Associate General Counsel

Employer
CFP Board
Location
Washington D.C.
Salary
Based on Experience
Closing date
Sep 30, 2022

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Job Role
Manager
Employment Type
Full Time
Experience Level
5 to 9 years
CFP® Certification
Not necessary

Job Details

General Function

Under limited supervision, provides general corporate and legal analysis and advice on business matters including governance, contracts, and trademarks; assists with the development of standards and guidance materials concerning CFP Board’s Code of Ethics and Standards of Conduct; and represents CFP Board in appeals of disciplinary decisions to the Code and Standards Enforcement Committee of the Board of Directors.

 Essential Functions

  • Works closely with General Counsel to support the work of the Board of Directors and its Governance Committee, including implementing and updating CFP Board’s governance documents (e.g. Bylaws and Committee Charters) and drafting resolutions, memoranda, and related documents
  • Develops, updates, and stores governance, compliance, and policy documents 
  • Provides counsel to staff on the development and management of contracts, and reviews, drafts, negotiates, organizes, and manages contracts
  • Assists General Counsel in ensuring that CFP Board’s intellectual property is maintained, protected, and expanded where appropriate
  • Manages work of paralegal on intellectual property matters, including with respect to guidance provided to internal and external stakeholders on intellectual property issues
  • Educates staff on CFP Board’s contracting process and legal and compliance policies
  • Assists the General Counsel and CFP Board’s volunteer Commissions with the development of standards, including CFP Board’s Code of Ethics and Standards of ConductSanctions GuidelinesFitness Standards, and Procedural Rules
  • Assists the General Counsel and CFP Board’s volunteer Commissions with the development of guidance materials, including responses to email inquiries, concerning CFP Board’s Code of Ethics and Standards of Conduct and Fitness Standards
  • Develops memoranda, agendas, minutes, and other materials for volunteer Council and Commission meetings
  • Provides occasional assistance with the adjudication of alleged violations of the Code and Standards before CFP Board’s Disciplinary and Ethics Commission (DEC)
  • Represents CFP Board as advocate (preparation of written briefs and presentation of oral argument) in appeals of DEC decisions to the Code and Standards Enforcement Committee of the Board of Directors
  • Collaborates with CFP Board’s Continuing Education department to review ethics CE materials for alignment with the Code and Standards
  • Remains up to date on relevant developments in the areas of tax-exempt organizations, contract law, intellectual property, and compliance issues, including laws and regulations that apply to non-profits
  • Recommends procedures and policies that will improve upon the efficiency of the department
  • Performs other duties as assigned

 

Company

Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. (CFP Board) is a non-profit organization that serves the public by fostering professional standards in personal financial planning. We set and enforce the requirements for CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification — to uphold standards of competency and ethics for financial planners who are committed to CFP Board to putting their clients' best interests first.

Find Us
Telephone
(202) 379-2200
Location
1425 K St NW Suite 800
Washington
DC
20005
United States

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