Associate Vice President and Counsel for Policy and Federal Relations
Association of American Universities
Location: District of Columbia, D.C.
Type: Full Time
Required Education: Doctorate
Overview: The Associate Vice President and Counsel for Policy and Federal Relations (“AVP”) serves as the association’s lead on intellectual property and technology transfer issues. The AVP also plays a key role by supporting AAU’s policy and federal relations work in areas that require legal expertise, such as tax issues related to research, information technology, open and public access, research security policy, and other regulatory matters important to America’s leading research universities. The AVP serves as the staff spokesperson on and will be the “go-to” source for, national and trade media on the issues for which they have responsibility. The AVP will work with Congress, federal agencies, stakeholder groups, and the higher education community to advance the association’s work and will develop, negotiate, and execute advocacy strategies for current and anticipated legislative and executive branch proposals and policies. The AVP will also staff the AAU General Counsel’s constituent group.
Experience: Applicants should have at least 10 years of specifically related experience and a law degree. A minimum of 2-3 years of work in a university general counsel’s office or other equivalent experience in a law firm is highly desirable. Applicants must have attorney-level work experience with/in at least two of the following: a university general counsel’s office and/or other university based legal position; law firm/legal practice; government relations; congressional or executive branch offices; agency regulatory policy development and/or legal interpretation; and/or a nonprofit member-based association/scientific society.
Compensation: Competitive base and bonus, commensurate with experience.
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