Legal Counsel


Position summary: The Legal Counsel will support the management and implementation of FPHNYC’s many public health programs by providing strategic advice and support on all aspects of FPHNYC’s operations. This is a part time, 28 hour a week position reporting to the Chief Operations Officer.


  • Oversee the organization’s contractual relationships
    • draft and negotiate contracts, subcontracts, amendments, contract extensions
    • provide legal guidance to support grant manager and project staff in structuring projects
    • provide guidance and support to staff to administer contractual relationships, including non-performance, termination, and contract disputes
  • Advise the organization on corporate strategy and best practices
    • provide senior management with effective advice on organization strategies and their implementation
    • remain current on pertinent laws and regulations affecting the organization (non-profit, human resources, and corporate governance law), and ensure that the organization is in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations
    • provide guidance on business structure, the organization’s legal classifications, and regulatory requirements
    • provide guidance on board and corporate governance requirements
    • provide risk assessment counsel
  • Provide guidance and support on employment and labor issues
    • stay current on developments in employment law, and provide guidance and advice on best practices for implementation
    • provide guidance and advice on employment issues, including terminations, harassment investigations, conflicts of interest, or other issues
  • Develop and maintain internal processes, policies, and procedures
    • consult with staff on necessary contractual interrelationships, including advising on best practices, streamlining processes, and developing administrative and larger corporate policies and procedures
    • provide guidance on federal, state, city requirements for procurement, contracting, and grants management
    • update, interpret, and advise on compliance of internal policies
  • Serve as a resource for informed decision-making and creative problem-solving
  • Select, retain, and manage outside legal counsel
  • Due to relationship with DOHMH, understanding of how to guide and work with a nonprofit staff that partners with a large city agency


  • Law degree from an accredited law school
  • 8+ Experience working in or for a non-profit, providing legal advice in the context of grant funded programs or providing in-house counsel related to risk assessment
  • 8+ Experience in contract law, contracting and procurement requirements, and/or federal and state regulatory requirements related to grants management
  • Some background or interest in public health strongly preferred.

Salary: $110-120k annually