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The Associated Students of The University of Montana (ASUM)
invites applications for the ASUM Legal Services Director
provide day-to-day management of ASUM Legal Services, providing
legal counsel for students, student groups and UM student
government; serve as co-personnel supervisor for ASUM employees;
consult, advise, mediate and represent students, student groups,
and elected ASUM executives on various non-legal issues and
problems. The Director will provide supervision for approximately
ten (10) persons with widely varying duties. Position requires high
degree of initiative and independence, the ability to perform
highly complex tasks, and work and communicate effectively with a
student oversight board. The Director will propose, support and
lobby for legislation favorable to students and build and maintain
positive relationships with the UM Law School and the local legal
This position requires incumbent to possess working knowledge of
all ASUM agencies, student and staff positions; UM policies; ASUM
policies, constitution and by-laws; and the ability to learn ASUM
Legal Services law office management software.
Minimum Required Experience
- Must be knowledgeable in employment law, hiring, firing,
discipline and discrimination.
- Must be proficient in the use of computers and computer legal
- Must have experience creating, monitoring and working within a
- Must possess three (3) years legal experience as a licensed
attorney; must be, or have the ability to become licensed in the
State of Montana; be a member of MT Bar Association; possess
experience in general law and appellate practices, mediation and
conflict resolution skills, participate in continuing legal
education, ability to work with students, familiar with UM Student
- Must possess minimum qualifications set by UM Law School to
supervise law student interns; knowledge of Montana Supreme Court
Student Practice Rules.
About the ASUM Legal Services, UM , and Missoula
- Licensed attorney in the State of Montana with five (5) years
of experience in the practice of law.
- Experience with law office management software.
- Experience managing a law office or legal services
The mission of ASUM Legal Services is to provide high quality, low
cost legal services to ASUM Activity Fee-paying students at the
University of Montana; ASUM; and, all ASUM recognized groups.
The University of Montana provides a culture that values hard work,
intellectual curiosity, diversity, collegiality, innovative
thinking, and teamwork, making it a great place to grow and develop
professionally. The University of Montana is an Affirmative
Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional
commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. In that
spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications
from a broad spectrum of qualified people who would assist the
University in demonstrating its essential values of innovation and
creativity, impact, openness, and partnership.
To learn more about the University of Montana, Missoula, and the
State of Montana, please visit the links below.
Position Title: ASUM Legal Services Director (Attorney
Position Number: 452540
Department: ASUM Legal
Full-time 1.0 FTE (40 Hours a week), Monday
through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, 12 months/year.
Salary: $33.50/hr-$37.213/hr DOE
Six months minimum
Insurance package, mandatory retirement plan,
partial tuition waiver, and wellness program.
Criminal Background Investigation is required prior to the Offer of
Employment In accordance with University regulations, finalists for
this position will be subject to criminal background
investigations. ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran's Preference
accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with
disabilities. For example, this material is available in
alternative format upon request. As an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications
from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may
request veterans’ or disabilities preference in accordance with
state law. References:
References not listed on the
application materials may be contacted; notice may be provided to
the applicant. Testing:
Individual hiring departments at UM
may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to
essential job functions. Employment Eligibility:
Employees must be eligible and show employment eligibility
verification by the first date of employment at UM, as legally
required (e.g., Form I-9).
How to Apply
Application Deadline: Monday, January 2, 2023 by
11:59 PM (Mountain Time)
Candidates are required to submit the following materials online
via "New Resume/CV" button below.
A complete application Includes:
- Letter of Interest – addressing your qualifications and
experience related to the stated required skills for the position.
A general letter salutation such as “Dear Search Committee” or
“Dear Hiring Manager” is acceptable.
- Detailed Resume – listing education and describing work
- Professional References – names and contact information
for three (3) professional references
- Sample of Legal Writing
Applying through Indeed.com or easy apply through
Indeed.com may result in submission of an incomplete application.
Applications may be removed from full consideration if they are not
complete with materials listed above under the "How to Apply"
section. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure
complete application materials are submitted and received by the
date listed above.
Montana, United States