The Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA), the largest airline pilot union in the world and the largest non-governmental aviation safety organization in the world (representing over 66,000 pilots at 40 U.S. and Canadian airlines) seeks an experienced Benefits Attorney for our office in Tysons (McLean), Virginia. The Benefits Attorney represents ALPA's interests in a broad range of employee benefits matters. They are responsible for providing legal advice with respect to the pilot employee benefit plans negotiated by ALPA, including qualified defined benefit plans, defined contribution plans, nonqualified deferred compensation plans, welfare benefit plans, and other employee fringe benefit plans.
Local, national, and international travel: 10%-30%.
ALPA is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in a safe workplace. We prohibit discrimination, harassment and harmful behavior of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, gender identity, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or other protected characteristics as outlined in federal or provincial laws. We highly value everyone and all are encouraged to apply, including minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities.
Juris Doctor (JD) from an approved school of law required.
Member in good standing of the Bar.
Five (5) years of related experience. At management discretion, a Master of Law (LLM) or significant labor experience may be substituted for some years of legal experience.
Excellent communication and writing skills.
Ability to demonstrate confidence and executive presence in presentations, meetings, and business transactions.
Ability to work effectively as a member of a team.
Ability to organize and coordinate long-term projects.
Ability to use independent judgment to formulate decisions and/or solve problems under time pressure and urgent conditions.
Ability to work efficiently, meet demanding deadlines, and manage projects in an ever-changing environment.
Must possess strong interpersonal skills.
Experience using online legal research, Westlaw, or the equivalent, preferred.
Software: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook required.
Note: The physical demands described herein are characteristic of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential physical activities of this position described below.
Constantly operates a computer/smartphone/tablet. Regularly required to maintain a stationary position, move about the office and the local metropolitan area, determine what others have said or written, and converse with others and exchange accurate information.
Regularly required to sit, stand, bend, reach, and move about the office and travel (locally, nationally, and, infrequently, internationally). Also includes occasional bending, stooping, squatting, and/or pushing and pulling or moving, e.g., to pack, unpack, and/or move cases.
Occasionally required to move, raise, reach, and/or retrieve binders, books, boxes, and files up to ten (10) pounds (lbs.). While on travel, could be responsible to move, raise, reach, and/or retrieve luggage weighing as much as 50 lbs. (Assistance may not always be available.)