Summary Job Goal:  The Corporate Counsel provides legal services, counsel, and advice to Association of Village Council Presidents (AVCP), a predominantly federal and state grant funded non-profit organization.

Performance Responsibilities: Include the following –

  • Provides legal advice and assistance to AVCP divisions, programs, and departments as needed.
  • Reviews, drafts, revises and negotiates contracts, subawards, and other agreements for AVCP divisions, programs, and departments.
  • Monitors compliance with contracts, subawards, and other agreements.
  • Supports AVCP’s records retention program, including ensuring compliance with the Records Retention Policy and schedule.
  • Provides risk management advice and counsel on insurance matters.
  • Serves as a member of the AVCP Retirement Plans Advisory Council and provides advice and counsel to AVCP’s retirement plans’ fiduciaries.
  • Assists in planning and conducting regular training on Legal Department policies and processes, including contract approval, lease negotiations, and records retention.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE: Juris Doctorate from an accredited U.S. Law School. License to practice law in the State of Alaska or licensed in another U.S. jurisdiction with the ability to become licensed within one year of hire. At least three years of experience in non-profit, transactional, compliance, Indian law, or a comparable practice area required.


  1. Ability to use independent judgment and manage and impart confidential and proprietary information.
  2. Strong command of general legal principles and a basic understanding of applicable areas of practice.
  3. Ability to analyze, summarize, and present recommendations.
  4. Demonstrated understanding and efficiency in legal research and analysis.
  5. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  6. Strong analytical and critical thinking skills.
  7. Ability to effectively communicate legal principles and case strategy to lay audiences.
  8. Strong interpersonal skills, including working in a team, working and communicating in a multi-cultural environment, working and communicating with remote teams, and receiving and giving constructive criticism.
  9. Ability to work independently.

This position is a Grade 9 and has a Salary Range of:  $83,527 – 133,857

Job Posting Expiration Date: March 31, 2023

We hope to have this position filled by date listed above, if no qualified applicant is hired, we may advertise an additional 30 days.