Associate University Counsel/Assistant Attorney General

Fairfax, VA
Sep 12, 2017
Oct 11, 2017
Education, Law
Full Time

Job Category : Admin or Professional Faculty

Working hours :

Salary : Commensurate with education and experience.

Web Announcement :
Associate University Counsel/Assistant Attorney General

The Virginia Office of the Attorney General seek a highly-qualified attorney to serve as Assistant Attorney General for the Education Section of the Health, Education and Social Services Division of the Attorney Generals Office and an Associate University Counsel for the Office of the University Counsel at George Mason University. We offer the challenge and opportunity of public service, life-work balance, and an attractive compensation package inclusive of paid time off, paid holidays, health/dental/life insurance, retirement and more. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Masons academic and culturally inclusive environment.

Responsibilities: This position, based on the Fairfax campus of George Mason University, will serve as Associate University Counsel and Assistant Attorney General under the direction of the University Counsel and the Chief of the Education Section. In this broad higher education and government practice, the Associate University Counsel provides legal advice on the variety of issues that arise at a large public research university, with particular focus and emphasis on student issues, all aspects of litigation in state and federal courts, constitutional issues, contract and procurement matters, and regulatory matters, in addition to general legal matters pertaining to higher education administration.

Required Qualifications: Must have a JD degree, and a minimum of three years of experience in the practice of law, including work in some or all of the areas noted above. Must be admitted to the Virginia bar, or be eligible for immediate admission. Excellent oral communication and writing skills, interpersonal skills, and organizational skills, and an ability to manage large numbers of projects simultaneously and work under pressure, are required. The successful candidate will represent the university with professionalism and confidence; will engage in collaborative and collegial practice within the office, with other members of the university community, and with the Education Section of the Office of the Attorney General.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience with higher education, litigation and state government is preferred.

Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Special Instructions : Please apply online at Application materials should include a discussion of all relevant experience, resume, writing sample, and law school transcript available to student. Veterans, AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply. To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by October 9, 2017.

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George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report Up and Coming spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.

Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Masons diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.

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Equity Statement : George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Job Close Date : 2017-10-09

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