Associate Director Legal Services & Attorney

To advance the purpose of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, this position will effectively manage and coordinate legal operations for the Fellowship.  This position will provide legal support and counsel for a variety of corporate matters.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Be a maturing disciple of Jesus Christ: growing in love for God, God’s Word, God’s people of every ethnicity and culture, and God’s purposes in the world
  • Recruit, select, supervise, lead, develop and evaluate Legal Services staff
  • Responsible for managing and prioritizing overall day-to-day operations and functions, operational planning, quality control
  • Respond promptly and competently to requests from staff for legal advice on Fellowship matters under the guidance and direction of General Counsel
  • Review contracts and communicate with staff about contract policies and the steps and procedures required
  • Responsible for required government reports
  • Responsible for the management of the Legal Department services and staff
  • Partner effectively with Finance and Administration and Fellowship leaders
  • Train and advise staff and Directors on legal matters
  • Raise an agreed-upon amount of financial support

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to understand a complex legal and regulatory framework and financial and insurance products

  • Ability to research and understand federal and state laws and regulations

  • Ability to do forward planning

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Ability to work under pressure

  • Ability to work independently and prioritize time effectively

  • Ability to multitask and change focus as issues arise and needs change

  • Knowledge of statistics, data collection, analysis, and data presentation

  • Excellent problem-solving skills

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Annually affirm InterVarsity’s Statement of Agreement

  • J.D. or equivalent degree from accredited university

  • Licensed to practice law in at least one state

  • Current bar membership in good standing

  • Five or more years’ experience in one or more of the following fields: legal, risk management, quality improvement, information management, business administration, or audit

  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication; an ability to communicate diplomatically with all levels of management across the fellowship

  • Ability to handle all matters in a confidential manner

  • Strong team player, with proven ability to work collaboratively with other leaders

  • Conflict resolution and cross-cultural skills

  • A working knowledge of Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, Access and PowerPoint) is preferred

  • Commitment to continued professional growth, acquired through publications, seminars, and conferences

 

InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA is both an equal opportunity employer and a faith-based religious organization. We conduct hiring without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, marital status, parental status, membership in any labor organization, political ideology, or disability of an otherwise qualified individual. The status of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA as an equal opportunity employer does not prevent the organization from hiring staff based on their religious beliefs so that all staff share the same religious commitment.

Pursuant to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 702 (42 U.S.C. 2000e 1(a)) InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA has the right to, and does, hire only candidates who agree with InterVarsity’s Statement of Agreement: Purpose and Doctrinal Basis.