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Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights
Heartland Housing, Inc. Heartland Health Outreach, Inc. Heartland Human Care Services, Inc.
Organization: Heartland Alliance is one of the world’s leading anti-poverty organizations, working in vulnerable communities in the U.S. and 12 countries abroad. Heartland serves those who are homeless, living in poverty or seeking safety by partnering with communities to break cycles of inequality. The organization is comprised of five nonprofit corporations, which provide a comprehensive array of services in the areas of health, housing, jobs and justice and leads state and national policy efforts that target lasting change for individuals and society.
Summary: The General Counsel is responsible for leading strategic and tactical legal matters for the organization, and overseeing the Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) department. The general counsel advises senior-level executives, officers, directors, and employees on company strategies and their implementation; manages Heartland Alliance’s legal function; and obtains and oversees the work of outside counsel. The general counsel is directly involved in complex business transactions and in negotiating critical contracts. Individual accountabilities and work volume will be established through the development of annual Success Objectives, within the framework outlined below.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Supervisory Responsibility: This position oversees the Enterprise Risk Management & Compliance Department and serves as a coach and mentor for others in the organization.
Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential duties satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Heartland Alliance makes all hiring and employment decisions, and operates all programs, services, and functions without regard to race, receipt of an order of protection, creed, color, age, gender, gender identity, marital or parental status, religion, ancestry, national origin, amnesty, physical or mental disability, protected veterans status, genetic information, sexual orientation, immigrant status, political affiliation or belief, use of FMLA, VESSA, military, and family military rights, ex-offender status (depending on the offense and position to be filled), unfavorable military discharge, membership in an organization whose primary purpose is the protection of civil rights or improvement of living conditions and human relations, height, weight, or HIV infection, in accord with the organization's AIDS Policy Statement of September 1987.
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