SALT
Our Vision: To create a world where financial inclusion is the norm.

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About the Company

SALT is the pioneer of crypto-backed lending and offers crypto-focused financial services for individuals and businesses. Our mission is to build products that increase access to financial opportunities and give people more control over their ability to generate wealth long term. Committed to fostering adoption of blockchain technology, we’re working to bridge cryptocurrency with traditional finance. With an emphasis on security and customer service, we provide the technology, infrastructure, and tools that make it easy for crypto holders, businesses, banks, and governments across the globe to participate in the blockchain economy. SALT operates a blockchain-based platform that facilitates the issuance of consumer and commercial asset-backed loans secured with cryptocurrency and provides asset management services. The platform is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Salt Blockchain Inc. For more information, please visit saltlending.com.

SALT is a remote first organization with a dynamic workforce. SALT offers medical, dental and vision health insurance with 100% paid premiums for employees and their eligible dependents, generous PTO, a 401(k) with company match, company equity, employer-paid short-term and long-term disability insurance, an employee perks program, a remote work expenses stipend, a home office set up payment, a charitable matching gifts program and an engaged culture with a wonderful team! If you enjoy a fast-paced, progressive, hard-working environment, SALT may be the place for you.

 

About the Position

The Chief Legal Officer (CLO) will lead the company’s legal and compliance functions and staff, oversee and coordinate legal matters, ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations, and collaborate with outside counsel as needed. The CLO will report to the Chief Executive Officer and serve as a member of the Executive team. This position will work remotely.

 

 Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide management, leadership, strategic direction and oversight for the Legal and Compliance functions and staff.

  • Utilize a broad familiarity with major legal disciplines to provide internal clients with timely advice and counsel to minimize risk and advance the interests of the company. 

  • Keep informed of relevant new legal developments and the evolving regulatory landscape around financial regulations and digital assets applicable to the company’s business - including federal and state laws, regulatory guidelines, SEC reporting, lending, and cryptocurrency - and advise internal clients accordingly.

  • Partner with others to ensure public company SEC reporting requirements are met. With outside counsel and financial team, prepare and review reports filed with the SEC under the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, including disclosures on Forms 10-K, 10-Q, and 8-K, Section 16 reporting and annual proxy statement.

  • Advise on legal implications of different strategies relating to contractual relationships and product offerings, especially in the investment management and/or lending space, providing legal support for U.S. and global commercial transactions. Act as a dedicated resource to our business and product teams, including driving new product approvals, with a focus on legal strategy and engagement.

  • Review, negotiate and prepare various agreements.

  • Partner with external subject matters and engage outside counsel as needed, acting as the interface between business teams and external assistance and managing legal assignments and expenses.

  • Oversee the company’s compliance staff, program, policies, education, procedures and controls to ensure compliance and mitigate risk.

  • Coordinate with the Chief Executive Officer and the Executive team to support corporate governance activities and liaison with the Board of Directors.

  • Respond to reported complaints involving ethics concerns and violations of law, conducting internal investigations as needed and in conjunction with the Chief People Officer when appropriate.

 

Candidate Experience:

  • Juris Doctor degree and licensed attorney who is a member in good standing with at least one state bar and has ability to get a single client license in CO as needed.

  • 10 years of related experience as in-house counsel or in a large firm with a professional background in commercial transactions, ideally in the lending industry.

  • Strong knowledge in U.S. financial services regulations, with a working knowledge of corporate, data and consumer protection laws and substantial experience working on SEC reporting, consumer lending regulations, licensing and transactions, Delaware corporate law, M&A, and corporate governance/compliance matters and/or investment management.

  • Knowledge of cryptocurrency compliance and regulations is a plus.

  • Supervisory experience managing, developing, and engaging staff.

  • Experience effectively managing budgets and legal expenses.

  • Strength in problem solving and applying legal insights to analyze issues and recommend viable options.

  • Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to represent the company credibly internally and externally.

  • The ability to stay abreast of the latest legal developments and provide counsel accordingly.

  • Detail orientation, diplomacy, organization, self motivation, dependability, and good judgement

  • A drive to understand the business, industry, and applicable regulatory agencies.

  • The ability to help set the tone of the organization to ensure collaboration, engagement, and that a positive culture is maintained.

  • Ability to work and communicate in a remote environment.  

  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

  • Able to establish and maintain cooperative and positive working relationships.

  • Even-tempered and able to balance multiple tasks in accordance with changing deadlines and priorities in a fast-paced environment.

  • Ability to work sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse backgrounds.


 

Job Type:

Full-time position


 

Location:

Works remotely from anywhere in the U.S.

