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Job ID: 164381

Assistant General Counsel
Tufts University

Date Posted Aug. 2, 2021
Title Assistant General Counsel
University Tufts University
Medford\/Somerville, MA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Legal Services

Assistant General Counsel – (21001637)


Office of University Counsel (OUC) is responsible for managing the legal affairs of the university, including advising the schools and divisions on legal issues. OUC coordinates the delivery of all legal services for Tufts University. The Office provides advice and support to Tufts’ administrative and academic personnel on a broad range of matters, including employee relations, real estate transactions, contracts, litigation and policy development. OUC also coordinates the selection and supervision of outside law firms.

Reporting to the Deputy General Counsel for Labor, Employment and Litigation, the position will assist on a range of legal issues with an emphasis on employment, legal research, policy development, compliance matters, contracts and litigation.


Basic Requirements:

5+ years of practice in employment, litigation and/or contract matters.
Required Education: J.D .
Must have ability to manage a variety of legal issues, oversee outside counsel services, and provide legal advice to a diverse client base consisting of highly educated faculty and administrators.
Demonstrated ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment with attentiveness to client needs and competing priorities is required.
Ability to manage multiple tasks with deadlines. Demonstrable attention to detail required.
Must be able to attend meetings on all three campuses and work beyond core hours of the university, as required.
License to practice law or eligibility for admission to bar in Massachusetts
Preferred Qualifications:

Higher education experience preferred.

An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.

Equal Opportunity Employer – minority/females/veterans/disability/sexual orientation/gender identity.

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