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Assistant/Associate General Counsel

Company: Saint Leo University
Location: Saint Leo
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description Summary

The Associate General Counsel (AGC), under the direction of the Saint Leo University General Counsel, provides and assists in the provision of legal services to all departments within Saint Leo University. The AGC performs routine and complex legal work in areas such as mergers and acquisitions, real estate, contracting, governance, employment law, etc. Specific areas of responsibility will be determined based on the University needs and the successful candidate's interests and substantive background.

Qualified candidates must have Juris Doctorate (JD) from an accredited law school and a membership in good standing with the Florida Bar. Experience in Higher Education is strongly preferred.

Job Description

Salary Range: $100-130,000 based on experience


The Assistant/Associate General Counsel will support the General Counsel in managing the University's risk in labor and employment matters, as well as other areas relevant to the university such as real estate, contracting, intellectual property, etc.


  • Function as a member of the Legal Affairs Department

  • Review, revise and assist with a broad variety of commercial contracts, leases, and other transactional documents

  • Assist the General Counsel with risk management oversight

  • Study and interpret laws, court decisions, ordinances, and other legal authorities, as needed, to deliver the foregoing services



  • Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school

  • Membership in good standing in The Florida Bar

  • Combination of education and experience that demonstrates necessary knowledge, skills and abilities, preferably in the Higher Education industry


  • Analytic abilities, adaptability, and good judgment

  • Written and verbal communications skills

  • Comfort with using Excel and Word software

  • Experience handling sensitive and confidential information appropriately

  • Organizational skills


  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines

  • Ability to work independently

  • Ability to work collaboratively

  • Ability to find, understand, interpret and apply relevant case law, statutes, and regulations


The work environment characteristics described here are a representation of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The term "qualified individual with a disability" means an individual with a disability who, with or without reasonable accommodation, can perform the essential functions of this position.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate professionally in person, over the telephone, through email and other electronic means, move about the office and University, handle various type of media and equipment, and visually or otherwise identify, observe and assess. The employee is occasionally required to lift up to 10 pounds unless otherwise specified in the job description.


The intent of this job description is to provide a representation of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Saint Leo University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and embraces diversity as a critical step in ensuring employee, student and graduate success.


Employee signature below constitutes employee's understanding of the responsibilities, qualifications, requirements and working conditions of the position.

Keywords: Saint Leo University, Brandon , Assistant/Associate General Counsel, Other , Saint Leo, Florida

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