General Counsel at Community (Remote)

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Community powers direct relationships and one-on-one conversations between Leaders and their Members through text messaging at scale. Launched in 2019 and headquartered in Santa Monica, Calif., Community is breaking new ground in trusted marketing and communications channels by connecting Leaders--global pop culture stars, local community organizers, small business owners and brands--to their Members to drive conversations that convert into actions, sales, revenue and more.

Community is remote-first, because we trust in our teams’ ability to do incredible work, wherever they are. We span over 25 states, 13 countries, and welcome new and diverse perspectives with every hire.

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About the Role and Your Impact

As General Counsel you will own and lead all aspects of the legal function at Community. You will serve as a trusted resource for our team, working to mitigate risk across the business while contributing to a positive, professional and inclusive culture. You will partner with the Community leadership team to help ensure that Community sets the tone for legal compliance and high ethical standards at all times.

Ideal candidate for this role must be strategic and capable of driving customer-focused decision-making, while also maintaining a willingness to roll up their sleeves on a daily basis. You will manage risk, prepare the company for scale, ensure compliance across all departments, and help to continuously increase efficiencies within the legal department.

To be successful as Community’s General Counsel, you should have an ownership mentality and be excited to work at a mission-driven organization. You will bring deep legal expertise and play a pivotal role in the long-term success of the business.

What You’ll Do

  • Draft, review, interpret, and directly negotiate agreements covering the full scope of Community’s activities, including commercial agreements, licensing agreements, service agreements, partnership agreements, sales and marketing agreements, vendor agreements, and people-related agreements. Experience leading corporate and financial transactions and M&A matters is preferred but not required.
  • Provide leadership and oversight over all employment law and other people-related compliance matters
  • Play a key role in the evaluation of potential corporate transactions, due diligence matters, obtaining any governance and/or regulatory approvals, and assist with any post-closing activities
  • Advise on intellectual property, regulatory, data privacy requirements, employment, and advise on strategic legal matters and legal implications to mitigate risk and protect Community’s business
  • Responsible for the management of internal and external counsel, including selection, retention, budget alignment, evaluation, and optimization
  • Maintain up-to-date awareness of current developments in the legal landscape; continually seek out and introduce new trends that could impact the growth and effectiveness of the business

What You’ll Bring

  • Juris Degree and 10+ years of experience.
  • Admitted to practice in California or eligible for in-house counsel registration.
  • Has led the legal function at a high-growth startup previously.
  • Leadership excellence, including communication, interpersonal and presentation skills.
  • An ability to communicate legal conclusions clearly to both those who do not have a legal background and those who think they do.
  • Self-starter who is able to deliver in a fast-paced environment with minimal oversight and changing priorities.
  • Strong analytical thinking and problem-solving skills. Excellent judgment.
  • Expertise in various collaboration and organizational tools.
  • A sense of humor, humility, and strong sense of self-awareness

Community is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We commit ourselves to inclusivity across race, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, body size, disability, age, and class - in everything we do.

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What are Community Perks + Benefits

Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Community's Flexible Spending Account (FSA) helps employees cover out-of-pocket medical expenses with pre-tax contributions of up to $2,750 annually.
Dental Benefits
Community's dental plan covers 100% of the cost of preventative care, including x-rays.
Vision Benefits
Community's vision insurance plan provides 100% coverage for annual eye exams after a $10 copay. For frames over $130, 80% of the amount is covered while contact lenses are covered up to $130.
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