Major, Lindsey & Africa (“MLA”) has been exclusively retained by the National Urban League (the “League”) to conduct a search for a Senior Vice President and General Counsel. National Urban League is an equal opportunity employer.
Overview: Reporting to the President & CEO, the SVP, General Counsel advises management on legal issues and risks, recommended courses of action, contract management, interpretation of organization policies and procedures, and negotiation strategies. In addition, this role oversees the organization’s corporate compliance initiatives and related policies.
Company: Founded in 1910, the National Urban League is a historic civil rights organization dedicated to economic empowerment, equality, and social justice in order to elevate the standard of living in historically underserved urban communities.
Experience: At least ten years of progressively responsible experience in a corporation, law firm, non-profit, or government organization. A broad based, generalist background and experience in a number of the following areas: contracts, transactions and financings, leases/real estate, intellectual property, trademark law, tax, internal investigations, ethics, non-profit governance, compliance, pre-litigation and litigation counseling and management, HR, employment law, insurance matters, and non-profit law. A working knowledge of the history, laws, and regulations that govern civil rights and racial equity.
Location: New York, NY
Compensation: Competitive salary and benefits.
Relocation: Yes, this is a national search.
About National Urban League
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