The Office of General Counsel (OGC) is seeking an assistant or associate general counsel (AGC). This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the General Counsel.
The AGC will join the General Counsel, who reports directly to the president, and four other attorneys in an energetic, collaborative office that provides legal advice to a broad range of university academic and administrative senior leadership and offices and to the university's Board of Trustees.
The OGC is a fast-paced, high volume workplace. Its attorneys handle multiple, unrelated matters concurrently. The AGC must be able to complete complex projects both independently and with direction from the General Counsel and Senior Associate General Counsels, as needed. The AGC will work with a variety of university administrators, and must have or develop knowledge of legal areas that may include labor and employment, civil rights, constitutional law, public records, public finance, student affairs, intellectual property, technology transfer, information technology, research transactions, design and construction transactions, procurement, purchasing and contracts, real property matters, risk management and compliance. This position may report to a Senior Associate General Counsel.
It is an exciting time to join Oregon State University. Founded in 1868 as Oregon's land grant institution and one of only two land, sea, space, and sun grant universities in the U.S., Oregon State University serves the state, the nation, and the world as a premier 21st-century research university. OSU is Oregon's statewide university with its main campus in Corvallis; a branch campus in Bend (OSU-Cascades); a presence in Newport (Hatfield Marine Science Center), Portland (OSU Portland Center), and online (Ecampus); and educational programs, Extension, and engagement in all of Oregon's counties. OSU is now in the fourth phase of its strategic plan – SP4.0: Transformation, Excellence and Impact – and continues to make measurable progress in all areas, including the growth and diversification of faculty and high-achieving students and creation of a more inclusive and welcoming community. Research grants and expenditures have continued to increase dramatically, and the faculty has outpaced peer institutions for prestigious grants and partnerships, while maintaining deep commitments to engaged learning and public service. OSU has also successfully increased revenue from private fundraising, corporate partnerships, research grants and technology transfers. These successes have fueled OSU's rise as a land-grant university for the 21st century.
Typically requires J.D. required from an accredited law school. 5 years' experience as a practicing lawyer. Must be a member of the Oregon State Bar or admissible at the first opportunity.
J.D. required from an accredited law school, a strong academic record and at least 5 years' experience as a practicing lawyer with substantial civil law experience.
Current membership in the Oregon State Bar or eligible for admission at earliest opportunity.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively to solve problems by developing practical solutions that combine legal considerations with program and policy objectives.
Demonstrated ability to analyze and clearly communicate options for decision makers as they weigh risks and benefits of potential innovations, projects or other courses of action.
Superb judgment; excellent and clear analytical, interpersonal, and oral and written communication skills; and impeccable professional discretion.
Demonstrated ability to engage in flexible and critical thinking.
Demonstrated ability to provide high quality advice and work product in a fast-paced, high volume workplace.
Demonstrated ability to handle multiple, unrelated matters concurrently.
Demonstrated ability to work with a wide array of interpersonal and communication styles, as well as varying viewpoints and agendas.
A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.
This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055- 0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in youth programs may have additional criminal history checks every 24 months.
IF ASSOCIATE: In addition to all of the minimum (required) qualifications listed for Assistant:
An additional 5 years' experience as a practicing lawyer.
5 years' experience representing institutions of higher education.
Demonstrated ability to mentor other attorneys and staff and to serve as a leader in the Office of General Counsel.
Demonstrated ability to act for the General Counsel in a substantial breadth of topic areas in her absence.
Demonstrated ability to provide excellent legal advice and to exercise sound judgment in high profile and high pressure situations.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is commensurate with education, training and experience.
Oregon State is a leading research university located in one of the safest, smartest, greenest small cities in the nation. Situated 90 miles south of Portland, and an hour from the Cascades or the Pacific Coast, Corvallis is the perfect home base for exploring Oregon?s natural wonders.Oregon State University has always been a place with a purpose ? making a positive difference in quality of life, natural resources and economic prosperity in Oregon and beyond. Through discovery, innovation and application, we are meeting challenges, solving problems and turning ideas into reality.Founded in 1868, Oregon State is the state?s Land Grant university and is one of only two universities in the U.S. to have Sea Grant, Space Grant and Sun Grant designations. Oregon State is also the only university in Oregon to hold both the Carnegie Foundation's top designation for research institutions and its prestigious Community Engagement classification.As Oregon?s leading public research university, with $261.7 million in external funding in the 2011 fiscal year, Oregon State?s impact reaches across the state and beyond. With 12 colleges, 15 Agricultural Experiment Stations, 35 county Extension offic...es, the Hatfield Marine Sciences Center in Newport and OSU-Cascades in Bend, Oregon State has a presence in every one of Oregon?s 36 counties, with a statewide economic footprint of $2.06 billion.Oregon State welcomes a diverse student body of over 26,000 students from across Oregon, all 50 states and more than 100 countries. They can choose from more than 200 undergraduate and more than 80 graduate degree programs, including over 30 degrees online offered through Oregon State Ecampus. Oregon State increasingly attracts high-achieving students, with nationally recognized programs in areas such as conservation biology, agricultural sciences, nuclear engineering, forestry, fisheries and wildlife management, community health, pharmacy and zoology.Oregon State also ranks high in sustainability, fourth among universities nationwide for using renewable energy and first in the Pac-12 Conference. And our students literally help power the university: 22 exercise machines at Oregon State University has always been a place with a purpose ? making a positive difference in quality of life, natural resources and economic prosperity in Oregon and beyond. Through discovery, innovation and application, we are meeting challenges, solving problems and turning ideas into reality. For more information visithttp://www.ohsu.edu/xd/about/index.cfm.The 400-acre main campus in Corvallis includes a Historic District, making Oregon State one of only a handful of U.S. university campuses listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The district includes such icons as Weatherford Hall, the Memorial Union and Benton Hall, the oldest building on the oldest building on campus.OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.