Planned Parenthood General Counsel in North, California


Planned Parenthood Northern California

General Counsel

Concord, CA

Planned Parenthood Northern California (PPNorCal) is currently seeking full-time General Counsel. Under the direction of the President/CEO, the General Counsel will provide support and advice on legal matters related to the general business operations of three California affiliates of Planned Parenthood—Planned Parenthood Northern California (PPNorCal), Planned Parenthood California Central Coast (PPCCC), and Planned Parenthood Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley (PPPSGV)—ensuring legal and ethical compliance with local, state, and federal laws. The General Counsel will be an employee of PPNorCal and will generally have a principal work location in Concord, California, but time and expenses, including travel expenses, of the General Counsel will be shared by the 3 affiliates in the approximate percentages of 60/20/20. Within the general framework outlined below, the specific work undertaken for each affiliate will be defined by that affiliate’s CEO.

This is an exempt, full-time position, working 40 hours per week. Salary is DOE + comprehensive benefit package that includes Medical, Dental and Vision insurance, ETO & 403B!

CLOSING DATE: Until Filled


  • Advise the President/CEO, Board of Directors, Senior Staff and other affiliate staff (as necessary) on matters relating to the general business operations of PPNorCal, PPCCC, and PPPSGV.

  • Ensure each affiliate’s legal and ethical compliance with local, state and federal laws.

  • Participate in legal matters that affect each named affiliate in all areas including but not limited to: corporate governance, contracts, real estate, healthcare, patient privacy laws, human resources, insurance, risk management, security, and proposed legislation, regulations, and public interest litigation that may affect the named affiliates

  • Draft, review, and assist in the maintenanc of legal documents including contracts, leases, policies and procedures and other documents.

  • Supervise contract administrator (PPNorCal only).

  • Act as liaison with outside counsel on any claims and legal issues brought against the named affiliates. May be required to represent the named affiliates in litigation and other legal proceedings.

  • Develop and implement special projects as requested by the President/CEO.

  • Assist with legal strategies and decision making with PPFA and PPAC as required, including participation in the statewide General Counsel calls and travel to meetings where necessary. (*Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) is Planned Parenthood's national organization, and Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California (PPAC), is an entity representing the 7 California-based affiliates.)

  • Provide training to affiliate staff as needed and as directed by the President/CEO.

  • Coordinate with Compliance and HIPAA Privacy and Security Officer(s) as needed and as directed by the President/CEO.

  • Support risk and quality management by proactively communicating identified risks to President/CEO in order to minimize risk when possible.

  • Maintain the highest level of professional and ethical standards and to act in compliance with both the letter and spirit of all applicable laws and regulations.


  • Doctorate of Jurisprudence and license to practice law in the State of California required.

  • Minimum five (5) years as general in-house counsel, preferably for a nonprofit, or seven (7) years in private practice with a specialty in business law.

  • Healthcare experience preferred.

  • Experience with Microsoft Office programs (including Word, Excel and Outlook) and social media are necessary.

  • Strong commitment to the policies and goals of Planned Parenthood.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with multiple audiences.

  • Ability to work independently and as a team member.

  • Ability to prioritize and manage numerous projects simultaneously.

  • Self-motivated, with ability to work with little direct supervision.

  • Accuracy and attention to detail.

  • Professional appearance and attitude.

  • Availability to work flexible hours, including weekends and evenings as required, as well as travel to meetings and other affiliate sites.

  • Requires valid driver’s license, insurance, and a reliable and flexible means of transportation.

  • Results-oriented execution skills.

  • Ability to perform at the highest level of customer service.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including negotiation and facilitation skills.

  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation communication skills.

  • Ability to think strategically and tactically.

  • Highly organized and efficient.

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities within a constantly changing environment.


Location: CA - North

Activation Date: Thursday, August 10, 2017

Expiration Date: Friday, December 1, 2017

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