Attorney (Assistant General Counsel)

Location
Coral Gables, Florida
Posted
Apr 27, 2017
Ref
54678218
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
The University of Miami is considered among the top tier institutions of higher education in the U.S. for its academic excellence, superior medical care, and cutting-edge research. At the U, we are committed to attracting a talented workforce to support our common purpose of transforming lives through teaching, research, and service. Through our values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity and Teamwork (DIRECCT) we strive to create an environment where everyone contributes in making UM a great place to work. We are one of the largest private employers in Miami-Dade County; home to more than 13,400 faculty and staff from all over the world.

The Office of the General Counsel of the University of Miami seeks experienced and highly-motivated applicants for the position of Assistant General Counsel. The position, which reports to the General Counsel, involves providing a wide range of legal services to institutional clients.

The in-house law practice at the University of Miami is broad, challenging, and fast-paced. The University of Miami is a major research institution, with a law school, marine school, nursing school, and medical school. The Office is responsible for all legal matters affecting the institution, including litigation and providing advice and opinions to University administrators. The position will provide legal guidance in a number of areas, including real estate transactions; development, fundraising, endowments, and gift agreements; regulatory compliance; healthcare matters, including transactional, administrative, and regulatory issues; intellectual property and technology transfer; sponsored programs; policy development; and general corporate law.

The successful candidate must have strong critical thinking and strategic skills; excellent legal research, analysis and reasoning; robust oral and written communication skills, including negotiation skills; demonstrated public-speaking aptitude; an ability to identify and resolve complicated and sensitive problems creatively and with professional discretion; superior organization skills; and the ability to interact and function effectively and independently in an academic and healthcare environment.

Applicants who wish to be considered for hire for the Assistant General Counsel position must have a Juris Doctor from an ABA accredited law school, membership in the Florida Bar, or admission within one year of appointment, and a minimum of ten years of experience as a practicing attorney.

A letter of application, current resume, and names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references should be provided through the University of Miami Human Resources website at http://um.hodesiq.com/job_start.asp Apply online. Position #: R100015538.

The University of Miami is home to some of the brightest minds in the world. We are committed to educating and nurturing students, creating knowledge, and providing service to our community and beyond. The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical and dental benefits, tuition remission, vacation, paid holidays and much more. The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Come join us!

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