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VP & Associate General Counsel

Washington D.C., DC, USA

Special Olympics

About the Role


Draft, review, negotiate, and approve major sponsorship, license, vendor, consulting, and other contracts, such as Special Olympics television production, music, and video contracts.
Research, interpret and apply Special Olympics General Rules regarding diverse situations involving athletes, volunteers, Programs, World Games Organizing Committees, sponsors, and licensees, including support for Program Accreditation and Program Quality Standard compliance reviews.
Prepare and make effective training presentations concerning the General Rules, including educating Program personnel on amendments and “hot” issues with department staff.
Keep current regarding state and federal laws affecting 501(c)(3) corporations, including Federal tax laws, charitable registration requirements, and cause-related marketing laws. Manage charitable registration and cause-related marketing filings. Assure compliance with IRS Form 990 disclosure requirements.
Develop and maintain thorough understanding of legal and related management and insurance aspects of risk management for Special Olympics movement, including oversight of U.S. Special Olympics corporate Insurance Program covering all U.S Programs and international efforts.
Coordinate and manage Special Olympics regional risk management committees, including planning, organizing, and conducting risk management meetings, conferences, and seminars.
Represent the organization in a highly professional, reputable, and positive manner.
Work closely with members of the Legal department as well as external teams.
Budget development and tracking with department staff.
Ensure regular compliance of Regional Offices.
Organize rules and compliance with regard to the procurement of goods and services for Special Olympics, including consultants.
Develop technology solutions to improve departmental operations.


About the Company

Special Olympics is the world's largest sports organization for children and adults with intellectual disabilities providing year-round training and activities to 5 million participants and Unified Sports partners in 172 countries.

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