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Deputy General Counsel/Assistant Corporate Secretary (03822)


This position reports to the General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for the Board of Governors.  Areas of practice include, but are not limited to:

This position reports to the General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for the Board of Governors.  Areas of practice and responsibilities would include, but are not limited to:

1. Legal Research and Writing

2. Contract review;

3. Interpretation, drafting and implementation of Board regulations and legislation;

4. Processing public records requests;

5. Review, process and resolve Complaints submitted to the Board office in violation of

6. Provide legal of review, drafting and development of Board regulations; provides legal advice and consultation to the Board and Board staff;

7. Legal issues related to higher education;

8. Interpretation and implementation of state and federal laws and regulations;

9. Assist in coordination and preparation of litigation related matters with General Counsel and/or Outside Counsel

10. Assists General Counsel in offering Guidance on Public Ethics laws, Public Records, Sunshine Law.

Responsibilities to support Corporate Secretary in Board of Governors Meetings and Conference Calls, include but are not limited to:

1. Assist with arranging pre-Board meeting briefings with senior staff of members

2. Assist with managing any special speaker/Chairman requests

3. Ensure all meetings are properly noticed

5. Assist in oversight of the preparation/production of print-ready and web-ready agenda, agenda table, and distribution

6. Works with support staff to ensure meeting minutes are prepared and accurate; assists in distributing/publishing final minutes

7. Supports Corporate Secretary in preparing Full Board Meeting Agenda and Materials

(This is a SES position)

Minimum Qualifications

J.D. from an accredited law school and admission to the Florida Bar; knowledge and a minimum of three years of legal experience, preferably including experience working with laws affecting higher education and related issues; knowledge of Florida statutes, Constitution, and federal law.

Preferred Requirements

Legal experience with the State University System of Florida.

How to Apply

You must apply in the People First system. Applicants selected for interview may be required to submit additional information. Click the link below to apply.

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Hiring Range

Anticipated range $70,000 to $100,000; salary is commensurate with experience. 


If you have a desire to serve the people of Florida and work in the number one higher education system in the country, a career with the Board of Governors will allow you to do so while offering an excellent array of benefits, including:

  • Health insurance (over 95% employer paid)
  • Basic life insurance policy (100% employer paid)
  • Dental, vision and supplemental insurance options 
  • First-rate retirement program      
  • Vacation and sick leave
  • Nine paid holidays
  • Opportunities for professional growth and career advancement
  • Tuition waiver for public college courses
  • Training opportunities
  • Flexible work schedules

As one of the nation’s largest university systems, the State University System of Florida is comprised of 12 institutions- ranging from a nationally-ranked liberal arts college to top-ranked comprehensive research universities-serving more than 350,000 students. The Florida Board of Governors is the constitutionally created body that oversees the System, ensuring its well-planned coordination and operation. The 17-member Board appoints a Chancellor who serves as the chief executive officer of the System, providing guidance to the Board and oversight of the Board Office, which is located in Tallahassee, Florida. The Board of Governors Office: Is an EEO/AA Employer | Does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace | Only hires U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers. | Contact us if you require an accommodation to participate in the selection process

For questions regarding current vacancies, please contact Human Resources and Administrative Services via email at [email protected]

Post Date: 09/05/2023
Ref #: 03822

Human Resources and Administrative Services 
Board of Governors 
325 West Gaines Street, Suite 1614 
Tallahassee, Fl 32399
Fax: 850-245-9981 
Phone: 850-245-9695