Legal Assistant, President's Office - 502094

Location
Virginia, USA, Richmond
Salary
Negotiable
Posted
Feb 21, 2017
Ref
req1147
Contact
Broadbean Poster
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Legal Assistant, President's Office - 502094

SUMMARY:


Serves as the legal assistant for the Vice President and General Counsel and the Title IX Coordinator and Director of Compliance: assists with contract management, manages regulatory filings, conducts research, maintains calendars, arranges and staffs meetings, assists with correspondence, responds to and directs phone calls, and manages the budgets for the legal office and compliance department.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Serve as legal assistant to the Vice President and General Counsel

  • Assisting in the management of the University's contracting process and the contract management system;
  • Conducting legal and other research;
  • Managing regulatory filings, including State Corporation Commission filings;
  • Assisting the Vice President and General Counsel with litigation management and discovery responses;
  • Managing the acceptance and response for subpoenas served on the University;
  • Preparing legal correspondence and documents; and
  • Serving as a project manager for key legal and compliance initiatives.

Provide administrative support to the Vice President and General Counsel and the Title IX Coordinator and Director of Compliance,

  • Serves as the primary point of contact for the Office of General Counsel;
  • Managing the budgets for the Office of General Counsel, outside legal fees, and the Compliance Office, including processing, tracking and analyzing outside counsel invoices;
  • Managing the calendar and all travel for the Vice President and General Counsel and the Title IX Coordinator and Director of Compliance;
  • Routing daily mail;
  • Acknowledging and responding to general correspondence;
  • Tracking and following up on substantive correspondence;
  • Assisting with preparation of meeting agendas, materials, etc. and distributing as appropriate;
  • Planning and staffing meetings, preparing minutes, following through on implementation of decisions; and
  • Managing electronic and paper filing systems.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Ability to create, compose, and edit written materials with careful attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community
  • Ability to investigate and analyze information and draw conclusions
  • Knowledge of subpoena management and response
  • Knowledge of legal contract, agreement and settlement procedures and documentation
  • Ability to draft legal documents
  • Knowledge of the principles and procedures of legal research
  • Highly Proficient with Microsoft Office products, Adobe Acrobat, internet search engines and ability to learn cloud-based contract management system
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise independent judgment and work independently and under pressure to meet critical deadlines
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain a high level of professionalism, confidentiality and efficiency

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor's degree required. Paralegal certificate preferred.
  • Minimum of five years' experience as a legal assistant in an in-house legal department or law firm, with progressively increasing responsibilities.

WORK HOURS:

  • Full-time, non-exempt position
  • Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; 7.75 hrs./day; 38.75 hrs./week

SALARY STRUCTURE:

Pay Grade 7
To see more detailed salary information please review the University of Richmond's Compensation Structure.

Located minutes from downtown Richmond, Virginia, the University of Richmond (www.richmond.edu) blends the intimacy of a small college with exceptional academic, research, and cultural opportunities usually found only at large institutions. Richmond offers a unique combination of undergraduate and graduate programs. Our School of Arts & Sciences anchors Richmond as a nationally ranked liberal arts university. A ranked business school, the nation's first school of leadership studies, a highly respected law school, a nationally recognized international education program and the community-focused School of Professional and Continuing Studies build on that strong foundation and make this university something unique.

UR is committed to developing a diverse faculty, staff and student body, and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of differences in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development and institutional success. In keeping with this commitment, our academic community welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds and candidates who support diversity. EOE