| May 3, 2024

Assistant Counsel

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  • Full Time
  • Anywhere
  • $165,000 - $176,000 USD / Year

Website ImpactAssets

About ImpactAssets

ImpactAssets is the leading impact investing partner for individuals, families and philanthropists seeking to effect real change for people and planet. Bold yet pragmatic in our approach, ImpactAssets’ creativity and investment expertise ignites a deeply personal impact investing journey for clients – while we manage the complexities. Founded in 2010, ImpactAssets’ mission is to increase flows of capital to impact investing. Together, with our clients, we are catalyzing investment capital into mission driven business models solving the worlds’ biggest challenges. The result? A fast growing, dynamic organization with more than $3 billion in assets under management and an activated community of 1,900+ clients. This level of growth, vision and commitment equals great opportunities to grow a career at ImpactAssets!  ImpactAssets is seeking a wide range of colleagues that share our urgency and audacity for driving outsized capital to impact investing. You dream big, have a track record for solving problems and know how to ‘get stuff done’.

The Opportunity

ImpactAssets is seeking a motivated and solution-oriented Assistant Counsel to provide legal counsel with a significant focus on, but not limited to, securities law, corporate law, nonprofit law, privacy law, tax law and intellectual property (IP) law. The position will handle general legal work for the firm, including drafting agreements, marketing communications reviews, administration of trademark filings, and general legal research, as well as legal and compliance support of the affiliated SEC-registered investment adviser (which requires, amongst other projects, tracking of regulatory reporting requirements, reflecting updates to regulatory policies and procedures to ensure legal and regulatory compliance, and remaining abreast of relevant securities law developments).

The attorney needs to be a competent analytical thinker, able to read and interpret complex rules and regulations, and communicate relevant guidance to involved parties, including management and other business staff, as well as external clients. Written and verbal communication skills, as well as a general understanding of applicable foreign, federal, and state laws, are essential. This is a unique and exciting opportunity that combines publicly traded investment accounting standards with a non-profit mission-based organization.

The  Assistant Counsel is a full time, remote position and can work from anywhere in the US. As a remote, people-first culture, we care deeply about our team members’ connections to one another and as such, travel 2-3 times per year to company events will be required.

The position reports to the General Counsel, Ivy Wafford Duke.


Key Responsibilities

•       Conduct legal research independently, read and interpret regulatory statutes and guidelines, and translate rules into realistic and practical business applications. In particular, stay abreast of the evolving regulation affecting donor advised funds (DAFs) and investment advisers/managers and ensure compliance in all ImpactAssets’ business and operating decisions.
•       Respond to inquiries from internal departments related to non-profit and/or investment advisory operations
•       Review, draft, revise, and negotiate a wide range of commercial agreements with assistance from General Counsel, outside counsel, and regulatory compliance consultant, as necessary
•       Manage contract workflow in conjunction with internal contract review process
•       Administration of patent, trademark/servicemark and copyright filing process
•       Assist the General Counsel with various corporate governance projects
•       Work closely with the General Counsel to prioritize assignments and projects, while managing and maintaining organization of the Legal department workload
•       Enhance the effectiveness of the Legal Team through participation in staff meetings, training, and positive interaction with internal and external clients.
•       Maintain professional growth and development through seminars, workshops and professional associations to keep abreast of the latest developments in applicable laws and other related areas
•       Assists the Legal Team with meeting annual goals
•       Performs other duties as assigned



You are passionate about playing an integral role in evolving the impact investing space and possess the following qualifications:

•       Juris Doctorate from an ABA accredited law school, excellent academic credentials, and member in good standing of a State Bar.
•       Minimum 5+ years of relevant law firm, corporate legal department or regulatory agency work experience
•       Able to interpret and analyze legal documents
•       Strong drafting skills
•       Excellent research and problem-solving skills
•       Ability to learn quickly and take ownership of projects and tasks
•       Creative thinking and strong problem-solving skills
•       Excellent inter-personal verbal and written communication skills
•       Excellent client service skills; comfortable interacting with all stakeholders
•       Possesses a strong work ethic with effective time management and organizational skills
•       Willingness to collaborate and work effectively both independently and in a team-based approach to subject matter management
•       Highly attuned skills, attention to detail and professional demeanor
•       Strong verbal and communication skills required
•       Ability to work independently and prioritize competing demands
•       Flexibility and willingness to work in a virtual team environment
•       Alignment with ImpactAssets’ mission and values
•       Knowledge and passion for using investing as a means by which to engender social or environmental impact
•       Experience working in a virtual working environment preferred
·       Proficiency with Microsoft 365 applications including Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Teams required
·       Proficiency with cloud-based collaboration tools Box and Asana preferred
·       Experience working in a virtual working environment preferred

Benefits and Perks

  • Unique benefits, including virtual work stipend and contribution to employee’s own Donor Advised Fund
  • Competitive total compensation, 401(k) plan, and generous time off plan
  • Base salary ranges from $165,000 – $176,000 and is highly dependent on experience and location. Discretionary annual bonus in addition to base.
  • Comprehensive benefits package including full health and wellness coverage, professional development funding, and generous paid family and parental leave
  • Opportunities for training and career development in a fast-paced, progressive organization
  • Values-driven culture

ImpactAssets is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We know our organization is at its best when we include, celebrate and embrace difference. We strive to be a diverse workforce that is representative of our mission, and where all can thrive and belong. We are committed to building a team that includes and respects a variety of voices, identities, backgrounds, experiences and perspectives!


About ImpactAssets

ImpactAssets is an impact investing trailblazer, dedicated to changing the trajectory of our planet’s future and improving the lives of all people. As a leading impact investing firm, we offer deep strategic expertise to help our clients define and execute on their impact goals.

To apply for this job please visit impactassets.pinpointhq.com.