University of Central Missouri

University of Central Missouri

Assistant/Associate General Counsel

United States

Closing soon

Position Information

Position Information

Position Title Assistant/Associate General Counsel

Working Title Assistant/Associate General Counsel Department 120010-General Counsel Pay Rate Commensurate with experience FTE 1.0 FLSA Exempt Position Number 997075 Classification CJS21 Special Instructions to Applicants:

This is a full-time benefits-eligible position. Benefits include competitive salary; health, dental, vision, life insurance, AD & D, long-term disability; 3 weeks paid vacation per year; 3 weeks of accrued sick leave per year; 13 paid holidays; retirement; and generous education assistance for an employee, spouse and dependent children taking classes at UCM.

A complete UCM online application for employment, cover letter, resume, list of 4 professional references, and a professional writing sample required. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Initial review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

NOTE: A background check is required for the selected candidate of this position and any job offer is contingent on the results of this check.

The University of Central Missouri is an Equal Opportunity Employer and specifically invites applications from women, minorities, veteran status, and people with disabilities.

Working hours:

Professional hours

Bargaining Unit No Work Location Warrensburg Campus Posting Date 05/08/2023 Closing Date Open Until Filled Yes Position Purpose

UCM's Office of General Counsel represents the University in all matters, providing legal advice and guidance to UCM officials across diverse legal practice areas. The Assistant General Counsel will primarily practice in the subject matter areas of student affairs, labor and employment, policy, and compliance including open records, FERPA, Title IX, Clery and others.

Education & Formal Training Doctorate degree (Specify field(s) of study below) Other Education & Formal Training

Juris Doctorate from an ABA-accredited law school required.

Computer Skills Word-Processing, Spreadsheet, Presentation, Other - Database management preferred. Experience

Three (3) years of experience as a practicing attorney required for Assistant title; seven (7) years of experience for the Associate title.

Three (3) years of experience with professional workplace computer software and legal research programs required.

Experience representing a public/governmental or higher education entity preferred.

Experience with Missouri's Sunshine Law preferred.

Experience drafting, reviewing, and editing higher education or business governance documents, such as by-laws or policies, preferred.

Experience in drafting, reviewing, and editing contracts (e.g., employment agreements; affiliation agreements, collective bargaining agreements; etc.) preferred.

Experience organizing, coordinating, and responding to court filings (e.g., subpoenas; bankruptcy court filings; litigation; etc.) preferred.

Other Experience Licenses, Certificates, Registrations, & State/Federal Requirements of Position: Criminal History check, Driver's license Other Licenses, Certificates, Registrations, & State/Federal Requirements Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge: Attention to detail, Communication skills, including oral, written, and/or nonverbal, Knowledge of a University environment preferred, Human Relations/Interpersonal skills, Leadership skills: organization/meeting facilitation/project leadership, Management and/or administration skills, Ability to manage multiple concurrent projects and meet deadlines, Maintain confidentiality Other Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge

Mental skills, including concentration, memory, complex decision making, analytical thinking, and/or conceptual thinking.

Ability to exercise exceptional independent professional judgment.

Demonstrated ability to thoughtfully solve problems and be a critical thinker.

Specify sensory abilities: Physical & Environmental Factors: Other Physical & Environmental Factors Lifting weight Special Working Conditions: Travel required, Irregular work hours, Professional appearance, Work in stressful conditions Other Special Working Conditions Ability to Keyboard No keyboarding test required. Special Qualifications: Other Special Qualifications

Current license to practice law in Missouri or obtain within twelve months of employment.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • Do you understand that the university requires a background check for this position and that any job offer made to the selected candidate is contingent upon the results of this check?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Will you now or in the future require employer sponsorship to acquire or maintain U.S. work authorization?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Required Documents

    Required Documents

  • Cover Letter
  • Publications/Portfolio
  • References
  • Resume
  • Optional Documents

    Job details


    Assistant/Associate General Counsel


    University of Central Missouri


    United States


    May 25, 2023

    Application deadline

    June 11, 2023

    Job type



    Social Science

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