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Chief General Counsel

American Nurses Association
Posted Nov 11
Full Time
Silver Spring, Maryland

Career Title **: Chief General Counsel

** Department : Legal/ANA Enterprise Executive Office

Salary Hiring Range : $200,000-$ 250,000.

**NOTE: Competitive salary commensurate with experience

** FLSA: **Exempt

** **Career Summary

** **Provides legal advice and serves as the legal representative to the ANA Enterprise on issues related to management and operations, as needed. In collaboration with the CEO, senior leaders, Boards of Directors, and others, the Chief General Counsel identifies and addresses all legal, compliance, and governance issues related to nursing practice and association business and management.

** **Education

** Juris Doctorate degree and license to practice law consistent with association needs and jurisdictional requirements, preferably in the District of Columbia and/or Maryland. Current admission to practice before federal courts and the United States Supreme Court highly desirable.

**Work Experience

** A minimum of ten (10) years in most of the following areas of law: association and general corporate law, including transactional work; labor and employment law; tax law; certification and credentialing; foundation endowments; intellectual property; and governance. A minimum of five (5) years of management and/or executive leadership experience.



  • Exceptional communication skills including written and verbal communication.
  • Exceptional analytical, problem solving and skills.
  • Ability to act independently, showing appropriate judgment and decision-making skills.
  • Advanced group facilitation and public speaking.
  • Ability to critically think and collaboratively build solutions in a politically sensitive, high

visibility work environment.

  • Ability to recognize and address business opportunities and provide exceptional customer


  • Interpersonal skills and political sensitivity with ability to interact with and influence executive

level individuals, consultants, vendors, volunteers and customers to recognize and address


  • Strong organizational and project management skills.
  • Demonstrated mentoring, coaching and labor relations
  • Flexibility in dealing with changing priorities and demanding workload.
  • Demonstrated ability to recognize and appreciate cultural differences and meet the needs of individuals and organizations from different cultures.
  • Demonstrated ability in analysis and interpretation of statutes, state and federal agency

regulations and decisions, state attorney general opinions and federal and state court


  • Knowledge of word processing and electronic legal research software.

**Preferred Skills & Experience


  • Health law or business background a plus.
  • Knowledge of statutory and case law on nursing issues and related administrative agency


**Work Schedule

** Hybrid: Employees are considered Hybrid if they are regularly scheduled to work in at least 20% of their work week or work month in an ANA Enterprise Office.

Hybrid employees are expected to travel to the office when requested and/or when necessary to achieve results or meet business needs.

Location **:

** Our main office is located at: 8515 Georgia Ave., Suite 400, Silver Spring, MD 20910

  • The ANA Enterprise will hire primarily from the District of Columbia (DC), Maryland (MD), and Virginia (VA).
  • Candidates may apply from other U.S. states and territories; however, prior to being granted an interview by a HR and/or a hiring official, the ANAE Risk and Compliance office must approve that the U.S. state or territory is registered or able to be registered to conduct business with the ANAE.

The following locations are not approved for remote work **:


  • California
  • Ohio
  • U.S. Territories
  • Minnesota
  • Washington
  • North Dakota
  • Wyoming
  • International locations


** Learn more about the American Nurses Association Enterprise **:


**The American Nurses Association Enterprise

** Founded in 1896, The ANA Enterprise is the family of non-profit companies that comprise the American Nurses Association: The American Nurses Association (ANA), the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), and the American Nurses Foundation. The ANA Enterprise leverages the combined strength of each to drive excellence in practice and ensure nurses’ voices and vision are recognized by policy leaders, industry influencers, and employers.

**Equal Opportunity Employer

** The ANA is an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.

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