Position Opening: Associate General Counsel - Scholarship America

Position Opening: Associate General Counsel Now Hiring: Associate General Counsel


About the Position

  • Full-time
  • Saint Peter, MN or Minneapolis, MN – Due to COVID-19 pandemic, position is currently working remotely with virtual training and onboarding
  • Submit resume and application online

The Associate General Counsel serves as the primary internal legal resource to partner and advise the organization on a broad range of legal and commercial matters with a focus on contracting, compliance and risk mitigation.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Review, draft and negotiate a broad range of commercial contracts with a primary focus on master service agreements, statements of work, data privacy agreements, NDA’s and vendor contracts.
  • Serve as primary liaison with outside counsel, as needed, to facilitate risk mitigation, compliance and prudent business practices in support of the organization’s mission.
  • Provide leadership, legal guidance for organization efforts on enterprise risk management.
  • Provide legal advice in support of new business development initiatives.  Perform legal research and analysis on various issues impacting the organization and key strategic initiatives.
  • Drive process improvements in contracting and management of third-party vendors with a focus on risk mitigation, adherence to flow down of contract requirements, etc.
  • Lead efforts to identify, select and implement a contract management software system that will enhance the organization’s ability to draft, execute, administer, update and comply with client and vendor contracts.
  • Serve as primary liaison with outside service provider in management of all corporate compliance, annual reporting, and state registrations for solicitation of donations, etc.
  • Manage annual federal, state reporting requirements (census related, business licensing, etc.)
  • Performs other duties and miscellaneous tasks as required/requested by management

 Minimum Requirements:

  • J.D. required from an accredited U.S. law school
  • Member of the State Bar of Minnesota in good standing
  • 3+ years of transactional legal experience – contract review, drafting and negotiation
  • Experience with developing templates and implementing processes within the contracts lifecycle; familiarity with contract management tools/systems

 In addition: 

  • Ability to think creatively, devise solutions to challenging problems and effectively drive issues to closure
  • Demonstrated ability to work efficiently, effectively and cooperatively with other people; positive attitude
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, interpersonal and collaborative skills and the ability to effectively communicate risk-related concepts and legal guidance on complex issues
  • Ability to proactively identify and escalate potential legal and business risks to colleagues in the organization and to craft effective solutions that advance the mission
  • Highly organized, strong attention to detail in order to produce the highest quality work, including follow up and follow through
  • Ability to multi-task by prioritizing multiple projects simultaneously

Preferred Requirements:

  • Knowledge of data privacy, GDPR regulations
  • Experience with vendor management processes, technology


  • Core office hours Monday-Friday from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
  • 15 Paid Holidays Annually plus Vacation, Sick & Personal Time
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • 403(b) participation with company match
  • Life Insurance, Short-Term & Long-Term Disability programs
  • Dependent & Employee Education Reimbursement programs

EOE. Veterans/Disabled

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