The Office of the Vice President and General Counsel (OVPGC) serves as legal counsel for the University. We advise the Trustees and University Administration on all legal issues and serve as the point of contact on all legal matters involving the University.
The Assistant General Counsel is a full-time attorney position in the Office of the Vice President and General Counsel. Works closely with other attorneys in the Office of the Vice President and General Counsel, providing general legal advice and services to university constituents across IU's eight-campus system. Assists in handling a broad range of other legal issues including athletics, student affairs, employment law, intellectual property, institutional compliance, academic freedom and free speech issues, privacy issues, and contracts. Drafts position statements, memoranda of law, contracts, affiliation agreements and other legal documents; and maintains an atmosphere of confidentiality and compliance. Real estate experience is a plus but not essential. Interest in international and copyright areas of law is a plus.
REQUIRED: Juris Doctorate (JD) degree and two years of experience practicing law. Licensed to practice law in the state of Indiana or eligible for admission within six months of hire.
Superior ability to analyze and identify legal issues in a higher education setting; strong legal research skills; and ability to learn and stay current on the University's organization, policies, and practices. Strong interpersonal skills that reflect courtesy, diplomacy, and a collaborative approach to developing and maintaining effective work relationships. Excellent written and verbal communication skills including ability to effectively interact with University administration, faculty, and staff. Familiarity with Microsoft Office software, particularly Word; and excellent writing and advising skills. Strong organizational and time management skills including capacity to work effectively under pressure and respond appropriately in crisis situations, and ability to manage a multitude of diverse tasks and intellectual topics while prioritizing workload.
Salary Plan: PAE
Salary Grade: 4AD
Internal Number: 43287
About Indiana University
Founded in 1820, Indiana University is the state’s public university system, comprised of two core campuses—IU-Bloomington and IUPUI—and six regional campuses located throughout the state. Combined, the total student population is more than 114,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional school students. IU is one of the largest employers in the state, with over 20,000 faculty and staff. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. Diversity and inclusion remains a core commitment to IU’s mission to cultivate an educational environment that supports equal access, participation and representation on all of its campuses and that provides educational and career opportunities for all.