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University System of Maryland Foundation General Counsel Job Announcement

on January 11, 2024 by Micaela Cameron
University System of Maryland Foundation General Counsel Job Announcement

The University of Maryland Foundation, Inc. (d/b/a the University System of Maryland Foundation, Inc. (USMF)) is seeking qualified applicants for its General Counsel (GC) position.

The USMF serves the University System of Maryland, Maryland’s system of 12 public universities and three regional higher education centers. Its mission is to promote, galvanize and support the advancement of public higher education in Maryland through leadership and engagement in philanthropy, asset management and stewardship, with the goal of helping to create a long-term, sustainable culture of philanthropy across the University System of Maryland. 

The USMF manages assets for the benefit of USM campuses and their affiliated foundations as well as a number of Maryland community college foundations. Assets under management as of June 30, 2023, were $2.28 billion.

The GC reports directly to the President and CEO and is a member of the senior leadership team. The GC serves as the chief legal officer for the Foundation and as the Secretary to the Foundation’s Board of Directors. The GC provides legal and compliance advice and risk management insights for all aspects of Foundation operations. The GC also provides senior administrative leadership and strategic guidance with respect to high-priority initiatives of the Foundation.

Required qualifications include a J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school; Maryland State Bar licensed and in good standing or eligible for and able to achieve admission to the Maryland State Bar within one year of hire; a minimum of 10 years of law practice experience, with a preference for non-profit law experience; excellent written and verbal communication skills; and exceptional interpersonal skills and experience working effectively with diverse constituents, both internally and externally.

A full position description can be found HERE.

USMF offers excellent benefits, including a tuition remission program; salary for this position is in the $200,000+ range. For best consideration, please submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to by February 9, 2024.


The University of Maryland Foundation, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin or ancestry, marital status, veteran status, or physical or mental disability unrelated to an individual’s ability to perform the job, in accordance with applicable law. As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, applicants should be prepared to present acceptable documentation showing their identities, their U.S. citizenship or alien status, and their authorization to work in the United States.

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