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General Counsel

Company name

Governors State University

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Job Type


Date Last Verified

Feb 01,2019

Valid Through

May 17,2019

Posted on

Jan 30,2019

Years of Experience

Min 7 yrs required


University Park, IL, United States

Employment Type



Practice Area
Education >> Education
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General Counsel
Duties: Grants and contracts, including the university’s collective bargaining agreements and labor management issues. Real estate transactions and issues. Federal and state regulations, including the Illinois State Officials and Employees Ethics Act. Academic freedom and tenure. Due process and First Amendment matters. Campus security. Equal employment and personnel laws. Nondiscrimination statutes. University policies. Student matters, records, housing and financial aid. Title IX compliance. FOIA Requests. Working with Procurement on issues such as construction project contracts and debt financing. Illinois and federal open meetings laws. FERPA. Intellectual property issues including university-stakeholder interactions (corporations, funding agencies, federal and state government, philanthropic organizations, etc.). Service as parliamentarian to the Board of Trustees.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate must hold a JD Degree from an ABA accredited institution and 7+ years of professional legal experience practicing law; personal and professional integrity, excellent judgment, and exceptional communication and relationship-building skills. Experience managing complex legal issues, effective membership of a strategic leadership team, and prior experience with legal issues in a public higher education environment is highly preferred. Experience in Illinois higher education is preferred. Admission to the practice of law in Illinois is a condition of continued employment and is required within 6 months of appointment.

Additional info

Posting Number: AP0201P

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Governors State University
1 University Parkway
University, IL 60484-0975