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Thank you for your interest in the General Counsel role for Voices for the Truth.

Volunteer positions are open to anyone regardless of their current affiliation with the Truth (Friend, Worker, or former member).

Please note this form is not confidential. The information you share will not be made public but will be shared among current volunteers to determine next steps.

About the role:

As a small but dedicated team, we are eager to work with those who share our passion for supporting those affected by  SA  and CSA in the Truth while preventing future harm.

The person in this role will have an opportunity to significantly shape the position as well as the organization itself. In addition to leading their own small volunteer team, the General Counsel will be a member of the Executive Committee and participate in decisions about the goals, strategy, functions, and governance of Voices for the Truth.

Who we’re looking for:

The person in this role should be comfortable navigating ambiguity, and willing to take initiative and identify paths forward. The person in this role should be collaborative and share the organizational commitment to collective decision-making and collaborative governance.

We strongly encourage you to apply even if you do not feel you are a perfect fit for this role. We are willing to consider a wide range of skills and experiences you might be able to offer to this position. If you are not selected for the role, we will consider you for future volunteer positions.

  • Responsibilities
    • Ensure compliance with laws and regulations relevant to the organization’s operations in matters pertaining to business practices, financial transactions, information collection and privacy, and organizational governance
      • Provide advisory counsel to leadership and staff
      • Establish relevant organizational protocols and ensure compliance
    • Identify and mitigate potential legal risks and liabilities
    • Safeguard the organization’s interests in legal transactions
  • Qualifications
    • Must have at least 2 years of professional general counsel experience, broadly defined
    • Experience in the Truth (either as a current or former member) is strongly preferred
    • Training in victim-survivor advocacy, trauma-informed care, or similar is preferred but not required
    • Experience with the nonprofit sector is preferred but not required
  • Expectations
    • The role of General Counsel is an unpaid, volunteer position. A person in this position should expect to dedicate 5-10 hours per week to the role.

The General Counsel will participate in weekly status meetings and executive meetings by providing updates on their team’s work and consulting on organization-wide matters.

General Counsel Application