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ASUM Legal Services Director, Associated Students of the University of Montana

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The Associated Students of The University of Montana (ASUM) invites applications for the ASUM Legal Services Director to 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 community.

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.

Required Skills
  • Must be knowledgeable in employment law, hiring, firing, discipline and discrimination.
  • Must be proficient in the use of computers and computer legal research skills.
  • Must have experience creating, monitoring and working within a budget.
Minimum Required Experience
  • 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 Conduct Code.
  • Must possess minimum qualifications set by UM Law School to supervise law student interns; knowledge of Montana Supreme Court Student Practice Rules.
Preferred Qualifications
  • 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 organization.
About the ASUM Legal Services, UM , and Missoula

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 Details

Position Title: ASUM Legal Services Director (Attorney II)

Position Number: 452540

Department: ASUM Legal Services

Work Schedule: 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

Union Affiliation: None

Probationary Period: Six months minimum

Benefits Include : 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 Reasonable 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: All New 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:

  1. 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.
  2. Detailed Resume – listing education and describing work experience
  3. Professional References – names and contact information for three (3) professional references
  4. Sample of Legal Writing

* Applying through or easy apply through 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.

Job Location Missoula, Montana, United States
Position Type Full-Time/Regular

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