The Office of General Counsel at the University of Cincinnati is seeking to fill the position of Assistant General Counsel. This position will report to the Vice President for Legal Affairs and General Counsel or her designee, and will support the University's mission and commitment to excellence and diversity in our students, faculty, staff and all other activities. This is an outstanding professional opportunity to work with highly talented and committed colleagues and contribute to the growth of a world-class organization and fulfillment of the overall mission of the institution.
The Office of General Counsel (OGC) is a fast-paced, high-volume environment that provides a high level of legal services to the University. This position provides guidance and strategic legal counsel to a diverse group of leadership within the University, on a wide variety of legal issues which arise from the day-to-day operations of a growing, complex state institution of higher learning, including, but not limited to litigation management, public records law, employment law, contract review and negotiation, public procurement, compliance, privacy, constitutional law, student related matters, intellectual property, and immigration law. The successful candidate will enjoy learning new areas of the law and will work well under pressure. The successful candidate will also have litigation experience, the ability to exercise sound independent judgment, and will work collaboratively and cooperatively with other members of the OGC team in a good-humored environment.
Primary Responsibilities may include:
Work as a team-player in providing advice on a variety of complex legal matters in a fast-paced, high-volume environment.
Assist with review of and responses to public records requests.
Assist with employment law and Title IV related matters and lawsuits.
Negotiate, draft, and administer a broad variety of commercial and construction contracts, licensing agreements, leases, and other legal instruments memorializing the diverse activities of a large dynamic organization.
Utilize litigation experience to find non-litigation solutions to achieve contract compliance.
Provide legal advice and recommend courses of action to resolve legal, procedural, or administrative issues in compliance with all applicable legal standards.
Conduct legal research and provide analysis, written and oral advice, and training as needed to keep the university and the members of the Office of General Counsel current on laws and regulations impacting assigned areas.
Supervise the work of outside counsel and coordinate with the Attorney General of Ohio on university legal matters as required.
Other related duties as assigned.
This is a great opportunity with an attractive compensation package, including base salary and excellent benefits (e.g., retirement, medical/dental, tuition remission).
Interested applicants must apply online with a current resume and cover letter.
The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.
The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/M/F/Veteran/Disabled.
J.D. degree from an ABA accredited law school;
Excellent legal research and writing skills;
Admission to the Ohio Bar;
At least three (3) years’ experience as a practicing attorney;
A commitment to diversity and the ability to work with divergent personalities;
High ethical standards;
Meet the qualifications for appointment as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Ohio
Internal Number: REQ 27282
About University of Cincinnati
UC is one of the largest employers in the Cincinnati region with over 15,000 employees. A variety of substantial benefits as well as fabulous growth and development opportunities are available to our employees. Faculty, staff and students contribute their individual talents and expertise to the university in a wide range of disciplines - supporting the operations of the university, serving a diverse student body and enhancing the local community.