ASSOCIATE GENERAL COUNSEL, Office of the General Counsel 29)

Boston University
Apr 03, 2024
May 01, 2024
Contract Type

ASSOCIATE GENERAL COUNSEL, Office of the General Counsel

Tracking Code Job Description

Boston University seeks a creative and collaborative attorney to join its eleven–lawyer legal department. Reporting directly to the Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of the Board of Trustees, the attorney will primarily provide legal advice on business transactions, contracts, and corporate and intellectual property matters. Qualified candidates must be experienced in each of these areas but will also be expected to advise academic and business units of the University in other areas of law typical of a higher education practice as required by the needs of the office. The attorney will serve as the primary business attorney for a number of units, including Sourcing & Procurement and Information Services & Technology.

Boston University, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), is one of the leading private research and teaching institutions in the world, with two main campuses in the heart of Boston and programs around the globe. Chartered in 1869, the University today enrolls more than 37,000 students including over 17,000 undergraduates, from over 140 countries, and employs more than 10,000 faculty andstaff across 17 schools, colleges, and a wide variety of administrative departments.

Boston University is committed to fostering a diverse university community within a supportive and respectful environment. We believe that the diversity of our faculty, students, and staff is essential to our success as a leading research university with a global reach, and that diversity is an integral component of institutional excellence.

Required Skills

Juris Doctor Degree from an ABA–accredited law school. Licensed or eligible for immediate licensure to practice law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Qualified candidates will have a minimum of five years of experience in a high–quality legal practice and excellent academic credentials. They will have outstanding written and oral communication and interpersonal skills, strong analytical and problem–solving abilities, and a demonstrated commitment to our institutional values regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion. Candidates must be able and willing to handle a broad range of legal matters, including multiple time–sensitive projects; high–profile matters; and routine day–to–day counseling. The successful candidate will be able to analyze complex issues, exercise excellent judgment to provide practical, effective advice to a broad range of clients, and work both independently and in a collaborative environment on a team of high–performing legal professionals.

Specific experience in the following areas strongly preferred:

  • Experience in drafting and negotiating contracts, including software licensing agreements, service agreements, cloud computing agreements, vendor agreements and other legal documents memorializing a variety of general business and academic activities.
  • Experience advising on sophisticated business transactions and corporate compliance matters and the ability to develop expertise and advise in emerging areas of law.
  • Willingness and ability to learn new areas of law related to higher education as required by the needs of the office, including information security as well as requirements associated with federal financial aid and grants, other areas of state and federal regulation and other subjects.

For full consideration, please submit an application by April 26, 2024. In addition to your resume, please submit a cover letter explaining your interest in the position.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, natural or protective hairstyle, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military service, pregnancy or pregnancy–related condition, or because of marital, parental, or veteran status. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor .

Job Location BOSTON, Massachusetts, United States Position Type Full–Time/Regular