The Associate General Counsel will lead the transactional practice reviewing agreements for the institution. Provide consultation on a wide variety of university matters. Engage in legal research, writing and analytical support to the Vice President and General Counsel and institution for on a wide variety of legal matters. Assist in litigation support and oversight of litigated matters. Act as a management advocate in administrative proceedings
J.D. from ABA-accredited school with superior academic achievement and member in good standing of the California State Bar.
5 – 10 years experience practicing as a member of the bar with strong skills in one or more of the areas of practice within scope of job duties.
Builds a reputation as a trusted thought partner with Chapman University leadership and a diverse spectrum of clients.
In-depth understanding of highly complex legal issues and ability to foresee implications, even when ambiguous or hidden.
Skills to gain trust and build credibility with a broad group of colleagues and clients, to include senior leaders.
Advanced interpersonal communication skills, including proven ability to actively listen, negotiate, persuade, and educate.
In-depth research skills to draft accurate, complete and persuasive legal documents, such as pleadings, legal responses, affidavits, position statements, and briefs.
Proven decision-making ability and respectful advising, even when unpopular, earning credibility and support from colleagues.
Proven ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise discretion and tact when handling sensitive or potentially sensitive issues.
Experience reviewing and revising contracts, affiliation agreements, leases and other transactional documents.
In-depth knowledge of institutional structures, policies, regulations, and procedures in higher education.
Outstanding legal writing and research experience gained from substantial practice of law.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and evaluate data, assess alternatives and formulate logical and sound recommendations.
Excellent planning and organizational skills to prioritize multiple projects under pressure and shifting demands, and to meet critical deadlines.
Advanced analytical, problem solving and counseling skills.
Proven ability to understand and handle political and practical ramifications of recommendations and act with tact and diplomacy.
Experience working in a culturally diverse environment.
Excellent interpersonal skills to interact with diverse individual at all organizational levels, both inside and outside of the University.
Ability to maintain highest level of confidentiality.
Strong commitment to teamwork and customer service.
Demonstrated skill in using software applications including spreadsheet, word processing, and database applications, preferably of Microsoft Office Suite software.
Knowledge of statistical methods and techniques.
Strongly prefer legal work experience in higher education.
Applicants for Staff and Administrator positions must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Chapman University does not sponsor applicants for Staff and Administrator positions for work visas.
The offer of employment is contingent upon satisfactory completion and outcomes of a criminal background screening, and returning to the Office of Human Resources a signed original acceptance of the Chapman University Agreement to Arbitrate.
Internal Number: 18494
About Chapman University
Chapman University is one of California's oldest and most respected private universities, offering distinguished undergraduate and graduate degrees in the context of a liberal arts and sciences university. For more than 150 years, Chapman University has served as a symbol of educational access and excellence in the state of California. Founded as Hesperian College in 1861 in Woodland, California by members of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), we admitted men and women and people of color from our earliest days. Endowed by the Valencia orange magnate Charles Clarke Chapman, the institution changed its name to Chapman College in 1934, and by 1954 had moved to the former campus of Orange Union High School in Orange, California. The college again extended higher educational access when it began offering classes to military personnel at El Toro Marine Base.In 1965, Chapman took undergraduate education to the high seas when it began running World Campus Afloat, the program that would eventually become Semester at Sea, a tradition that continues at Chapman through our world-wide study abroad programs.Since our founding, Chapman has grown into a highly regarded university that at...tracts high-achieving undergraduate and graduate students from all over the United States, and more than 60 nations around the world.Our mission statement: To provide personalized education of distinction that leads to inquiring, ethical and productive lives as global citizens.