Planned Parenthood of the Heartland (PPHeartland) is currently seeking an Associate General Counsel/Compliance Director. The position is responsible for identifying, mitigating and managing legal strategies to protect and advance the mission and business of PPHeartland. The Associate General Counsel/Compliance Director provides support and advice to ensure compliance with all applicable local, state and federal laws. Under the direction of the Deputy General Counsel/Chief Compliance Officer, they will collaborate with Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) legal and/or outside counsel and interpret statutes and administrative rules applicable to PPHeartland operations, with a special emphasis in public affairs and employment law. Provides support and advice to PPHeartland and its ancillary organizations. Serves on the PPHeartland Executive Leadership Team. The Associate General Counsel/Compliance Director also has a dotted reporting line to PPHeartland’s Board of Directors.
Essential duties include but are not limited to the following: • Provide advice on legal and regulatory matters relating to business activities and on compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Conduct or direct research and provide interpretation of laws relating to organizational activities and mission. • Draft and review contracts with a view to minimizing legal and financial exposure for the organization and while ensuring regulatory compliance. • Ensure the maintenance of a document storage, retrieval and management system. Support and advance the central system which includes contracts, leases, policies/procedures, and corporate documents. • Assist in the development and implementation of policies and procedures. • Provide employment law counsel. • Direct or oversee investigations surfaced within the organization. • Serve as a liaison between local staff members and Executive Leadership. • Work to ensure compliance with all laws and regulations relating to work of PPHeartland’s 501(c)(4) entities and support and oversee practices to ensure the 501(c)(4) activities' separation from the 501(c)(3) activities. • Implement legal and compliance workplans and manage administrative duties, as needed and requested. • Provide education and training to staff. • Operate at the highest ethical level, ensuring compliance with applicable laws, regulations and reporting requirements. • Ensure representation for PPHeartland, in the event the Deputy General Counsel/Compliance Director is unable to advise on a specific matter.
Law Degree and licensed to practice law in the state of Iowa required
Eligibility for registration as in-house counsel in Nebraska required
Minimum three years’ experience in the practice of law required (clerkship work considered)
Experience in employment law required
Experience with legislative work or within the context of 501C (4) rules and regulations required
State governmental and administrative agencies, nonprofit law and legislative practice and/or public policy preferred
Background check required for employment DIVERSE CANDIDATES ENCOURAGED TO APPLY
Planned Parenthood of the Heartland is a tobacco-free workplace and an Equal Opportunity employer and it is our policy that individuals will be treated equally in consideration for and during employment regardless of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, national origin, income or political affiliation except where a characteristic is a bona fide occupational qualification.
Interested and qualified candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to PPHeartland, Human Resources, PO Box 4557, Des Moines, IA 50305
About Planned Parenthood of the Heartland
Planned Parenthood of the Heartland has served individuals and families in Iowa and Nebraska since 1934. Today, the agency offers a full range of quality reproductive health care services through our 11 health centers, as well as sexual health education through three education and resource centers. Planned Parenthood of the Heartland is a leader in reproductive health care, education and advocacy and a trusted provider to over 71,000 patients.
Supported by volunteers, partially funded by generous donations and staffed by dedicated and professional employees, Planned Parenthood of the Heartland continues its tradition of providing accessible, affordable reproductive health care and education and advocacy for reproductive rights. No one is ever turned away for inability to pay.