Assistant/Associate General Counsel

Apr 21, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

UVU Title
Assistant/Associate General Counsel

Working Title
Assistant/Associate General Counsel

Job Posting Number

3AA-VP Administration

Job Open Date

Screening Date

Job Close Date

Open Until Filled

Pay Range
$77,943 to $100,213 DOE and an additional 14.2% towards retirement

Position Number

Full tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents, substantial employer contribution to retirement, affordable medical and dental insurance, life insurance, and 12 paid holidays.

Job Category

Job Type

Special Instructions to Applicants
Hire date of July 3, 2017

Summary of Duties
Utah Valley University invites applications for an Assistant/Associate General Counsel.

This position focuses on transactional matters, including contract drafting/review, intellectual property (copyright, trademarks, and patents), research and technology transfer, real estate, purchasing, tax, trusts/probate, and information technology; serves as the primary legal liaison to Development, Alumni Division, and the UVU Foundation. This position will also assist with policy drafting/review, investigations, hearings, some Student Affairs' matters, compliance, and other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
A Juris Doctorate from ABA-accredited law school is required. Must be licensed and in good standing in the State of Utah or have ability to become licensed within six months to practice law in the State of Utah plus three (3) years of substantial and progressively responsible legal experience practicing law.

Preferred Qualifications
Experience in transactional matters, such as drafting and reviewing commercial contracts and advising clients on commercial transactions, intellectual property, and/or tax matters, preferably in a medium to large law firm and/or in an in-house corporate or higher education setting with primary focus on transactional matters. Specific experience representing colleges or universities, and/or in public law issues, is desirable but not required.

Five (5) years or more of substantial and relevant experience practicing law to be considered for Associate General Counsel. Less experience would be considered for Assistant General Counsel.

Strong knowledge and demonstrated understanding of transactional and business matters, including commercial and other contracts, intellectual property, tax, and corporate governance, and policy drafting/review.

Knowledge of public laws, corporate governance, procurement, health, and trusts/probate.

Knowledge of higher education laws are a plus.

Knowledge of current and developing legal issues and trends in areas of expertise.

Knowledge of the principles and procedures of legal research as well as process requirements for administrative hearings and litigation.

Demonstrated understanding of ethical issues in a university setting.

All University attorneys are expected to work at the highest professional level with integrity, excellent judgment, attention to detail, discretion, and to demonstrate the highest personal and leadership characteristics of teamwork, inclusiveness, calmness, and adaptability to a broad range of issues, people, and situations.

Outstanding interpersonal skills to interact effectively, develop, and maintain productive working relationships with a variety of individuals, departments, and constituencies.

Superior writing and research skills. Exceptional skill in drafting and editing contracts, policies, letters, memos, and legal documents.

Outstanding verbal and presentation skills.

Outstanding communication skills, including active listening skills.

Intellectual acumen and flexibility to analyze, interpret, present, and write about complex issues clearly and concisely.

Superior organization and coordinating skills.

Excellent negotiating skills.

Strong computer fluency skills, including the ability to conduct legal and other research.

Strong work ethic. Able to work efficiently and independently, as well as on a team, taking ownership in providing responsive, high quality, and professional legal services to university clients.

Ability to supervise and train employees, including scheduling and prioritizing work assignments; prioritize projects and issues; facilitate solutions and gain compromises without damaging relationships; lead by influence and consensus; represent institutional concerns persuasively to internal and external parties; and maintain confidentiality and exercise discretion in addressing sensitive topics.

Full-time, 40 hours per week during core business hours, plus as needed.



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