Office of University Counsel (OUC) is responsible for managing the legal affairs of the university including advising the schools and divisions on legal issues. OUC coordinates the delivery of all legal services for Tufts University. The Office provides advice and support to the Tufts’ administrative and academic personnel on a broad range of matters, including employee relations, real estate transactions, contracts, litigation and policy development. The Office also coordinates the selection and supervision of the outside law firms. Reporting to the Sr. Vice President and General Counsel, the position will assist the two Associate General Counsels on a range of legal issues with an emphasis on employment, legal research, policy development, compliance matters, contracts and litigation.
Basic Requirements: Must have a J.D., license to practice law or eligibility for admission to bar in Massachusetts and 5+ years of practice in employment, litigation and/or contract matters. Must have ability to manage a variety of legal issues, oversee outside counsel services and provide legal advice to a diverse client base consisting of highly educated faculty and administrators. Demonstrated ability in working independently in a fast paced environment with attentiveness to client needs and competing priorities is required. Ability to manage multiple tasks with deadlines. Demonstrable attention to detail required. Must be able to attend meetings on all three campuses, as required. Must be able to attend meetings beyond the normal core hours of the university, as required.
Preferred Qualifications: Higher education experience preferred. Tufts University is an AA/EO employer and actively seeks candidates from diverse backgrounds. Please see the Tufts University non-discrimination statement.
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