Staff Attorney

Edmond, OK
Finance – Legal & Safety Awareness /
Full-Time/ Salary /
On-site
Life.Church wants to make a lasting difference in your life, in our community, and in the world. Our mission is to lead people to become fully devoted followers of Christ. That's how we’re able to make a difference, and it's the driving force behind everything we do.

The Staff Attorney will support and implement all aspects of Life.Church’s legal strategies—including general legal liability, data privacy and technology, and insurance coverages—and advise internal stakeholders and Life.Church leadership accordingly. The Staff Attorney will utilize their skillset to deliver outcomes that align with the direction of the Legal Team to further Life.Church’s mission and to reach people for Christ.

What You’ll Do

    • General Legal Advice and Leadership
    • Equip and advise generally on a variety of legal and liability matters.
    • Leverage legal and non-legal research tools to thoroughly analyze proposed ministry initiatives and various complex legal matters impacting the organization.
    • Partner with Central Team Leader of Legal to propose creative solutions to accomplish legal requirements while empowering innovation.
    • Identify tools and resources—including technology solutions and external advisors—to streamline legal processes and strengthen relationships with other Life.Church teams.
    • Apply critical thinking and exercise of good judgment in making recommendations on various legal and quasi-legal matters.

    • Ensure Data Privacy and Intellectual Property Compliance
    • Lead efforts to understand and respond to global and local data privacy and technology laws, including intellectual property.
    • Research and stay up to date on relevant national and international data privacy laws, as well as new and upcoming regulations governing technology development and ownership.
    • Assist with inquiries and matters relating to data privacy practices, withdrawals of consent, data subject access requests, and related rights.
    • Monitor the industry landscape to keep visibility on legal trends and identify new and innovative tools for legal compliance and processes.

    • Oversee General Risk Mitigation Initiatives.
    • Supervise the purchase and management of property, liability, auto, and worker’s compensation insurance for the organization with input from team leadership.
    • Analyze insurance policies to propose creative solutions to legal liability.
    • Contribute to the creation of safety management policies, plans, and training.
    • Provide support for direct reports through coaching and setting expectations.
    • Provide vision, direction, and resources for implementing key strategies.

Skills Needed to Succeed

    • Ability to self‐motivate, make independent decisions, and problem-solve with innovation.
    • Effective at multi‐tasking and time management to meet deadlines while remaining flexible and open to change.
    • Excellent verbal, written, and oral communication skills to foster partnerships.
    • Strong leadership skills and understanding of developing and guiding others.
    •  Juris Doctor with a license in good standing to practice law.
    • 2+ years of relevant work experience.
Benefits We Offer
- Paid parental leave, including maternity, paternity, and adoption leave.
- Generous employer-paid leave for the use of vacation, sick time, and other qualifying reasons. 
- Innovative and comprehensive Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance that provides team members with useful resources and savings to navigate their holistic health. 
- Life insurance policy provided for all staff members at 2x annual salary at no cost. Additional life insurance coverage is available to purchase. 
- Short-Term and Long-Term disability is covered at 100% for full-time qualified staff members.
- Comprehensive wellness and mental health benefits allow staff to proactively invest in their physical and emotional health.
- Generous 401(k) retirement plan allowing a team member to have up to 12.5% (including employee contribution, employer match, and employer discretionary contribution) contributed into their account in their first year. It doesn’t stop there—the more years on staff, the greater the investment! 
-$160 annually in development dollars for team members to invest in their professional growth. 
- Casual dress and work environment.
- And much more!

Our Beliefs, Culture, and Commitment to Diversity
At Life.Church, every staff member, and intern is a minister and is expected to engage in the church's ministry fully. We consider ministry readiness and an individual’s capacity to represent Life.Church’s beliefs as a minister during the selection process for all staff and intern positions. An essential function within every position held by a staff member or intern at Life.Church is to uphold and represent the beliefs of Life.Church. Learn more about what we believe at Life.Church

While we unite around our mission, we know unity doesn’t mean uniformity. Our calling is too great, and our mission is too important not to be intentional about strengthening our team through diversity. We know that diverse perspectives in race, ethnicity, background, age, and gender are essential to reaching the world for Christ. To learn more about how we strengthen our team through diversity, visit our careers page

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