Associate General Counsel


Position description

Position Title: Associate General Counsel

Department: Legal and Compliance

Location: Hybrid – CT/NY with 3-4 days per month on-site in Stamford, CT.

Key Relationships:

Reports to: General Counsel

Direct Reports: None

Assignment Type: Full time

Compensation: $129,000 to $147,000

Benefits: Click here to learn more about our benefits!

Application Requirements: Resume, completed application questions

About Americares:

Americares is a health-focused relief and development organization that saves lives and improves health for people affected by poverty or disaster. Each year, Americares reaches 85 countries on average, including the United States, with life-changing health programs, medicine, medical supplies, and emergency aid. Americares is one of the world’s leading nonprofit providers of donated medicine and medical supplies. For more information, visit

Americares Values:

We create global community, treating people as they want to be treated.

We respond effectively and responsibly, putting plans into practice.

We embed ethics and equity in our work and workplace.

We are better together; partnership is at our core.

We ask and listen, to create sustainable solutions for a healthier tomorrow.

We commit to quality, growing and improving to ensure individuals and communities thrive.

About the position:

The Associate General Counsel reports to the General Counsel and is responsible for providing legal services and instituting processes and controls primarily in the areas of global supply chain, gift-in-kind distribution, programs, regulatory and corporate compliance.

Key Outcomes:

In the first 90 days, the Associate General Counsel will:

  • Learn and live the Americares values.
  • Complete all required new hire onboarding trainings.
  • Partner with Gift-In-Kind Compliance and Internal Audit Department to ensure timely DSCSA compliance.
  • Evaluate and enhance Export Controls and Economic Sanctions program, including improving 50% rule protocols.

In the first 6 months, the Associate General Counsel will:

  • Update the Code of Conduct.
  • Enhance compliance committee charter and investigation processes and templates.
  • Identify and implement efficiencies in legal and compliance practice areas, where possible.

In the first year, the Associate General Counsel will:

  • Develop vendor contract management process and workflow including development of playbook and training key stakeholders.
  • Enhance management process for enterprise policies and procedures
  • Update anti-corruption compliance program

Duties and Responsibilities:

Legal and Global Supply Chain

  • Support Procurement and Supply Chain clients
  • Review Commercial Contracts in assigned areas
  • Manage Gift-In-Kind Operations transactions and issues, such as the review of Gift-in-Kind partnership agreements, transportation and logistics contracts, review of operational policies and procedures. Also, support pharmaceutical donation agreements, as needed.
  • Oversee Pharmaceutical warehouse licensing process
  • Manage distribution, warehouse, domestic and international shipping issues
  • Support the legal needs of key programs, such as US Programs, Emergency Response, Medical Outreach, and Patient Assistance Program.
  • Review Real Estate/Facilities contracts and manage issues
  • Manage legal issues related to the Adverse Event Reporting Process

Regulatory and Corporate Compliance

  • Support Distribution Center and Gift-In-Kind Operations Compliance with DSCSA, DEA, OSHA, and other regulatory issues
  • Partner with Gift-In-Kind Operations Compliance with the review of operations policies and procedures and other compliance needs.
  • Review and manage government grants and subcontractor compliance for agencies such as USAID, PRM, and other country government agencies
  • Manage international trade compliance programs including, import, export/BIS, OFAC/Economic Sanctions, and Antiboycott
  • Manage FCPA/Anticorruption Compliance Program
  • Support the compliance committee including by leading investigations and support the enhancement of investigatory processes
  • Oversee Code of Conduct and manage policy governance
  • Support Privacy/GDPR Compliance Program
  • Design, implement, and monitor internal controls
  • Conduct trainings, where appropriate.
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Actively model and contribute to Americares values, work culture and mission
  • Engage and contribute in team spaces with openness, global competencies, and a growth mindset

These competencies are required for the role:

  • Demonstrated and deep legal expertise in procurement, global supply chain, gift-in-kind operations, international warehousing, pharmaceuticals, real estate/facilities, and corporate/regulatory compliance
  • Sound legal judgement and excellent ethical compass
  • Demonstrated experience as a consultative business partner
  • Demonstrated ability to produce work with agility and at a high quality and volume
  • Demonstrated ability to work across many teams with diverse backgrounds as a team player
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Process and process-improvement oriented
  • Demonstrated ability to navigate conflict resolution, with a focus on communication, conversation and resolution.

A JD degree is required.

US work authorization is required for this role.

These competencies would be great to have, but are not required:

  • Demonstrated experience in strategy and planning, and aligning work product into larger organizational strategy and goals.
  • Demonstrated leadership in leading a team of people, building shared understanding and motivation to achieve results.
  • Fluency in languages that are spoken in at least one of our core locations (India, Philippines, Tanzania, El Salvador, Puerto Rico, Colombia, etc.), in addition to English.

Additionally, our core competencies as an organization are:

  • Ownership and results
  • Communication
  • Problem solving
  • Equity and inclusion
  • Teamwork and conflict resolution
  • Leadership
  • Prioritization
  • Management
  • Strategy and planning
  • Decision making

We know not all applicants will demonstrate all the competencies we’re looking for, and that women and underrepresented groups tend to not apply unless they meet all the requirements. We encourage you to apply even if you do not check all the boxes above, and we look forward to reviewing your application holistically.

What you can expect, if you move forward in the recruitment process:

  1. Interview with People and Talent (45 minutes)
  2. Competency exercise
  3. Video interview with team (approximately 2 to 2.5 hours)
  4. Finalist interview with Chief Finance Officer, SVP of GIK Operations (30 minutes)
  5. Reference check
  6. Offer!
  7. Background check and onboarding

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