Procurement Legal Adviser IT - Georgetown University

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Procurement Legal Adviser IT - Georgetown University

Located in a historic neighborhood in the nation's capital, Georgetown offers rigorous academic programs, a global perspective, exciting ways to take advantage of Washington, D.C., and a commitment to social justice. Our community is a tight knit group of remarkable individuals interested in intellectual inquiry and making a difference in the world.


The primary responsibility of the Procurement Legal Advisor is to perform legal review and risk mitigation in the area of procurement contracts.

The Procurement Legal Advisor is responsible for the preparation, review, and administration of proposals and contracts relating to Information Technology. They will negotiate contracts to ensure procurement agreement are structured in the best interest of the University. They then shepherd contracts through the approval process and final execution.

The Procurement Legal Advisor will report directly to the Director of Contracts. The Procurement Legal Advisor will have direct oversight of Contract Managers. The Procurement Legal Advisor provides legal expertise in a variety of the concepts, practices, and procedures related to purchasing contracts.

Work Interactions

The Procurement Legal Advisor will act as a liaison between the University and Suppliers to ensure all informational and financial needs are met for all contracts. They will also work closely with Strategic Sourcing to ensure sourcing aspects are approved prior to submitting an agreement for signature. They will work with University Information Services to manage all Technology aspects of a proposal or contract. They will work with the Office of General Counsel to collaborate on legal issues when necessary.


  • At least 5 - 7 years of experience in IT contract drafting, review and negotiations
  • Extensive experience in legal review of contracts
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Writing proficiency
  • Ability to participate in significant customer interaction and demonstrate problem-solving abilities

Preferred Qualifications
  • Possess a law degree from an accredited American Bar Association law school.

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Submission Guidelines:

Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any position at Georgetown University you must submit a cover letter and resume for each position of interest for which you believe you are qualified. These documents are not kept on file for future positions.

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Need some assistance with the application process? Please call 202-687-2500. For more information about the suite of benefits, professional development and community involvement opportunities that make up Georgetown's commitment to its employees, please visit the Georgetown Works website.

EEO Statement:

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Georgetown University offers a wide variety of comprehensive and competitive benefits. Benefits packages include comprehensive health, dental and vision plans, disability and life insurance coverage, retirement savings programs, tuition assistance, voluntary insurance options (including group legal, accident, and critical illness), and much more. Whatever your need, the Office of Faculty and Staff Benefits will be standing by to support you. You can learn more about the benefits offered to eligible faculty and staff at or view the online interactive benefits guide for more information.

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Posted: 6/10/2021
Application Due: 6/15/2021
Work Type: Full Time