Asst/Assoc General Counsel
Asst/Assoc General Counsel
Title and salary commensurate with experience.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
A complete UCM electronic application for employment, cover letter,
resume, list of 3 professional references, and professional writing
sample required. Incomplete applications will not be
Initial review of applications will begin on 07/06/2021 and
continued until the position is filled.
NOTE : A background check is required for the selected candidate of
this position and any job offer is contingent on the results of
The University of Central Missouri is an Equal Opportunity Employer
and specifically invites applications from women, minorities,
veteran status, and people with disabilities.
Open Until Filled
UCM’s Office of General Counsel represents the University in all
matters, providing legal advice and guidance to UCM officials
across diverse legal practice areas. The Assistant/Associate
General Counsel will primarily practice in the subject matter areas
of student affairs, labor and employment, policy, and compliance
including open records, FERPA, Title IX, Clery and others.
Education & Formal Training
Doctorate degree (Specify field(s) of study below)
Other Education & Formal Training
Juris Doctorate from an ABA -accredited law school required.
Word-Processing, Spreadsheet, Presentation, Other - Database
Three (3) for assistant title to seven (7) years for associate
title of experience as a practicing attorney required.
Three (3) years of experience with professional workplace computer
software and legal research programs required.
Experience representing a public/governmental or higher education
Experience with Missouri’s Sunshine Law preferred.
Experience drafting, reviewing, and editing higher education or
business governance documents, such as by-laws or policies,
Experience in drafting, reviewing, and editing contracts (e.g.,
employment agreements; affiliation agreements, collective
bargaining agreements; etc.) preferred.
Experience organizing, coordinating, and responding to court
filings (e.g., subpoenas; bankruptcy court filings; litigation;
Licenses, Certificates, Registrations, & State/Federal
Requirements of Position:
Criminal History check, Driver's license
Other Licenses, Certificates, Registrations, &
Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge:
Attention to detail, Communication skills, including oral,
written, and/or nonverbal, Knowledge of a University environment
preferred, Human Relations/Interpersonal skills, Leadership skills:
organization/meeting facilitation/project leadership, Management
and/or administration skills, Ability to manage multiple concurrent
projects and meet deadlines, Maintain confidentiality
Other Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge
Mental skills, including concentration, memory, complex decision
making, analytical thinking, and/or conceptual thinking.
Ability to exercise exceptional independent professional
Demonstrated ability to thoughtfully solve problems and be a
Specify sensory abilities:
Physical & Environmental Factors:
Other Physical & Environmental Factors
Special Working Conditions:
Travel required, Irregular work hours, Professional appearance,
Work in stressful conditions
Other Special Working Conditions
Ability to Keyboard
No keyboarding test required.
Other Special Qualifications
Current license to practice law in Missouri or obtain within twelve
months of employment.
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- * Do you understand that the university requires a background
check for this position and that any job offer made to the selected
candidate is contingent upon the results of this check?
- * Do you understand that a professional writing sample must be
attached to your application under the Publication/Portfolio tab?
- Cover Letter