General Counsel

General Counsel

6040 28th Avenue South, Minneapolis
Job Type
Regular Status
Job Number
Job Closing

The Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) is a public corporation of the State of Minnesota. The Minnesota Legislature created the first-of-its-kind Commission in 1943 to promote aviation services in the region. The MAC owns and operates one of the largest airport systems in America, including the award-winning Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) and a system of six general aviation airports. Together these airports help drive the region's economy and job growth while providing quick, easy access to destinations around the globe. 


The MAC serves a wide range of customers, from the traveling public and airport businesses such as airlines, restaurants and retail stores, to stakeholders such as area residents, businesses and community leaders throughout a five-state region. The MAC is a wholly self-funded public corporation that operates on revenue generated by airport activity through rents, concessions and usage fees, not by general tax dollars. The MAC is a regional economic engine generating close to $16 billion in annual economic output and supporting over 75,000 jobs through its ongoing operations. 

A 15-member Board of Commissioners is appointed by Minnesota's Governor and Mayors of Minneapolis and St. Paul. It has broad oversight of the MAC and represents the interests of the community in decisions related to these airports. The MAC functions much like a city with its own police, fire, public works and administrative functions. 

The General Counsel position provides overall legal guidance to the Metropolitan Airports Commission.   Interprets and clarifies pending or enacted laws and ordinances and advises MAC officials of their legal implications.  Represents MAC in Court of Law or before any board or agency in which legal matters are involved.  Prepares and/or supervises the preparation of all legal documents. Advises Board of Commissioners regarding the legal aspects of all MAC business operations. Directs the legal department staff and operations.

To apply: click the "Apply" link located just above the position description, log-in and follow the instructions provided.

Questions regarding this position can be directed to Nicole Kiefer at or at 612.726.8166.  
Applications will be accepted until 3:00 p.m. on Friday, December 1, 2023. 

MAC complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If an accommodation is required for you to participate in the application process because of a disability, please contact Tekia Jefferson at 612-726-8196 or