This position provides supervision, direction and support to various Center administrative departments and divisions. These include, but are not limited to: contracts, property leases, and health information management. This position reports to the General Counsel/Center Administrator, who will define the scope of responsibility.
II) Essential Functions
A) Provides direct supervision to directors of the contracts, health information management and other administrative departments and functions at the direction of the General Counsel/Center Administrator
Attends regular meetings of administrative departments and Center leadership
Assists in the development of workforce, structure and function of assigned departments
Assists in the creation, review and maintenance of an annual budget for assigned departments and divisions
B) Provides legal counsel and oversight of Center residential and commercial leases.
C) Supports the work of the Center Administrator by:
Reviewing correspondence, documentation and reports generated by the Center, State Federal, and local agencies
Assisting in the identification, recruiting, hiring and coaching of administrative personnel.
Participating in the development of policies, strategic plans and initiatives for the Center.
Coordinating special projects identified by the General Counsel/Center Administrator.
Assisting the Center Public information, Privacy and Security officers responding to requests and assisting with investigations
Assisting with legal recommendations, research and analysis as assigned by General Counsel/Center Administrator
Representing General Counsel/Center Administration on boards, committees, task forces or work groups at the direction of the General Counsel/Center Administrator
Assist in communications with government officials, District Attorney's Office, judges, attorneys and other members of the legal field
D) Performance standards are performed as applicable with MHMR’s We CARE values “We Connect People in Our Community. We Provide Access to Services. We Link People to Resources. We Empower People.”
E) Perform other job duties or responsibilities as requested or assigned.
III) Knowledge of Laws, Policies/Procedures, Skills, Education and Abilities
A) Knowledge of legal contract principles and procedures as well as laws, rules and regulations governing governmental entities
B) Ability to work accurately in a fast-paced environment on a variety of tasks
C) Ability to stay motivated without constant direction, flexible attitude
D) Excellent time management and analytical skills
E) Superior written and verbal communication skills expected
F) Knowledgeable at researching information in Lexis, Westlaw, Law library and online,
G) Able to present research in a clear and articulate way verbally and in writing
H) Strong interpersonal skills to work well with management, staff and clients
I) Ability to make decisions that are ethically sound
J) Ability to create associations of trust and respect with key stakeholders
K) Ability to manage and find viable solutions to complex legal matters
L) Keep abreast of legislative changes
M) In-depth understanding of how legal issues affect community centers
N) Ability to develop sound legal strategy and objectives
O) Ability to interpret local, state and federal laws, policies and procedures
P) Ability to work cooperatively across a complex organization and numerous stakeholders
Q) Knowledge of pertinent federal, state and local laws, regulations and court decisions relating to community centers
R) Exhibits an exceptional degree of ingenuity, creativity and resourcefulness
S) Must be able to act independently but also under guidance of senior leadership as necessary
T) Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
U) Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite or similar software
V) Ability to negotiate and prepare agreements and contracts
W) Ability to apply independent judgment
X) Acts as a positive role model, fostering a climate of teamwork
Y) Familiarity with laws, rules and regulations that direct community centers in the state of Texas
Z) Knowledge of HIPAA related laws, Open Meetings Act, Public Information Act and regulations that apply to community centers
IV) Internal & External Customer Service
A) This position will handle agency business as required including dealing directly with vendors, service providers, staff, community partners, government officials, MHMR Board of Trustees and people MHMR serves and their legal representatives, if applicable. It is expected that this position will represent the agency internally and externally.
A) This position requires driving to and from locations for work and may require overnight traveling for conferences. Employees are required to have a driver’s license in good standing and be able to be covered by agency liability insurance. If personal vehicle is utilized for work travel, then maintaining personal auto insurance coverage is required.
Minimum Education Juris Doctor ABA-Approved Law School
Preferences 15+ years of experience
Years' Experience Ten years
Experience as practicing attorney, preferably with business and governmental laws and regulations
License to practice law in the State of Texas and in good standing with the State Bar of Texas
Certificates for Open Meeting Act and Public Information Act preferred, or obtained within 90 days of employment
Supervisory 7+ Years of Experience preferred
Testing Requirements Pre-employment tests including drug and TB Screening
Lifting Requirement 15 pounds
Our total rewards program offers benefits* to full time employees beginning 1st of the month following hire date including but not limited to:
• Comprehensive healthcare options (Medical, Dental, and Vision)
• Life insurance and additional supplemental accident and hospitalization plans
• 401a match and 457 deferred compensation plans
• Paid vacation and holidays; varied flexible work environment locations
• Annual tuition reimbursement program
• Student Loan Forgiveness
• Professional development programs and training
• And more…..
• Full time employees begin 1st of the month following hire date
• Market driven positions (full time or part time) begin immediately after hire date
• Select part time market driven positions are eligible for most insurance plans
• Substitute status jobs are not eligible for benefits
*MHMR of Tarrant County (“MHMR”) and its affiliates and subsidiaries have an internal recruiting department. MHMR may supplement that internal capability from time to time with assistance from temporary staffing agencies, placement services, and professional recruiters herein after referred to collectively as “Recruiters"). Recruiters are hereby specifically directed NOT to contact MHMR employees directly in an attempt to present candidates – MHMR recruiting team or other authorized MHMR personnel must present ALL candidates to hiring managers. For more information please visit our website www.mhmrtc.org
About My Health My Resources of Tarrant County
Welcome to My Health My Resources (MHMR): We Change Lives For nearly 50 years, MHMR has provided community-based services for youth and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), mental health conditions, and substance use disorders, as well as babies and young children with developmental delays. MHMR employees use a person-centered approach to fulfill the mission: WE CHANGE LIVES! Using innovative approaches, MHMR partners with community organizations to provide services and a hopeful future.