Associate General Counsel

  • Full Time
  • Midwest

Website Planned Parenthood North Central States

Planned Parenthood North Central States

Planned Parenthood North Central States

Associate General Counsel – St Paul, MN 

Starting salary for candidate who meets minimum requirements (Experience will be compensated): $110,000+

About Us:

At Planned Parenthood North Central States (PPNCS), we believe all people deserve the right, the freedom, and the opportunity to follow their personal ambitions and choose their own path toward a healthier, more meaningful life. That’s why we protect, promote, and provide comprehensive and progressive sexual and reproductive health care for generations of young people and families with empathy, care, and respect. We are looking for passionate, dedicated staff who are eager to make positive contributions to their community and to the Planned Parenthood mission.

A Day in the Life

Under the general supervision of PPNCS’ General Counsel/Chief Compliance Officer, the Associate General Counsel provides legal and compliance risk management and counsel to PPNCS and its ancillary organizations.  The position ensures that management, employees, and contractors are in compliance with all applicable rules, regulations, and contractual requirements, that company policies and procedures are up to date and being followed, and that behavior in the organization meets the organization’s Code of Conduct. Performs other related duties as assigned. The Associate General Counsel is an advocate in implementing our mission of “Affirming the human right to reproductive and sexual health and freedom for all by providing excellent care, trusted education, and fierce advocacy.”


This position will impact us with the following contributions:

Develops, maintains, and revises policies and procedures for the general operation of the Compliance Program and its related activities to prevent illegal, unethical, or improper conduct.
Collaborates with other departments (e.g., Quality Assurance, Clinical Operations, Finance, Purchasing, Human Resources, etc.) to provide counsel and/or direct compliance issues to appropriate channels for resolution. Consults with General Counsel/Chief Compliance Officer and outside counsel as needed to resolve difficult legal compliance issues. Provides statutory interpretation on matters involving business and clinical operations.
Conducts legal reviews of and drafts grants, memorandums of understanding, labor and employment agreements and contracts.
Responds to alleged violations of rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and Standards of Conduct by evaluating or recommending the initiation of investigative procedures. Develops and oversees a system for uniform handling of such violations.
Identifies potential areas of legal risk; develops/implements corrective action plans for resolution of problematic issues and provides general guidance on how to avoid or deal with similar situations in the future.
Ensures proper reporting of violations or potential violations to duly authorized enforcement agencies as appropriate and/or required.
Monitors the performance of the Legal/Compliance Program, taking appropriate steps to improve its effectiveness.
Assists and tracks litigation matters within the affiliate, including labor and employment related matters.
Manages legal issues in the absence of the General Counsel, including Board related activities.
Provide direct supervision to one or more members of the Legal and Compliance team.
The Ideal Candidate Brings:

Law degree from an accredited law school, current unrestricted Minnesota or Iowa attorney license (or eligible to acquire within 6 months from hire), and a minimum of five years’ experience working in-house, in non-profit law role.
Ability to provide timely and responsive legal support to business partners within the affiliate.
Experience working with Executive Level leaders and external partners in state and federal government and oversight organizations.

This is a full-time position working 40 hours a week during normal business hours. The position is a hybrid work model, based our of our St Paul Admin Office.

We Offer

A comprehensive benefits package, including:Medical, Dental, Vision – With equity-based premium tiersNICE HEALTHCARE – free, virtual primary care for entire household (in-home available for qualifying locations) Services include: 80 free labs, free x-rays, and physical tests, live, virtual physical therapy, 550+ free medications
Flex Spending Account
Life insurance
Eligibility for Federal Student Loan Forgiveness
PTO, Float holidays, Volunteer Paid Time Off, Paid Holidays
Eight weeks paid Parental Leave
One Week Paid COVID leave, if necessary
Pet Insurance
Please note:

We require all PPNCS employees, volunteers, interns, and fellows to have a current, up-to date, COVID vaccine (Exemptions may be provided for medical, disability (ADA) or religious reasons.)


Planned Parenthood North Central States supports people of all ages in making responsible choices and planning their futures. We are an organization committed to creating and fostering an environment that leads to engaged employees, and we believe engaged employees results in satisfied customers and exceptional experiences. When you work for Planned Parenthood you make a difference in the lives of those we serve by affirming the human right to reproductive health and freedom. 

Planned Parenthood is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, sex, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, age, veteran status, marital status, religion, sexual orientation, size, disability, socioeconomic status, or status regarding public assistance. Planned Parenthood is committed to encouraging and promoting diversity as well as providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. Planned Parenthood is dedicated to an equitable and inclusive work environment and encourages all interested candidates to apply regardless of initial skill set.


Any job offer will be contingent upon the results of a background investigation.

Questions? Contact [email protected] for more information.

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