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Associate General Counsel

Date Posted: 02/20/2013
Employer: University of Wyoming Office of General Counsel
Location: Laramie, WY
Job Type: Full-Time

The University of Wyoming invites diverse applicants to consider the position of Associate General Counsel in the Office of General Counsel. The Associate General Counsel reports to the General Counsel and will provide legal advice on a wide variety of civil issues pertinent to a state institution of higher education.

Job Duties:

  1. Draft, negotiate and review University contracts and provide oversight of the University contract process;
  2. Develop, review and monitor University Regulations and procedures for day-to-day University operations;
  3. Develop and maintain expertise in specific areas of law related to public employment, antidiscrimination and higher education;
  4. Conduct legal research and provide advice and counsel to University administrators;
  5. Represent the University in a variety of administrative proceedings including internal disciplinary matters involving faculty, students and staff; and represent the University in external administrative proceedings involving state and federal agencies;
  6. Provide proactive legal education to help University administrators reduce the risk of non-compliance with various state and federal regulations;
  7. Assist in the review and compliance with the Wyoming Public Records Act;
  8. Serve on committees and perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Education – J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school and admission to the Wyoming Bar (within six months of employment). Member in good standing of the Wyoming Bar or the bar of another State ;
  2. Experience – Five years of practice in civil law including extensive experience in public employment, transactional and civil rights law;
  3. Effective communication skills – both oral and written;
  4. Experience drafting policies and procedures;
  5. Litigation experience in an administrative law setting.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Experience in higher education law and one year of practice at a university or college;
  2. Experience advising institutional executive leadership on complex legal issues with multiple diverse constituencies;
  3. Experience with complex construction contracts.

The University's policy has been, and will continue to be, one of nondiscrimination, offering equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without regard to such matters as race, sex, gender, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, political belief, or other status protected by state and federal statutes or University Regulations.

The University of Wyoming is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Background checks may include, but are not limited to, criminal history, national sex offender search, employment and motor vehicle history. Offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of the background check.

Application Instructions:
Include a recent writing sample of no more than 3 pages along with a cover letter, resume, and list of references. Position will remain open until filled. For fullest consideration, please apply by March 22, 2013. Submit all materials to Missy Samp at msamp@uwyo.edu.