Join a prominent non-profit organization located on 60-acres of the most beautiful grounds in Washington, DC. The Protestant Episcopal Cathedral Foundation (PECF/Foundation) offers a diverse and collaborative work environment and we are currently seeking to fill a newly created position of In-House Counsel to join the Human Resources Department. The Human Resources team supports the employees of all PECF Institutions: Washington National Cathedral, National Cathedral School, St Albans School and Beauvoir School.
We’re looking for an exceptional attorney with expertise in areas of employment law who will work closely with outside legal counsel to ensure compliance with not-for-profit education and religious organization requirements and regulations. Main responsibilities of this role: Evaluates, strengthens, monitors compliance and directs activities affecting employment operations and student safety policies for all PECF Institutions. Responsible for developing and executing employment policies, procedures and strategy in support of the overall business plan and strategic direction of the PECF, including compensation equity, placement, talent management and development, benefits, employee relations, equal opportunity programs, diversity and inclusion and succession planning. Ensures coordination and consistency of policies and procedures across all PECF Institutions. Partners with Foundation and Institution senior leadership in the planning and development of employment and student safety initiatives.
Ideal candidates will possess a Bachelor’s Degree and Juris Doctorate from an ABA accredited law school. Must be admitted to practice law in the District of Columbia and must maintain a valid attorney’s license in Washington, D.C. Human Resources experience preferred.
Minimum of six to eight years’ broad and relevant experience in a law firm or directly working on legal matters in-house as an attorney is required, preferably in or for an Institution of secondary or higher education or other relevant non-profit organization. Minimum of five years’ supervisory experience leading and developing teams.
Experience with student safety best practices, employment contracts, education, tax, and regulatory compliance issues is required.
High level of professional ethics and integrity, sound judgement and ability to analyze situations and information as well as excellent communication skills required.
Excellent interpersonal skills required as well as a customer-service orientation; ability to function effectively as a team member or leader as evolving circumstances dictate. Ability to build trust, consensus and effective partnerships with all PECF Institutions. Recognizes and respects diverse viewpoints.
The Protestant Episcopal Cathedral Foundation seeks interest from those who will contribute to an atmosphere in which diversity is valued and supported. To apply, send a letter of interest and résumé to: firstname.lastname@example.org; or mail to: Protestant Episcopal Cathedral Foundation, PECF Human Resources Dept., 3101 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016-5098. EOE