Oportun. Inc

Sr. Manager, Employment Counsel

Req No.
Regular Full-Time
Remote / WFH
Job Locations
US-CA-San Carlos

Company Overview


Oportun (Nasdaq: OPRT) is a financial services company and digital platform that provides responsible consumer credit to hardworking people. Using A.I.-driven models that are built on years of proprietary customer insights and billions of unique data points, we have extended millions of loans and billions in affordable credit, providing our customers with alternatives to payday and auto title loans. In recognition of our responsibly designed products which help consumers build their credit history, we have been certified as a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) since 2009.



Since extending our first loan in 2006, Oportun has made over 4 million loans, totaling over $10 billion to hardworking low- and moderate-income individuals. In turn, Oportun has helped more than 905,000 people begin establishing the credit history required to enter the financial mainstream. At the same time, Oportun’s customers have saved an estimated $1.9 billion in interest and fees compared to the alternatives typically available to them.




The Senior Manager, Employment Counsel will support Oportun’s People Experience team and business partners by providing pragmatic, risk-balanced advice and counsel on US employment law matters that touch upon all aspects of the employee life cycle, from recruiting and hiring to termination.  The focus of the role will be on tracking federal and state laws and legal developments that impact our US workforce to strategically advise and train People Experience and business partners to ensure compliance, including through the building and improvement of compliant, yet practical policies and procedures.  The Employment Counsel will also manage employment legal matters related to equal employment opportunity laws (such as Title VII, ADEA, ADA, and their state equivalents), diversity and inclusion, wage and hour, disability accommodation, leaves of absence, paid time off policies, immigration, pay equity, contingent workers, and other related areas, including immigration, as needed. 


This role may be remote and will report to the Sr. Director, Sr. Employment & Immigration Counsel.


  • Provide pragmatic day-to-day advice, counsel and support to People Experience teams and business partners on US employment law and immigration related matters.
  • Actively track new laws, regulations and legal developments to advise and train People Experience and business partners on compliance and to provide strategic guidance in the creation or improvement of existing policies and procedures.
  • Coordinate with and supervise outside counsel where necessary on employment law projects, audits and litigation.
  • Draft employee-facing documents such as offer letters, employment agreements, including retention and separation agreements, and policies.
  • Partner with People Experience to manage and resolve employee relations concerns and investigations.


  • A creative and curious thinker, who is comfortable with ambiguity and change, seeks input and best practices from others, and collaborates cross-functionally to solve problems.
  • Unquestionable ethics and integrity, consistently exercises sound legal and business judgment and manages confidential and sensitive information with discretion and professionalism.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • A self-starter who enjoys collaboration and working in an environment that values innovation and a strategic mindset.

Required Qualifications

  • J.D degree from an ABA-accredited law school.
  • Active state bar membership in the state in which you work.
  • 6+ years of in-house and/or law firm experience advising and counseling Human Resources and business teams on compliance with US federal and state employment laws as they apply to a national workforce, including a large multi-state, non-exempt employee population.
  • Solid experience advising on inbound immigration matters and managing employment litigation.
  • Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to establish and maintain trust and relationships.
  • Adept at thriving in a fast-paced environment with shifting priorities, utilizing effective organizational skills to prioritize and manage deadlines for multiple simultaneous projects for multiple stakeholders.
  • Proven track record for collaborating with cross-functional teams (e.g., Human Resources, Finance, IT, InfoSec, Safety & Security, Internal Audit) to set objectives and produce meaningful, measurable results.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working at or with technology and/or fintech companies.
  • Strong academic credentials.






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