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Interested in joining the Campaign Legal Center’s (CLC) staff as we protect the right to vote and defend our democracy from the corrupting influence of big money? CLC is an equal opportunity employer, which welcomes qualified applicants of all races, ethnicities, physical abilities, genders, and sexual orientations.

CLC offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits. Please review the current job openings. We encourage you to revisit this page regularly, as we post new positions here first.

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Legal Counsel Ethics

Position Summary

Central to the mission of the Campaign Legal Center is the protection of the right to a government free from both the reality and appearance of improper influence and corruption. To this end, CLC engages with federal, state, and local governments to shine a spotlight on the problems with a broken system. CLC works to ensure vigorous and fair enforcement of ethics laws, regulations, and policies, with the aim of holding candidates and officeholders accountable for compliance with these legal authorities.

Reporting to the Sr. Director (Ethics), the Legal Counsel will work on both proactive and responsive actions consistent with CLC’s mission in the government ethics arena, including conducting legal and factual research, drafting complaints, rulemaking petitions, letters, testimony and other public documents, as well as working with outside groups to advance our mission. In addition, this position may work on campaign finance as well as other matters within Regulatory Programs.

With respect to the federal government, the work of this position includes engagement with the Office of Government Ethics (OGE), the Office of Special Counsel (OSC), the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the Federal Election Commission (FEC), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), the White House Office (WHO), the Senate Select Committee on Ethics, the House Committee on Ethics, the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE), the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee (HSGAC), and the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee (HOGR). With respect to state and local governments, the work potentially includes engagement with a variety executive and legislative branch entities.

Responsibilities

  • Research and draft documents that explore ethics issues and explain how applicable legal authorities prohibit special interests from improperly influencing government decisions. Writing assignments may include complaints, white papers, reports, requests for information, blogs and other public documents.
  • Conduct factual research to build a record and identify compliance issues regarding government ethics.
  • Monitor and report on the activities of governmental ethics agencies and committees to ensure they are actively and appropriately enforcing ethics laws.
  • Advise, assist, draft and comment on proposed ethics legislation and regulations. This may include drafting petitions for rulemaking and commenting on proposed regulations, and drafting and presenting testimony at administrative and legislative hearings.   
  • Promote effectiveness and transparency of ethics programs by ensuring that ethics information is publicly available.
  • Monitor and review public ethics filings of elected and appointed officeholders, as well as candidates for those positions, to identify and disclose potential conflicts of interest.
  • Research, draft and file letters and complaints regarding violations of the ethics laws, where appropriate.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications

  • At least 2 years legal experience
  • Active member of the bar in good standing
  • Exceptional writing and analytical skills and ability to write both legal documents and material for a general audience
  • Experience conducting factual investigations or research
  • Proven ability to manage a detail driven project with diverse stakeholders
  • Commitment to nonpartisan government reform
  • Exceptional interpersonal communication skills with a proven ability to work effectively and collaboratively as part of a team

 

EEO Statement

The Campaign Legal Center (CLC) is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, height, weight, or marital status in employment or the provision of services and benefits.

To Apply
Please submit a cover letter and résumé addressing your interest in and relevant experience for this role with “Legal Counsel - Ethics” in the subject line to info@campaignlegalcenter.org

 

Finance Director

Position Summary

Campaign Legal Center has developed this new position to lead our growing finance and accounting functions.  The Finance Director will oversee the finance, accounting, and grants management function of a rapidly growing, national mission-focused nonprofit.  Reporting to, and working closely with the Managing Director and the President, the Finance Director will be a strategic thought partner and be responsible for managing and acting as liaison with the outsourced accounting team, conducting financial planning and analysis, overseeing CLC’s annual audit and tax return filings, and playing a lead role in making financial information accessible to leadership and board. 

The Finance Director will drive the development of team and organizational budgets and support teams in interpreting and staying apprised of financial status while also developing their skills in budget management.  This position also will work closely with Development and Grants Management teams to understand funding strategy, develop grant financial tracking, and develop proposal budgets.  This position also will guide the organization with respect to use of donor funds.

The Finance Director position will be directly responsible for financial policies, procedures, controls, and reporting systems. This position ensures legal and regulatory compliance for all accounting and financial reporting functions. 

Responsibilities

  • Oversee and manage CLC’s financial control environment (including systems for all key finance functions of payroll, grants management accounts payable, accounts receivable, Nexonia software for expenses, and other systems).
  • Lead monthly close process by ensuring CLC staff have submitted required financial data, approving all staff-submitted expenses and coding, reporting on grants and donations to outside accountants, and other related work that supports monthly close.
  • Lead the accurate and timely preparation, finalization, and presentation of monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reporting materials and metrics.
  • Lead and manage the annual budget process, supporting program-level and organization-wide budgeting exercises.
  • Oversee financial forecasting and cash flow for administration, existing programs, and proposed new programs.
  • Monitor the overall financial health of CLC over the medium- and long-term, including identifying and mitigating all related potential organizational risks.
  • Maintain financial model and prepare financial analysis related to growth and business opportunities.
  • Act as liaison with board audit committee.
  • Provide oversight of technology infrastructure and systems related to finance, contracts, and accounting.
  • Coordinate annual audit and tax return activities.
  • Direct/manage vendor relations including contract procurement and competitive bidding process; lead the acculturation of due diligence processes.
  • Support management of Operations Assistant and Executive Assistant regarding finance and accounting matters.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Qualifications

The successful candidate will be a hands-on and participative manager who will play a critical role in partnering with senior leadership in decision-making and operations as CLC continues to enhance its high quality mission work and in strengthening management and infrastructure to support it.

  • Minimum of a B.A./B.S., ideally with an MBA/CPA or related degree

  • At least five years of overall professional experience; ideally at least four years of broad nonprofit financial and operations management experience 
  • The ideal candidate has experience of final responsibility for the quality and content of all financial data, reporting and audit coordination for either a division or significant program area, and has preferably overseen a finance function previously 
  • Ability to translate financial concepts to – and to effectively collaborate with -- programmatic and fundraising colleagues who do not necessarily have finance backgrounds
  • A track record in grants management
  • Technology savvy with experience selecting and overseeing software installations and managing relationships with software vendors; knowledge of accounting and reporting software
  • Commitment to training programs that maximize individual and organization goals across the organization including best practices in the finance function
  • A successful track record in setting priorities; keen analytic, organization and problem solving skills which support and enable sound decision making
  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills with an ability to prioritize, negotiate, and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders
  • A multitasker with the ability to wear many hats in a fast-paced environment
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and dedication to the mission of CLC


The Campaign Legal Center (CLC) is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, height, weight, or marital status in employment or the provision of services and benefits.

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter and résumé addressing your interest in and relevant experience for this role with "Finance Director" in the subject line to info@campaignlegalcenter.org.
 

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