Vice President and General Counsel

  • Lane Community College
  • Eugene, OR, USA
  • May 16, 2024
Full time Executive Legal Management

Job Description

Vice President and General Counsel

Lane Community College

Lane Community College (Lane) is pleased to announce the search for the next Vice President and General Counsel (General Counsel).  The General Counsel is the chief legal officer for Lane Community College and serves as the legal advisor to the Board of Trustees and the President. Providing expert legal counsel, guidance, and strategic direction, the General Counsel helps to ensure that the College identifies and manages legal risks effectively.





A member of the President’s Cabinet and reporting directly to the President, the Vice President and General Counsel (General Counsel) is charged with contributing strategic leadership and managing a wide range of matters of institutional importance. This position oversees and implements strategic priorities. The General Counsel serves as a trusted advisor to the President and Board of Education, and serves as Lane’s counsel, providing legal advice to the President and employees of the institution. In this role, the General Counsel represents the institution in litigation, arbitration, and administrative proceedings by preparing pleadings, negotiating between parties, and participating in cases of major importance to the institution’s educational programs as well as administrative and financial functions. The General Counsel performs other duties as assigned. As the Vice President, this position serves as the executive administrator supporting the President’s cabinet meetings and other work related to the Office of the President.


Legal experience in a higher education setting.  

Public contracting experience.  

Experience in policy development, implementation, and interpretation of laws regulating public entities.  

Ability to transform general strategic direction into tactical action plans.  Broad background with the ability to converse with functional areas across the institution.  

Demonstrated aptitude to be a generalist.  

Demonstrated ability to build relationships and trust throughout an organization.

Multicultural experience and bilingual proficiency in World languages is desirable.

A demonstrated commitment to promote and enhance the concepts of social justice and culturally competent behaviors is expected.



Membership in good standing in the Oregon State Bar, or membership in good standing in another state bar, and eligibility to gain admission in the Oregon State Bar within twelve (12) months of hire.

Qualified candidates will hold a law degree (JD) from an American Bar Association accredited institution and have a minimum of five (5) years of successful experience as a practicing attorney serving in a firm, corporation, government agency, higher education institution, other complex organization, or a combination thereof.


Complete information about this opportunity can be found in the position profile found on the



Lane Community College is being assisted in its search by Academic Search. Applications should consist of a substantive cover letter, a resume, and a list of three professional references with full contact information (names, titles, email address and phone numbers). No references will be contacted without the explicit permission of the candidate. 


The position is open until filled, but only applications received by June 15, 2024, can be assured of full consideration.  The Annual Salary/Wage Range for this position is $147,338 - $159,361 (12 month).


Applications, nominations, and expressions of interest can be submitted electronically to  


Confidential discussions about this opportunity may be arranged by contacting Senior Consultant, Mary Kennard, Esq.  


Lane Community College is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity / Veteran /Disabled Employer embracing equity, inclusion, and accessibility. We encourage a safe and hospitable environment for women, minority, veteran and disabled candidates.  Lane actively recruits Veterans and those with Disabilities for all positions. For accommodations and questions call 541-463-5586.  Veterans, please fax, e-mail, mail or deliver your documentation (DD214/DD215/letter of disability) to Human Resources, 541- 463-3970.  Lane Community College ensures that all veteran documentation submitted to HR will remain confidential.