Job Summary: Saint Louis University is seeking versatile and highly motivated candidates for the position of Associate General Counsel. The Associate General Counsel reports to the Vice President and General Counsel and provides a broad range of legal services to the University community.
CHARACTERISTIC JOB TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Provides legal counsel and representation in connection with a wide variety of higher education issues; areas of significant engagement may include, but are not limited to, contract review and interpretation, policy development, employment law, student affairs, and regulatory compliance.
- Provides training and informational material to educate staff, faculty and students on appropriate legal requirements.
- Conducts legal research and effectively draft correspondence, legal documents, memoranda and other communications.
- Engages effectively with colleagues within the Office of the General Counsel, University constituents, and opposing counsel; assists and supervises outside legal counsel when appropriate.
- Represents the University in legal and administrative proceedings as assigned.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
- Knowledge of higher education law preferred.
- Ability to interpret statutes, policies and other legal documents, and communicate the content of those documents in an explanatory manner.
- Ability to conduct thorough internal investigations.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Strong interpersonal skills.
- Strong ability to organize/prioritize duties.
- Willingness to learn and work in new or unfamiliar subject areas.
- Ability to effectively communicate with individuals at all levels and from varied backgrounds.
- Service oriented with the ability to function effectively with non-attorney personnel.
- Ability to think creatively, exercise independent judgment and make quick, informed judgments.
- Ability to work independently as well as on a team.
Education and experience equivalent to:
J.D. degree from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association supplemented with five (5) years of relevant legal experience.
Licensed to practice in the state of Missouri, or the ability to obtain a Missouri license with one year of employment.
Preference will be given to candidates with a background in education/higher education law.