Be the primary compliance resource and counsel for the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Foundation, with a deep understanding of the regulations set forth in the Internal Revenue Code for private foundations.
Manage complex collaboration processes in furtherance of the Foundation's charitable objectives, while ensuring compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
Be a key source of knowledge on philanthropy and grantmaking to clients and team members whose prior experience in this field will span the full spectrum.
Partner closely with program colleagues working to achieve the Foundation's strategic mission in the fields of science, education, and justice and opportunity.
Understand and ensure compliance with the nuances of IRS private foundation regulations as they relate to technology products developed by the Foundation, which will be made publicly available to aid in achieving the Foundation's mission.
Establish and implement a client service-oriented approach to ongoing inquiries about tax exempt-specific legal processes.
Develop and deliver trainings to key stakeholders at all levels across the organization on a variety of issues associated with private foundations and tax-exempt organizations.
Draft clear and concise resources, such as policies and guidelines, needed to establish and scale private foundation compliance.
Engage in other legal and compliance projects related to the development of the Foundation.
Eagerly and cheerfully contribute to a scaling team and organization on a variety of matters that contribute to broad team and entity goals.
JD required and an active membership in at least one U.S. state bar, preferably California.
7-12 years of legal experience with at least 5 years of experience managing legal issues associated with complex, grant making tax-exempt organizations.
An understanding of the key legal issues associated with philanthropic grantmaking by private foundations, and how to manage compliance in accordance with the sections of the Internal Revenue Code and accompanying regulations specific to private foundations.
Ability to analyze legal risk based on variable facts and communicate compliance considerations.
Motivation to contribute to social change and the advancement of the life sciences through advising on legal processes and nuanced, fact-based compliance projects.
Strong communication skills and ability to clearly convey complex legal reasoning to non-lawyers.
Demonstrated project management ability and the desire to work on projects across diverse client groups with unique professional experiences.
Desire to be part of a large and growing team that relies on proactive and regular communications to share learnings and build team culture.
A learning and growth mindset coupled with humility and mission-oriented sensibilities.