General Counsel Job at Law Department Solutions LLC, Denver, CO

  • Law Department Solutions LLC
  • Denver, CO

Job Description

Apply at The U.S. Center for SafeSport is a non-profit organization focused on ending all forms of abuse in sport. We endeavor to make athlete well-being the centerpiece of the nation's sports culture through abuse prevention, education, and accountability. The General Counsel & Vice President, Response & Resolution leads the strategic direction and operations of both the Legal and Response & Resolution Offices. As a member of the Executive Leadership Team, this individual will provide direction, insight, and guidance on key decisions impacting the Center. Additionally, this individual: ensures maximum legal protection of the Center, directs the defense of the Center against suits or claims; participates in executive management policy deliberations, legislative efforts, and business decisions; and oversees the teams that lead the intake, investigation, and resolution of emotional, physical, and sexual abuse misconduct allegations that are within the Center's jurisdiction. PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE: Advise and counsel the Chief Executive Officer and Senior Leadership Team on all legal matters, strategic priorities, policy determinations, and business considerations. Lead the strategic direction of the largest department within the Organization, driving consistency, process, and efficiency across the department. Lead a growing team, building strong culture around the Center's Core Values of Respect, Accountability, Inclusivity, Integrity, and Wellness. Provide proactive counsel and guidance on legal implications of organizational matters. Oversee decision-making across the Response & Resolution department, including implementation of temporary measures, threat and/or risk assessments, and consistent application of the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017 ("the Act"). Supervise all litigation, direct the defense of the Center against any suits or claims, and oversee the Center's compliance with legal process. Minimize organizational risks through proactive, regular assessment. Work with all Center teams on risk minimization and mitigation strategies and plans, including facilitating work on Enterprise Risk Management efforts at the staff and board levels. Oversee the negotiation and execution of complex contracts, MOUs, and other relevant agreements. Serve as the primary liaison with outside counsel. Oversee the Response and Resolution and Legal Department budget and expenditures to ensure they remain in alignment with the Center's financial goals and expectations. Foster relationships with external organizations, including the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee ("USOPC"), National Governing Bodies ("NGBs"), and others concerning Center policies and procedures. Develop and drive policies that support effective and efficient intake and investigative practices. Ensure timely response to all reporting requirements, including development and coordination of Response & Resolution metrics and analytics. Ensure timely and accurate response to Congressional and other outside inquiries related to Response & Resolution. Partner with Senior Leadership across the organization to ensure that documentation related to prevention education, training and outreach aligns with Response & Resolution regulatory compliance. Provide guidance in all government affairs and regulatory matters. Ensure that the Center is compliant with federal, state, and local laws and ordinances. EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS Juris Doctorate from accredited law school required Licensed to practice in Colorado or the ability to become licensed within 6 months of hire required. Minimum 15 years of legal and/or investigative experience in a law firm or other relevant legal experience, including sports, criminal, or administrative law. Experience in managing, handling, or assessing, child abuse or sex crimes cases and/or investigations. Experience managing large teams. Experience handling hearings, arbitrations, or trials as first chair WORK REQUIREMENTS & ENVIRONMENT Standard office equipment Office environment in multi-story, dog-friendly building Some night and weekend work hours Some overnight travel required Physical demands (Optional) WORK LOCATION - Denver, CO COMPENSATION This is a full-time exempt position. The salary range for this position is $200,000 - $250,000 and will be commensurate with background and experience. Benefits include PTO for vacation, sick and holidays; 6 weeks paid parental leave after 6 months of service; medical, vision and dental insurance options; employer paid life and disability policies; 401k with up to 5% savings match.

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