Associate General Counsel

Job description

Reporting directly to the General Counsel, the position requires an individual with a demonstrated ability to work directly and independently with clients, providing timely advice and counsel on a wide range of complex and novel topics that are frequently issues of first impression. The successful candidate must be a person of unimpeachable integrity who possesses not only the ability to work in a fast-paced legal environment but also has an abundance of good humor.

The Associate General Counsel is expected to work collaboratively with all members of the University community – faculty, staff, students and senior leadership -- in a respectful, efficient and proactive manner. The Associate General Counsel must be able to articulate the University’s position on a variety of matters to different interest groups in an effective, clear and positive manner. This position will work closely with the Office of Equity and Equal Opportunity, Human Resources and Academic Personnel Services on civil rights and employment matters; Student Life including Title IX matters, and Academic Affairs.
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• A Juris Doctorate degree from an ABA-accredited law school.
• Seven or more years of progressive responsibility and experience practicing law in a firm, in-house, or University/College setting providing advice directly to clients.
• Ability to work carefully, collaboratively, creatively, ethically and independently with a strong client- service perspective.
• Commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
• Strong legal research abilities, advocacy and problem solving skills, particularly in a highly regulated and frequently changing legal environment.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills- ability to design and provide workshops, seminars and training sessions regarding legal issues in higher education.
• Licensed to practice law, admitted and in good standing with the Ohio Supreme Court. 

Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to [email protected] or 513-529-3560.


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Job No: 496866
Posted: 9/18/2020
Application Due: 11/17/2020
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