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Overview: The General Counsel oversees all legal matters affecting SJU and provides legal advice to the Board of Trustees, officers, vice presidents, deans, department heads, and others. The General Counsel reports directly to the President.
University: Founded in 1851 in the Jesuit tradition of academic excellence, SJU is a top-ranked comprehensive university in Main Line Philadelphia that provides a rigorous, student-centered education. With a total enrollment of 7,300+ undergraduate and graduate students, the University offers a wide array of academic programs designed so that each graduate enters the world with a competitive resume and global perspective. This is achieved through intense academic study led by thought-leading faculty scholars, a comprehensive campus experience and robust study abroad, service-learning, internship and co-op programs. Upon graduation, nearly 100 percent of students are employed, pursuing advanced degrees or volunteering in prestigious service programs. A member of the Atlantic 10 Conference, SJU competes in 20 Division I intercollegiate men’s and women’s sports. The University’s alumni — over 72,000 strong — provide a powerful network that spans the globe. The official colors of the University are crimson and gray; its mascot is the Hawk, which never stops flapping its wings while in costume. For more information, visit sju.edu.
Compensation: Competitive salary and benefits.
Experience: Minimum of ten (10) years of legal experience with significant experience (preferably at least five (5) years) with the major areas of law and issues affecting institutions of higher education. The right candidate will possess a record of professional experience demonstrating progressive responsibilities, significant interaction with senior leadership teams and the ability to work effectively with various constituencies.
Bar Admission: Law degree from an accredited law school and license to practice law in Pennsylvania or ability to obtain licensure within one year.
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