Reports to: General Counsel and Senior Vice President
Staff reporting to this position: None
Position classification: Exempt, full time; Nonunion - Level 1
Minimum compensation: $49,000
Work site: Hybrid (on-site two days per week, Washington, D.C., office)
American Progress has an opening for a Legal Assistant to join its Legal Team. The Legal Team manages legal matters for the Center for American Progress, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit research and educational think tank, as well as its affiliated 501(c)(4) organization, the Center for American Progress Action Fund, which are together known as American Progress. This role will be driven by American Progress’ mission to improve the lives of all Americans, through bold, progressive ideas, as well as strong leadership and concerted action, with the aim of not only changing the conversation, but changing the country.
The Center for American Progress is a progressive think tank that works on issues across the policy spectrum, placing particular emphasis on developing a long-term vision of a progressive America and finding innovative ways to communicate policy analyses, recommendations, and values. The Center for American Progress Action Fund is an independent, nonpartisan policy institute that advocates for bold, progressive ideas through public education as well as some lobbying and political activities. Both organizations engage in expansive programmatic activities aligned with their mission and values, including policy research, publications and other web content, public events, and partnerships with other organizations.
The Legal Assistant will be part of a dynamic team that supports work across American Progress’ five crosscutting policy priorities:
The legal issues facing American Progress are diverse and intricate. The Legal Team works closely with senior management, staff, and contractors in a fast-paced environment to design and implement institutional compliance procedures. The Legal Team also responds to any other daily legal needs of the organizations. Legal areas of focus include nonprofit tax law, ethics and lobbying rules, election law, contracting, corporate governance, media law, and employment law.
This role presents a great opportunity for individuals contemplating law school to participate in running an active nonprofit organization’s legal infrastructure and learn what it is like to work as in-house counsel. As a member of the Legal Team, the Legal Assistant will have a number of regular responsibilities and work on a variety of discrete projects, gaining broad exposure to compliance structures for an array of legal areas.
Requirements and qualifications:
This position is not represented by a union and has a minimum salary of $49,000. American Progress offers full and competitive benefit packages. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.
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