The University of Oregon invites applications for the position of Associate General Counsel (AGC) in the Office of the General Counsel. The successful applicant will provide legal advice to a broad range of academic and administrative offices. The General Counsel reports to the President of the University.
The Office of the General Counsel is a fast-paced, high volume work place. Its attorneys must be able to handle multiple unrelated matters concurrently, rapidly, and accurately. Evening and weekend work is a regular feature of the AGC position. The General Counsel places a premium on the ability to avoid and solve problems by developing practical solutions informed by political, public relations, programmatic, and policy objectives. Accordingly, candidates must have knowledge of higher education gained from representing a college or university. More specifically, the position requires ten years of practice as an attorney, at least three of which has included representation of an institution of higher education.
The AGC must be able to complete complex projects both independently and with direction from the General Counsel, work with a variety of university administrators, and on occasion work with the university's external constituencies and other entities. The AGC must have substantial labor and employment law experience and should have experience in the law governing faculty members and in promotion and tenure processes. The AGC should also have expertise in civil rights, privacy, and government employee ethics law. The AGC must work cooperatively with select counsel in private law firms. Candidates must demonstrate excellent analytical, communication, and interpersonal skills and superb professional and personal judgment.
Candidates should be admitted, or admissible at the first opportunity, to the Oregon State Bar. Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to diversity and the ability to work with divergent personalities.
The University of Oregon is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities and has over 24,000 students and an annual operating budget approaching $800 million. The University is located in Eugene, a progressive city of approximately 155,000 people in the beautiful Willamette Valley. Eugene has abundant recreational and cultural opportunities and is one hour from both the Pacific Ocean and the Cascade Mountain Range. Portland is 100 miles to the north.
Compensation is competitive and will take into consideration the successful candidate’s qualifications. A full range of excellent benefits is provided. The University of Oregon is committed to diversity and equality in employment and education and encourages applications from persons of color, women, persons with disabilities, and persons from other protected groups. The position will remain open until filled. However, to ensure full consideration, applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and the names of three professional references by August 17, 2011. The cover letter should specifically describe the candidate's interest in the position and the University of Oregon. Position is subject to a criminal background check. Application materials should be sent to:
1226 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-1226
FAX: (541) 346-6110
The University of Oregon is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.