American Progress has an opening for a Legal Assistant to join the Legal department. The Legal department 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.
CAP is a progressive think tank working on issues across the policy spectrum, placing special emphasis on developing a long-term vision of a progressive America and finding innovative ways to communicate policy analyses, prescriptions, and vision. CAP Action is an advocacy voice that works on public education, lobbying, and limited political activities. Both organizations engage in expansive programmatic activities, which include policy research, publications and web content, public events, and partnerships with other organizations.
The legal issues facing these organizations are diverse and intricate. The Legal department works closely with management, staff, and contractors in a fast-paced environment to design and implement procedures to ensure legal compliance and train employees on these rules. It also responds to the daily legal needs of the organization. Legal areas of focus include nonprofit tax law, ethics and lobbying rules, election law, contracting, corporate governance, media law, and employment law.
This is 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, providing broad exposure to compliance structures for an array of different legal areas.
Requirements and qualifications:
This position is not represented by the union and has a starting salary of $40,000. American Progress offers full and competitive benefit packages. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.