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General Counsel or Associate General Counsel

General Counsel or Associate General Counsel

General Counsel or Associate General Counsel


Board of Regents

Working Title

General Counsel or Associate General Counsel

Posting Number



BOR-General Counsel

Physical Location of Position (City)


Posting Text

The SD Board of Regents, located in Pierre, SD, invites qualified applicants to apply for the role of General Counsel or Associate General Counsel. The role in which the successful candidate will serve will depend on relevant experience and qualifications. Regardless of the title, the attorney 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.

If hired at the General Counsel level, the position will also serve as the chief legal counsel for the Board and Executive Director/CEO, with responsibility for, and oversight of, all university system legal affairs and staff.

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience
1. Juris Doctorate degree.
2. At least 3 years’ experience practicing law in a related field.

3. Experience with public entities and/or Boards.

4. 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
If General Counsel:

  1. At least 7 years’ experience practicing law.
  2. Experience advising a large and complex organization on a broad range of legal issues.
  3. Experience in higher education and/or advising Boards.
  4. Demonstrated ability to mentor, work with, and/or supervise other attorneys and to serve as a leader.

If Associate General Counsel:

  1. At least 5 years’ experience practicing law.
  2. Demonstrated ability to provide excellent legal advice and to exercise sound judgement in high pressure situations.

To apply:

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.

Posting Date


Open Until Filled


First Consideration Date


Advertised Salary

General Counsel: $145,000 - $165,000; Associate General Counsel: $110,000 - $130,000

Duration of the Term

12 months

Appointment Percent


Work Hours

8 am – 5 pm

Appointment Type


Faculty Status


Scope of Search

External (includes Internal)

This position requires

Travel, Overnight stays

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement


Contact Information

Kayla Bastian
Chief HR Officer

Additional Info

Job Type : Full-Time

Education Level : Doctoral

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