Please apply via one of these methods:
Via e-Mail: please send your cover letter and resume to email@example.com
Via Mail: The Office of Human Resources, Gloster Hall, 830 Westview Drive, SW, Atlanta, Georgia 30314
Via Fax: (404) 614-6047
Please ensure that the position title and corresponding reference number are included on your cover letter, resume and/or employment application.
Morehouse College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants or employees based on age, race, color, religion, or national origin.
Title: General Counsel
Founded in 1867, Morehouse College is the largest private liberal arts college for African-American men. Located three miles from downtown Atlanta, the College has an enrollment of nearly 3,000 students. Facilities include the Leadership Center at Morehouse College, Morehouse Research Institute, and Andrew Young Center for International Affairs. The school has courses of study in business and economics, humanities and social sciences, and science and mathematics. It also offers a degree in engineering in conjunction with Georgia Institute of Technology. Notable alumni include civil rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., filmmaker Shelton "Spike" Lee, and actor Samuel L. Jackson.
Morehouse College is home to the Martin Luther King Jr. Collection—a 10,000-piece collection of original papers and documents written by the school's most iconic alumnus. Scholarly access to the collection was made available in 2009. In 2006, a group of business leaders helped raise $32 million to purchase the documents, which were bound for the auction block. The documents are now held at the Robert W. Woodruff Library and also available to view digitally
SCOPE AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Reporting to the president of Morehouse College, the general counsel will lead Morehouse’s strategic and tactical legal initiatives and provide senior management with effective legal advice on strategies and their implementation. He/she will be responsible for running an in-house legal function which will work on a wide variety of Morehouse College legal issues and initiatives. This position will work closely with the executive leadership team which includes the president, College vice presidents, chief auditor, chief of staff, and with other key administrators and faculty. This position will also work with the governing body of the College, the Morehouse College Board of Trustees.
The general counsel will provide and management advice in a manner that assures protection of the organization’s interests and legal rights, and will play a major role in the evaluation and execution of all legal transactions.
The general counsel will be expected to identify legal issues and support the legal and business needs of Morehouse by providing insight and creative solutions to legal issues facing the organization.
The general counsel will be routinely called upon to handle negotiations, review documents, and document transactions that involve significant material expenditures and/or potential exposure.
The general counsel will oversee a legal department consisting of an associate general counsel, paralegal, executive assistant, and compliance specialist, and will make recommendations for establishing the optimum configuration for the office. He/she will serve as the principal contact for the outside counsel.
Specifically, the general counsel will be responsible for and charged to:
EXPERIENCE / SKILLS REQUIRED:
Morehouse seeks a highly professional, principled and seasoned legal counsel to assume the role of general counsel. The successful candidate will have:
EDUCATION AND CREDENTIALS:
A Bachelors degree and Juris Doctorate from an ABA-accredited, recognized and respected school of law is essential. Additional education (either at the bachelor’s or master’s level) in business or a related subject would be a plus. Must be a licensed member of a state bar, with a preference for membership in the Georgia Bar.