Assistant/Associate University Counsel

Website University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign

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Assistant/Associate University Counsel

 

Univ Counsel-UIUC

Hybrid – Work Model

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The Assistant/Associate University Counsel is a vital member of in-house legal team at the University of Illinois, serving primarily at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Under the direction of the Campus Legal Counsel, the Assistant University Counsel will be responsible for managing a high volume of complex legal matters and will provide timely and effective advice and counsel to various University units and personnel.

 

Additional responsibilities include:

 

• Provide legal advice on a wide variety of issues that arise at a large public research university under the general supervision of the Campus Legal Counsel.

• Act as attorney for the University on a diverse range of legal subject matters, including serving as a generalist working in multiple areas of law and policy and as a specialist by developing skills related to specific and unique areas of law.

• Serve as point of contact for various units on behalf of the Office of University Counsel and represent the Office in a manner that promotes professionalism, collegiality, collaboration, confidence and mutual respect.

• Recognize issues that may require use of outside legal expertise and work with Campus Legal Counsel and other personnel to retain and supervise legal services vendors in a manner that maximizes efficiency, effectiveness and fiscal prudence.

• Anticipate potential legal issues and exercise reliable and well-reasoned judgment to provide advice and counsel in a manner that fosters sound decision-making.

• Keep colleagues and leadership, including Campus Legal Counsel, Deputy University Counsel and University Counsel, apprised of matters that may be a significant risk to the university or of significant interest to the Board of Trustees and/or senior administrators.

• Perform other professional functions associated with the provision of legal advice and services as directed, including serving on or providing counsel to various University committees and task forces.

• Particular to Associate Counsel: Support enterprise leadership in fostering team building and mentoring of less senior attorneys and staff.

Qualifications:

 

• Candidates must possess a law degree from an American Bar Association accredited Law School and be licensed and in good standing to practice law in State of Illinois, or eligible for admission to practice within six months of employment.

 

Knowledge and Experience:

 

• Licensed attorney with demonstrable developing legal skills including preference for work in a university setting or other comparable in-house environment; minimum two years of legal practice preferred.

• Demonstrated success in progressive responsibilities, including attention to innovative problem solving, initiative and reliability.

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills to effectively interact with University, campus and other administrative units and personnel.

• Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.

• Ability to work independently while effectively keeping supervisors, colleagues and clients informed and engaged.

• Excellent problem-solving skills and demonstrated ability to address difficult and complex issues

• Strong interpersonal skills demonstrating courtesy, diplomacy and a collaborative approach that reflect a commitment to effective client service.

 

Appointment Information

Full Time 12 Academic Professional position(s).

 

Application Procedures & Deadline Information

For full consideration, candidates must apply and submit a letter of application, resume, and names/addresses/phone numbers of three professional references by 6 pm on 3/6/2024 or visit https://www.hr.uillinois.edu/employment.

 

System Human Resource Services

(217) 333-2600

mailto:erhr@uillinois.edu

 

The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit https://www.hr.uillinois.edu/cms/one.aspx?portalId=4292&pageId=5705 to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, COVID-19 vaccination requirement, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.

 

Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply and may request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (2008) to complete the application and/or interview process. Requests may be submitted through the reasonable accommodations portal, or by contacting the System Human Resource Services – Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging at 217-333-2600, or by emailing mailto:ADAaccessibility@uillinois.edu.

 

Requisition ID: req1948

Job Category: Academic Professional

Campus Location: Urbana

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Requisition ID: req1948

Job Category: Academic Professional

Campus Location: Urbana

Looking for more University of Illinois positions?

 

We invite you to search for positions at each of the University of Illinois’ Universities and the University of Illinois System Office. The University of Illinois Foundation is the official fundraising and private gift-receiving agency for the University of Illinois and also offers position in all locations. Click the links below to search for other University of Illinois positions.

 

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Requisition ID: req1948

Job Category: Academic Professional

Campus Location: Urbana

Looking for more University of Illinois positions?

 

We invite you to search for positions at each of the University of Illinois’ Universities and the University of Illinois System Office. The University of Illinois Foundation is the official fundraising and private gift-receiving agency for the University of Illinois and also offers position in all locations. Click the links below to search for other University of Illinois positions.

 

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Requisition ID: req1948

Job Category: Academic Professional

Campus Location: Urbana

Looking for more University of Illinois positions?

 

We invite you to search for positions at each of the University of Illinois’ Universities and the University of Illinois System Office. The University of Illinois Foundation is the official fundraising and private gift-receiving agency for the University of Illinois and also offers position in all locations. Click the links below to search for other University of Illinois positions.

 

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