Team: Legal

Position Details

  • Priority Deadline: August 31, 2023
  • Reports To: Vice President and General Counsel
  • Status: Full time position
  • Location: Hybrid - Remote
  • Compensation: $116,000 - $121,000

Position Summary

NEO Philanthropy is currently seeking an experienced attorney to join our team in the role of Counsel. The work involves providing advice and counsel to management and staff on a wide range of legal matters of importance to NEO. Candidates with contracts drafting, negotiation and management experience and secondarily, data privacy knowledge, are highly preferred. This position reports to the Vice President, General Counsel and will be responsible for taking on appropriate duties from time to time that are in the best interest of the Legal Department and NEO (as assigned).

Key Job Functions

  • Research, write, and counsel management and staff on matters relating to applicable law and regulations, grant and contract terms and compliance, policies related to data security and privacy, equal employment opportunity, nonprofit tax issues, intellectual property, financial accountability, pensions, and corporate structures.
  • Provide legal services through consultation with management and staff, and network to provide information and guidance upon request; and through reviews of memoranda, correspondence, and policy statements.
  • Assist in the development of training and informational programs and conducts such programs to ensure others’ familiarity with Federal, state and local laws affecting NEO activities.
  • Review and draft contracts ensuring the Corporation’s interests are served.
  • Assist General Counsel with a wide range of compliance matters including awareness of relevant laws (including state and local regulatory matters), policy formulation, and investigations.
  • Serve as liaison between executive management, internal clients, outside counsel and expert consultants.
  • Assist with formulation of materials for board of directors’ meetings.
  • Such other duties as may, from time to time, be assigned by the General Counsel and other Legal team members.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Law degree from accredited school of law and membership in good standing in the Bar of the relevant jurisdiction.
  • Contract drafting, negotiation and management experience, as well as data privacy knowledge are highly preferred.
  • Four (4) or more years of experience in areas of law and regulation relevant to the NEO’s legal status, work, and operations (e.g., IRS nonprofit tax compliance, labor and employment).
  • MS Office products proficiency required. Computer skills with Westlaw/Lexis systems.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills a must.
  • Three (3) or more years’ experience in methods of, and demonstrated proficiency in, legal research including computer-assisted research and writing.
  • Ability to analyze, appraise, and organize facts and applicable laws, court and administrative decisions, and regulations, and to present such information clearly and concisely, orally and in writing, to legal and lay persons and groups.
  • Ability to prepare, review and comment on the propriety and implications of a variety of legal documents and instruments.
  • Knowledge of the philanthropic ecosystem and funder relationships, a plus.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills; ability to communicate with different audiences and tailor delivery/ messaging accordingly.
  • Currently licensed to practice law in the United States.
  • Ability to think innovatively and strategically, resolve matters effectively and efficiently, and build collaborative relationships cross-functionally throughout the corporation.
  • Pragmatic, solutions-oriented business partner.
  • Proven leadership capabilities.
  • High degree of professional ethics and integrity.
  • Sound judgment and ability to analyze complex situations.
  • Team player


Compensation for this role will vary depending on the experience of the candidate. The salary range for this position is $116,000 to $121,000. NEO provides generous benefits, which includes medical, dental, vision, life, long term disability, and pet insurance. We also administer FSA, commuter benefit, and 401k retirement plans and have generous paid time off and an Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

Vaccine Requirement

NEO follows CDC guidance regarding staying up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters. Accordingly, and in order to ensure that the wellness and safety of our staff to the greatest extend possible, NEO requires the COVID-19 vaccination and boosters for all staff. Requests for medical and/or religious exemptions from the vaccination requirement will be considered on an individual basis.

Application Instructions


Please include a resume and cover letter for consideration. Applications submitted by August 31, 2023 will be considered. Only those whose applications are being considered will be contacted. No phone calls please.

NEO Philanthropy is committed to attracting, developing and retaining exceptional people, and to creating a work environment that is dynamic, rewarding and enables each of us to realize our potential. NEO Philanthropy’s work environment is safe and open to all employees and partners, respecting the full spectrum of race, color, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and all other classifications protected by law in the locality and/or state in which you are working.


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