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Assistant General Legal Counsel

Assistant General Legal Counsel

Assistant General Legal Counsel

Institution:    Board of Regents

Working Title:    Assistant General Legal Counsel

Posting Number:    NFE02245P

Department:    BOR-General Counsel

Physical Location of Position (City):    Pierre

The SD Board of Regents, located in Pierre, SD, invites qualified applicants to apply for the role of Assistant General Counsel. The assistant general counsel will be expected to deliver high quality and timely advice in all areas of law relevant to higher education, including personnel and employment issues, tenure and promotion, labor law, Title IX, student affairs, contracts, bonds, risk management, academic freedom, state authorization and distance education, gifts and development, intellectual property, and conflicts of interest. This position offers wide variety of duties and the opportunity to work with higher education leaders across the state of SD.

Minimum Qualifications Education and Experience

1.    Juris Doctorate degree.

2.    At least 3 years’ experience practicing law in a related field.  

3.    Currently licensed to practice law in South Dakota, or ability to obtain licensure to practice in South Dakota within one year of hire.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience working with public entities, boards or commissions;

The successful candidate will have the ability to provide effective general legal advice to large complex clients, exercise sound judgment; discretion; diplomacy; objectivity; integrity; and ethics.

Working for SDBOR The SD Board of Regents offers a great working environment and a competitive salary and benefits package, including 11 paid holidays, paid sick leave, vacation leave and paid family leave, SD Retirement System, health and flexible benefits, and professional development opportunities.

This position is not eligible for sponsorship.

Posting Date:    01/30/2024

Open Until Filled:    Yes

First Consideration Date:    02/14/2024

Advertised Salary:    $100,000 - $120,000

Duration of the Term:    12 months

Work Hours:    M-F 8-5

This position requires:    Travel, Overnight stays

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement    EEO

Contact Information:

Kayla Bastian

Chief HR Officer


EEO Category    40 - Professionals

Documents Needed to Apply:

Required Documents

1.    Resume

2.    Cover Letter

3.    Reference List

Additional Info

Job Type : Full-Time

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