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Legal Counsel
May 17, 2022

About the Prostate Cancer Foundation

The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) is the world’s leading philanthropic organization dedicated to funding life-saving prostate cancer research. Founded in 1993 by Mike Milken, PCF has raised close to $1 billion in support of cutting-edge research by more than 2,200 research projects at 245 leading cancer centers in 28 countries around the world. Thanks in part to PCF’s commitment to ending death and suffering from prostate cancer, the death rate is down by over 50% and countless more men are alive today as a result. The Prostate Cancer Foundation research now impacts more than 73 forms of human cancer by focusing on immunotherapy, the microbiome, and food as medicine. More information about PCF can be found at www.pcf.org.

Legal Counsel

Reporting to the Executive Vice President of Finance, the PCF Legal Counsel will provide legal and other consulting services as related to specific project assigned by PCF executive leadership.  PCF’s legal needs are focused in the areas of non-profit management, philanthropy, and bio-technology projects and partnerships.  This role will be expected to contribute at approximately .25 FTE and be engaged with PCF through a consulting agreement or part-time employment dependent upon the candidate.   This is a remote position.

 

Key Duties of the Legal Counsel  will include but are not limited to the following:

  • Attend senior management meetings as requested.
  • Provide legal counsel as needed in a responsive, dependable manner.
  • Provide routine status updates and offer legal, ethical solutions to PCF executive leadership.
  • Provide proactive and strategic attention to PCF operations to address and minimize legal risks as they arise, i.e. human resources, attorney general office calls, vendor and partnership agreements, projects and programs reviews, and other similar operational events.
  • Attend quarterly Board of Directors meetings and assist with minute preparation as requested by PCF’s Secretary and other Board officers and members.
  • Provide strategic thinking, planning, and implementation on assigned and unassigned topics.
  • Implement and administer an annual compliance calendar and associated structures, and stay informed on matters relevant to PCF’s mission and operations.
  • Other legal duties as assigned.

 

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a Law-related field.
  • Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited school of law.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills, including multitasking, time management, and meticulous attention to detail.
  • Effective written and verbal communication and proofreading skills.

 

Position type and expected hours of work:
Approximately 25% FTE, typically between 8am and 5pm PST, five days a week, with evening and weekend hours as dictated by position responsibilities.

Other Duties:
This position description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee.  Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.

To Apply:
Please submit a cover letter and resume to recruiting@pcf.org. Feel free to include links to projects. Only local, direct candidates (no recruiters) and no phone calls. Incomplete submissions will not be considered.