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Associate General Counsel

Florida International University

How to Apply: Please visit careers.fiu.edu for more information and to apply. Reference Job Opening ID#: 514563

Provides a high level of professional legal services to the University.  Manages general legal matters, advises University officials on legal aspects of policy, assists in formulation of policy, and continually interacts with members of the University community – faculty members, staff and with administrators on the departmental, college, vice presidential and presidential level.

  • Provides a high level of professional legal services to the University.  Manages general legal matters, advises University officials on legal aspects of policy, assists in formulation of policy, and interacts with members of the University community, legal profession, officials of state and federal government and others as assigned by the General Counsel.
  • Advises University executives in policy-making functions.  Interprets policy for University officials up to and including presidential level.
  • Conducts legal research and renders interpretive memorandum as needed.
  • Maintains frequent and continuing contact with members of the public and private legal profession, the judiciary and various administrative agencies, both on a state and federal level.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or as directed.  The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.
  • Conducts rule/regulation making for the University, and handles regulatory issues and compliance, in the areas of student and academic affairs, including financial aid and tuition, privacy, open meetings and public records.
  • Advises on matters relating to student affairs, including student conduct, academic misconduct and discipline, sexual misconduct, harassment and violence, student residency, disability issues relating to students, and international student-related issues (e.g., issues relating to travel abroad).
  • Assists in the development of policies, advises University officials in policy making functions, and interprets policies for University officials (up to and including presidential level), in the areas of student and academic affairs (e.g., financial aid and tuition), personnel (e.g., open meetings and public records).
  • Handles legal matters relating to the University Police Department, including assisting with employment matters and advising on legal issues that arise.
  • Assists, as needed, with employment-related matters (both for faculty and staff), including providing legal advice regarding promotions, discipline, collective bargaining, grievances, etc.  Also, assists as needed, with other faculty-related matters, including faculty governance, immigration, academic freedom, and accreditation.

Minimum Qualifications:

Law degree (L.L.B. or J.D.) and licensed to practice law with five (5) years of experience as an attorney. Must be a member of the Florida Bar or become a member within twelve months of employment.

Departmental Requirements:

  • Knowledge of Legal and Regulatory Requirements & Processes.
  • Ability to interact effectively with others.
  • Ability to maintain a high level of professional integrity.

Benefits of working at FIU:
Medical premiums as low at $25 per pay check
Dental and Vision plans
Retirement options
Tuition assistance
4 weeks of paid vacation
2 weeks of paid sick leave
13 paid holidays

Advertised Salary: Commensurate with experience.

How to Apply: Please visit careers.fiu.edu for more information and to apply. Reference Job Opening ID#: 514563

FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.