Resources for Human Development, Inc. General Counsel in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Description/Job Summary Resources for Human Development is a comprehensive, nonprofit, social service organization with headquarters in Philadelphia, Pa. Founded in 1970, RHD currently oversees and supports more than 160 locally managed human service programs in 14 states, working quietly behind the scenes of many programs you already know. RHD s mission is to empower people as they achieve the highest level of independence possible, building better lives for themselves, their families and their communities. From providing residential services for individuals with mental illness, intellectual and developmental disabilities, chemical addiction and those who are homeless to job training, assisted transportation, and crisis intervention, RHD provides individualized, quality assistance wherever the need exists. The General Counsel is responsible for leading corporate strategic and tactical legal initiatives. The general counsel provides senior management with effective advice on company strategies and their implementation, manages the legal function, and obtains and oversees the work of outside counsel. The general counsel is directly involved in complex business transactions in negotiating critical contracts on behalf of the organization. Salary: $125,000-$135,000/year Location: Philadelphia, PA Essential Functions Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Participates in the definition and development of corporate policies, procedures and programs and provides continuing counsel and guidance on legal matters and on legal implications of all matters. Serves as key lawyer/legal advisor on all major business transactions, including acquisitions, divestitures and joint ventures. Judges the merits of court cases and claims filed against or on behalf of the company, works with the appropriate executive(s) to define a strategic defense and approves settlements of disputes where warranted. Structures and manages the company s internal legal function and staff. Oversees the selection, retention, management and evaluation of all outside counsel. Advises on legal aspects of the company s financing, including assessing and advising on current and future business structures and legal entities. Provide advice and counsel on a broad range of legal topics to include: labor and employment law, contracts, subpoena responses, intellectual property, research compliance and risk management strategies Develops innovative solutions for difficult, complex, and systemic problems that may have precedent setting implications for the institution Negotiate and/or assist in the negotiations of labor or employee contracts Serves as Corporate Secretary and collaborates with Executive Management around Board related tasks and opportunities Other duties as assigned. Qualifications Admission to practice law before a State or federal Court 15-20 years minimum experience in either a corporate law department (desired), law firm or government agency General business, commercial and or labor/employment law experience Experience working with or for non-profits is desirable but not required Experience managing other attorneys and supervising support staff in a corporation; experience with cost-effective management of outside legal resources. Experience in directing strategy and managing complex IP litigation cases. Competencies Customer/Client Focus Collaboration Skills Communication Proficiency Leadership Problem Solving/Analysis Thoroughness Time Management Resources for Human Development is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, veteran, or disability status. Employer's Job# ADMIN-GENCS-S-09-2017-1 Please visit job URL for more i