Montgomery College is Maryland's premier community college, serving more than 60,000 students each year through credit and noncredit programs. Montgomery College is one of Maryland's most diverse community colleges, which includes more than 164 nations represented in our student body. Do you want to join us in our mission of providing an exceptional education and fostering student success? We are dedicated to providing an exceptional education for all of our students, and we recognize that our faculty and staff are integral to our continued success.
Job Title Assistant General Counsel - S03707 (Transactional) Job Description Summary Assistant General Counsel (S03707) - (Transactional)
Montgomery College, located just north of Washington, D.C. in Maryland, seeks a dynamic candidate for the full-time Assistant General Counsel in the Office of General Counsel. This is a non-bargaining, exempt, grade 37 position. Montgomery College promotes and creates a working and learning environment rooted in the basic tenets of fairness, diversity, and inclusiveness.
The Office of General Counsel provides legal representation, advice and counsel in a variety of substantive areas of laws affecting the College. This position will focus primarily on business and transactions, including construction, data security, environmental health and safety, finance, grants, information technology, insurance, intellectual property, land use, leases, maintenance agreements, procurement, public-private partnerships, real estate, regulatory compliance, risk management and tax. Job Description
Duties include but are not limited to:
Drafts, interprets, negotiates, reviews and/or revises contracts, contract provisions, addenda, agreements , memoranda of understanding and other written legal instruments including but not limited to student affiliation and clinical agreements, articulation agreements, construction agreements , data sharing agreements , easements, intergovernmental agreements, leases, NDA"s, performance agreements, purchase agreements , maintenance agreements, real estate agreements, service agreements and software licenses.
Provides legal advice and counsel throughout procurement process, including RFP's, bid protests, and contract formation.
Represents in the College in commercial litigation or mediation and/or assists or communicates with outside counsel representing the College in such litigation or mediation.
Perform research, draft correspondence, memoranda, templates, releases and other documents.
Assist with development and implementation of College policies, procedures and guidelines and provides advice and counsel concerning legal implications of proposed policies and procedures.
Engage effectively with colleagues in the Office of the General Counsel, other College units/departments and opposing counsel; assist and manage outside legal counsel when appropriate.
Review and maintain currency with laws and regulations impacting the College; provide training or informational materials as necessary.
Other duties as assigned by the General Counsel.
Juris doctorate from an American Bar Association accredited law school.
Member of Maryland bar in good standing, or member of other state bar eligible for admission to Maryland bar.
A minimum of 5 years of substantial and progressively responsible experience as a practicing attorney working at a higher education institution, federal, state or local government agency, or similar experience at a law firm, and demonstrated experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
Eligible applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States and not require employer visa sponsorship .
Additional requirement : In order to be considered for this position a resume and cover letter must be attached to the application. The cover letter shouldaddress the qualifications and desired attributes listed above. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Commitment to inclusiveness, respect and integrity.
Legal experience with public agencies, including knowledge of public contracting and operations and familiarity with government regulatory compliance.
Experience with organization-wide contract review and management.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate and work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
Excellent drafting and negotiating skills.
Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple priorities and work under deadlines.