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Alaska USA Federal Credit Union Contracts Counsel in Renton, Washington

Reports to: Assistant General Counsel - Vendor Management

Functions Supervised: None

Primary Functions: Review, draft, negotiate and provide legal advice pertaining to a wide variety of credit union contracts and third-party engagements. Partner with members of the vendor management team and other subject matter experts to incorporate areas of compliance, privacy and security, risk management, and ongoing relationship management into all stages of the contract lifecycle. Be a key contributor in all aspects of the vendor management process and program success

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Review, interpret, draft, revise, strategize, and negotiate credit union contracts consistent with credit union policies and objectives.

  • Provide timely, concise, competent, and strategic legal advice to business units in all aspects of contracting related risks simultaneously working to facilitate long-term relationships with third parties. Continuously work to incorporate business unit feedback and contractual requirements in all assigned contract reviews.

  • Maintain accurate and updated reports on negotiation and contracting status.

  • Support the Assistant General Counsel – Vendor Management with credit union contract template and form creation and maintenance.

  • Support the Assistant General Counsel – Vendor Management with the evolution of vendor management tools, databases, and other technological platforms to drive toward efficiencies and productivity.

  • Utilize the vendor management core system to ensure transparency of process, data integrity, risk mitigation and continuous monitoring, and maintain an organized record.

  • Manage numerous projects and complex matters simultaneously under strict deadline pressure while maintaining consistent and clear status updates to vendor management leadership and business lines.

  • Other duties, both legal and non-legal in nature, as requested by the Assistant General Counsel – Vendor Management.

  • Prioritize and maintain active participation in applicable continuing legal education classes with a willingness to continue to advance competencies in other areas of contracting including third party risk management and global data privacy.

  • Aids other members of the vendor management team.

  • Actively bring a positive attitude and wide degree of creativity and latitude to each task as assigned.

Education: Bachelor’s Degree and Juris Doctorate from a American Bar Association accredited school required.

Creditable Experience in Lieu of Education: Not applicable.

Experience/Skills: Active license to practice law or permissive in-house rule compliance in one or more of the following states: Alaska, Washington (State), or Arizona. Other state bar license(s) considered on a case-by-case basis. Must be a member of the bar in good standing and not subject to any prior disciplinary actions. Strong contract negotiation and drafting skills. Exceptional oral and written communication skills. Ability to work successfully with employees at all levels of the organization. Strong organizational, management, and problem-solving skills. Flexible approach to new projects, requirements, and workplace demands. Sense of humor. Proficiency in the use of personal computers.

Tenure: Not Applicable

Contracts Counsel (Category 06)

Salary Pay Range: $90,000 - $165,000 annually. Starting base salary will be determined based on candidate experience, qualifications, education, and local or state wage requirements, if applicable and will fall within the range provided above.

In accordance with our Salary Administration policy, new hire base salaries generally fall within the minimum to midpoint of the listed range.

  • Short-term and long-term incentives

  • Comprehensive medical, dental and vision insurance plan that has HSA and FSA options

  • 401(k) plan with a 5% match

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

  • Life and disability coverage

  • Voluntary cash benefits for accident, hospitalization and critical illness

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Generous leave programs to include Paid Time Off accrual, Paid Sick Leave, Paid Holidays

  • Click here to view Alaska USA’s comprehensive Benefits Programs.

Equal Opportunity Employer

ID: 2023-5826

External Company Name: Alaska USA Federal Credit Union

External Company URL:

Street: Renton Financial Center

Work Hours (Please use following format: Monday – Friday: 8:00 am – 5:30 pm) (Text Only): Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm

Regular Schedule is five 8 hour days: Yes

FLSA Status: Exempt