Legal Counsel
Job Details
FPHNY Corporate - New York, NY
Full Time
Legal Counsel

The Fund for Public Health in New York City (FPHNYC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is dedicated to the advancement of the health and well-being of all New Yorkers.  To this end, in partnership with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), FPHNYC incubates innovative public health initiatives implemented by DOHMH to advance community health throughout the city. It facilitates partnerships, often new and unconventional, between government and the private sector to develop, test, and launch new initiatives. These collaborations speed the execution of demonstration projects, effect expansion of successful pilot programs, and support rapid implementation to meet the public health needs of individuals, families, and communities across New York City.




The Legal Counsel will support the management and implementation of FPHNYC’s many public health programs by providing strategic advice and support on all aspects of FPHNYC’s operations. This is a part time, 28 hour a week position reporting to the Chief Operations Officer.




  • oversee the organization’s contractual relationships
    • draft and negotiate contracts, subcontracts, amendments, contract extensions
    • provide legal guidance to support grant manager and project staff in structuring projects
    • provide guidance and support to staff to administer contractual relationships, including non-performance, termination, and contract disputes
  • advise the organization on corporate strategy and best practices
    • provide senior management with effective advice on organization strategies and their implementation
    • remain current on pertinent laws and regulations affecting the organization (non-profit, human resources, and corporate governance law), and ensure that the organization is in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations
    • provide guidance on business structure, the organization’s legal classifications, and regulatory requirements
    • provide guidance on board and corporate governance requirements
    • provide risk assessment counsel
  • provide guidance and support on employment and labor issues
    • stay current on developments in employment law, and provide guidance and advice on best practices for implementation
    • provide guidance and advice on employment issues, including terminations, harassment investigations, conflicts of interest, or other issues
  • develop and maintain internal processes, policies, and procedures
    • consult with staff on necessary contractual interrelationships, including advising on best practices, streamlining processes, and developing administrative and larger corporate policies and procedures
    • provide guidance on federal, state, city requirements for procurement, contracting, and grants management
    • update, interpret, and advise on compliance of internal policies
  • serve as a resource for informed decision-making and creative problem-solving
  • select, retain, and manage outside legal counsel
  • due to relationship with DOHMH, understanding of how to guide and work with a nonprofit staff that partners with a large city agency
  • Law degree from an accredited law school
  • 8+ Experience working in or for a non-profit, providing legal advice in the context of grant funded programs or providing in-house counsel related to risk assessment
  • 8+ Experience in contract law, contracting and procurement requirements, and/or federal and state regulatory requirements related to grants management
  • Some background or interest in public health strongly preferred.




  • Salary range is 110 to 120K
  • Generous Paid Time Off (PTO) policy
  • Medical, dental, and life insurance with low or no employee contribution
  • A retirement savings plan with generous employer contribution
  • Flexible spending medical and commuter benefits plan
  • Generous and flexible work from home policy 
  • Fun hybrid office environment and passionate team
  • Fun all staff events all year round
  • Meaningful work at an organization striving to advance health equity and social justice



Part- Time 28 hours (4 days a week).



To apply, send Resume, with Cover Letter, including how your experience relates to this position here. Applicants who best match the position needs will be contacted.


The Fund for Public Health in New York City is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages a diverse pool of candidates to apply.