General Counsel
Palm Beach State College - Miami, FL

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General Counsel,
Palm Beach State College

Reporting to the President and as chief legal officer, this position will oversee and manage the provisions of legal affairs affecting the College. Will counsel and assist College administration and the District Board of Trustees in a legal capacity, pursuant to the overall mission of the College. Will be responsible for the rendering of legal representation, advice and interpretation in all substantive areas of law affecting the College. Will identify and bring forth legal issues and concerns to the attention of the administration and assist with appropriate responses. Will develop, revise and interpret internal Board policies. Will provide advice and representation of legal matters involving faculty, staff and students, including College governance, employment law, intellectual and real property, facilities, and contract negotiations. Will serve as legal counsel and advise concerning compliance with Federal and state statutes and regulations affecting institutions of higher education.

Requirements: Candidates must possess a Juris Doctorate from an ABA accredited institution and a minimum of eight years of legal practicing experience. Must be admitted to and in good standing with the Florida Bar. Knowledge of contract process, documents and preparation; property, technology and labor laws are also required. Must possess strong leadership skills, ability to negotiate through collaboration, and must have the ability to provide guidance on legal/policy issues. Three years experience in Higher Education is strongly preferred.

This position will be open until filled. A review of applications will begin May 27, 2013. Palm Beach State College offers a highly attractive Senior Management benefits package. In order to be considered for employment, please visit our website and apply electronically with a completed employment application and uploaded resume, cover letter and copy of transcripts. For more information and to apply online please visit:

Palm Beach State College
4200 Congress Avenue, Lake Worth, FL 33461

Palm Beach State College is an Equal Access/Equal Opportunity, ADA Employer, committed to fostering a diverse academic community among its student body, faculty, and staff.

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