Harvard University seeks an experienced labor and employment attorney for the position of University Attorney in the Office of the General Counsel. The University Attorney will be responsible for providing legal counsel on labor and employment matters, including but not limited to affirmative action, collective bargaining, labor relations and discrimination law, as well as related practice areas unique to educational institutions, such as Title IX, student discrimination and disability claims, and faculty and student affairs. Other responsibilities include policy development, training, the conduct of investigations, supervision of litigation, and related duties.
This position is to start no sooner than July 1, 2021.
Harvard Human Resources is committed to enabling Harvard's world changing mission through inclusive excellence in Human Resources practices. We welcome applicants who bring varied experiences, backgrounds, and expertise to advance the work of the department in service to Harvard's mission.
Salary Grade: 062
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
JD with a minimum of ten years' relevant experience at a law firm and/or in-house. Admission to practice in Massachusetts, or willingness to obtain admission to practice within two years.
Experience advising institutions of higher education or other non-profit entities. Strong research, writing, analytical and counseling skills. Ability to balance multiple and competing deadlines in a fast-paced environment. Demonstrated ability to communicate well with a broad range of clients and advise on general labor, employment and related issues. Strong interpersonal skills, judgment, and empathy. Ability to handle a variety of legal matters that may arise at a large research university outside of the labor and employment practice area. Familiarity with or willingness to work with laws relating to benefits administration a plus. The successful candidate will join a premier 17-lawyer office handling a wide range of legal and policy matters for Harvard University.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 52681BR
About Harvard University Office of the General Counsel
Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. The University, which is based in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, has an enrollment of over 20,000 degree candidates, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Harvard has more than 360,000 alumni around the world. The University has twelve degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, offering a truly global education. Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States.