Associate General Counsel

Doyon, Limited

Anchorage, AK



Doyon, Limited's mission is to continually enhance our position as a financially strong Native corporation to promote the economic and social well-being of our 20,000+ shareholders. We provide exceptional career opportunities for individuals who value professionalism, collaboration, and a commitment to excellence. We understand the importance of treating our employees well and the impact motivated employees have in helping us succeed in our vision to be the leader in all we do.



Doyon, Limited offers a highly competitive benefits package that make up a significant portion of an employee's total compensation. Eligible employees may participate in the following benefits (these details are for informational purposes only and are subject to any policy or plan changes):

  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Paid Holidays
  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) & Health Savings Accounts (HAS)
  • Life insurance
  • Short and Long-Term Disability
  • 401(k) Plan & Employer Match
  • Profit sharing
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Tuition Assistance


Under the supervision of the General Counsel, and the Associate General Counsel, is responsible for providing legal advice to Doyon, Limited and its subsidiaries.



  • Responsible for providing legal advice and guidance to internal clients on operational, commercial, contract and employment matters.
  • Ensure company activities are in compliance with all relevant agreements, laws, and regulations.
  • Work closely with and monitors the work of outside counsel to effectively manage to budget and drive cost effective delivery of legal services.
  • Supervise technical and clerical staff, as assigned.
  • Significant experience in contracts and employment law.
  • Able to maintain a good working relationship with company management, directors, co-workers, shareholders and the general public.
  • Knowledgeable of corporate practice and procedure.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Commitment to Excellence – Identifies what needs to be done and takes action to achieve a standard of excellence beyond job expectations.
  • Corporate Values- Understands, embraces, and integrates Doyon corporate values into everyday duties and responsibilities.
  • Customer Service – Identifies and responds to current and future client needs by providing excellent service to internal and external clients.
  • Safety and Security – Promotes a safe work environment for co-workers and customers.
  • Teamwork – Resourceful team player that builds, strengthens, and maintains collaborative relationships with others inside or outside the organization.


  • Adaptability - Adapts to changing conditions and work assignments, sets priorities and manages multiple assignments, and tasks.
  • Analytical Skills - Visualizes, articulates and solves a variety of problems and concepts and makes appropriate decisions based on available information.
  • Attention to Detail - Ensures one's own and others’ work and information is complete and accurate.
  • Communication Skills - Listens, writes, and speaks effectively, and positively relates and interacts with co-workers and others.
  • Contract Management - Plans, directs, coordinates, and manages the various contracting functions, including administering, modifying, closing out and terminating contracts.
  • Problem Solving - Anticipates and identifies problems, distinguishes between symptoms and causes, and determines alternative solutions involving varied levels of complexity, ambiguity and risk.
  • Process Improvement – Manages, leads and enables the process of change and transition while helping others to deal with the process.
  • Project Management - Plans, organizes, and manages resources to bring about the successful completion of specific projects.
  • Reporting - Generates reports that are accurate, objective and complete in a timely manner.
  • Risk Management - Assesses and quantifies risks, takes measures to eliminate, mitigate, monitor, and control risks.


  • The position supervises one or more positions.


  • Graduate of an American Bar Association accredited school of law.
  • A minimum of five (5) years’ experience as a practicing attorney specializing in corporate, contracts and/or employment law.
  • Admitted to practice law in the State of Alaska.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT: The majority of work is performed in a professional office setting with a wide variety of people with differing functions, personalities and abilities.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The work is generally sedentary, requiring routine walking, standing, bending and carrying items weighing less than forty pounds. [Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions]. 

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION: It is Doyon’s business philosophy and practice to provide reasonable accommodations, according to applicable state and federal laws, to all qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities.


PREFERENCE STATEMENT: Doyon grants preference to qualified Doyon Shareholders first, and second to qualified shareholders of other Alaska Native corporations that grant a similar preference in all phases of employment and training, which include, but are not limited to hiring, promotion, layoff, transfer, and training.


This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employee(s) will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.


A review of this position has excluded marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties. All duties and responsibilities are essential job functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent(s) will possess the skills, aptitudes and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills or abilities.

This job description is not an employment agreement or contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship. Management has the exclusive right to alter the scope of work within the framework of this job description at any time without prior notice.