Dine Development Corporation

  • Corporate Counsel

    Job Locations US-NM-Albuquerque
    Posted Date 10 months ago(12/14/2017 9:24 AM)
  • Corporate Overview

    Diné Development Corporation (DDC) is the parent company of NOVA Corporation, DDC IT Services, Diné Source, BRIC, LLC, and DDC-CS and is 100% tribally owned by the Navajo Nation.  


    DDC is dedicated to providing outstanding services to its customers and employees.  Our strength is in our ability to understand our client's needs and deliver a solution that will not only meet those needs but exceed their expectations. DDC strives to be innovative in all areas of business and is committed to technical excellence.  Our corporate offices are located on the Navajo Nation reservation in Window Rock, Arizona, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Columbia, Maryland.


    DDC through its subsidiaries provides unique, custom solutions to meet our customers’ communications and technology needs. Our solutions provide relevant capabilities using modern technology. At their most complex, they are multi-purpose systems that gather information from dozens of different sources. The information is presented to decision makers immediately, visually, clearly.


    Diné Development Corporation will accommodate individuals with disabilities that need assistance applying for open positions.



    Assist management with general contracts, third-party agreements and vendor supplier relationships. Advise management on contract status, legal risks and business terms of various deals. Research and evaluate different risk factors regarding business decisions and operations. Ensure legal objectives are met. Negotiate agreements and contracts. Draft and solidify agreements, contracts and other legal documents to protect the Companies’ full legal rights.
    • Assist management with employment law concerns, contracts, claims and creating employment policies.
    • Create business legal reports and correspondence and effectively present information to management and Board.
    • Offer counsel on a variety of legal issues. Explain legal language. Develop solutions to complex legal questions.
    • Manage various projects and deadlines.
    • Provide assistance with strategic partnership deals and mergers and acquisitions.
    • Create and update organizational documents for the Companies and prospective new subsidiaries.
    • Research unique legal issues impacting the Companies by identifying and interpreting applicable statutes, judicial decisions, and codes.
    • Respond to inquiries from regulatory agencies, customers and the business community. Specify internal governance policies and regularly monitor compliance.
    • Apply effective risk management techniques and offer proactive advice on possible legal issues.
    • Communicate and negotiate with external parties (regulators, external counsel, public authority etc.), creating relations of trust.
    • Ensure compliance with trademarks, patents, intellectual property and trade secrets regulations. Apply for new trademarks and patents as necessary.


    To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies.
    • Legal management.
    • Strong Business acumen.
    • Communication proficiency.
    • Observe the legal rules of professional ethical conduct.
    • Problem solving and analysis and technical capacity.
    • Ability to train others.
    • Diversity.
    • Demonstrate a "whatever it takes" attitude.
    • Strive to continuously build knowledge and skills; share expertise with others.
    • Prioritize and multi-task effectively.
    • Communicate clearly, concisely and effectively.
    • Perform well under pressure.
    • Remain open to others' ideas and try new things.
    • Give and welcome feedback.
    • Contribute to building a positive team spirit.
    • Accept responsibility for own actions in a professional manner; follow through on commitments.
    • Possess highly developed attention to detail.
    • Demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness.
    • Consider business impact of decisions.
    • Treat people with respect and demonstrate integrity.
    • Promote a harassment-free environment.
    • Follow organizational policies and procedures; uphold organizational values.
    • Exhibit sound and accurate judgment.
    • Demonstrate persistence and overcome obstacles.
    • Use time efficiently.
    • Look for ways to improve and promote quality of the Companies.
    • Maintain excellent attendance.

    Certifications Required


    Education Requirements

    The successful candidate will have experience in the role of legal counsel of a $10+ million business, as well as experience with multiple operating entities.
    • Must have a Juris Doctorate Degree or higher.
    • Must be licensed in the State of New Mexico.
    • Must obtain a license with the Navajo Nation within nine (9) months of employment.
    • Must obtain a license with the State of Pennsylvania within nine (9) months of employment.
    • Must possess a minimum of ten (10) to fifteen (15) years of directly related experience in corporate law, with at least seven (7) years in private or judicial court practice.
    • Possess a minimum of three (3) years related experience working in an executive position with significant personnel responsibility in a small- to medium-sized companies.

    • Experience in corporate law and procedures and transactional work, mergers and acquisitions, federal Indian law, federal and state taxation laws, federal and state employment laws, federal and state employment benefit programs, federal procurement regulations, particularly with SBA 8(a) Business Development programs, and various business models and organizational documents.
    • Possess excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills. Ability to be articulate, concise, compelling and diplomatic.

    (To receive full credit for education or qualifications, copies of licenses, transcripts, degrees, certificates, and other appropriate documents must be submitted along with employment application.)

    Certifications Preferred



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