General Counsel

  • Major, Lindsey & Africa
  • Washington D.C., DC, USA
  • Mar 30, 2022
Full time Education

Job Description

Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School (Carlos Rosario) has engaged Major, Lindsey & Africa on an exclusive basis to conduct a search for General Counsel to be located in Washington, D.C. Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School is an equal opportunity employer. Please do not contact Carlos Rosario directly.

Company Overview: The Carlos Rosario School is an adult charter school that delivers high-quality education, career training, and supportive services that enable adult immigrants to realize their dreams while strengthening the community and economy. The team at the Carlos Rosario School is part of a unique, performance-driven organization where students are the center of work and a commitment to excellence permeates.

The Carlos Rosario School has more than 50 years of experience in providing quality education to the diverse immigrant population of the District of Columbia through English as a second language, workforce development, and support services.  More than 80,000 men and women have graduated from the Carlos Rosario School over the years and today are our region’s teachers, health professionals, leaders, and small business owners. Carlos Rosario School’s award winning three-pronged model includes foundational courses in English language, GED, digital technology and online communication tools, and citizenship for the naturalization test. The Carlos Rosario School also offers career certification training in high-growth and high-demand fields including nursing, technology, culinary arts, bilingual education, and construction pre-apprenticeship, as well as comprehensive supportive services provided in an environment of love and respect.

Position Overview: The General Counsel is a member of the senior management team and will serve as the Organization’s chief legal advisor and oversee all functions relating to legal affairs, compliance, risk management, and governance. The successful candidate will be a deeply experienced in-house counsel or general counsel, thoughtful and independent, an exceptional people leader who has a track record of extraordinary success in excellent organizations, and an individual with a strong passion for serving the immigrant community.

Experience: At least 8 years of progressively responsible experience as a practicing attorney in a law firm, non-profit, or education organization. A broad based, generalist background and experience in the following areas: significant experience with a wide range of issues, laws, and regulations affecting 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations, non-profit governance, regulatory compliance, public education policy issues; employment law; contracts; human resources; internal investigations, ethics, risk management, pre-litigation and litigation management; and insurance matters. Experience advising the Board is required. Evidence of practicality in policy-making and application, with the ability to translate legal or regulatory requirements into clear policies and clear guidance in plain language that can be successfully enacted. Mission driven attitude, professional presence and the ability to interact effectively with a wide range of stakeholders.  

Compensation: Competitive and commensurate with experience.

Location: Washington, D.C.

Relos: Local candidates preferred. 

Bar: Must be licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia or eligible for admission upon hire.