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Sr. Counsel - UC Riverside

Job Number 201807192221
Full/Part Time Full Time
Schedule 8AM - 5PM
Salary Commensurate with Experience

Position Information

Under the direction of the Chief Campus Counsel. Provides high level and recognized expertise to UCR leadership and other campus constituents, collaborates on system-wide initiatives with other lawyers in the Office of the President and at other UC campuses. Interprets complex facts and law in areas of high ambiguity. Advises and supports contract officers in negotiations, due diligence and drafting of definitive agreements, and monitors outside counsel in connection with more complex transactions. Provides legal advice to risk managers, human resources and compliance officers. Assures compliance in supported affiliations with applicable law and regulation including federal and state fraud and abuse laws, antitrust laws, and laws governing tax-exempt organizations and bonds. Manages internal legal investigations and provides legal support to independent/non-privileged internal compliance and misconduct proceedings.
This position has been designated for a Career Ladder recruitment (one opening), which means the hiring department can recruit and fill this role at different levels within the position classification series. This position is currently posted as a Legal Counsel 4 (job #201807192221) and Legal Counsel 3 (job #201804259484). Applicants are encouraged to review both positions to determine the best match for their skills and experience. All applicants will be assessed based on the minimum requirements for the level(s) for which they applied. If you wish to be considered in both pools or are unsure, please apply for both positions.

Additional Informations
In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities'air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.

  • Washington Monthly (August 2016) ranked UC Riverside 12th in the nation in its annual University and College Survey.

  • Education Trust placed UC Riverside 9th in the nation for closing the graduation gap between black and white students by 1.7 percentage points.

  • In QS World University Rankings 2016/2017, UC Riverside's Department of Philosophy is #1 in the world for the frequency with which published papers are cited by other philosophers.

  • U.S. News and World Report Survey (September 2016) ranked UC Riverside 118th overall; earns "Great Schools, Great Prices."

  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University (August 2016) Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked UC Riverside among the top 151 to 200 institutions. This survey bills itself as "the most trustworthy precursor of global rankings of the world's top 500 universities."

  • U.S. News and World Report's Best Graduate Schools (2016) including:

    • Graduate School of Education - 62nd among ranked schools

    • Bourns College of Engineering - 71st among ranked schools
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview

Job Description Details
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Minimum of 8 years of related experience. Required
Must be a member in good standing of the California Bar. (Out-of-state hire would be afforded time to pass the Bar within a reasonable period.) Required
Prior experience providing legal services to Universities and/or public sector entities, advising clients on employment and labor matters and student matters including student conduct and Title IX. Preferred
Ability to travel for work related concerns/issues/trainings/briefings/etc. Required

Minimum Requirements
Advanced research skills; ability to readily identify critical legislative changes in area of specialty.
Advanced interpersonal communication skills, including proven ability to actively listen, negotiate, persuade and educate.
In depth abilities in collaboration, facilitation, and strategic and creative thinking.
Relied on to represent institutional concerns persuasively to internal and external parties.
In-depth understanding of highly complex legal issues and ability to foresee implications in specialty area, even when ambiguous or hidden.
Trusted partner with senior management and a diverse spectrum of clients.
Demonstrated commitment to the highest ethical standards.
Advanced skills in project management, and facilitating policy review and changes.
Proven ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise discretion and tact when handling sensitive or potentially sensitive issues.
Relevant practice experience in a law firm, or in-house counsel for an academic institution, corporation or other entity.
Skills to gain trust and build credibility with a broad group of colleagues and clients, to include senior leaders.
In depth decision making ability, even when unpopular, earning credibility and support from colleagues.
Advanced written communication skills and ability to create and deliver effective materials and/or presentations appropriate to a particular audience.
Developing ability to mentor and coach all levels of staff; provide for succession planning in area of specialty.

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