Reporting to the College’s Vice President and General Counsel, the Deputy General Counsel provides legal advice to the College’s trustees, president, senior administrators, and academic departments on a variety of legal issues, including employment, labor relations, student affairs, faculty affairs, athletics, law enforcement, business matters, intellectual property, Title IX, and other issues typical of a sophisticated higher education law practice. He or she responds on the College’s behalf to inquiries or investigations concerning the College. The Deputy General Counsel may independently, or in conjunction with outside counsel, represent the College in negotiations, hearings, litigation, and other formal legal proceedings. The Deputy General Counsel assists in the selection of outside counsel and supervises their work. The Deputy General Counsel also assists in the selection and supervision of other professionals such as investigators, forensic accountants, and expert witnesses. The Deputy General Counsel serves on College-wide committees, independently develops and administers training on legal topics, and is active, occasionally in a leadership capacity, in professional organizations and bar associations. The Deputy General Counsel serves in the place of the Vice President and General Counsel when he or she is unavailable.

Minimum qualifications:

J.D. from an ABA accredited law school and licensed in good standing to practice law in Massachusetts

At least seven years’ experience in a sophisticated law firm practice, a challenging in-house or government legal position, or some combination of these.

Strong analytical skills, demonstrated sound judgment, and commitment to the highest ethical and professional standards

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Experience working collaboratively and collegially in a diverse community

Demonstrated ability to manage multiple competing priorities under pressure

Preferred qualifications:

Experience in higher education law, not-for-profit law, labor and employment law, or litigation

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