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Posting Date     8/2/16             
Department      Legal
Title                    Counsel  

Position Summary

This position is responsible for completing assigned special projects, reviewing funds, conducting historical research, researching law, investigating facts, provide assistance with governance, and coordinating assigned legal and regulatory issues to assist and support the Senior Vice President/General Counsel and staff in legal matters of the Presbyterian Foundation and New Covenant Trust Company. 

Scope & Breadth of Position

This position reports directly to the Senior Vice President/General Counsel.  This position has no reporting staff. 

  1. Serve as coordinator in completing assigned special projects having significant impact on legal and regulatory matters to reduce and eliminate potential corporate liabilities and legal risks.
  2. Interact with other department representatives, outside legal counsel, PCUSA, A Corporation and donors to review and research funds to ensure compliance with donor intent. This includes “cleaning” funds and participation in fund verification efforts.
  3. Actively employ writing, legal research, litigation management and corporate record keeping skills to compile and prepare documents and memorandums of understanding to authenticate and maintain legal files and documentation for future reference by corporate and legal staff members.
  4. Ensuring timely identification of and filing of regulatory reports.
  5. Interact with donors and all levels of staff as needed to research and resolve inquiries and issues having potential legal implications to insure resolution in the most expeditious manner.
  6. Maintain, organize and update historical documents and records. This includes creating historical timelines and summaries used to assist others with their job responsibilities.
  7. Keep the Senior Vice President/General Counsel informed of activities plus any issues that cannot be resolved at this position’s level.
  8. Keep abreast of changing laws, regulations, and compliance procedures to aid in future decision making and conformity with legal policies affecting gift/trust administration.  
  9. Assist with contract review and negotiations.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Assist in the review, discussion, modification, or preparation of legal documents such as briefs, pleadings, appeals, wills, contracts, initial and amended articles of incorporation, stock certificates and other securities, buy-sell agreements, closing papers and binders, deeds, and trust instruments for review, approval, and use by staff.
  2. Assist the Senior Vice President/General Counsel and legal staff in preparing written legal documents, scheduling, keeping track of deadlines, complaints and other litigation matters, organizing and maintaining a file, and preparing privilege logs.
  3. Provide support to the legal staff researching and analyzing law sources such as statutes, recorded judicial decisions, legal articles, treaties, constitutions, and legal codes. 
  4. Responsible for timely delivery of documentation to appropriate parties, generating cover letters and adhering to document notice provision requirements.
  5. Schedules and supervises document productions, either in response to a subpoena or a lawsuit.
  6. Research historical data and complex legal issues for staff and possibly outside counsel.
  7. Perform other support functions for department professionals such as proofreading, preparing indices of documents, and organizing and maintaining data files.
  8. Assist and support due diligence, research and transaction projects, as needed.
This position interacts with donors, attorneys, all of the internal and field staff directly and indirectly in supporting the legal staff in providing disposition legal and regulatory issues.
Educational Requirements
  • JD degree from an accredited law school
Experience and Job Related Requirements
  • Indiana License preferred or obtained within 1 year of hire
  • Detailed knowledge of legal concepts, procedures, charitable gift vehicles and trust law
  • Requires legal research and writing skills
  • Litigation and corporate record-keeping skills
  • Computer literate in legal software, word processing, and spreadsheets
Physical Requirements
  • Ability to communicate orally with management, co-workers, constituents, and public both individually and in a group/team environment
  • Regular use of the telephone and e-mail for communication is essential
  • Sitting for extended periods is common
  • Hearing and vision within normal ranges are essential for typical conversations to receive ordinary information and to prepare or inspect documents
  • No heavy lifting is expected.  Exertion of up to 25 lbs. of force occasionally may be required. 
  • Good manual dexterity for the use of common office equipment such as computer terminals, calculator, telephone, and copiers.
Work Environment
  • The job is performed indoors in a traditional office setting. 
  • Activities include extended periods of sitting and extensive work at a computer monitor and/or calculator. 
Forward résumé and cover letter to
Attn: HR Posting #16-08-01
“The Presbyterian Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer”
200 E 12th Street / Jeffersonville, IN  47130 / 812-288-8841


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