Miami University — Vice President and General Counsel

Job Summary:  Job ID: 498328 – FT – Unclassified (salaried)

Miami University seeks an innovative, resourceful and collaborative leader to serve as its next Vice President and General Counsel.  The General Counsel is responsible for the coordination and supervision of all legal matters involving the Board of Trustees as well as all officers and employees acting on behalf of the University and its affiliated entities.  In addition, the General Counsel also serves as the chief ethics officer. The General Counsel reports to the Board of Trustees and the President and serves on the President’s Executive Committee.

Basic Qualifications:

This is an exciting opportunity for an innovative, experienced leader to join one of America’s premier student-centered, public universities and play a key role in its evolution and continued success. The General Counsel serves as a trusted advisor and strategic business partner to the Board of Trustees, the President and University leadership.  The ideal candidate will bring a distinguished record that commands the respect of the University community. In addition, the individual must have significant leadership experience appropriate to the size and complexity of Miami University. The next Vice President and General Counsel will possess the following: 

  • Juris Doctorate degree from an ABA-accredited law school.
  • Member of the Ohio Bar or eligible to practice law in Ohio within one year or less.
  • Minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible legal experience practicing law. 

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Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.  Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of sex/gender (including sexual harassment, sexual violence, sexual misconduct, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking), race, color, religion, national origin (ancestry), disability, age (40 years or older), sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, status as a parent or foster parent, military status, or veteran status in its recruitment, selection, and employment practices. Requests for all reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to or 513-529-3560.

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