2Life Communities provides superior housing to older adults of all backgrounds. We are a mission-driven organization with a vision that all older adults have the opportunity to age in community – to live a full life of connection and purpose in a dynamic and supportive environment.

We view our approach to the aging process holistically. We continually evolve property management processes and support services to meet the needs of our diverse residents as they age; partner with healthcare providers to identify innovative ways to support residents' overall health and well-being; engage with the broader community to offer opportunities for continual growth and renewal for our treasured elders.

We are continually evolving support services to meet the needs of our diverse residents as they age. We offer case management, service coordination, and a wide array of wellness, cultural, and other activities. We partner with healthcare providers to identify innovative ways to support residents' health and well-being, and we engage with the broader community through our Village Center program.

2Life owns and operates over 1,500 units of affordable rental housing located within six campuses in metropolitan Boston. We expect to add another 600-700 units within the next several years. We anticipate continued growth in the size of our portfolio, the geography in which we operate, and the diversity of our residents in terms of race, ethnicity, income levels, and need for supportive services.

General Summary:
The General Counsel (GC) plays a key leadership role within the agency as 2Life Communities develops and operationalizes its strategic objectives. The GC provides superior legal services to 2Life and its affiliated nonprofits. In that capacity, they provide leadership, advice, legal support, strategic thinking, and counsel on a cross-disciplinary basis to all of 2Life Communities functional teams. They are a member of 2Life's Senior Leadership Team, composed of the CEO/President, the Vice-President, the Chief Financial Officer, and the chiefs and directors of the key departments within the agency.

The GC serves as the senior leadership team's liaison to the Governance Committee of the Board of Directors and is responsible for developing and implementing corporate governance policies. Together with the executive management team, the Senior Leadership Team, and in collaboration with 2Life's Board of Directors, the General Counsel is also responsible for developing and maintaining 2Life's vision for promoting aging in community and aligning the day-to-day activities of the agency with 2Life Communities mission, strategic goals, and annual objectives.

Essential Job Functions:
  • Provide advice, counsel, and legal support and services to 2Life Communities in its corporate capacity, to the affiliated business organizations that make up the 2Life corporate family, and to the departments within 2Life
  • Develop and manage a bench of outside counsel with expertise in key practice areas such as employment (including immigration), landlord-tenant, intellectual property, affordable housing development, general and comprehensive business needs, and counsel for philanthropic activities; responsible for oversight of litigation matters affecting 2Life
  • Serve as a member of the Senior Leadership Team and participate in strategic and organizational planning for 2Life, including development of the agency's short, mid, and long-term goals and budget, shaping responses to internal and external factors affecting the ability to carry out the organizational mission, and assisting with the alignment of staffing and organizational structures with growth and strategic positioning
  • Oversee corporate risk management and compliance, including overseeing or supporting annual corporate maintenance and filing obligations and the development and implementation as appropriate of corporate compliance policies
  • Serve as senior team's liaison to the Governance Committee of the Board of Directors and developing and implementing corporate governance policies
  • Align board governance procedures with growth of organization
  • Support strategic thinking and provide legal advice on key initiatives
  • Support 2Life's crisis response activities on an as-needed basis

Preparation, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
  • Juris Doctor and admission to the Massachusetts bar
  • 10 years or more of experience in nonprofit management and/or real estate and housing development and finance, with a strong preference for a working knowledge of finance and development of housing affordable to low-income and moderate-income families
  • Knowledge and experience in local, state, and federal laws affecting business organizations, with an emphasis on charitable and tax-exempt organizations
  • General knowledge of employment law, financial management, and budgeting preferred
  • Ability to work collaboratively across multiple disciplines and act as a unifier, innovator, and effective communicator
  • Strong analytical, interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work with people at all levels and diverse cultural backgrounds, and key external organizations, family members, guardians, and the community at large
  • Knowledge of development, ownership, management, and compliance, including knowledge of real estate transactions, public and private sources of affordable housing finance, and the regulatory requirements associated with the development, ownership, and operation of assisted unassisted rental housing is a plus.
  • Experience in policy development and management
  • Knowledge of health care and other support systems for older individuals is a plus
  • Experience with Salesforce and RealPage a plus

The above statements intend to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to do this job. The above does not intend to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required.

Competitive compensation and benefits, commensurate with experience.

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2Life Communities is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We desire to build and cultivate an inclusive environment that brings together a diverse workforce with unique experiences, backgrounds, talents, and perspectives.

External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case by case basis.