Attorney General Maura Healey is looking for an exceptional and highly motivated attorney to join her management team as the Division Chief of the Office of the Attorney General’s
Non-Profit Organizations/Public Charities Division.
The Attorney General’s Non-Profit Organizations/Public Charities Division is responsible for protecting and promoting the public’s interests related to the Commonwealth’s public charities. These non-profit, charitable organizations range in size and complexity from our largest universities and health care systems to small, local human service organizations. There are currently over 23,000 of these organizations operating in Massachusetts. The Division carries out its responsibilities by collecting and making available to the public operational and financial information about public charities operating in Massachusetts; enforcing the Commonwealth’s laws regarding charitable registration, reporting, and solicitations; providing advice and education regarding obligations of public charities and fiduciary duties of board members; and investigating and bringing enforcement actions arising out of breaches of fiduciary duty.
Primary Duties: The Division Chief is responsible for supervising and directing activities of a Division of eighteen to twenty employees consisting of Assistant Attorneys General (including a Deputy Division Chief), Paralegals, Compliance Officers, and Support Staff. Primary responsibilities of the Division Chief include: day-to-day supervision of Division’s cases and work product, including settlement agreements and briefs for submission to the Superior, Probate and Appellate courts; supervision of investigations of non-profit organizations to safeguard charitable assets, prevent fraud, and ensure fiduciary obligations are being met; supervision of the Division’s review of the sale of charitable assets, including the sale of non-profit healthcare organizations to for-profit organizations; supervision of the Division’s annual compliance filing processes; and proposal of statutory, regulatory, or policy changes to facilitate the effective and efficient supervision of public charities and charitable solicitation. In addition, the Division Chief is responsible for the overall administration of the Division, including personnel matters, drafting periodic reports on the Division’s work, and attending regular meetings with the Attorney General and other senior staff. As time permits, the Chief personally handles significant or sensitive litigation, including settlement negotiations and non-litigation projects (e.g., helping to develop or commenting on legislation). The Division Chief reports to the Chief of the Health Care and Fair Competition Bureau.
Position Requirements: At least 10 years experience as an attorney with civil or criminal litigation experience and working knowledge of the corporate non-profit, charitable sector, including corporate governance matters, required; experience in the health care or higher education fields advantageous; demonstrated ability to oversee multiple complex matters simultaneously and the ability to manage attorneys, paralegals, and other staff with varying levels of experience; excellent negotiation and communication skills. Actual managerial experience is strongly preferred. Must be a member of the Massachusetts Bar or eligible for admission by motion.
Bureau/Division: Health Care and Fair Competition Bureau/Non-Profit Organizations/Public Charities Division
Supervisor: Mary A. Beckman, Bureau Chief
Salary: Commensurate with experience; to be discussed at time of interview.
Application Process: Internal candidates may apply by submitting a cover letter and resume to Pamela Spang, Recruitment and Hiring Coordinator, at Pamela.Spang@state.ma.us OR by applying online through the AGO’s Employment and Recruitment website. To apply online, visit the website via this link to register, create a profile, upload your cover letter and resume, and submit an application. External candidates may only apply online using the AGO’s Employment and Recruitment website.