CLARK UNIVERSITY: Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary
UNIVERSITY: Founded in 1887, Clark was one of the first all-graduate institutions in the United States. Today the University is a highly-ranked, student-centered institution educating approximately 2,350 undergraduate and 1,150 graduate students to be imaginative and contributing citizens of the world and to advance the frontiers of knowledge and understanding through rigorous scholarship and creative effort. This commitment to scholarship and inquiry reflects the University’s commitment to “challenge convention and change our world” and to address issues of critical importance to society. It is also reflected by Clark’s many national and international distinctions, including recognition for its diversity and inclusion efforts, innovation, community engagement and impact, as a top green campus, and for having a distinguished geography and international development program. Clark has also been included in the groundbreaking Colleges that Change Lives guide since it was first published in 1996. For more information, please go to www.clark.edu.
POSITION: Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary: The Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of the University will serve as the principal legal advisor for the University, with overall responsibility for the vision and leadership of the University’s legal strategy. In addition, the person in this position will serve as facilitator and manager of the Board of Trustees office. Reporting to the President and as a valued member of the senior leadership team and a key strategic advisor, the Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of the University will provide legal advice and counsel to the President, Board of Trustees, and other members of the University community on all legal and other significant matters affecting the University and its stakeholders, including Board governance. This is an excellent opportunity to work for a mission-driven institution with true growth potential where the General Counsel will serve as a key thought leader within the community and as a trusted advisor on the leadership team.
LOCATION: This position will be located in Worcester, MA (outside of Boston).
RELOCATION: Yes. This is a national search.
EXPERIENCE: The successful candidate will have at least 15 years of progressively responsible legal experience, including significant interaction with senior leadership teams and the ability to work effectively with various constituencies. Experience in higher education law is strongly preferred. A solid understanding of matters related to higher education including employment law, ADA, VAWA, FERPA, Title IX, and Clery is a clear advantage.
Internal Number: 111261
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