Laureate Education, Inc. is currently seeking an Assistant Divisional Counsel specializing in higher education law to provide legal advice and support to the universities within Laureate's university network, with primary focus on Laureate's US-based institutions. The Assistant Divisional Counsel will provide counsel and operations support focusing on a broad range of matters, including student and faculty matters, regulatory compliance, legislation affecting academic matters, claims management, and governance, with a goal of assuring consistent, excellent and timely advice to higher education clients.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
Ability to provide timely, consistent, sound and practical legal advice, counseling and documentation related to wide range of academic and operational matters, working closely in support of corporate legal department staff, in a fast-paced, complex higher education environment.
Strong knowledge of faculty and student affairs required
Experience with regulatory compliance required
Strong knowledge of employment law and counseling preferred
Strong writing and drafting skills
Ability to function effectively and collaboratively as part of a team that includes business people, academics and other attorneys
Strong client counseling skills from both the legal and business perspectives with the ability to differentiate between the two A Juris Doctor (JD) degree from an accredited law school; membership in the Bar; legal experience in a higher education environment in a university, law firm or corporate setting, especially experience in dealing independently with business clients primarily in connection with business, academic and regulatory compliance issues
Experience in higher education law preferred
Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, capable of providing sound and timely advice, and able to make a positive contribution to a very collegial working environment
Good organization and interpersonal skills, ability to be very hands-on with a 'roll up the sleeves' mentality
Proven ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously
Demonstrated mental acuity with eagerness to learn new functions and areas of expertise
Comfortable working in an international business and across varying cultures
Strong computer skills
Availability for occasional travel
Laureate Education, Inc., and all of it subsidiaries or affiliates, are equal opportunity employers. EOE
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