Vice President and General Counsel

  • St. Lawrence University
  • Canton, NY, USA
  • Apr 20, 2022
Full time Executive Other

Job Description

Vice President and General Counsel

St. Lawrence University invites nominations and applications for the position of Vice President and General Counsel.

St. Lawrence is a nationally recognized, independent, private, non-denominational, predominantly undergraduate university serving 2,400 students and is the oldest continuously coeducational institution of higher learning in New York State.  Located in Canton, New York, St. Lawrence considers its location one of its greatest assets.  Canton sits between the Adirondack Park, the largest state park in the United States and the site of the University’s nationally recognized Adirondack Semester, and the Canadian-U.S. border that is the St. Lawrence River. It is in close proximity to U.S. cities such as Burlington, VT, Syracuse, NY, and the major Canadian cities and cultural centers of Ottawa and Montreal.

The newly-created role of Vice President and General Counsel is a university-wide position that reports directly to President Kathryn Morris and is a member of the Senior Staff. They will serve as the chief legal officer for the university, overseeing and managing the provision of all legal services to St. Lawrence University to protect its legal rights and to maintain its operations within the limits prescribed by law. The inaugural General Counsel will be called upon to provide strategic guidance, consultation, and support to the President, senior administrators, and trustees on a comprehensive range of legal and associated issues involved in carrying out the mission of the institution.  The General Counsel will also serve as Secretary of the University.

The ideal candidate will have knowledge of issues related to higher education law, including, but not limited to, non-profit governance, statutory and regulatory compliance, Titles VI, VII, and IX, VAWA, and the Clery Act.  A Juris Doctorate from an American Bar Association accredited law school and admission to the bar in New York, or the ability to gain admission within six months of employment, is required.  For additional details, visit the full position profile here.

Please send all queries, nominations, and applications to:

Susan VanGilder, Managing Director

Kamilah Allen, Senior Associate

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The University is committed to and seeks diversity among its faculty, staff and students. Such a commitment ensures an atmosphere that is diverse and complex in ways that are intellectually and socially enriching for the entire campus community. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups, as well as from individuals with experience teaching or working in a multicultural environment, are encouraged. St. Lawrence University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.