Legal Advisor (Currently Recruiting)
GENERAL DESCRIPTION: To provide guidance and advice to the WTG Board of Directors regarding any legal matters that may arise. Duties may include reviewing the wording in contracts and memoranda of agreement; offering recommendations to limit Board risk and liability.
BENEFITS: Give back to the community by making an impactful contribution to support the aims and objectives of Women That Give. Strengthen personal and professional development. Collaborate and network with an amazing group of volunteers and board members. Support and help rebuild lives of women in distress.
TIME AND PLACE OF WORK : The WTG Legal Advisor will agree to be contacted by the Board of Directors on an ongoing basis, as need for legal guidance arises.
COMMITMENT: To fulfil this WTG volunteer role, you will be expected to provide support to the WTG Board of Directors on an ad hoc basis for a minimum of one year. An estimated time of 4-5 hours per quarter would be expected.
QUALIFICATIONS: A law degree and admission to the bar is preferred; however, advanced-level law students will also be considered. Experience in the international arena and/or working with non-profit, non-governmental organizations would be considered an asset.
Specific Job Description: Act as the advocate for the corporation. Act as an advisor to the President and other Board members in all legal matters including, but not limited to, contracts. Review and propose updates to the WTG corporate documents as needed. Handle specific legal issues for the Board such as contracts, collections and discipline when required as well as oversee third-party consultants including, but not limited to, outside attorneys, accountants, and others retained by WTG from time to time. Work with Executive Board on special projects such as policies and procedures, fundraising, taxes, etc.
HOW TO APPLY Please email your expression of interest in this volunteer position, and confirmation that you agree to the duration/time commitment and all other parameters outlined above, to: firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you