Greenpeace is a global, independent campaigning organization that uses peaceful protest and creative communication to expose global environmental problems and promote solutions that are essential to a green and peaceful future. For over fifty years, Greenpeace has fought to save the planet from the threat of global warming, destruction of ancient forests, deterioration of our oceans, and the threat of a nuclear disaster loom large. As an independent organization, Greenpeace does not accept funds from any corporations or government entities. Greenpeace is headquartered in the Netherlands, with offices all around the world in over fifty countries.
We know that we’re in a historic moment in this country. From threats to the planet’s systems, to the corporate hijacking of our democracy, to attacks on our core social values, we are at a juncture that will determine the kind of society and world we want. Decisions made now will have repercussions long into the future. In this moment we need transformational leaders who understand the power of mobilizing people to achieve bold systemic change. Greenpeace, Inc., a 501(c)(4) organization, (GPUS) is searching for a dynamic leader to join its Strategic Leadership Team as the General Counsel. The General Counsel also advises Greenpeace Fund, Inc., a 501(c) 3 entity.
Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the General Counsel is charged with providing independent, strategic legal guidance and management of organizational legal risks and opportunities. The General Counsel is an expert on nonprofit law and partners with leadership to develop a strong legal framework in support of organizational effectiveness, innovation, compliance and risk mitigation. Additionally, the General Counsel directs outside counsel in litigation and advises on a wide range of matters with emphasis on nonprofit corporate, tax, employment, contract, campaign finance, intellectual property and environmental matters. The General Counsel also provides leadership and guidance on governance issues to the Board of Directors.
The General Counsel creates and maintains strong working relationships with skilled outside attorneys across multiple practice areas and movement coalitions; fosters positive working relationships with Greenpeace attorneys across the globe; leads, retains and develops a high-functioning and service-oriented team of in-house attorneys and a governance coordinator.
This role will be a great fit for you if you are a highly experienced and skilled in-house attorney with a strong work ethic and deep passion for and commitment to social and environmental justice. You must strategically think about the big picture and how to always improve our legal systems and practices. You thrive and remain steady under pressure, are a master manager of priorities and projects, and can manage a team to deliver high quality outcomes, all with great attention to detail.
This is a full time, exempt, benefits eligible position based in Washington, DC.
The General Counsel is responsible for:
Legal Guidance and Compliance
Team Building and Management
Required Skills & Experience
Preferred Skills & Experience
If you want to save the world from climate change and believe in environmental justice, please submit an application here: https://grnh.se/822733c52us. Applications will be review on a rolling basis and will conclude once we have found the best candidate.
Greenpeace is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, class, sex, gender, sexual orientation, disability, family/marital status, religion or other protected classes. We strongly encourage applications from marginalized communities. If you require assistance applying to this opportunity, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Only applicants eligible to work and live in the United States without any legal restrictions need apply for this opportunity.
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