General Counsel

Company:Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation

The Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation (APFC) seeks applicants for the position of General Counsel for a regular, full-time position located in Juneau. APFC is a state-owned company that manages and invests $51 billion in assets of the Alaska Permanent Fund. APFC employment is with the State of Alaska exempt service and receives all State benefits for exempt employees.

The position reports to the Executive Director and together with the Alaska Department of Law (Law Department) and outside legal counsel, provides legal services related to APFC investment activities, corporate governance and Alaska law. The services may include: 1) preparation and negotiation of a wide variety of investment contracts and other transactional documents; 2) preparing legislation, rendering informal advice and formal written legal opinions and related legal services; 3) advice regarding initiating, defending and settling litigation and other claims, and monitoring outside counsel regarding the same; 4) reviewing and preparing resolutions, policies, and other documents for board action; 5) responding to requests for information; 6) providing advice on various Alaska laws, regulations, and policies, including the open meetings act, the ethics act, sovereign immunity and disclosure statutes, regulations and policies; 7) maintaining effective communications with the Law Department and ensuring compliance with Alaska law and regulations; and 8) participation on the Corporate Management Committee.

Education: JD from an accredited law school

Experience: General Counsel experience and/or law firm experience in advising public funds or other large institutional investors preferred

License: Admission to the Alaska Bar upon hire or within one year of starting employment

Knowledge: General knowledge/awareness of federal law and regulations pertaining to issues that confront large institutional investors, including SEC and CFTC law and tax law issues; (familiarity with Alaska laws that affect the APFC, the Trustees, and the Permanent Fund preferred)

Skills and abilities: The ability to: communicate effectively orally and in writing regarding complex regulations and procedures and involving sensitive and confidential matters; to develop and adapt new techniques; to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a wide spectrum of colleagues; to develop and recommend resolutions to complex and difficult problems

• Please download our APFC application form at
• Email the application form and your resume attention: Joan Cahill, HR Officer at
• Applications received by Monday June 30, 2014 will be considered in our initial review. This position is open until filled.

If you do not receive an email confirmation of receipt of your application by the first business day subsequent to your submission, please contact us: (907) 796-1540