Associate General Counsel

  • Miami University
  • Oxford, Ohio, USA
  • Jul 22, 2020
Full time Education

Job Description

Miami University, a state supported public university located in Oxford, Ohio, invites applications for the position of Associate General Counsel.  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.

Information about the Office of General Counsel may be found at http://www.units.muohio.edu/generalcounsel/.  

Minimum qualifications

  • 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 and Federal Bar (for the Southern District of Ohio).

Strong candidates will have

  • L Advanced knowledge and experience interpreting and applying civil rights, equal employment opportunity, affirmative action and Title IX laws and regulations.
  • Legal experience with college/university issues.
  • Experience representing public sector clients.
  • Experience in assisting clients in policy formulation.
  • Ability to act independently, take initiative and exercise sound judgment.
  • Ability to resolve issues through negotiation and persuasion.
  • Ability to manage litigation and multiple, on-going and complex matters.
  • Litigation experience.

The salary for this position will be commensurate with the experience of the successful applicant.

Completed applications should include a résumé; a letter of application, which should specifically address salary expectations; and a list of three references with contact information. References will only be contacted for finalists. Candidates may be asked to submit writing samples.

Please apply on-line at: www.miamioh.edu/jobs.   Right to Know — Consumer Information  http://www.miami.muohio.edu/about-miami/publications-and-policies/student-consumer-info/  Hard copy upon request. 

Miami University, an EO/AA employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami does not permit, and takes action to prevent, harassment, discrimination and retaliation. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to ADAFacultyStaff@MiamiOH.edu or 513-529-3560. Annual Security and Fire Safety Report may be found at: http://www.MiamiOH.edu/campus-safety/annual-report/index.html. Criminal background check required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco­ free.