General Counsel

New College of Florida
Job Description
New College of Florida is excited to announce the search for its next General Counsel and Secretary of the College.  The position directs the college’s legal affairs as a member of the president’s senior leadership team.
Situated on the Gulf Coast of Florida and Sarasota Bay, New College is a nationally recognized, selective public residential honors college with a 10:1 student/faculty ratio. Students are intellectually independent and highly motivated. Undergraduate research/creative work has a central role in the curriculum, and a senior thesis/project is required of all students. New College is committed to excellence in undergraduate teaching and research and encourages collaborative student-faculty scholarship. (www.ncf.edu.)  It’s no surprise that we’re consistently named a Best Buy school by Forbes and Princeton Review, who recognize our intellectually rigorous academic program, affordable tuition, and numerous financial aid and scholarship opportunities for our students from 40 states and 25 countries
Reporting functionally to the Board of Trustees and administratively to the President, the General Counsel and Secretary of the College serves as the college’s chief legal officer advising the college, its Board of Trustees and, where appropriate, its Direct Support Organizations. The position is responsible for a wide range of legal, regulatory, labor relations and Enterprise Risk Management matters and provides staff support to the Board.  The successful candidate must be a current member in good standing of the Florida Bar. Experience as an attorney serving a higher education institution and/or in matters routinely faced by institutions of higher education and/or experience in managing compliance functions affecting institutions of higher education is preferred.
NCF is committed to the principles of equal educational and employment opportunities for, and nondiscrimination towards applicants and employees with respect to race, color, religion, age, disability, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran status, as provided by law, and in accordance with NCF’s respect for personal dignity. It is NCF’s goal to create and maintain a work and study environment that is positive and free of unlawful discrimination. Further, NCF encourages the recognition of diversity of its population and seeks to promote delivery systems, curricula activities, and programs that reflect this diversity in all facets of life at NCF.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  For fullest consideration, applicant materials should be received by May 25, 2018.  A detailed position description and electronic application is available at www.ncf.edu/employment .
 
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