Associate Counsel

Met Council | Manhattan, NY, United States

Posted Date 9/16/2022

FLSA: Exempt/Overtime Ineligible

Benefits: Eligible

Hours Per Week: 40/Full-time

Met Council is America’s largest Jewish charity dedicated to serving the needy. Met Council’s ten different departments are staffed by experts who helped over 305,000 clients in 2021 and continuously advocate on behalf of all needy New Yorkers. Our holistic programs range from 100% affordable housing at 20 locations to our award-winning family violence program to comprehensive Holocaust survivor assistance to senior programming to crisis intervention to the largest free kosher food distribution program in the world. Our network of 101 food pantries, 20 affordable housing sites, and 15 JCCs provide services directly in neighborhoods across New York.

Position Summary:

We are seeking an attorney to provide assistance with an array of legal matters in support of our programs and Human Resources, Fiscal and Policy Units. The Associate Counsel will draft or review contracts, grant agreements, memorandums of understanding, and employment and consultancy agreements for the agency. Further, the Associate Counsel will assist in contract and grant administration and compliance. In addition, the Associate Counsel will provide support for Met Council's public policy work and will review or draft legislative proposals at the local, state, and federal levels and provide policy guidance on these matters.  The Associate Counsel can expect to work with a full range of Met Council staff as well as outside counsel where appropriate.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Reviewing and drafting legal agreements
  • Reviewing and drafting legislative proposals
  • Reviewing and drafting employment-related memoranda and policies
  • Providing policy and legal advice regarding city, state, and federal legislative and oversight matters
  • Supporting the full employee relations process
  • Providing organizational training, as needed
  • Additional responsibilities as required


  • Must have a passion for serving the Jewish poor consistent with the mission of Met Council
  • Demonstrated excellence in legal research and writing
  • Excellent communication and public speaking skills
  • Ability to work and thrive in a team environment
  • Strong critical thinking skills
  • Ability to assess situations to determine the importance, urgency, and risks and make clear decisions which are timely and in the best interest of the agency

Skill and Education:

  • JD required.
  • A minimum of five years of experience in document contract review and drafting, and compliance matters.
  • Experience with public presentations and operating with a high level of professionalism.
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (required).

Benefits: Major medical, dental, vision, and life insurance; pre-tax commuter benefits; FSA; 403(b) with employer contribution; plus generous vacation, sick leave, and holidays.

Full Time
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