General Counsel

New York, NY, USA

New York Road Runners

About the Role

About the Department

The mission of the Legal Department is to provide NYRR with the highest quality legal services, facilitate the operations of NYRR, and protect the organization’s interests. The central duties of the Legal Department are identifying and overseeing the legal issues affecting the organization, supporting the Executive Office and the Board of Directors, conducting legal research, preparation of contracts, litigation and litigation management, and policy creation and implementation. The Legal Department works closely with all of NYRR’s departments.

About the Position

The General Counsel plays a critical role in the organization, responsible for providing legal advice and expertise in a variety of areas to senior management and the several operational departments within the organization, as well as to the Board of Directors and Board committees, including with regard to policies, practices and documents relevant to non-profit/tax exempt entities, assisting in the negotiation, and preparing and/or reviewing, of contracts and other important organizational and operational documents, and overseeing the relationships with, and work assigned to, outside counsel working on behalf of the organization in various areas. In addition, the General Counsel takes on the role of Assistant Secretary for the Board of Directors.

The General Counsel supports and works to protect the mission of NYRR, as it aims to improve health and well-being through running and fitness in the form of community events, flagship races, instructional and training programs, and youth programs.


About the Company

New York Road Runners (NYRR) was founded in 1958 when a small group of passionate runners vowed to bring running to the people, and has grown from a local running club into the world’s premier community running organization. NYRR’s mission is to help and inspire through running, aiming to empower people of all ages and abilities to improve their health and well-being through the power of running and fitness.

NYRR’s year-round offerings of races, community events, programs, and training resources provide hundreds of thousands of people with the motivation, know-how, and opportunities to start running and keep running for life. NYRR’s premier event, the famed TCS New York City Marathon, attracts the world’s top professional runners and committed amateurs alike, while also raising millions of dollars annually for charity and driving economic impact for New York City. NYRR is equally committed to the runners of tomorrow, passionately providing youth fitness programs that educate and inspire children in underserved communities in New York City, nationwide, and around the world.