Assistant General Counsel

Lewisburg, Union County
Feb 25, 2014

Bucknell University seeks to hire an Assistant General Counsel.

The Assistant General Counsel reports to the General Counsel and assists with the handling all legal issues affecting the university and representing the university in various legal and administrative forums. At the assignment of the General Counsel, she/he advises the Board of Trustees, the President, other staff and faculty regarding a wide range of issues, including contracts, gifts and development, nondiscrimination, conflicts of interest, student affairs, athletics, intellectual property, personnel and employment issues, and academic freedom and tenure issues. She/he assists with the supervision of outside counsel retained by the university, as well as with coordination of the university's risk management program and compliance with immigration laws and regulations. She/he assists with the development and interpretation of university policy, compliance with federal and state laws and regulations, and appropriate training and education for the university community.

Minimum Qualifications

J. D. degree from an accredited law school with superior academic credentials;

admitted to practice in Pennsylvania or able to gain admission within one year of hire;

3-7 years experience as a practicing attorney in a variety of legal areas, including, for example, higher education law and/or related fields of regulatory compliance, employment, intellectual property and contract law.

Position requires outstanding administrative capabilities and oral and written communication skills.

Bucknell University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.