About the Job
The Rockefeller Foundation is seeking a dynamic Associate Counsel, Innovative Finance. The Associate Counsel, Innovative Finance reports to the General Counsel, and has responsibility for the provision of a range of legal services to the Foundation, focused on supporting Innovative Finance programmatic work, the Investments Office, and as part of a small team of attorneys on overall corporate legal and compliance matters.
Background on Innovative Finance Portfolio:
The Rockefeller Foundation is a leading philanthropic institution in the Innovative Finance sector. The Foundation’s Innovative Finance work is centered on providing grants and program-related investments (debt, equity and guarantees) to incubate the next generation of financial mechanisms that can mobilize large scale private capital against the Sustainable Development Goals. Furthermore, the Innovative Finance team actively supports the Foundation’s program teams (i.e. health, power, food, jobs and cities) in designing and implementing finance-oriented interventions that help achieve the Foundation’s overall programmatic priorities.
Competencies: *Extremely strong legal reasoning, analytic and drafting skills *Exceptionally solid judgment and complete discretion and integrity *Professional discipline, and a rigorous approach to the practice of law *Ability to make sound risk judgments, working with colleagues to find an appropriate solution to enable programmatic work to move forward *Pleasant, diplomatic disposition, sense of humor, ability to adapt, and collaborative working style *Communication: Excellent interpersonal abilities; good listening skills; writing and verbal skills; assertiveness in presenting ideas *Decision-Making: Ability to evaluate and advise on risks and opportunities; uses analytical and problem-solving skills; takes initiative and drives for results; able to prioritize and follow through *Execution: Strong project management and creative problem-solving skills; meets deadlines; sense of urgency and responsibility; ability to multi-task and work under pressure; detail oriented; careful drafter *Integration: Accesses functional and substantive expertise organizationally; demonstrates inclusiveness, collaboration *Leadership: Thinks innovatively and creatively; displays strong negotiation skills *Partnership and Relationship Building: Professional representation of the Foundation, interpersonal abilities, intercultural knowledge and appreciation *Strategic Ability: Anticipates future opportunities and consequences, demonstrates innovative approach to work, ability to organize competing interests into coherent plan
Education, Training and Experience: *Law degree *Admission in good standing to the Bar in New York State *A minimum of seven (7) years of law practice, with a background in general corporate and transactional practice, including structuring, drafting and negotiation of domestic and cross-border finance transactions. Experience with impact investing, tax-exempt organizations, tax rules applicable to private foundations, and intellectual property issues is preferred. *Significant experience drafting and negotiating complex financing documents *Significant experience working on complex cross-border financing transactions
Apply at https://www.rockefellerfoundation.org/about-us/careers/associate-counsel-innovative-finance/
The Rockefeller Foundation
For more than 100 years, The Rockefeller Foundation has brought people together around the globe to try to solve the world’s most challenging problems and promote the well-being of humanity. Today, in a world capable of so much, it is unacceptable that there are still so many with so little. That’s why the Rockefeller Foundation fights to secure the fundamentals of human well-being—health, food, energy, jobs—so they’re within reach for everyone, everywhere in the world. Our approach is grounded in what we’ve seen work over more than a century: It’s inspired by science, rigorous about data, brings together and empowers others, and is focused on real results that improve people’s lives.