Touchstone Energy Counsel in Arlington, Virginia

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Job Information

  • Location:Arlington, Virginia, United States

  • Job ID:36500603

  • Posted:August 8, 2017

  • Position Title:Counsel

  • Company Name:NRECA

  • Job Function:Other


Posted on:Tue, 06 Jun 2017

Job Description

The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA), with offices in Arlington, VA and Lincoln, NE is the trade association for over 900 consumer-owned electric cooperatives serving more than 42 million people. NRECA is committed to harnessing the strength of America's electric cooperatives into a single powerful voice. NRECA has won the following awards over the past few years:

  • 100 Best Places to Work - ComputerWorld Magazine

  • 50 Greatest places to Work - AARP

  • 50 Best Places to Work - The Washingtonian

  • CARE Award Recipient - Recognizing organizations that promote a positive work-life balance

At NRECA, we work with people who are leaders in their fields, they are down-to-earth, hardworking professionals committed to helping our members serve their communities. Our work is interesting and constantly evolving and requiring new skills to meet the evolving needs of a dynamic industry. In this collegial, inclusive work environment, united around the compelling purpose and history of electric cooperatives, we thrive. And topping it off, NRECA cares about each person's overall well-being, encouraging health, financial security, and a sustainable work/life balance.


Counsel, Securities Compliance-P4

Position is responsible for overseeing the regulatory filings for RE Advisers Corporation, RE Investment Corporation and Homestead Funds, Inc. ("Funds") (collectively, the "Company"). Serves as the internal legal expert regarding regulatory matters and Company contracts. Serves as the Homestead Board Secretary.

* You must have a Juris Doctorate to be considered for this role. *

Purpose and Mission

  1. Leads the preparation, review and filing of the Company's regulatory filings by deadline. Responsible for maintaining the regulatory filing calendar, coordinating with outside counsel and third parties, and ensuring the completeness and accuracy of the filings by deadline.

  2. Leads multidisciplinary projects and serves as the internal legal expert in ensuring compliance with new regulatory requirements. Proactively works with colleagues to provide training and education and serve as a resource for regulatory questions.

  3. Keeps current on SEC, FINRA, and DOL rules, regulations, risk alerts, guidance and enforcement actions. Analyzes and recommends approach and amendments to applicable policies and procedures. Proactively works with Manager of Compliance in the successful adoption of amended policies and procedures.

  4. Leads the development of board and committee agendas based on the compliance calendar, conversations with the board chairman and Fund officers. Coordinates with outside counsel on the drafting of board resolutions. Ensures the proper notice of meeting and oversees the preparation and delivery of the board materials.

  5. Reviews incoming contracts and coordinates with Company stakeholders to produce redline responses. Leads and/or supports negotiations of contracts and ensures ongoing adherence to the contract terms.

  6. Develops and maintains the Company's "Form of" contracts for shareholder servicing and investment advisory contracts based on business needs, industry trends and regulatory requirements.

  7. Represents the Funds on the SEC rules committee with the Investment Company Institute, the trade association for mutual funds.

  8. Effectively communicates activities and pertinent information covering areas of responsibility, both internally and externally, in writing and orally, as appropriate, to senior leaders, management and the Funds board of directors.

  9. Responsible for the proper security and disposal of any confidential information that he or she may possess in the course of performing this position's job duties, in accordance with NRECA's Personnel & Administrative Policy and HIPAA Privacy and Security Policies & Procedures Manuals.

Requirements and Qualifications

Juris Doctorate Required

Five to seven years of experience with mutual funds and/or investment advisers and applying the Investment Company Act of 1940, the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1933 to regulatory filings and an overall compliance program.

  1. Knowledge of the Investment Company Act of 1940, the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1933 as demonstrated by prior work experience.

  2. Ability to conduct legal analysis and research as demonstrated by prior work experience.

  3. Ability to be persuasive, negotiate, and collaborate with individuals at all levels inside and outside of the organization as demonstrated by prior work experience.

  4. Ability to manage competing deadlines and multiple projects at various stages of development using effective organization skills and attention to detail as demonstrated by prior work experience.

  5. Ability to communicate, both verbally and in writing, with employees and/or vendors in a clear and precise manner as demonstrated by prior work experience.

  6. Ability to lead highly visible multidisciplinary project/program teams or initiatives and provide leadership as the authority in a specialized field as demonstrated by prior work experience.

  7. Ability to effectively interact with others and work in a team environment and providing follow-up when needed as demonstrated by prior work experience.

  8. Ability to use Microsoft Office tools (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint) in the day-to-day essential duties of the job as demonstrated by prior work experience.

  9. Ability to operate various office equipment such as personal computer, copier, printer, fax machine or other job related equipment as demonstrated by prior work experience.

• The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading.

• Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for sedentary work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for light work.

Disclaimer Statement: The preceding job description has been written to reflect management's assignment of essential functions. It does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.