State Deputy General Counsel and Compliance Director - Des Moines, IA
Planned Parenthood of the Heartland
August 1, 2018
Des Moines, Iowa
Full Time - Experienced
Planned Parenthood of the Heartland
Des Moines, IA
State Deputy General Counsel and Compliance Director
Planned Parenthood of the Heartland (PPHeartland) is currently seeking a State Deputy General Counsel and Compliance Director (SDGC). The SDGC is responsible for identifying, mitigating and managing legal strategies to protect and advance the mission and business of PPHeartland. The SDGC provides support and advice to ensure compliance with all applicable local, state and federal laws. Under the direction of the Regional Deputy General Counsel (RDGC) collaborates with Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) legal and/or outside counsel, interprets 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. Under the supervision of the RDGC, the SDGC also has a dotted reporting line to PPHeartland’s Board of Directors.
Essential duties of the SDGC (under the direction of the RDGC) 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, as needed.
Direct or oversee investigations surfaced within the organization.
In consultation with the RDGC, serve as a liaison between local staff members and Executive Leadership in accordance with the whistle-blower policy and organizational Code of Integrity.
Provide support and advice to public policy staff as requested. Work to ensure compliance with all laws and regulations relating to work of the 501(c)(4) entities and support and oversee the practices required to ensure the 501(c)(4) activities' separation from the 501(c)(3) activities.
Assist in development and/or revision of policies and procedures for the organization.
Coordinate legal activities with PPFA and outside legal counsel, as directed.
Implement legal and compliance workplans and manage administrative duties, as needed and requested.
Participate in leadership meetings, as needed and provide education and training to staff, as requested.
Operate at the highest ethical level, ensuring compliance with applicable laws, regulations and reporting requirements.
Ensure proper representation for PPHeartland, in the event the RDGC 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 five years’ experience in the practice of law required
Experience in both employment law and public affairs/C (4) rules and regulations required
Knowledge of health law specific to Iowa and Nebraska, state governmental and administrative agencies, nonprofit law and legislative practice and/or public policy required
Experience as in-house counsel beneficial
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.
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.