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Associate General Counsel at Boston College

Boston College


Mid Level

Chestnut Hill, Newton, MA, USA

Not defined

13 Sep → 13 Oct


Job Description

Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,445 full-time undergraduates and 5,125 graduate and professional students. Ranked 35 among national universities, Boston College has 878 full-time and 1,201 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $1.2 billion, and an endowment in excess of $2.8 billion.

The Associate General Counsel reports to the General Counsel and handles a wide variety of legal matters, with a focus on transactions. The Associate General Counsel devotes a substantial portion of working time to reviewing, drafting, and negotiating agreements, including information technology, procurement, services, and academic agreements. The Associate General Counsel also supports the other attorneys in the Office of the General Counsel as needed, and will be expected to become familiar with regulations affecting higher education and provide support to the University’s Compliance Program. The Associate General Counsel conducts research, drafts legal memos, and participates in client training. The Associate General Counsel interacts with University administrators in all areas of the University, as well as outside counsel.

Boston College conducts background checks including education, and verifies COVID-19 vaccination as part of the hiring process.

Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at

Boston College's Notice of Nondiscrimination can be viewed at

Requirements / Qualifications

  • J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school.

  • Licensed or eligible for immediate licensure to practice law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

  • Three to five years of broad transactional experience, ideally involving representation of institutions of higher education or other not-for-profit corporations. This should include significant experience in one or more of the following areas: general business law, technology licensing, data security and privacy law, intellectual property, or real estate.

  • The successful candidate must have initiative and the ability to apply independent, sound judgment to many and varied situations. Successful candidates will also have strong analytical, research, writing, oral communication, and interpersonal skills.

Benefits/What We offer

  • Tuition remission for Employees

  • Tuition remission for Spouses and Children who meet eligibility requirements

  • Generous Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance

  • Low-Cost Life Insurance

  • Eligibility for both University-Funded 401k and Employer-Sponsored 403b Retirement Plans

  • Paid Holidays Annually

  • Generous Sick and Vacation Pay

  • Additional benefits can be found on

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