Legal Compliance Manager

IRC - The International Rescue Committee

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Job Description

IRC’s Office of General Counsel, reporting to the President and CEO, provides legal advice and guidance to IRC management and the Board of Directors on a wide range of matters affecting the IRC and its affiliated entities, including contracts, employment issues, governance, requests for information, policy formulation and compliance, and compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The OGC is also responsible for overseeing domestic and international litigation and outside counsel. In addition, the OGC oversees compliance with non-discrimination laws and policies and conducts investigations of complaints by staff and third parties alleging discrimination, harassment, fraud and impropriety.

Job Overview/Summary:

Under the Supervision of the Legal Compliance Officer, the Legal Compliance Manager will be responsible for assisting the Office of General Counsel in ensuring the integrity and efficiency of the organization’s operations, and compliance with federal, state and local laws. Based at IRC Headquarters in New York, the Legal Compliance Manager will liaise with colleagues at Headquarters, in IRC’s international field offices and in our U.S. resettlement offices. This position is limiyrf-term and the duration of the assignment will be six months.

Major Responsibilities:

- Assist in ensuring IRC complies with and meets its due diligence requirements arising from the USA Patriot Act and Executive Order 13224 and other federal laws when engaging in third party transactions and ATC policy and database. - Primary day to day responsibility of monitoring and running ATC checks and interfacing with LexisNexis Bridger system. - Assist in managing and monitoring IRC’s annual state registrations as a foreign corporation and as a charitable organization soliciting funds, and manage and assist with other city, state, federal and international regulatory compliance efforts. - Assist to monitor, manage and draft memoranda on legal compliance, including without limitation, with USG, Bureau of Industry, Security and Office of Foreign Assets Control and other applicable regulations and requirements. - Support with city, state, federal and international regulatory compliance efforts.

· Monitor and support policies, templates, procedures and legal compliance review.

- Draft and review legal documents, including, but not limited to, powers of attorney, secretary certificates, legalization certificates, memoranda of understanding and collaboration and other agreements. - Assist to maintain and support the data bases of (1) all international filings, including country registrations and powers of attorneys; (2) U.S. based filings (state tax exemption, state registration, registered agents, etc.); and (3) corporate and other records, including external counsel lists and delegations of authority. - Support in responses to charitable accountability agencies. - Assist Legal Compliance Officer and Associate General Counsels with inter-organizational legal issues, including state and country registrations, regulatory and government donor compliance, contracting, programmatic and establishment of legal policies. - Assist in maintaining and updating as necessary the OGC’s intranet (RescueNet) site. - Other projects and duties as assigned by General Counsel or Deputy/Associate General Counsels.


Key Working Relationships:

Position Reports to: Legal Compliance Officer and Deputy General Counsel

Job Requirements:

· Bachelor’s degree or equivalent; related graduate degree a plus.

· 2-3 years’ experience as a compliance officer or paralegal or other equivalent work experience.

· Demonstrated expertise with legal research and excellent writing skills.

· Excellent communication and interpersonal skills: must be team player; the proven ability to communicate and liaise effectively with colleagues and third parties in an international, multi-cultural environment.

· Superior organizational skills: should be able to plan for and manage multiple projects and multi-faceted workload and meet strict deadlines in a fast-paced, detail oriented environment.

· Notary public or willingness to become notary public.

· Knowledge of LexisNexis Bridger and other legal research databases, MS Word and Excel.

· French, Arabic or Spanish language capability a plus.

Working Environment: Standard office work environment.


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