Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA) has been exclusively retained by The University of the South (“Company”) to conduct a search for Vice President and General Counsel to be located at its offices in Sewanee, TN. The company is an equal opportunity employer.
Company Overview: Founded in 1857, Sewanee comprises a College of Arts and Sciences, with 1,700 undergraduate men and women, and a School of Theology, with 145 seminarians pursuing masters and doctoral degrees. The 13,000-acre campus is located on Tennessee's Cumberland Plateau between Chattanooga and Nashville. Sewanee is consistently ranked in the top tier of national liberal arts colleges and is affiliated with 28 Southern dioceses of the Episcopal Church.
Experience: The successful candidate will have 15 years of diversified legal experience working as an attorney for a college or university or in an established higher education practice at a top law firm. This individual will provide counsel to the Vice-Chancellor/President, Provost, Vice Presidents, other members of management, the Board of Regents, and the Board of Trustees and will be selecting and overseeing external counsel on various matters, including litigation. A commitment to higher education and an understanding of the legal issues faced by the universities, with membership in NACUA preferred.
Compensation: Competitive salary and benefits package.
Location: Sewanee, TN
Relocation Benefits: Yes; this is a national search
Internal Number: 104707
About Major, Lindsey & Africa
Founded in 1982, Major, Lindsey & Africa is the world’s largest and most experienced legal search firm. Combining local market knowledge and a global recruiting network, MLA has earned recognition for its track record of successful General Counsel, Corporate Counsel, Partner, Associate and Law Firm Management placements. With offices throughout the U.S., Hong Kong, London, and Tokyo, MLA recruiters are dedicated to understanding and meeting clients’ and candidates’ needs while maintaining the highest degree of professionalism and confidentiality. MLA considers every search a diversity search, and has been committed to diversity in the law since its inception. For these reasons, MLA was voted “Best Legal Search Firm in the U.S.” in the most recent national survey of America’s top law firms. To learn more about MLA, please visit our website at www.mlaglobal.com.