Sparkfund is an energy technology platform company based in Washington, D.C. We give customers access to essential building energy functions and outcomes — like conditioned air, light, and resiliency to emergency power outages — in structures that best fit their needs. Our options range from fully managed subscriptions where we handle everything from install to ongoing maintenance and repairs, to simple installations for customers who prefer to manage systems themselves, to monitoring of existing equipment for fault detection and replacement recommendation. We enable our customers to focus on their core businesses. We strive to create positive change by deploying solutions that are good for business and are good for the planet. We’re building a diverse and collaborative culture to help us achieve all of that.
Sparkfund is hiring a dynamic and skilled mid-level lawyer for the position of Senior Corporate Counsel or Corporate Counsel (commensurate with experience) to support our commercial team, from deal planning to execution of a customer contract, This candidate will have to consider creative approaches to contracting, including introducing new contract structures and reconfiguring existing contract structures to fit new customer opportunities in a fast-paced environment. This candidate will have autonomy and independence while being fully supported by collegial, smart, and driven colleagues. We’re looking for an attorney with experience working with commercial transactions, preferably transactions related to financing, leasing, building energy systems, and/or construction, who has a knack for thinking outside the box and who can balance legal excellence with achieving Sparkfund’s business goals.
As Senior Corporate Counsel / Corporate Counsel, you will report to our VP of Legal. We would look for you to address immediate issues diligently and creatively, supporting the in-house Legal function by developing and maintaining templates and processes that reflect our learnings and support our fellow colleagues. To this end, you will represent the Legal team across the company to solve for customer needs. You will also provide training and create solutions to enhance consistency, standardization, and accuracy. You will play a critical role in developing the legal architecture of the company by refining and applying our philosophy and approach to contracts, processes, documentation, and negotiation strategies.
We Want You To Know
You can be a great candidate even if you don't fit everything we've described above. You can also have important skills we haven't thought of. If that's you, don't hesitate to apply and tell us about yourself. We are dedicated to environmental stewardship and recognize we need diverse perspectives to successfully tackle this massive challenge. To change the world, we must first change ourselves, which is why Sparkfund has created a space that sources viewpoints from people who look and think differently.
We are committed to diversity and building an equitable and inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and experiences, and we're taking steps to meet that commitment.
We especially encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply, including women, people of color, LGBTQ+ people, veterans, and people with disabilities.