Posted on August 31, 2012
Volunteer Legal Counsel
Samasource - Volunteer Legal Counsel
Samasource is an award-winning social business that provides dignified, internet-based work to people living in poverty. We build technology that helps leverage the brain power of the poor so they can lift themselves out of poverty by providing valuable services to companies around the world. Our technology platform takes large data projects for leading enterprise clients like LinkedIn and Google, and breaks them into small tasks called “microwork” which are completed by our workers.
We are a dynamic and growing team with a big vision - to connect the one billion people living in poverty around the world to work using technology. We need the best people to help us achieve it. We like to move fast and get things done. If you join us, you’ll be able to make an immediate impact. Samasource is supported by major corporate and philanthropic funders including eBay, Google, Cisco, and the Rockefeller and Ford Foundations.
We are looking for a strong Volunteer Legal Counsel to review, advise and negotiate client (generally enterprise technology companies), vendor (includes engineering outsourcing and consulting firms) and grantor (major foundations) contracts. Working across departments (Sales, Delivery, HR, Development etc.) and reporting into the VP of Business Operations, the ideal candidate will also advise Samasource on the various risks, business strategies and other issues related to commercial deals.
Contract reviews can be completed remotely at anytime of the day. Meetings in blocks of 1 hour will normally be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance and within your schedule limitation. This is a part-time volunteer position. Monthly commitment can range from 2-15 hours a month, depending upon contract volume.
- 8+ years commercial transactions experience working with outsourcing, software or SaaS in a corporate or legal firm
- JD degree or equivalent with excellent academic credentials preferred
- Background in drafting and negotiating services agreements and sales contracts
- Superlative written and oral communication skills in English
- Experience with donor/foundation contracts a plus
Please submit your resume, cover letter and two professional references with the job title specified via Resumator.