Oregon State University invites applications for an experienced attorney to serve in the Office of the General Counsel. The Assistant General Counsel (AGC) will join the General Counsel, the Associate General Counsel and an Assistant General Counsel in an energetic, collaborative office that provides legal advice to a broad range of University academic and administrative offices. The General Counsel reports to the President.
The Office of the General Counsel is a fast-paced, high volume work place. 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. The AGC will work with a variety of university administrators, and must have or develop knowledge of legal areas that may include civil rights, contracts and purchasing, public records, labor and employment, student affairs, intellectual property, technology transfer, research transactions and compliance, design and construction transactions and real property matters.
Candidates must demonstrate superb judgment, excellent analytical, interpersonal, and oral and written communication skills, and impeccable professional discretion. Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity, the ability to work with a wide array of interpersonal and communication styles, and the ability to solve problems by developing practical solutions that combine legal considerations with programmatic and policy objectives.
The position requires a J.D. from an accredited law school, a strong academic record, and substantial experience as a practicing lawyer. Five years’ experience practicing law is preferred. Experience advising a public entity or institution of higher education is preferred. Employment law experience is preferred. The AGC must be a member of the Oregon State Bar or admissible at the first opportunity. Preference will be given to candidates who have already been admitted to the Oregon State Bar, or who are eligible for admission by waiver.
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.
Oregon State welcomes a diverse student body of nearly 25,000 students from across Oregon, all 50 states and more than 100 countries. They can choose from more than 20 degrees offered online. 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.
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 campus.
Salary is competitive and will take into account the successful candidate's relevant qualifications. To ensure full consideration, please submit a resume, a cover letter, and the names and contact information of three professional references by December 21, 2012. The cover letter should specifically describe the candidate’s interest in the position and Oregon State University.
To apply, go to: http://oregonstate.edu/jobs posting #0009977.
Oregon State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity
Employer, and has a policy of being responsive to dual-career needs