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Catholic Community Services Risk Manager- In House Counsel in Seattle, Washington


This position reports to the CCSWW Chief of Operations and the CCSWW President and works closely with the members of the CCSWW President’s Cabinet and Director’s Group. The CCSWW Risk Manager/In-House Counsel will play an integral role in developing and managing risk management activities and in-house legal services by advising, administering and reporting on many risk management activities throughout the organization. In addition to working on risk management issues, incumbent serves as the primary legal counsel to CCS and CHS and when external legal expertise may be warranted, the incumbent will be involved to the extent appropriate to the particular matter.


  • Incumbent will assess, analyze and develop an annual risk management plan including recommendations for how to manage the risk for CCS and CHS. Incumbent makes reports on agency risk on a regular basis to the President’s Cabinet and the Agency Director’s Group as needed. Incumbent will address any risk issues as directed by the Cabinet and/or the Agency Director’s Group.

  • HR tricky situations and interface with external counsel of lawsuits, puts together EEOC

  • Manages, convenes and facilitates meetings for Threat Assessment Teams and Risk Assessment Team when called together to work on a critical incident the affecting the agency. Incumbent will work with the staff calling for the convening of a Threat Assessment Team or Risk Assessment Team. Incumbent may also recommend the convening of one of these teams to address a critical issue. Once convened, incumbent is responsible for managing and facilitation the meetings until they are concluded. Incumbent ensures that the President and other appropriate corporate officers are kept apprised of the work and activities of the team.

  • Reviews and provides legal analyeis including risk analyses of all service and vendor contracts as part of the contract review process as requested by the CFO. This includes government contracts, MCO contracts, and contracts with healthcare entities, community partners and other service providers, etc.

  • Reviews and provides legal analyses including risk analyses of the following types of CDC activities, processes and documents related to the acquisition, development, rehabilitation, etc of property and structures they develop on behalf of CCS and CHS.

  • LLC Joint Ventures and Partnerships

  • Tax Credits

  • Landlord Tenant where we are landlord

  • Commercial real estate leases as either lessor or lessee

  • Asset acquisition

  • Finance loan documentation

  • Housing development and major projects related to the rehabilitation and maintenance of existing portfolio

  • Stays informed about other risk management activities in the organization including but not limited to the work of the COG and its reports to the Board (i.e. Quarterly Risk Management Report and Annual QI Scorecard), Cyber Security Committee, CCSWW Safety Committee.) Incumbent will attend COG meeting as a participant.

  • Prepares an annual report of the organization’s risk management activities which summarizes agency risk, explains new risk management activities, processes and procedures implemented during the year to address new risks and enhance current risk management activities. This report is compiled on an annual basis for the review by the President’s Cabinet, the Director’s Group and the Board of Trustees.

  • Based on feedback from the COO and the President’s Cabinet, incumbent updates the Management Protocol on an annual basis effective August 1stof each year. Incumbent reviews changes with the Director’s Group prior to finalizing the document. Incumbent provides the final version of the updated Management Protocol to the Vice President of Human Resources for distribution throughout CCS to staff who are the supervisory level and above for their review and signature.

Incumbent also updates annual Letters of Delegation. Incumbent ensures that the letters match the requirements outlined in the updated Management Protocol and also develops new letters as need to meet the organization’s needs.

  • Develops staff training on issues related to risk management. Incumbent works with the VP of Human Resources and other leadership staff on the development and implementation of training. Incumbent also provides risk management training as part of the curriculum for the Management Skills Training Seminar.

  • Develops an annual plan for agency risk management activities.


  • Minimum of 5 years of practicing law in applicable areas, specializing in reviewing, drafting and negotiating complicated real estate and with governmental entities.

  • Ability to conceptualize and articulate well reasoned and creative legal solutions to complex business and contractual challenges; strong business and financial acumen.

  • Must be able to quickly grasp, interpret, evaluate and summarize complex transactional and contractual terms and conditions in order to formulate a sound legal and business response.

  • Similar experience in working within or consulting for a non-profit social service organization, particularly in the area of real estate and government contracting.

  • Understanding of and commitment to uphold Catholic Social Teaching as well as the organization’s Mission and Values.

  • Proven desire to resolve differences of opinion through open dialogue and collaboration.

  • Strong organizational skills, self-motivated, and ability to prioritize multiple demands and deadlines.

  • Willingness to be flexible and adaptable to changing external and internal priorities.

  • Excellent written and oral communications and persuasive skills, including the ability to communicate concisely, to integrate legal and business knowledge and to provide balanced and sound legal advice regarding risks.

  • Must possess highest degree of integrity, honesty and credibility.

Job LocationsUS-WA-Seattle

Posted Date1 month ago(10/22/2020 8:55 PM)

Job ID2020-5003

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