The Corporate Counsel is responsible for providing legal review, consultation and advisory work involving all areas of the Museum. This includes preparing, negotiating and interpreting vendor and other contracts; assisting in dispute resolution; managing property leases and other real estate; advising on organizational documents and corporate governance; assisting with business development, corporate communications, and policy development; enhancing government, non-profit, and private sector relations; and ensuring transactions are legally sound and consistent with the Museum’s mission, authority, policies and procedures.
- Provide legal advice, support and representation on legal issues relating but not limited to general business, corporate, non-profit, liability, Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (“NAGPRA”), employment, real estate and other Museum related matters.
- Work with our third-party HR vendor to respond to and address human resource issues, including counseling business and unit managers on employee disputes, benefits, and potential disciplinary actions.
- Prepare, review, revise, and/or negotiate all contracts.
- Manage with the Chief Financial Officer, all matters related to the Museum’s ownership of real property or interest in real property, including but not limited to:
- Negotiation, preparation and review of legal documents necessary to acquire, protect, manage, transfer or lease real property;
- Direct real property transactions to ensure appropriate authorization, consistency with Museum policy, timeliness and accuracy.
- Maintain the legal files including contracts, and the books and records of the Museum.
- Assist in drafting and/or revising meeting minutes, memoranda and resolutions for the Board and its Committees as requested.
- Provide counsel on, and assist in drafting and/or revising, the policies of the organization as determined by the Board of Directors and Senior Management.
- Negotiate complex, high profile or sensitive agreements.
- Retain outside counsel and supervise and coordinate litigation affecting the Museum as necessary.
- Coordinate with third-party lobbyist vendor all requisite government lobbying registration and reporting requirements.
- Represent the Museum before a variety of tribunals on diverse matters of law.
- Oversee any HR and legal department employees.
- Act as staff liaison to Board Committees as requested.
QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS
- Juris Doctor or equivalent degree from an accredited law school.
- Must be a member in good standing of the Hawaii State Bar Association.
- At least 5 years of legal experience in the areas of transactional, business or corporate law.
- Proven ability to work with a wide range of people including both attorneys and non-attorneys in the public and private sector.
- Possess a business-oriented approach to problem-solving, tempered by an appreciation for legal complexity and risk.
- Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and work effectively in high pressure situations, while maintaining composure.
Technical and Other:
- Demonstrated proficiency with personal computers in a networked environment and Microsoft applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) or similar software.
- This position requires the exercise of legal expertise and judgment.
- Commitment to the goals of the Museum and demonstrated understanding of operations of a museum.
- Professional, business-like appearance
- Able to work flexible hours including holidays, weekends and evenings as needed or assigned.
Salary: $80,000 – $85,000/year
Hours: Full-time Deadline to Apply: Application will remain open until position is filled.
For More Information: http://www.bishopmuseum.org/careers/