Associate Counsel

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Employer Provided Salary: 98,700 Annually
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Reporting to the General Counsel, the Associate Counsel plays a key role in leading election and tax law compliance activities across the national Indivisible organizations which include Indivisible Civics (a 501(c)(3) public charity), Indivisible Project (a 501(c)(4) social welfare organization), and Indivisible Action (a federally registered hybrid PAC). The position provides guidance, materials and training for organizational employees at all levels of the organization and local group leaders.


We are hiring for this position immediately. This position is full-time, with a minimum salary of $98,700 annually, commensurate with experience. To uphold organizational parity and pay equity, we use a non-negotiable salary system that takes into consideration the entire breadth of a candidate’s experience, employment, and education to arrive at their final starting base salary. In addition, Indivisible provides a robust benefits package including full medical/dental/vision/life coverage, a professional development stipend, and an employer matched 401(k) plan.


Responsibilities

  • Support the Compliance Manager in developing and managing data systems, compliance procedures and internal processes/practices relating to campaign finance reporting and entity time tracking. Serve as primary backup for reporting and time tracking responsibilities. (15%)

  • Develop and update effective legal risk and compliance education and program specific training tools for Indivisible employees relating to election and tax law compliance and internal policies and procedures. Drive and coordinate the development of training materials and lead training sessions. (15%)

  • In coordination with the general counsel, take the lead on providing programmatic guidance across the organization. Issue spot, investigate and evaluate legal implications of compliance issues. Communicate understandable and explanatory responses directly to stakeholders. (20%)

  • Monitor all changing areas of tax and election law as they relate to Indivisible entities and legal compliance. Conduct independent and complex legal research and write memoranda. (10%)

  • Assist with research and provide recommendations relating to employment law matters and labor management issues. (10%)

  • Consult with senior organizational leadership (including the executive team and national program directors) to provide legal guidance and risk analysis for innovative programmatic priorities involving campaign finance, lobbying, and election activity. (10%)

  • Review, draft and provide guidance on contracts, leases, grant agreements, and other legal documentation. Review and advise on legally sensitive communications, as well as talking points and other materials. (10%)

  • Other duties as assigned. (10%)

Required Qualifications

  • Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school with a strong academic background. Membership in good standing of any state bar association.

  • Minimum 3 years’ of relevant legal experience, preferably in tax-exempt governance, lobbying and election law activity.

Desirable Qualifications

  • Holds self and others accountable for high-quality, timely, and effective results.

  • Ability to work with a variety of stakeholders, balancing the needs of the organization while maintaining a strong voice for legal compliance.

  • Highest standards of ethics and integrity. Exercises excellent judgment in handling confidential information and other potentially-sensitive matters.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, with ability to understand and accurately communicate complex legal concepts into understandable concepts for stakeholders in different fields of expertise.

  • Maintains high-level and consistent work ethic, with an ability to prioritize, track and manage competing tasks.

  • Experience with Google Office suite of products.

  • Able to work occasional irregular and long hours.

About the Indivisible Project


We’re building something new. We’re a progressive grassroots organization that began in the aftermath of Trump’s election. We’re working to build a democracy that reflects a broad, multiracial “we the people,” one that works for all of us and is sustained by all of us. To support this movement, we’ve built an incredible team at the national level. We dream big, we support each other, and we have fun doing it. For more information about Indivisible’s vision, mission, and theory of change, click here.


We’re changing what’s politically possible. Indivisible is part of the powerful progressive movement reaction to Trump, fighting the racist, misogynistic, plutocratic, and authoritarian agenda trumpeted by Trump and the GOP congress. Don’t take our word for it; Indivisible has been featured on the Rachel Maddow Show multiple times, as well as in the New York Times and in pretty much every other major news outlet in the country.


We’re building together. We’re building a new organization every day - a rare opportunity to model what we want to see in the world. We’re deeply committed to equity and building a diverse and inclusive organization.


We’re looking for you. If you want to fight for the soul of American democracy, there’s no better place to be than Indivisible. We’re looking for more team members who are passionate about building an inclusive democracy and committed to getting results. It’s an exciting, fulfilling place if you’re someone who wants to fight fiercely for the progressive world we want to have.


Every one of us on the national team is here because we believe this movement is the best way to retake and build progressive power in this country. Does that ring true for you? If so, great - throw your hat in the ring to join our team. Let’s start #winning together. For more information about Indivisible’s organizational principles, click here.


Indivisible Project is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage and seek applications from women, people of color, including bilingual and bicultural individuals, as well as members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, marital status, or medical condition. Reasonable accommodation will be made so that qualified disabled applicants may participate in the application process. Please advise in writing of support needs at the time of application.

More Information on Indivisible Project
Indivisible Project operates in the Social Impact industry. The company is located in Washington, DC. Indivisible Project was founded in 2016. It has 98 total employees. To see all 5 open jobs at Indivisible Project, click here.
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