General Counsel and Director of Government Affairs – Office of the President
Reporting directly to the President and as a member of the President’s Cabinet, the General Counsel and Director of Government Affairs will provide legal advice and support to the Board of Trustees, President, senior leadership, administrators, faculty, and staff. Additionally, this position will serve as liaison with federal, local and state governmental agencies for the coordination of University activities and outreach to government. As a trusted advisor and strategic business partner, this key role will provide sound guidance on legal issues and on the legal aspects of business, public policy, statutory and regulatory compliance, real estate, construction and other matters affecting the university and higher education as a whole. Many issues, such as academic freedom, sponsored research, shared governance, and student rights and obligations, are unique to the academic environment and add complexity to the more traditional and predictable legal and business issues encountered by any complex organization.
Qualifications: Juris Doctorate from an ABA-accredited law school. Licensed and in good standing as an attorney, in Louisiana or another U.S. state. Minimum of 8 years’ experience practicing law. Proven ability to build teams, advance mission, and work collaboratively with the President’s leadership team, Board of Trustees, Deans, and Department Chairs, across divisional boundaries. Ability to analyze and make sound recommendations on complex management and administrative issues, including identifying alternative practical solutions, projecting consequences of proposed actions, and making recommendations aligned with the University’s goals and mission. Superior interpersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to work well with a broad range of stakeholder. Strong influencing skills. Ability to anticipate needs and pivot successfully and appropriately while balancing competing priorities. Preferred Qualifications: Prior supervisory experience. Experience in higher education. Experience with government and/or government relations. Physical Requirements: Ability to complete the above duties with or without reasonable accommodations
Human Resources Department
Loyola University New Orleans – Box 16
6363 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70118
Job posted: 2021-03-11