About Noodle Partners
Online education is no longer a novel or niche idea. It is the fastest growing segment in higher education, accounting for 20% of all enrollees & 35% of graduate-level certificates & degrees. Its also getting increasingly competitive, as more & better programs are launched each semester. Universities need to go online quickly, economically & elegantly, creating programs that students cant wait to tell their friends about & that their professors want to teach.
Noodle Partners helps universities bring programs online with flexibility, transparency, alignment, efficiency, & joy. Thats why more top universities chose us last year than all other online program managers combined.
We are a passionate team of technologists, educators, & random experts. We know that online learning has the potential to transform higher education. If youre a fellow traveler, come join us!
- Beautiful office space in Edtech Factory off Union Square
- Competitive salary, 401K offering, & bonus plan
- Mac or PC? You decide
- Our insurance offers medical, dental, vision, short- & long-term disability coverage, plus supplementals for all employees & dependents
- Pre-tax commuter benefits
- Paid vacation & sick days
- Subsidized gym membership at the New York Health & Racquet Club to help you stay active
- Yearly education stipend for lifelong learning
- Fully stocked break room with snacks & drinks
We need a VP of Legal Affairs. If youre looking to build processes & systems from the ground up; youve found your home.
The ideal candidate will provide counsel across our entire organization (think marketing, technology, student services, finance, etc.), take the lead in all contract negotiations & ensure everything we do is in compliance.
The position is located in the Noodle Partners office in New York City.
Responsibilities & Duties
Negotiate all agreements with, & review all proposals to, university partners. This takes grace, persuasiveness, & responsivenesswe return drafts within one business day to signal the latter. As we continue to evolve the business & streamline contracting, manage our Master Services & other legal agreements
Negotiate all agreements with service & technology providers. And once those are settled, youll need to streamline & manage the process of creating statements of work between those providers & each of our University Partners
Advise senior management on legal issues & consult with outside counsel on M&A, IP, litigation, legislation, employment law, & other specialized topics.
Partner with our Chief Security Officer to ensure we (and our universities) are complying with all rules & regulations
Understand our operations to ensure effective negotiation & drafting
Manage our trademarks & intellectual property, & file all statutory docs, such as licensing forms
Qualifications & Skills
We are looking for a creative, meticulous & self-motivated attorney who wants to take on complex negotiations & set up the infrastructure needed to scale our business ten-fold over the next 24 months.
You have a JD degree, 6+ years of experience working in nationally-recognized law firm or in-house legal department, & significant experience structuring, drafting, reviewing, & negotiating a variety of agreements
You have experience in higher ed, either working with universities or, ideally, working in the Corporate Counsels office at a university.
Youre admitted to practice in New York or the ability to register as In-House Counsel in New York
Youre a self-starter: you find problems & fix them, painlessly, & thrive in a fast-paced, get it done, start-up environment. Youll need to negotiate multiple agreements simultaneously on tight deadlines with minimal supervision...think multiple spinning plates
You have excellent written & oral communicator, & can effectively interact equally with internal & external folks. If you like agreements with oodles of legal mumbo jumbo, youll get frustrated here. Were looking for someone who drafts concise, easy-to-read agreements using as few words as possible
You have strong business acumen & sound judgement. Your excellent analytical skills support creative & pragmatic problem-solving; you get agreements to signature with everyone is pleased with the outcome, but you also make sure that agreement is clear, well-drafted, & protective of Noodle & our partner schools
Finally, you have a strong commitment to white glove service- you are setting the tone of our relationships, & that tone is friendly & confident
Please apply to this position if you feel that you meet most or all qualifications! We look forward to speaking to you about joining the team.