General Counsel

Washington, DC
Headquarters – Legal /
Full Time /
Position: General Counsel
Job Location: Remote
Position Type: Full Time, Exempt
Position Classification: Not Union Eligible
Compensation: $125,000 - $175,000 or commensurate with experience
Travel Percentage: 5-10 %
Reports to: Executive Director

About For Our Future
Founded in 2016, For Our Future Action Fund and For Our Future run large scale, progressive field programs across national battleground states. We were founded by several of the largest Unions in the country and our vision is to expand the progressive infrastructure in key battleground states, advance a pro-worker, economic prosperity agenda, and elect pro-worker progressive candidates. Along with community partners and volunteers, we consistently engage with people in face-to-face conversations around what issues matter most to them. By organizing people in lasting relationships, we win elections, drive local progress, make a community’s collective voice heard, and help build the transformative power needed to improve people’s lives.

Position Classification
For Our Future recognizes a staff bargaining unit, affiliated with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) 2304, a labor union. This position is NOT included in the For Our Future bargaining unit. 

Job Summary
For Our Future Action Fund seeks an experienced attorney to serve as its General Counsel, who will be the point of contact for all legal matters as well as the main liaison with outside legal and compliance firms.  This senior staff position is best suited for an attorney with a background in multi-state electoral and issue advocacy campaigns, including federal and state campaign finance compliance.  Special consideration will be given to candidates who have experience working with super PACs, 501(c)(4) organizations, and 501(c)(3) organizations.

Essential Functions

    • Serves as the point of contact for all legal matters for the organization and its related entities, which include a federal super PAC, a 501(c )(4) organization and a 501(c)(3) organization. 
    • Oversees compliance with non-profit tax law, campaign finance regulations, federal and state lobbying rules, employment laws, contracts, and internal corporate governance.
    • Advises Executive Director, senior staff, and Executive Board on legal issues pertaining to the organizations.
    • Oversees legal review and approval of voter contact materials (canvassing literature, scripts, mail, digital ads, etc.) to ensure compliance with rules promulgated by the Federal Election Commission and appropriate state agencies.
    • Responsible for the drafting and editing of contracts, incoming and outgoing grants, leases, and other agreements as well as review and approval of agreements by outside counsel.
    •  Advises Chief of Staff, Campaigns Director, Organizing Director and State Directors in monitoring compliance with non-profit tax laws and budget implications, helping to track different types of activities relevant to 501(c)(4) and 501(c)(3) organizations (grassroots and direct lobbying, public education, political spending, etc.) and assists the Finance Director, accountants and outside counsel in filing Form 990 and other tax documents.
    • Collaborates with relevant senior staff and compliance consultants to ensure proper public reporting of activities (receipts, contributions, disbursements, independent expenditures, etc.) on FEC and state campaign finance reports.
    • Reviews and approves receipts from, and contributions/grants to, outside organizations and entities for compliance with campaign finance and tax laws.
    • Prepares, edits, and reviews guidance, memoranda, and policies on the related entities’ registrations, campaign finance reporting, disclaimer requirements, fundraising policies, document retention, and background check policies.
    • Designs, prepares, and conducts legal trainings of staff, including federal and state campaign finance and lobbying issues.
    • Collaborates with human resources personnel and outside counsel on employment relations, composing or editing position statements, advising on investigations, and developing policies and procedures as needed. 

Supervisory responsibilities:

    • Manage Legal Associate during a portion of a federal general election.

Skills and Qualifications

    • Must have a Juris Doctor degree from an accredited U.S. law school and be barred, preferably in the District of Columbia. 
    • 3+ years relevant experience, including 1-2 years of experience with campaign finance or nonprofit tax compliance.

This position comes with a comprehensive benefits package

    • Health Insurance Coverage - 95% Employer Paid
    •  Paid parental leave
    • Retirement Savings Plan with matching contributions up to the first 5%
    • $150 Monthly Cell Phone and Internet Reimbursement
    • 13 days paid time off every calendar year, as well as other paid holidays.

Expected Hours of Work

    • Normal hours of business are from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM Eastern Time Monday through Friday, however, employees may be required to work outside of normal business hours including weekends, holidays, and nights.
    • Employees are required to abide by certain blackout dates during a campaign cycle or other key deadlines, and generally not allowed to take off during blackout periods. Emergencies are not affected by this policy.
$125,000 - $175,000 a year
Work Environment
This position is based in our Washington, DC headquarters, which is currently remote and will have a remote option until further notice. Employees will therefore work and interact primarily in a virtual environment. Employees may be required to periodically travel to and/or work out of office locations in Washington, DC or at state offices.

Health and Safety
For Our Future Action Fund ("FOF") is fully committed to the health and safety of our colleagues, candidates and the communities we serve. We encourage all employees to stay “up to date” with their COVID-19 vaccines and once eligible, to get COVID-19 boosters; however, this is not a requirement for employment at FOF.All employees are required to adhere to the health and safety policies and procedures, when appropriate as implemented by the organization. Upon request, reasonable accommodations will be considered on a case-by-case basis for exemptions to this requirement in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. Applicants may request a reasonable accommodation form by emailing Human Resources at
Be advised that health and safety policies and procedures around COVID-19 may change in the future to stay in compliance with public health guidance and applicable laws.

EEO Statement
For Our Future is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Opportunities are provided to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, age (40 and over), religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression (including transgender status), gender dysphoria, marital or familial status, partnership status, caregiver status, sexual and reproductive health decisions, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation, and related medical conditions), creed, caste, national origin, citizenship and immigration status, consumer credit history, physical or mental disability, personal/outward appearance (including, but not limited to, hairstyle), family responsibilities, genetic information (including testing and characteristics), ancestry, matriculation, political affiliation, matriculation, status as a victim of domestic violence, or sexual offenses or stalking, arrest record, conviction record, military or uniformed service member status, or veteran status, or any other characteristic, trait or status protected by applicable local, state, or federal laws or ordinances. Equal opportunity applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leave of absence, compensation and training.

We are also committed to the full inclusion of every qualified individual. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process please contact