The American College of Financial Services (The College), a regionally accredited and nonprofit higher education institution located in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, supports the financial services industry through professional education, graduate studies, relevant research, and customized learning solutions.
The College is seeking a part-time, benefit-eligible corporate attorney, with flexible hours, to serve as internal counsel and to review and make recommendations on all College legal affairs. The principal objective is to ensure that The Colleges transactions comply with local, state, and federal laws and regulations, while actively helping The College to mitigate potential legal risks and possible violations.
This position has overall responsibility for consulting and leading processes such as contract review and negotiations, compliance issues, intellectual property (IP) protection, transactions, partnerships, and legal claims. The successful incumbent will also be responsible for negotiating agreements and contract terms as necessary.
Prepare legal documents.
Support evaluation of new partnerships with client companies, vendors, and subcontractors.
Assist in representing The College in any legal proceedings.
Promote maintenance of strong corporate governance.
Assist in navigating requirements of government agencies, such as the Pennsylvania Department of Education and the US Department of Veterans Affairs.
Design and oversee The College's policy and position on legal matters.
Maintain a portfolio of trademarks and protect IP.
Support development and maintenance of employment policies.
Protect the organization against legal risks and violations.
Examine the legal issues related to new programs, products and/or services, and potential business partnerships/combinations.
Negotiate contracts and deals on behalf of The College.
Guide management on regulatory and compliance issues.
Develop College policies and positions on legal matters.
Maintain legal filings system.
Supervise and maintain partnerships with law firms.
Juris Doctor degree
Licensed to practice law by the Pennsylvania Bar Association
A minimum of three years experience as a corporate attorney
Comprehensive understanding of nonprofit entities and related law
Knowledge of higher education, online learning organizations
Working knowledge of IP protection and IP licensing
Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communications skills with the ability to communicate with and present to varied audiences
High analytic ability with strong attention to detail
Able to provide utmost confidentiality in all business-related matters
Outstanding negotiation and persuasion skills
Ability to multi-task, meet deadlines and work independently or as part of a team
Other tasks as assigned by the CFRO
The American College of Financial Services is committed to applying financial education through teaching, research, and innovation in program delivery and design. As a nonprofit, accredited education institution, our courses are researched and written by a faculty of the nation's top thought leaders in personal finance. Our goal is to provide a rigorous, science-based professional and premium quality education to financial advisors. More than 200,000 financial services professionals have learned and honed their craft here. To learn more visit TheAmericanCollege.edu.
In policy and practice, we encourage diversity and provide equal employment opportunities to all individuals based on job-related qualifications and ability to perform a job. We are committed to maintaining a welcoming and inclusive environment.
The American College of Financial Services is committed to applying financial education through teaching, research, and innovation in program delivery and design. As a nonprofit, accredited education institution, our courses are researched and written by a faculty of the nation's top thought leaders in personal finance.
Organization Type: Higher Education Institution