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Staff Attorney, Marketing, Development & Compliance

Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption
Columbus, OH 43016
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The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption (DTFA) is a national nonprofit public charity dedicated exclusively to finding permanent homes for the more than 140,000 children waiting in North America's foster care systems. Created by Wendy's founder Dave Thomas who was adopted, the Foundation implements evidence-based, results-driven national service programs, foster care adoption awareness campaigns and innovative grantmaking. The Foundation has an opening for a full-time Staff Attorney, Marketing, Development & Compliance.


In concert with and reporting to the SVP, General Counsel to draft agreements to support the Foundation's Marketing & Development Department; to provide counsel regarding complex charitable gifts, state charitable and registration requirements, structure agreements with corporate development partners, and external fundraising and awareness partners; and research federal and state laws to support the mission of the Foundation.


  1. Review and/or draft development contracts and templates as assigned, including gift agreements, suggested language for grants from donor advised funds, and required documentation required for trusts, wills, or other bequests
  2. Ensure Foundation's compliance with all regulations regarding privacy issues
  3. Research state solicitation and business compliance statutes and regulations in states, oversee external compliance vendor (if any), and work with other Foundation departments to ensure compliance
  4. Understand state laws and IRS regulations surrounding charitable solicitation partnerships (professional solicitors, professional fundraising counsel, commercial co-venturers, etc.), draft contracts governing these various charitable solicitation partnerships as assigned, interact with attorneys representing charitable solicitation partners as needed, advise on appropriate copy to recognize commercial co-venturers and third-party fundraisers, ensure compliance with state regulations and maintain records of all such partnerships
  5. Review and draft, as necessary, all contracts with external Marketing & Development Department vendors
  6. Review and/or draft business agreements and templates, including services, consulting, supply, and purchasing agreements
  7. Assist with intellectual property matters, as necessary
  8. Review and draft, as necessary, all contracts and letters of intent with the Foundation's brand ambassadors and other partners in building awareness of foster care adoption
  9. Provide training to the Marketing & Development Department, as appropriate, to facilitate increased learning on relevant topics, including third-party fundraisers, outside charitable solicitation partners, unrelated business income tax exemptions, and state and federal compliance statutes and regulations that govern their work
  10. Serve as backup for any Legal Department procedure
  11. Other responsibilities and assistance to SVP, General Counsel, as assigned


  • Strong legal research, drafting, contract review, and negotiation skills
  • Excellent problem solving and creative thinking abilities with the ability to develop innovative solutions
  • Strong and clear verbal and written communications and ability to listen to others
  • Demonstrated ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously in diverse legal subject areas while remaining responsive and following through on projects
  • Ability to interact confidently with executive and non-executive staff and government representatives, and to cultivate authentic relationships with colleagues
  • Excellent organizational skills, and acute attention to detail
  • Proven ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and maintain a high level of discretion and confidentiality
  • Ability to guide non-lawyers with application of legal standards
  • Complex charitable gift, fundraising, unrelated business income tax, and state charitable regulation knowledge


  • Juris Doctor (JD) degree from an ABA-approved law school required
  • Ohio Bar admission required
  • Three or more years of experience with development departments, marketing departments, and/or charitable solicitation regulations required
  • Experience in drafting gift agreements involving complex gifts, including noncash gifts and cryptocurrency preferred
  • Experience in-house at a highly regulated corporation, state agency, or non-profit organization preferred


  • Rarely, travel required


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Posted: 2022-01-13 Expires: 2022-02-14

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