Assistant General Counsel

Reports to the Club's General Counsel

The Wharton Club of New York:
The Wharton Club of New York is an independent, not for profit, 501(c)(3) corporation in NY State and is the official Wharton Alumni Association for the NY Metropolitan Area. The WCNY is an extraordinarily powerful tool for Wharton Alumni's business, social, career, and intellectual growth. There are over 220 volunteers serving the 30,000 alumni in the New York metropolitan area. Volunteers are committed to strengthening the Wharton alumni network and its impact on other alumni. Wharton alumni have a vested interest in expanding the network. Everyone knows you have to "give to get;" and you have to "help to be helped." It is this enlightened self-interest that is the ultimate power of the Wharton community. One of the key elements to the success of this venture is the willingness of alumni to help other alumni. The Alumni Association is more than just interesting events with phenomenal speakers. It is about access. Access to opportunities and people. Access to business leads, friendships, intellectual stimulation, investment capital, government, career opportunities.

Assistant General Counsel Responsibilities:
The Assistant General Counsel should work with the General Counsel to ensure the Club operates within the appropriate legal governance framework and assist in the identification of legal risks across the Club. The volunteer should be able to work on contract matters, copyright and corporate governance matters. The volunteer should be available by phone or email to handle issues as they arise throughout the year.

Time Commitment:
Approximately 2 hours per week. Note that you must have access to email which you can monitor frequently, as much of the coordination among the volunteer team is conducted via email. Being easy to reach and responsive will make the job much easier to manage.

All volunteers must be supporting (dues paying) members of the Wharton Club of New York. The candidate must be an attorney with 4-7 years or more relevant experience and admitted to practice law in the State of New York. The candidate is expected to have a broad–based legal background, including some legal experience in New York not-for-profit law, along with experience in contracts. This person will be a good communicator and who is well organized. This person must have exceptional organizational and people skills, supported by strong technical skills. We are looking for people who have the time to give to the Club.

Application Process:
Interested volunteers should complete the volunteer application and submit a resume to Gabriela Sanchez, the Club’s Administrator at  Once the submission is received, the applicant will be contacted by one of the Club’s volunteers. The Club expects that each selected volunteer will treat this volunteer "job" as seriously as a professional job and recognize that it is an extension of his or her professional world.