Network offers an excellent benefits package. Our benefits package may include medical, dental, and vision insurance for employees and dependents, needs-based student loan assistance, 401(k) plan with employer match, commuter benefit program, paid time off, parental leave and long-term disability insurance. We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement. 

 

Location 

 

Denver, Colorado preferred. Philadelphia, PA; Boston, MA will also be considered for top candidates

 

To Apply 

 

Complete our online application: https://workforprogress.org/the-public-interest-network/?id=145 

 

Things to Know When You Apply

 

The Public Interest Network is home to 15-plus organizations that share a vision of a better country, a set of core values about our work and a coordinated strategic approach to social change. Click here: https://publicinterestnetwork.org/core-values.html for things you should know about our network when you apply.

 

The Fund for the Public Interest is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Locations

Denver, CO
Boston, MA
Philadelphia, PA

Details

Employer
The Public Interest Network

Job category
Legal

Employment type
Full Time

Experience
0+ years

Compensation
$31,000 – $38,000
The Public Interest Network offers an excellent benefits package. Our benefits package may include medical, dental, and vision insurance for employees and dependents, needs-based student loan assistance, 401(k) plan with employer match, commuter benefit program, paid time off, parental leave and long-term disability insurance. We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement.

Start date
This position starts immediately. Please apply at your earliest convenience.