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Associate General Counsel

Towson University

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Job Purpose
The Office of the General Counsel (OGC) is a fast-paced, high-volume workplace that provides legal services to Towson University. The Associate General Counsel will provide advice and counsel regarding real estate, intellectual property, legal compliance, and risk management. The successful candidate will assist in policy development, draft and review legal documents, facilitate diverse business transactions, and respond to external complaints filed with government agencies. The Associate General Counsel will participate on committees and collaborate on projects to address risk management and compliance considerations in the advancement of institutional initiatives.

The Associate General Counsel will manage multiple, unrelated matters concurrently, and must be able to complete complex projects both independently and with direction from the General Counsel. The incumbent will provide legal advice, representation, and counsel in connection with a wide variety of higher education issues, with primary responsibility for contracts, procurement, real estate, intellectual property, construction, and regulatory compliance. The incumbent will develop and deliver presentations and informational materials related to various preventive law issues and risk management; conduct legal research and draft correspondence, legal documents, and memoranda; investigate and handle external charges filed with government agencies; and respond to subpoenas and complex public records requests served on the University. The Associate General Counsel will work collaboratively with colleagues within the Office of the General Counsel and other university departments, and assist with the coordination of litigation and other legal matters with  the Office of the Attorney General.

This position requires a Juris Doctorate and four years of related experience. Maryland Bar  Admission or ability to become licensed within 12 months is required. Excellent communication, analytical, and interpersonal skills. Knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations, particularly those applicable to higher education. Ability to work collaboratively with a broad range of individuals both internal and external to the University. The ability to work independently on routine legal matters, and to recognize issues of institutional importance and keep the General Counsel appropriately informed are essential qualifications. Ability to exercise sound judgement on challenging issues and perform tasks with professionalism, diligence and integrity. Must demonstrate a commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity, the ability to work with a wide array of interpersonal and communication styles, and the ability to offer options to address problems by developing practical solutions that combine legal considerations with institutional programmatic and policy objectives.  Successful candidate will be required to provide certificate of good standing.

A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment.

Salary and Benefit
Competitive salary and full University benefits that include 22 days of annual leave, up to 14 holidays, personal and sick days; excellent health, life, and retirement plans; and tuition remission. To learn more about our benefits, click here.

This position will be open for a minimum of 14 days. Cover letter and resume are requested, but not required.

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Towson, Maryland 21252-0001

Towson University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process due to a physical or mental disability, please send an email to:

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