Legal Counsel — Colorado Springs, CO


This position’s primary responsibilities include evaluating and establishing appropriate legal structures for Young Life’s corporations around the world. Additionally, this position will be responsible for developing and reviewing contracts and other forms of legislation which relate to various corporate legal matters that may have a negative ministry, financial and legal impact on the organization. 


Serve as Staff Attorney for Young Life Advising on a Variety of Legal Matters
  • Assist the senior director of Legal Services in providing full scope of Legal Services to Young Life.
  • Serve as lead attorney in several legal subject matters as directed by the senior director of Legal Services (e.g., Contract Review, Real Estate, Taxation and more).
  • Provide guidance on various other legal matters as they occur (Corporate, Data Security, Human Resources, Religious Liberty, Risk Management and more).
  • Work with and manage certain outside counsel relationships to achieve necessary services within budget constraints.

Contract Review

  • Oversee the contracts administrator in review and approval of a variety of contracts: hotel accommodations, information technology, service providers, retail marketing, property rental, independent contractors and more.
  • Assist in establishing and monitoring an efficient contracts review process.
  • Draft contracts and create templates according to ministry needs.

Real Estate

  • Oversee legal issues related to Young Life real estate.
  • Perform research and make recommendations related to ownership of real property and various leaseholds.
  • Perform research and make recommendations related to interests in real estate located in foreign countries.
  • Work closely with the Financial Services department to provide timely legal advice to Young Life leadership with regards to real estate decisions.


  • Oversee legal issues related to Young Life’s non-profit tax status.
  • Conduct research and make recommendations related to property tax issues.
  • Conduct research and make recommendations related to federal, state and local tax issues.
  • Work closely with the Financial Services department to provide timely legal advice to Young Life leadership with regard to tax-related decisions.


Working Conditions
  • General office working environment at the Young Life Service Center.
  • Some small amounts of lifting, generally not more than 20 pounds.
  • Daily computer usage.
  • Some stress may be involved in meeting various deadlines.
  • Compliance with all organizational safety policies.

Education and Credentials

  • Minimum of a Juris Doctor degree and admission to a state bar; preferred Colorado license to practice law.
  • Able to achieve admission to Colorado bar within six months (either full admission or single-client admission)

Experience Required for the Job

  • Two to five years previous experience as legal practitioner.
  • Experience working with non-profit organizations preferred.

Skills and Abilities Needed

  • Diplomatic; good negotiation skills; willingness to hold others accountable to ministry policy and procedure while maintaining positive relationships with internal and external “customers.”
  • Working knowledge and understanding of contract language.
  • Good project management; ability to keep track of multiple tasks and customers.
  • Process-oriented, but flexible to change or protocol of other departments serving.
  • Consistent follow-through, tenacity.
  • Willingness to learn; good research skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong administrative and organizational skills.

This description is not intended, and should not be construed, to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with this job. It is intended to be an accurate reflection of the principal job elements essential for making compensation decisions.


  • ​Full-time salary based on education and experience.
  • Young Life benefits including medical, dental, vision and life insurance.
  • Paid vacation and sick leave.
  • 401(k) matching plan and pension contributions.


Job Title: Legal Counsel
Reports to: Senior Director of Legal Services
Department: Legal Services
Supervisory (# of staff supervised): none
FT/PT: Full-Time

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