Counsel
ACT, Inc

Iowa City, Iowa

Posted in Education and Training
16 days ago


Job Info


Overview

We are seeking an attorney with at least 3 years of experience to help us fulfill our mission of helping people achieve education and workplace success. This position allows for a combination of working remote and in the office. The ACT Headquarters office is located in Iowa City, Iowa.

ACT is seeking an attorney to serve as Counsel. The Counsel is a corporate generalist role, providing legal advice to team members at all levels of the organization regarding a wide range of legal matters. A primary responsibility of this position is to advise on laws and manage efficient risk reduction programs ("RRPs") related to insurance, conflicts of interests, truth-in-testing statutes, lobbying, gifts, franchising, political contributions, and marketing, and serve as an additional legal resource on a variety of other legal matters relevant to ACT's business. The Counsel position is a member of the Legal department and reports to the Lead Counsel and Corporate Secretary.

What you will be working on:

  • Advise on laws and manage risk reduction programs ("RRPs") related to insurance, conflicts of interests, truth-in-testing statutes, lobbying, gifts, franchising, political contributions, and marketing
  • Ensure the organization has and maintains effective and right-sized RRPs
  • Provide advice and counsel to ACT and its subsidiary companies on a wide range of corporate and commercial matters
  • Efficiently manage and coordinate with outside counsel as needed
  • Manage ACT's annual employee training program
  • Assist with tracking and interpreting legislation related to ACT's business
  • Conduct research regarding legal issues affecting ACT's business, translating complex laws and regulations into practical advice and solutions
  • Communicate effectively with internal staff, outside counsel and other third parties and their counsel
  • Anticipate legal needs and proactively recommend solutions for meeting these needs
  • Maintain current knowledge of trends and legal issues as they relate to ACT business

This could be the job for you if you have (minimum requirements):
  • Highly self-motivated and able to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Strong analytical, drafting, and negotiation skills, as well as excellent oral and written communication skills and judgment
  • Flexible and able to think creatively to find practical solutions to complex issues
  • Organized and detail oriented
  • Demonstrated experience managing multiple matters and projects, meeting deadlines and working effectively individually and as part of a team in a dynamic, fast-paced, challenging environment
  • Sophisticated interpersonal skills, including the ability to develop strong internal relationships, influence others, and work as part of cross-functional teams and in partnership with team members at all levels of the organization
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality regarding corporate information
  • Ability to travel 15-20 days annually
  • Juris doctor (JD) degree from an ABA accredited law school
  • A current license to practice law in the state of Iowa

  • If not currently licensed in Iowa, able to obtain such license or otherwise be authorized to provide legal services to ACT, Inc. pursuant to Iowa Rule of Professional Conduct 32:5.5(d) within 90 days of your start date
  • Minimum of three years of legal experience in a law firm or corporate legal department
  • Experience in partnering with business clients and cross-functional teams and leading strategic projects and initiatives

It's a plus if you have:
  • Demonstrated competency in managing compliance related initiatives
  • Experience working in a corporate legal department

Your Work Makes a Difference

ACT team members are part of an organization dedicated to an important mission: Helping people achieve education and workplace success.

Everything we do contributes to this mission, including team member events, professional development resources, community outreach opportunities and solid benefit offerings. Helping team members achieve education and workplace success of their own advances the ACT mission on a daily basis.

You will be joining a team that works seamlessly with one another to provide a broad range of legal services to ACT and its corporate family.

About ACT

About ACT

When ACT was founded in 1959, it disrupted the assessment industry with a new approach to helping students better understand their readiness so they could take steps to improve it. By leveraging our expertise and authority in assessment and research, we will again disrupt the industry-helping more people learn, better measure their progress, and improve their navigation through life's transitions.

More than ever before, ACT is fulfilling its mission of helping people achieve education and workplace success. We're doing it by pushing the boundaries of learning innovation through the work of our people, who we call team members because we're all in this together.

We know transformation does not come without challenge. That's why ACT invests in a variety of experiences for team members to strengthen their connections, explore ideas, learn from customers, and celebrate success.

Learn more about working at ACT at act.org!



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