General Counsel

  • University of Idaho
  • Moscow, Idaho, USA
  • Mar 28, 2024
Full time Executive Legal

Job Description

The University of Idaho (U of I) invites applications for the position of General Counsel. This University-wide leadership position reports directly to the President. The General Counsel is the chief legal officer, who provides professional and authoritative legal advice and consultation relating to University matters, as well as the U of I’s chief compliance officer.


The General Counsel will be an outstanding leader who will uphold the University’s values of excellence, respect, integrity, perseverance, and sustainability. A highly accomplished and experienced attorney, the General Counsel will be an innovative and forward-thinking strategist, a creative problem solver, and a collaborative consensus-builder and thought partner. With high professional and personal qualities that instill confidence and trust, the General Counsel will bring the capacity to lead and provide guidance in a complex and changing higher education environment.


The Office of General Counsel represents University of Idaho in all legal matters arising from University business. The office supports all of the activities of the University through analysis and opinions related to the legal and policy issues inherent in teaching, research, outreach and related services. Attorneys in the Office of General Counsel have the sole authority to obtain legal services from attorneys outside the office regarding University matters. The office does not represent and cannot provide legal advice to students, except in their role as employees of the University. The office only provides legal advice about matters related to official University business and cannot advise persons who may have a claim against the University or one of its employees.


Founded in 1889, University of Idaho is Idaho’s land-grant research University. Guided by the University’s mission to shape the future through innovative thinking, community engagement and transformative education, U of I thrives to expand the institution’s intellectual and economic impact and make higher education relevant and accessible to qualified students of all backgrounds.


Required and preferred qualifications along with additional information about the position and the University of Idaho can be found in the leadership profile:


To apply for the General Counsel position, candidates are requested to submit the following: (i) a CV or resume; (ii) a letter that expresses your interest in this position and addresses how you meet the qualifications and attributes as outlined in the profile; and (iii) contact information for five references (to be contacted with candidate’s permission at a later date).  Application materials should be sent to the AGB Search portal: Idaho General Counsel by April 22, 2024, for best consideration. The search will remain open until an appointment is made.


Nominations and expressions of interest in the General Counsel position are encouraged. Please direct them to  or to the AGB Search consultants listed below:


Kimberly Templeton, JD, Principal 540.761.9494

Phoebe Stevenson, EdD, Executive Search Consultant 202.255.3162

Anne Hoffman, Executive Search Associate 805.490.9161


The University of Idaho (U of I) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, U of I does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, genetic information or status as any protected veteran or military status in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions and educational programs