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Director Counsel, Corporate Law & Investor Engagement (hybrid in Minneapolis)

Apply Now Location: 1000 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, 55403-2542; job id: R0000340562
job family: Law
schedule: Full time
The pay range is $144,400.00 - $259,900.00

Pay is based on several factors which vary based on position. These include labor markets and in some instances may include education, work experience and certifications. In addition to your pay, Target cares about and invests in you as a team member, so that you can take care of yourself and your family. Target offers eligible team members and their dependents comprehensive health benefits and programs, which may include medical, vision, dental, life insurance and more, to help you and your family take care of your whole selves. Other benefits for eligible team members include 401(k), employee discount, short term disability, long term disability, paid sick leave, paid national holidays, and paid vacation. Find competitive benefits from financial and education to well-being and beyond at

Job Title: Director Counsel – Corporate Law

Classification: Exempt

Date: May 2024

About Us:

Working at Target means helping all families discover the joy of everyday life. We bring that vision to life through our values and culture. Learn more about Target here.

To match the signature style and passion of Target’s distinctive retail brand, Target Legal Affairs is a dynamic and deeply knowledgeable team of experts. Whether specializing in law, government affairs, employee relations, risk, compliance, ethics, security or food safety, we use our expertise and influence to advocate for Target, support Target’s business and mitigate risk for the company. We work with both internal and external entities on key issues that affect Target’s ability to productively, ethically and securely conduct business. Through our understanding of Target’s business models and operations, we help facilitate Target’s growth, and provide guidance that leaders rely on to make appropriate, well-informed decisions. Simultaneously, we help protect the business by applying our comprehensive understanding of risk and the law on issues that impact our brand, guests, team members, stores, distribution centers and corporate locations. 

A role in Corporate Law means providing the legal support that enables Target to operate as a publicly held company, and successfully balance the interests of Target’s multiple stakeholders.  Here, you will work to help build and enhance Target’s credibility and relationships with its shareholders and navigate evolving and dynamic practices surrounding environmental, social, and governance developmentsYou will discover a collaborative environment that promotes continuous learning, values your perspectives, encourages you to take on new responsibility, and rewards intellectual curiosity.

As Director Counsel, you will work with a large, cross-functional team of internal experts and trusted advisors to:

  • Lead shareholder engagement efforts with Target’s significant institutional and passive investor base and support other shareholder matters, partnering closely with Target’s Investor Relations and Corporate Responsibility functions to build relationships and clearly communicate Target’s long-term strategy, environmental, social, and governance priorities, and corporate governance practices;

  • Lead Target’s response to shareholder proposals, including engaging with proponents and working closely with cross-functional teams and leadership to develop and execute a timely and appropriate strategy that balances multi-stakeholder interests on a variety of topics and issues;

  • Serve as a key partner and trusted legal advisor to Target’s Corporate Responsibility, Accounting, and Risk functions with respect to environmental, social, and governance activities, including meeting public-company disclosure obligations and multi-stakeholder expectations, as well as related goal setting, measuring, and reporting;

  • Together with other members of the Corporate Law team, provide legal services to Target’s Corporate Development function, coordinating internal and external advisors to support the negotiation and execution of mergers & acquisitions, divestitures, investments, and other strategic transactions;

  • Other duties as assigned

Core responsibilities of this job are described within this job description.  Job duties may change at any time due to business needs.

About You:

  • Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school

  • Admitted to practice law in at least one U.S. jurisdiction, in good standing; eligible for admission to the Minnesota bar

  • 8+ years of relevant experience working for a large public company or institutional investor, including at least 3 years within shareholder engagement; knowledge and understanding of sustainability reporting frameworks, standards, and best practices and emerging SEC disclosure priorities strongly preferred

  • Ability to facilitate meetings, succinctly present to large, multi-stakeholder groups, resolve conflict, build consensus, establish rapport, and collaborate effectively, internally and externally, across all levels of an organization

  • Ability to represent the company confidently, thoughtfully, and with the highest standards of integrity; strong oral and written communicator

  • Ability to work independently to learn new skills, anticipate needs, comfortably navigate ambiguous, unfamiliar, and dynamic environments, and quickly adapt to achieve enterprise-wide results

  • Excellent business judgment and ability to assess legal risk while also thinking strategically, providing practical advice, working efficiently, and influencing outcomes across business functions

  • Strong project management skills and ability to balance competing priorities and expectations; highly organized

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Target will provide reasonable accommodations with the application process upon your request as required to comply with applicable laws. If you have a disability and require assistance in this application process, please visit your nearest Target store or Supply Chain Facility or reach out to Guest Services at 1-800-440-0680 for additional information.

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