Assistant General Counsel
Job no: 494838
Full time/Part time: Full-time
Location: South Orange
The Office of General Counsel (OGC) at Seton Hall University is conducting a search for an Assistant General Counsel. We seek a lawyer with the abilities, experience and interests to provide advice on a wide range of legal issues in the increasingly complex environment of higher education. This is a full-time, 12-month, administrative position.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- OGC is Seton Hall’s law office. The lawyers provide legal advice, counseling, and service to Seton Hall. Our responsibility is to provide our best, independent advice in the interest of Seton Hall.
- OGC lawyers are both specialists and generalists. OGC lawyers work independently but also collaboratively in a collegial atmosphere of a fast paced law office within the University community, as well as with outside law firms. They must manage a wide variety of complicated issues, exercise independent judgment, and function effectively with internal and external constituencies. This position will report to the General Counsel.
- The Assistant General Counsel will provide advice and guidance to the University’s senior leaders, schools and colleges, and administrative areas pertaining to a comprehensive and sophisticated range of legal issues. Key responsibilities will include providing legal counsel on matters including contract and policy review, employment law and human resource issues, internal investigations, real estate transactions, student services, regulatory compliance, Title IX, intellectual property, trust and estate matters, litigation management, general academic matters, and support, and provide advice to the General Counsel on other matters or projects, as needed.
- The OGC values integrity, intelligence, energy, committed work ethic, a sense of urgency, attention to detail, resourcefulness, collegiality, and good humor.
This attorney should have the following skills and attributes:
- A minimum of five years of relevant legal practice experience with significant knowledge and experience in labor law/employment litigation, and general employment law advice and counseling
- Experience representing institutions of higher education preferred
- Superior written and oral communication, as well as interpersonal skills
- Strong analytical and legal research skills
- Excellent academic and professional credentials
- Ability to translate complex problems into practical solutions
- High ethical standards and sound judgment
- Ability to organize and manage multiple projects and to appropriately prioritize heavy workload and competing client needs
- Action and results-oriented problem solver
- Understanding and endorsement of Seton Hall’s Catholic mission in higher education
- Juris Doctor degree from an ABA-accredited law school
- A member in good standing in the New Jersey State Bar
- General office environment
Special Instructions to Applicants:
- Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience, with excellent benefits.
Seton Hall University is committed to programs of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and the principles of affirmative action.
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