Storrs Mansfield, Tolland County
Mar 28, 2014

The Office of the General Counsel at the University of Connecticut is seeking applications for a full-time permanent Legal Administrative and Financial Assistant (UEA II) position, operating under the direction of General Counsel. The Office of the General Counsel is a fast-paced legal office, and incumbent will be required to complete assigned duties efficiently and in a time-sensitive manner.  Incumbent will independently perform a full range of legal administrative and financial support services.  Incumbent will also be exposed to sensitive and/or confidential information which must be held in strict confidence. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  1. Performs office processes under established University and state policies and procedures. 
  2. Prepares correspondence, meeting agenda, status spreadsheets and reports as needed.
  3. Assists attorneys in the preparation, review and approval of University contracts.
  4. Serves as liaison between University departments, the Attorney General, the State Treasurer and other constituents regarding the review and approval of state contracts.
  5. Supports attorneys as assigned. 
  6. Tracks deadlines, processes invoices, and monitors expenditures.
  7. Coordinates appointments and meetings for attorneys as requested.
  8. Provides office administrative support and opens and tracks files and data within the office Legal Files electronic matter management system.
  9. Assists attorneys and staff in the compilation of confidential data or information, including matters related to the collective bargaining process.
  10. Performs related duties as assigned with limited direction. 

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Associate's degree and five years of experience in a responsible legal support position
  2. Excellent organizational skills.
  3. Demonstrated ability to handle multiple assignments concurrently to independently resolve problems under tight deadlines.
  4. Strong oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  5. Detail-oriented and self-motivated.
  6. Experience working in a collaborative manner with diverse constituents.
  7. Demonstrated proficiency in using Microsoft Office platform programs.
  8. Demonstrated experience with fiscal responsibility, financial record keeping and reporting.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor's degree.
  2. Paralegal certification or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  3. Experience working in a legal office or setting.
  4. Experience working with real estate contracting matters.
  5. Experience using an electronic matter management system.
  6. Knowledge and understanding of University policies and procedures.
  7. Notary license.

Salary range is $45,000-$50,000, commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Comprehensive benefit package included.

Please submit a letter of application, resume and a list of three names of professional references and contact information, including e-mail addresses and phone numbers.  Applications must be submitted electronically through Husky Hire.  The letter of application should demonstrate how candidate’s experience meets the qualifications for this position.  Screening of applications will begin immediately.  Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 PM eastern on April 11, 2014.

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff.  The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community.  As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.