Executive Assistant to Associate Vice President and Deputy General Counsel

Location
Coral Gables, Florida
Posted
May 25, 2017
Ref
55133985
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 University of Miami is home to some of the brightest minds in the world. At the U, we are committed to attracting and retaining a talented workforce to support our common purpose of transforming lives through teaching, research, and service. We are leaders in the area of education, scholarship, intercollegiate athletics and service. Come join our team!

The Office of the General Counsel of the University of Miami, an institution of higher education, seeks experienced and highly-motivated applicants for the position of Executive Assistant to the Associate Vice President and Deputy General Counsel. 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 and medical school. The Office is responsible for all legal matters affecting the institution, including litigation, advice and opinions to University administrators, participation in formulating University policies, and supervision of outside counsel.

The position involves providing executive assistant support to in-house counsel by using discretion and independent judgment to complete special assignments for highest level of University administration, comprehensive analytical support and administrative services to the legal staff; preparing and reviewing legal documents such as briefs, pleadings, appeals, contracts, licensing agreements, purchase contracts, affidavits of documents, letters of intent, buy-sell agreements, leases, and closing papers for review, approval, and use by attorney; filing pleadings with court clerk; coordinating litigation support and case research, and preparing responses to interrogatories and requests for production; coordinating response to subpoenas; and maintaining document file, ensuring proper indexing and filing of original legal documents.

Requirements:
• Associates degree required.
• Four years’ experience required. Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.
• Must have a strong academic background.
• Excellent analytical, writing, advocacy, problem-solving, case management, and client communications skills.
• Must have the ability to work effectively with diverse client representatives in a complex environment and demonstrate judgment and discretion.

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 #: P100005281.



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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