• Assistant General Counsel II

    Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center New York, NY 10176

    Job #2260428423

  • Company Overview

    At Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK), we're not only changing the way we treat cancer, but also the way the world thinks about it. By working together and pushing forward with innovation and discovery, we're driving excellence and improving outcomes. We're treating cancer, one patient at a time.Join us and make a difference every day.

    In compliance with applicable State regulatory authorities, COVID-19 vaccination is mandatory for all MSK staff. Staff are considered fully vaccinated upon completion of a primary vaccination series for COVID-19 (i.e., one dose of a single dose vaccine or a final dose of a multi-dose vaccine series). Exceptions from the COVID-19 vaccine requirement are permitted for those who request and receive an approved medical or fully remote exemption. Requests for medical exemption can take up to two weeks to review. Vaccination or an approved medical exemption is required to start work.

    *Staff working at a MSK New Jersey location must be up to date with COVID-19 vaccination, which includes having completed the primary COVID-19 vaccination series and booster once eligible as mandated by New Jersey State. All New Jersey staff not yet eligible for a booster must receive a booster within 3 weeks of becoming eligible as a condition of continued employment at MSK.

    Note: Individuals are eligible to receive a COVID-19 booster two months after completion of a primary vaccination series for COVID-19. Because vaccine-induced immunity can wane over time, MSK continues to strongly urge all staff to get a COVID-19 booster as soon as they become eligible to maintain their protective immunity for a longer period.

    Job Description

    Do you love working in a dynamic environment and are you passionate about being part of a team dedicated to supporting MSK's mission? This is the perfect role for you! We have an exciting opportunity for an attorney specializing in employment and immigration related matters to join our legal team.

    Our team includes attorneys spanning multiple legal practices tasked with providing various services for MSK. Through our combined expertise and experience, we assist staff across all departments by facilitating agreements and projects that further the mission of MSK. Our goal is to help our clients, reach and exceed their goals by working collaboratively to provide answers and assistance on any legal inquiry.

    You Will:

    • Provide legal, policy, and strategic guidance to a diverse client base regarding business immigration, employment relations, and policy guidance

    • Ensure completion, submission, and follow up on all nonimmigrant visa and permanent residence petitions according to U.S. immigration guidelines and MSK standards

    • Serve as ARO and DSO for MSK's J-1 Exchange Visitor Program and F-1 visas.

    • Ensure compliance with Department of State regulations and MSK standards

    • Provide advice and counsel for employee relations-related matters, advising HR partners throughout the lifecycle of employee events

    • Research, strategize, draft and respond to administrative agency charges and legal correspondence

    • Assist with the interpretation, development, drafting, and updating of institutional HR policies to comply with legal requirements and interpretive changes.

    • Provide guidance to HR partners regarding compliance with current and updated policies

    You Are:

    • Skilled at drafting legal documents, issue spotting, identification of trends, legal research and analysis, risk management, and client interactions.

    • Detail focused, organized, efficient, and consistently achieving positive results, providing outstanding client service, even under challenging circumstances.

    • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment.

    • A Collaborator, able to work on a team or independently to get the job done.

    • Adept at balancing multiple assignments simultaneously and have a project management mindset

    • Able to, and enjoy, cultivating positive relationships with colleagues, clients, and leaders at every level, while maintaining an independent and objective perspective.

    • Capable of providing candid, sound, clear, and direct legal advice (in both verbal and written forms) that is pragmatic while recognizing the broader consequences of the legal advice.

    You Have:

    • A Juris Doctor degree and admission to the New York State Bar

    • 4-7 years of legal experience

    • Experience handling business immigration and employment law matters

    • Strong computer and software proficiency


    Benefits (~~~/)

    Competitive compensation packages | Sick Time |Generous Vacation+ 12 holidays to recharge & refuel| Internal Career Mobility & Performance Consulting | Medical, Dental, Vision, FSA & Dependent Care|403b Retirement Savings Plan Match|Tuition Reimbursement |Parental Leave & Adoption Assistance |Commuter Spending Account |Fitness Discounts &Wellness Program | Resource Networks| Life Insurance & Disability | Remote Flexibility


    MSK is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran status or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision.

    Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment.

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    Job LocationsUSA-NY-New York

    Posted Date2 days ago(9/23/2022 4:29 PM)

    Requisition ID 2022-63106

    Category Professional - Human Resources