Rice University, in Houston, Texas, is a research-intensive member of the Association of American Universities that seeks an Associate General Counsel with experience in and principal focus on higher education law, specifically in the areas of litigation, problem solving and dispute resolution, employment law and regulation (including investigating and responding to any EEOC charges), student affairs matters, and meaningful experience with the regulatory environment in higher education. The position reports to the Vice President and General Counsel of the University.
The position will be responsible for providing legal advice and representation for the Human Resources Office, graduate and undergraduate student affairs offices, the university police department, Office of Research, Athletics Department, disability resource office, and other administrative functions of the University. Duties include regularly meeting with and advising key campus administrators, managing litigation matters (including overseeing outside counsel), high-level problem solving and dispute resolution, assisting with creation and revision of university policies. The position also provides advice on issues in the areas of immigration, admissions, employment and educational diversity (including advising the EEOP/AA office), risk management, alumni affairs and resource development, and data breaches. Other duties will include research, drafting and providing legal advice to other business and academic operations of the University. The attorney will serve on numerous university committees and work with client representatives from many university offices. Responsibilities also include other duties as assigned.
Position Status: Full-Time
Rice University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with commitment to diversity at all levels, and considers for employment qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status.
Internal Number: 18552
About Rice University
As a leading research university with a distinctive commitment to undergraduate education, Rice University aspires to pathbreaking research, unsurpassed teaching and contributions to the betterment of our world. It seeks to fulfill this mission by cultivating a diverse community of learning and discovery that produces leaders across the spectrum of human endeavor.