 

 

Salary:

It is anticipated that the hiring range for this position will be $200,000 - $225,000 DOE

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What are SALT Perks + Benefits

SALT Benefits Overview

SALT is a remote first organization with a dynamic workforce. We are pleased to have been named a 2021 Best Places to Work: Best Remote-First Company! SALT offers medical, dental and vision health insurance with 100% paid premiums for employees and their eligible dependents, Teladoc virtual health care options, flexible spending accounts for health care and dependent care, a robust employee assistance program, unlimited PTO, a 401(k) retirement savings plan with company match, company equity, employer-paid short-term and long-term disability insurance, an employee perks and recognition program, a remote work expenses stipend, home office set up monies, a charitable matching gifts program, and an engaged culture with a wonderful team!

Culture
Volunteer in local community
SALT offers paid time off to volunteer as an option to our team through our employee perks program. We want to support our employees in spending time on the causes that are important to them.
Partners with Nonprofits
In addition to our matching gifts program, we give monies to each of our team monthly that they can choose to donate all or a portion to a nonprofit charitable organization via our perks platform.
Friends outside of work
Intracompany committees
We have an engaged Culture Crew, consisting of a team of cross-departmental employees that help make SALT a great place to work!
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Diversity
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Our Employee Referral Program includes an additional reward when we hire diverse referrals. SALT also has an Opportunity Scholarship & Internship for those in traditionally underrepresented groups.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Along with our medical insurance, we offer both a health care flexible spending account and a dependent care flexible spending account.
Disability Insurance
We provide company-paid short-term and long-term disability insurance.
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
We offer plans for our medical, dental and vision insurance for the company to pay 100% of the premium for our employees plus their spouse/partner and all eligible dependents.
Wellness Programs
We do different activities, such as a wellness challege to drink the daily recommended amount of water and kicked off the event with giving the team nice, stainless steel company-branded water bottles
Team workouts
We held a Mt. Everest themed wellness challenge to complete 40 miles (distance of hiking Mt. Everest) in 4 weeks. Using a fun fitness tracking app, we did this fitness activity together virtually.
Mental Health Benefits
We have a robust 24/7 Employee Assistance Program, providing confidential, free services to our employees, including unlimited counseling calls and mental health support and resources.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
We enable our employees to save for the future by offering a 401(k) retirement plan with company match that includes an easy to access online account and resources.
401(K) Matching
SALT's 401(k) retirement plan matches 100% of employee's contributions up to 3% and then a 50% company match of employee's contributions from 3-6% with immediate vesting for matched contributions.
Company Equity
Through our Equity Incentive Plan, all our employees receive equity grants to align their personal financial interests with SALT's success.
Performance Bonus
We provide the opportunity to earn additional compensation via a bonus based on performance.
Match charitable contributions
SALT has a matching gifts program where we match employee contributions to charitable organizations up to $1,000 per employee per year.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
SALT provides 5 weeks of paid time off for maternity/paternity leave to have time with a newly born or adopted child. We also have company-paid STD to provide further pay during maternity leave.
Flexible Work Schedule
Our fully remote team enjoys more autonomy over their schedules and increased work/life balance.
Remote Work Program
SALT is fully remote with a non-centralized work model. No commute/traffic, enjoy more flexibility and improved work/life balance, live where you want anywhere within the U.S. and work where you want.
Family Medical Leave
Eligible employees may take up to 12 weeks of leave.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Our unlimited PTO policy enables full-time employees to take as much time away as they need with manager approval. We also have 12 company-paid holidays.
Paid Volunteer Time
SALT offers paid time off to volunteer as an option to our team through our employee perks program. We want to support our employees in spending time on the causes that are important to them.
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
We have an informal, productive environment. We care more about what you do than what you are wearing. Be comfortable.
Commuter Benefits
What could be a better commuter benefit then not having to commute at all? With our remote work model, you no longer have to take time getting to work. You choose where you want to work!
Company Outings
We do company-wide, fun virtual events. For example, our team has enjoyed online trivia, games, painting, crafts, gift exchanges, parties and more!
Some Meals Provided
We provide our team with monies every month which they can redeem on our perks platform from many selections, which includes several great restaurant options and food delivery - yum!
Pet Friendly
In our fully remote company, you get to spend all the time you want with your pets. We even have a Slack channel dedicated to them.
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
We give a monthly stipend for home internet, cell phone and work supplies expenses and a generous payment to use towards home office set up, in addition to a company-provided tech package.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
In addition to internal job training, we often pay for our employees to attend other outside learning opportunities or to complete trainings/courses/certs to increase their knowledge and skills.
Lunch and learns
We hold learning sessions on a variety of topics to facilitate internal knowledge sharing.
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Additional Perks + Benefits

We have a great employee perks and recognition program. Our employees are allotted monies monthly that they can choose how they want to spend via a virtual platform with redemption options from digital gift cards, Mastercard/Visa cards, charitible contributions and more! Our team gets to pick the perks that work for them. We also have a monthly giving allowance for peer-to-peer recognition to highlight the wonderful things our coworkers do.

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