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Assistant University Counsel

Company: Illinois State University
Location: Normal
Posted on: October 20, 2018

Job Description:

Position Summary: Illinois State University seeks a highly-skilled and experienced attorney to join the Office of General Counsel as Assistant University Counsel. The Assistant University Counsel is a vital member of the in-house legal team at Illinois State University. Under the direction of the General Counsel, the Assistant University Counsel will have primary responsibility for the management of numerous and varied legal matters and will provide timely and effective advice and counsel to various University units and personnel. Subject matter responsibility includes management of litigation, third party discovery requests, subpoenas, records requests, risk management analysis of litigation, and other matters as assigned. The candidate must be capable of working with minimal supervision, work well within a dynamic team, be an excellent communicator, and be willing to develop new areas of sub-specialty as needs may arise. The successful candidate will have demonstrated excellent judgment, collegiality and multi-tasking skills. Required Qualifications 1.Law degree from an American Bar Association Accredited Law School. Licensed and in good standing to practice law in State of Illinois, or eligible for admission to practice within six months of employment. Five years of significant legal experience. Direct trial experience and/or experience managing private law firms handling a variety of matters. 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. Demonstrated understanding of unique and often complex decision-making dynamics associated with working in a university system and highly functioning in-house counsel office. If this position is Security Sensitive or if you are subject to a criminal background investigation based on University policy, then employment is contingent upon you passing a satisfactory criminal background investigation. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources. Desired Qualifications 1.Experience working in University setting or other comparable in-house environment or significant litigation experience. Application Process: Initial review of applications will begin November 19th,2018 and continue until the position is filled. For optimal consideration, please submit materials by November 18th, 2018. To assure full consideration, an application along with a resume/curriculum vita, reference list (specifically, the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of at least three professional references), and cover letter must be submitted online at http://www.jobs.ilstu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=76081 . Illinois State University: Illinois State University, founded in 1857, is the oldest public university in Illinois. Illinois State is a coeducational, residential university that emphasizes undergraduate study with almost 21,000 students. Its 34 academic departments in 6 colleges offer 63 undergraduate programs in more than 160 fields of study. The Graduate School coordinates 38 masters, 2 specialist and 7 doctorial programs. Illinois State University (http://www.IllinoisState.edu) is committed to fostering a small-college atmosphere with large-university opportunities and promoting the highest academic standards in teaching, scholarship, and community service. Bloomington-Normal Community: Illinois State University is located in the growing twin cities of Bloomington and Normal, with a population of approximately 125,000 and conveniently located approximately two hours from both Chicago and St. Louis. The community is home to GROWMARK, Illinois Farm Bureau, State Farm Insurance International Headquarters, Illinois Wesleyan University, Lincoln College, and Heartland Community College. The community has distinguished itself for its outstanding school systems and educational attainment, parks and recreation, health care, job growth, economic opportunity, and low crime. Forbes magazine, in a review of the best places for business, ranked Bloomington-Normal the 15th best place for business out of 168 small metros listed. Bloomington was also recently placed on CNNMoney's list of the 100 Best Places to Live. Expansion Management Magazine rated Bloomington-Normal as one of two metro areas with a five-star quality of life, giving the community high rankings in such areas as standard of living, quality of schools, traffic and commute. Please visit the Bloomington-Normal Area Convention & Visitors Bureau website at www.bloomingtonnormalcvb.org for more information. Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer The Chronicle of Higher Education.Category: Legal, Keywords: Attorney

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