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Twin Cities PBS
St. Paul, MN, United States
4 days ago
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Twin Cities PBS
St. Paul, Minnesota, United States
4 days ago

Description

Twin Cities PBS is a hiring a General Counsel to manage all legal, compliance, governance and government relations functions. We are looking for someone who can bring a proactive, curious, and collaborative approach to the unique legal needs of an innovative public media organization. This position will report to the CEO and will be a key member of the leadership team, providing strategic guidance to the CEO and Board of Trustees.

* THIS POSITION IS SET UP TO BE A HYBRID ROLE WORKING REMOTELY AS WELL AS AT THE ST. PAUL, MN TPT STUDIO

* THE ANNUAL SALARY RANGE FOR THIS ROLE IS $150,000-$175,000 DEPENDING ON QUALIFICATIONS

POSITION SUMMARY

The General Counsel will manage all legal, compliance, governance and government relations functions for TPT. This position will report to the CEO and will be a key member of the leadership team, providing strategic guidance to the CEO and Board of Trustees.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Oversee all legal, regulatory and compliance matters, litigation management and advice to business units on a wide range of subject matter areas related to corporate, board governance, transactional, intellectual property, human resources, and technology, among others.
  • Perform due diligence associated with TPT’s strategic and tactical activities.
  • Identify opportunities and implement internal policies and procedures to increase organizational efficiencies.
  • Lead in the definition, development, drafting and approval of organization policies, procedures, and programs, in close coordination with the Human Resources, Finance and IT departments.
  • Oversee all aspects of contracts and transaction, privacy matters, intellectual property, real estate, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and other strategic partnerships and investments.
  • Manage outside counsel resources effectively and efficiently
  • Respond to third party legal and regulatory processes, including subpoenas, summons and preservation of documents.
  • Participate in the development of short and long-range goals and objectives to ensure achievement of our mission and vision and long-term strategic objectives while always doing so within our values and aligned to our inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility (IDEA) goals.
  • Provide training to organization employees on substantive legal topics.
  • Identify potential areas of legal vulnerability and risk; develop action plans for resolution of issues and provide guidance on how to avoid or deal with similar situations in the future.
  • Lead special projects and high-priority initiatives covering a broad spectrum of authority, with visibility to members of state government.
  • Monitor legal developments, legislation and pending legislation promulgated by the State and Federal government, to assess and advise implementation of and compliance with new laws, regulations. Lead government relations efforts to advance TPT’s priorities.
  • Lead and grow the compliance function through hands-on program development, day-to-day management, and staff development.
  • Oversee the legal aspects of a corporate structure, board resolutions, legal filings, developing, updating, and maintaining systems for meeting corporate documentation and corporate compliance requirements.
  • Inspires and motivates exceptional performance, communicates expectations, ensures team member has all needed tools, evaluates team member’s effectiveness, supports professional development and performance management. Hires, trains and evaluates new employees.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Requirements

 Required Experience

  • JD from an ABA accredited law school
  • Admitted into the MN bar and in good standing
  • 10 years of relevant, complex legal and business experience required, which could include both law firm and in-house experience

 Preferred Experience:

  • 12+ years of relevant, complex legal experience
  • Experience working in the media sector, ideally in the public media sector, with knowledge of regulatory requirements
  • Experience working in the nonprofit sector
  • Experience as a manager and mentor
  • Experience working with the state, federal, legislative leaders, policymakers, regulators and coalitions

Knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Demonstrated ability to provide counsel and guidance on matters ranging from complex legal questions to inquiries about routine day-to-day legal matters.
  • An ability to communicate clearly and effectively across cross-functional teams, build consensus among partners, and maintain strong relationships at all levels across the organization.
  • Creative thinking beyond the ‘legal’ box to generate possible solutions and options for the organization, with a client-service focus.
  • Strong organizational skills, demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, work independently, and the ability to meet deadlines for time sensitive assignments.
  • Fluent user of Microsoft Office (e.g. PowerPoint, Word, Excel) and Teams.
  • Familiarity with content management systems (CMS)
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion principles.
  • Access to reliable transportation and ability to travel within the metro area.

Twin Cities Public Television is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Information

  • Job ID: 59972140
  • Location:
    St. Paul, Minnesota, United States
  • Position Title: General Counsel
  • Company Name: Twin Cities PBS
  • Industry: Public Television
  • Job Function: Other
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: Ph.D.
  • Min Experience: Over 10 Years
  • Required Travel: 0-10%
  • Salary: $150,000.00 - $175,000.00 (Yearly Salary)

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