Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and three professional references by August 12.
The Director of Legal Affairs has primary responsibility for Nebraska Community Foundation (NCF) policies, fund agreements, contracts and the activities of NCF's public/private partnerships. Also responsible for assisting with human resources and overseeing selected compliance matters.
Examples of Specific Duties and Responsibilities
Oversee drafting and perform review of fund and account agreements.
Work with Director of Advancement and Director of Gift Planning to assist prospective donors and their advisors in making current and planned gifts to accomplish donors' charitable goals and NCF mission fulfillment.
Draft and/or review contracts for NCF and affiliated funds.
Monitor NCF policies, recommend changes and/or new policies and revise as necessary.
Build and maintain relationships with federal and state government officials and directors or public/private partnership funds, including the Platte River Recovery Implementation Program and Rainwater Basin Joint Venture.
Responsible for cooperative agreements, grants, contracts and procurement policies for public/private partnerships.
Responsible for related progress reports for public/private partnerships.
Work with CFAO to develop and administer personnel policies and procedures, including performance assessment, employee benefit programs and compensation programs.
Ensure job descriptions are up to date and compliant with all local, state and federal regulations.
Create and implement a continuing education program for development and the health and safety of all NCF employees.
Remain current with all legal, regulatory and policy issues with respect tot the non-profit industry and other affiliations for NCF.
Work with outside legal counsel as needed.
Education, Skills and/or Experience
Bachelor's and J.D. degrees required.
Minimum five years relevant experience.
Licensed to practice law in Nebraska.
Strong written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to articulate the NCF mission in a way that inspires current and prospective donors, affiliated fund leaders and staff.
Ability to problem solve in a manner that balances community self-determination with good governance and legal compliance.
Proficient writer of all types of documents, including gift agreements, contracts, memos and letters.
Knowledge of charitable law.
Knowledge of charitable giving and estate planning is desired.
Comfort with ambiguity and ability to promote change within the organization.
Strong administrative, time management, follow-through, and organizational skills.
Have a problem-solving mindset.
Strategic and critical thinking skills.
Big picture thinker who can also give attention to detail.
Nebraska Community Foundation is based in Lincoln, Nebraska with remote employees located across the state. This position requires some travel within Nebraska, including overnight travel.
Some night and weekend work required.
Excellent attendance and timeliness.
Valid driver's license and reliable transportation required.
Nebraska Community Foundation (NCF) is a statewide organization using charitable giving to build stronger communities and a Greater Nebraska. NCF works with volunteer leaders serving more than 270 hometowns by providing training, resources, gift planning assistance and financial management for more than 250 affiliated funds throughout the state. Learn more about NCF’s work to unleash abundant local assets, inspire charitable giving, and connect ambitious people at NebraskaHometown.org.