Jun 17, 2022

Corporate Counsel

  • The Trevor Project
  • Remote
Full-Time Legal

Job Description

Role: Corporate Counsel 

Reports to: General Counsel

Location: Remote

Hours: Full-time

About Trevor

The Trevor Project is the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ young people. We are a non-profit that provides 24/7 life-saving support via phone, text, and chat. We also operate the world’s largest safe space social networking site for LGBTQ youth and run innovative research, education, and advocacy programs. We’ve been saving lives every day for over 20 years.

Overview of the role

The Corporate Counsel of The Trevor Project will work directly with the General Counsel on various high-level projects, and also take a lead role on many day-to-day matters, focusing on contracts, all in support of The Trevor Project’s mission of saving young LGBTQ lives. The Corporate Counsel will be positioned to take on significant responsibilities and have an impact on legal processes and policies across a high-growth tech-focused nonprofit organization. 

Who you are

  • Experienced. You are a member of at least one state bar in good standing, and authorized to practice in your applicable location. You have at least 6-10 years of experience as a practicing attorney, ideally with experience in-house. Significant experience in contract drafting and negotiation is required, and you also have experience and an interest in one or more legal areas of focus at Trevor, including data privacy, technology, charitable sales and cause marketing, Crisis Services, government contracting, lobbying compliance, and general nonprofit compliance and risk management. 
  • Fast and analytical. You quickly understand a situation and identify the key pieces necessary to move forward.
  • Sensible. You exercise excellent judgment, effectively work independently while escalating issues as needed to your supervisor, navigate sensitive matters with appropriate discretion, and have an eye for business considerations as well as legal ones.
  • Diligent and Organized. You demonstrate thoroughness and attention to detail in your work. You love organization, documented processes, and project management. You are flexible and can work with shifting objectives and use a variety of approaches.
  • Resourceful. Even when you don’t have the answer to a particular question or experience in a particular area, you propose potential solutions for working through the challenge.
  • Goal-oriented. You approach problems to be solved from a “what would it take to get this done” mentality, while identifying obstacles and risk in line with the organization’s approach.
  • Innovative. You are a self-starter and proactively identify ways to make the Legal team’s processes and work product better.
  • Collaborative. You can communicate clearly with non-lawyers on legal topics, and work cooperatively with others who may have competing priorities.
  • Passionate. You care about LGBTQ youth. You care about saving lives. You want to come to work and feel inspired every day. You want to change the world.
  • Fun. The work we do is very serious, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have fun. We know how to have a good time and you should too.

What you’ll do 

  • Serve as a thought partner to the General Counsel on certain high-level matters, such as material legal considerations relating to compliance, risk management, and contracts 
  • Lead contracts, including policies, processes, and training, as well as reviewing, drafting, and negotiating contracts, including:
  • development agreements, such as corporate partnership agreements, sponsorship agreements, charitable sales agreements, grant agreements, government contracts, and event agreements
  • technology-related agreements, such as software licenses
  • various other types of agreements, such as services agreements and contracts relating to marketing
  • Lead one or more other areas, including data privacy, technology, charitable sales and cause marketing, Crisis Services, and general nonprofit compliance and risk management
  • Work directly with department heads and other staff on legal requests and assignments 
  • Handle certain matters internally, and others in coordination with The Trevor Project’s best-in-class law firm partners
  • Help to build and maintain relationships with Trevor’s law firm partners
  • Other tasks, duties, or special projects as assigned

Benefits

  • Generous vacation and holidays (like a full day off to celebrate Harvey Milk Day!), including three half-day Fridays during the summer
  • Comprehensive health insurance, including coverage for various gender affirmation surgeries (and we pay 100% of your premiums for medical, dental, and life)

  • Flexibility to work from anywhere in the U.S, subject to being authorized to practice in your applicable location (we provide the technology, a monthly internet reimbursement and a reimbursement to outfit your work-from-home space!)
  • Fun virtual office environment and passionate team 
  • Online Subscription to Headspace, a digital meditation platform
  • Meaningful work at an organization that is saving the lives of LGBTQ young people across America every day
  • The Trevor Project is an equal opportunity employer



Your application

We’re excited to hear from you! To be considered, please apply here. Applications without cover letters will not be considered. Use this as an opportunity to convey why you want to be the Corporate Counsel at The Trevor Project!

Hiring Organization

The Trevor Project

Qualifications

  • Experienced. You are a member of at least one state bar in good standing, and authorized to practice in your applicable location. You have at least 6-10 years of experience as a practicing attorney, ideally with experience in-house. Significant experience in contract drafting and negotiation is required, and you also have experience and an interest in one or more legal areas of focus at Trevor, including data privacy, technology, charitable sales and cause marketing, Crisis Services, government contracting, lobbying compliance, and general nonprofit compliance and risk management. 
  • Fast and analytical. You quickly understand a situation and identify the key pieces necessary to move forward.
  • Sensible. You exercise excellent judgment, effectively work independently while escalating issues as needed to your supervisor, navigate sensitive matters with appropriate discretion, and have an eye for business considerations as well as legal ones.
  • Diligent and Organized. You demonstrate thoroughness and attention to detail in your work. You love organization, documented processes, and project management. You are flexible and can work with shifting objectives and use a variety of approaches.
  • Resourceful. Even when you don’t have the answer to a particular question or experience in a particular area, you propose potential solutions for working through the challenge.
  • Goal-oriented. You approach problems to be solved from a “what would it take to get this done” mentality, while identifying obstacles and risk in line with the organization’s approach.
  • Innovative. You are a self-starter and proactively identify ways to make the Legal team’s processes and work product better.
  • Collaborative. You can communicate clearly with non-lawyers on legal topics, and work cooperatively with others who may have competing priorities.
  • Passionate. You care about LGBTQ youth. You care about saving lives. You want to come to work and feel inspired every day. You want to change the world.
  • Fun. The work we do is very serious, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have fun. We know how to have a good time and you should too.

Industry/Service Area

Crime/Legal

Level

Mid-Senior level

Application Instructions

We’re excited to hear from you! To be considered, please apply here. Applications without cover letters will not be considered. Use this as an opportunity to convey why you want to be the Corporate Counsel at The Trevor Project!


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