Serves as the chief legal officer for the Association. This position has overall responsibility for all legal, compliance and related activities for the Association and will work closely with other members of senior management, including the Senior Vice President of Advocacy and CEO.
Develop and execute legal strategy including risk management.
Draft contracts and contract reviews.
Prepare and submit legal reports for Board of Directors agenda
Prepare and submit reports/recommendations on miscellaneous legal and regulatory issues
Attend meetings of the Board of Directors as needed.
Draft proposed amendments to NFDA bylaws
Communicate directly with FTC Funeral Rule Coordinator on all Funeral Rule enforcement and interpretative issues.
Prepare and draft NFDA comments for periodic reviews of Funeral Rule.
Provide FTC Compliance Check Services for members to review funeral home price lists for compliance.
Work with Senior Vice President Advocacy on federal legal and regulatory issues when needed.
Serve on the Advocacy Committee as a resource.
Serve as a resource to State Associations seeking assistance with model laws or regulatory issues.
Maintain and periodically update State Law Manuals.
Draft and maintain state law on funeral service issues.
Respond to telephone and e-mail inquiries from State Associations and NFDA membership on legal issues.
Advise and e-mail/fax articles, legal forms, state laws and regulations to member and State Associations.
Prepare and present various liability workshops.
Draft articles on legal and regulatory issues impacting funeral service.
Draft various training and certification quizzes with answer grids and grading memos for FROP program.
Prepare and present various webinars.
In collaboration with the Board and CEO, periodically evaluates bylaws and policies and identifies recommendations for changes, as appropriate.
Maintain current knowledge and skills related to organizational leadership, the death care industry, and non-profit/association operations.
Participate in national organizations and committees.
Pursues own professional development in support of organizational and strategic initiatives.
Perform other duties as assigned.
JD and active state bar membership required. 5-10 years of legal practice experience, preferably in non-profit and tax-exempt organizations. Generalist legal background is required, with emphasis on trade association experience. Strong organizational skills and attention to detail. Funeral related law and regulations experience preferred. An ability to clearly communicate legal and business issues and processes to all audiences. Effective creation and delivery of presentations both in person and virtual. Article and legal form development to support funeral service-related law and regulations is preferred. Ability to develop collaborative relationships both internally and externally. Employs not-for-profit/association best practices. Ability to work productively and effectively with minimal supervision. Ability to represent the organizations at national, state, and local levels. Ability and willingness to travel. Exhibits highest professional and ethical standards.
Telecommuting is allowed.
About National Funeral Directors Association
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