The Michigan Municipal League is looking for an individual to fill our General Counsel vacancy. This position will report to the League’s Executive Director/CEO and be a member of the League’s executive team. In this role, you will provide legal advice to the League on internal issues, overall business operations, and serve as counsel to the Board of Trustees. Additionally, you’ll provide legal guidance to League member city and village officials on a wide variety municipal matters. This position also oversees the League’s use of outside counsel on a variety of organizational matters.
This position serves as the Administrator of the League’s Legal Defense Fund by overseeing and guiding its cases and administrative tasks. This position also serves as the liaison to affiliate organizations, including as the Secretary/Treasurer of the Michigan Association of Municipal Attorneys. This position is traditionally active in the International Municipal Lawyers Association, particularly in its State League Counsel Section.
Other tasks include developing and presenting training programs to League members, writing articles for the League’s bi-monthly magazine as well as other reports and publications, and leading contract negotiations, enforcement, and administration.
Here's What We Have to Offer:
We are looking for people who believe in our mission to help communities around the state. In return, we offer an exciting, energetic, and informal atmosphere.
In addition to being a great place to work, the League also offers a competitive benefits package, including a platinum-level health insurance plan, a retirement savings plan with a generous employer match, paid time off, and a variety of other benefit offerings.
Interested in Joining Our Team?
Please send resume, cover letter, and three work-related references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include “General Counsel” in the subject line. All finalists will be subject to a background examination. Michigan law requires applicants to request confidentiality if desired. The League is an equal opportunity employer.
Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school is required.
Licensed to practice law in the state of Michigan, or the ability to become licensed within one year.
Demonstrated experience in municipal or related law required; experience in state legislative matters preferred.
Previous experience in a leadership role preferred.
Ability to clearly and accurately communicate complex information, both orally and in writing.
Ability to travel to meetings, events, and conferences, including travel with overnight stay.
Skill in using computers, Microsoft Office programs, and other technologies to draft documents, perform research, and complete other related activities.
Skill in leading and managing with effective influence and emotional intelligence.
Skill in effectively communicating ideas and concepts orally and in writing, including making formal presentations.
Ability to think strategically and offer proactive suggestions and reactive solutions to both short and long-range organizational goals.
Ability to effectively manage conflict through proactive action and direct and timely communication
The Michigan Municipal League is the one clear voice for Michigan communities. Through advocacy at the state and federal level, we proactively represent municipalities to help them sustain highly livable, desirable, and unique places within the state. We create and offer our members services and events that range from traditional to cutting edge in order to help educate and inspire them to remain focused on their passion for the area they represent. We are a non-profit, but we act with the fervor of entrepreneurs; our people are dynamic, energetic and highly approachable, passionately and aggressively pushing change for better communities. To learn more, visit www.mml.org.