Major, Lindsey & Africa (“MLA”) has been exclusively retained to conduct a search for a Director, Associate General Counsel for Goodwill of Central and Northern Arizona (“GCNA or Company”). Our client is an equal opportunity employer. Interested candidates please apply here.
Company: Founded in 1947, Goodwill of Central and Northern Arizona currently provides no-cost career services to community members across Arizona who require assistance connecting to jobs and landing meaningful employment. Every year, we serve our communities by providing them with the knowledge, skills, and confidence they need to achieve self-sufficiency for themselves and their families.
Overview: The Director, Associate General Counsel supports the SVP General Counsel, CCO and Corp. Secretary on all legal issues, and ensures protection of its legal and regulatory rights and interests for Goodwill of Central and Northern Arizona (GCNA), related entities, and boards. In alignment with business goals and needs, provides legal expertise and counsel to the executive team, and makes recommendations to all departments, as needed. Provides counsel in the areas of risk management, corporate governance, employment, contracts, real estate, transactions, workplace safety, security, asset protection, and compliance. Responsible for identifying and analyzing legal issues, drafting key documents, and presenting clear recommendations. Assists General Counsel and Paralegal(s) and other team members in management of all claims and litigation. Participates regularly on cross-functional project teams, and leads such teams as directed.
Experience: The successful candidate must have at least 7 years of legal experience as a practicing lawyer in a corporate environment and/or with a major law firm with strong litigation and/or transactional background. Prior in-house experience preferred.
Location: Phoenix, Arizona. Remote work is possible for appropriate candidates.
Relocation: Local candidates preferred.
Bar: Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree with strong academic credentials and in good and active standing to practice in Arizona. Licensure in Maryland a plus.
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