The Assistant General Counsel assists the General Counsel in providing accessible and responsible legal advice in a collegial and constructive atmosphere to the University community in support of the University's mission and goals. The Assistant General Counsel also assists the Secretary of the University with the planning, coordination, and facilitation of the work of the Board of Trustees.
Arcadia University is a top-ranked private university in Greater Philadelphia and promises a distinctly global, integrative, and personal learning experience that prepares students to contribute and lead in a diverse and dynamic world. A national leader in study abroad and international education, Arcadia has been named #1 in undergraduate study abroad participation by the Institute of International Education’s Open Doors Report for the past seven years. Approximately 3,900 students attend Arcadia, and the University’s 2,500 undergraduate students choose from more than 65 fields of study.
Applications must be submitted online through Arcadia's Human Resources portal to receive full consideration. Please do not email application materials to hiring manager.
For additional information and to apply, please visit: https://careers-arcadia.icims.com/jobs/ and submit a cover letter, resume and names and phone numbers of three professional references.
Application review will begin immediately. Posting will be removed from the website once we've established a sufficient talent pool for consideration.
Arcadia University seeks candidates of diverse cultural backgrounds and abilities. Arcadia University encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. All offers of employment are conditional based on successful completion of a background check.
The Assistant General Counsel assists the General Counsel by:
Essential Functions in support of the Secretary of the University: The Assistant General Counsel assists the Secretary of the University by:
Advising the Board and the University’s senior administrators and staff regarding the Board’s policies and procedures;
Assisting in the execution of Board related projects, initiatives, and mandates to further the Board’s fulfillment of its governance responsibilities;
Ensuring the timely input of recommendations and information to the Board (including committees);
Anticipating substantive and procedural difficulties and recommending ways to avoid them; and
Reviewing and interpreting corporate documents, as needed.
Perform other duties as assigned in support of the Office of General Counsel
Received: The Assistant General Counsel reports to the General Counsel and Secretary of the University
Given: The Assistant General Counsel directs work of assigned staff
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
The Assistant General Counsel must possess the following skills and attributes: