Reporting to the Executive Director of Legal Resources, the
Assistant Director of Legal Resources will have three main areas of
responsibility: (1) they will develop and manage the Association’s
online courses, (2) manage the Association’s online legal resources
library, and (3) plan in-person educational programs. The Assistant
Director of Legal Resources will also implement selected other
NACUA educational programming and other types of electronic
resources. The Assistant Director will have meaningful opportunity
to work very closely with members to bring these programs to
Founded in 1960 and
headquartered in Washington, D.C., NACUA is a membership-based,
non-profit organization that serves colleges and universities by
assisting higher education attorneys in representing and advising
their client institutions. The Association’s membership base is
comprised of more than 4,800 attorney representatives who represent
1,800 institutional campuses. In-house counsel, attorneys in
private practice, attorneys general, and other legal specialists,
public and private non-profit institutions, and a vast array of
accredited institutions rely on NACUA as a primary source of
information on higher education law and legal issues affecting
colleges and universities. NACUA and its members are committed to
practicing and promoting the core values of quality, collegiality,
diversity, inclusiveness and respect.
NACUA plays an important role in the continuing legal education of
university counsel. The Association produces a multitude of legal
resources, offers continuing legal education programming, maintains
a listserv (NACUANET) and a variety of member-only web-based
resource pages. Additionally, NACUA created the Higher Education
Compliance Alliance, a centralized online repository of information
and resources for compliance with federal laws and regulations. The
Association also operates a clearinghouse through which member
attorneys are able to post questions and share resources and
knowledge on current legal concerns and interests. For more
information about NACUA, visit the following link: https://www.nacua.org/
• Manage online legal resources for members and assist in the
planning and development of potential new resources incorporating
• Work with the Director of Technology Services to develop
innovative ways to provide resources to members that will be
helpful and attractive to members and result in efficient use of
staff and volunteer time.
• Develop (with course instructors) and manage NACUA online
courses. Review course content to assure it is current, and plan
and participate in online course seminars.
• Develop and implement other selected NACUA continuing legal
education programming, including CLE workshops, webinars,
briefings, and General Counsel Roundtables.
• Manage and maintain resources provided on the Higher Education
Compliance Alliance (HECA) website.
• As assigned, assist in collaborative programming efforts between
NACUA and other higher education associations and on outreach to
governmental agencies regarding issues of interest to NACUA
• Assist in the development and implementation of the NACUA Annual
Conference and other educational initiatives.
• Assist in monitoring the Association’s listserv, NACUANET.
• Serve as staff liaison to the Committee on Legal Resources
Library and other groups as needed.
• Participate in weekly meetings of the NACUA staff responsible for
implementing the Annual Conference, CLE workshops and other NACUA
• Participate in weekly meetings with the Executive Director of
Legal Resources, other Assistant Directors, and the Legal Resources
• Participate in staff leadership meetings and work with fellow
leaders to implement the annual work plan of the Association.
• Work on special projects and assume additional responsibilities
as assigned by the Executive Director of Legal Resources.
Qualifications & Skills
• J.D. from an accredited law school.
• Licensed in good standing to practice law in any state.
• Minimum of three (3) years of experience obtained as a practicing
attorney and/or working with educational programming.
• Excellent legal research, analysis and writing skills.
• The ability to manage multiple tasks and assignments effectively
while working on multiple and competing priorities
• Proficient in using standard office technology applications,
including Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.
• Prior educational programming experience, especially legal
education programming or experience with the planning and
implementation of live and online professional education
• Familiarity with higher education legal issues.
• Knowledge of technology used in legal education programming.
Personal Traits and Attributes:
• Excellent organizational skills.
• Strong interest in and experience using technology that can be
used to help NACUA, its member lawyers and others access legal
• Strong relationship-building skills and excellent interpersonal
and communication skills, both oral and written.
• Ability to work cooperatively and function successfully in a
team-oriented, fast-paced work environment with both members and
• Hands-on, “roll up your sleeves” attitude.
• Passion and excitement for higher education and continuing
To submit a resume or request additional information, please
Managing Director, In-House Counsel Recruiting
Partner, In-House Counsel Recruiting
No phone calls please.