Staff Attorney

University of Maryland - College Park, MD4.1

Full-timeEstimated: $62,000 - $89,000 a year
The Staff Attorney serves as a member of the Office of General Counsel, the in-house office that provides legal support and guidance to the University of Maryland, College Park.

The Staff Attorney advises and supports University clients, including the President’s staff, Vice Presidents, Deans, Department unit heads, faculty, and staff. The Staff Attorney works on a broad range of matters including employment, civil rights, student affairs, transactional, policy, litigation support and other matters for academic and operational units as assigned by the Vice President and General Counsel (“VP-GC”). This position regularly teams with and supports the Assistant General Counsels, Associate General Counsels, Deputy General Counsel and/or the VP-GC on select projects. The Staff Attorney assists clients to respond to concerns in employment, academic, and residential environments; represents clients in internal administrative proceedings and statutory grievance hearings, advises clients on strategy, drafts policies and procedures; and supports regulatory compliance in a variety of contexts. The Staff Attorney will provide other legal services to University clients as directed by the VP-GC.

The Staff Attorney continuously develops a working knowledge of the wide range of legal, academic and operational issues relevant to the operations of a research-intensive public university, and must develop new subject matter expertise as client needs dictate. The VP-GC, Deputy General Counsel, Associate General Counsels and Assistant General Counsels provide the Staff Attorney with supportive mentoring and feedback.

Minimum Qualifications:
Juris Doctor from an accredited U.S. law school and admission or eligibility for admission to the Maryland Bar.
Minimum of two years of legal experience working in one or more of the following practice areas: employment, general business, and/or litigation.
Outstanding writing, verbal, interpersonal and research skills.
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
Ability to think strategically, solve problems creatively, and provide actionable advice.

  • Experience working in a university administration in either a legal office or another administrative office, or in a law firm representing university or other public clients.
  • Existing membership in the Maryland Bar.
Additional Certifications: Additional Information: Job Risks Not Applicable to This Position Physical Demands
Sedentary work. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Ability to drive to off-site meetings.

Posting Date: 07/01/2019 Closing Date: Open Until Filled Yes Best Consideration Date 07/19/2019 Diversity Statement:
The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
Cover Letter
List of References (no emails sent from system)
Optional Documents