Staff Attorney

Northern Kentucky University
Kentucky, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Nov 3, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Law & Legal Studies, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Legal Affairs, Deans, Student Affairs, Other Student Affairs, Executive, Other Executive
Employment Type
Full Time

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Working Title Staff Attorney Department Legal Affairs & General Counsel Compensation Title Position Number 30016375 Position Status Regular Work Schedule
Monday – Friday; 8:15 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Hours per Week 37.5 Months per Year 12 Commitment to Inclusive Excellence

Northern Kentucky University ( NKU ) seeks excellence by enriching its educational environment and culture through the diversity of its administration, faculty and staff and by embracing inclusiveness, equity, and global awareness in all dimensions of its work. NKU is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution. We encourage applications by members of diverse groups and by persons with a demonstrated commitment to issues of diversity and experience in achieving goals relative to inclusive excellence.

Purpose of Position
The Office of Legal Affairs represents Northern Kentucky University in litigation matters, administrative proceedings and significant commercial transactions in a manner that supports student success and the mission of the University.

As we increase public engagement and are subjected to heightened scrutiny from multiple entities, the volume and complexity of legal issues continues to rise. Legal Affairs led the centralization of the university’s compliance efforts while managing complex litigation and day-to-day legal issues. Legal Affairs also manages NKU’s Enterprise Risk Management program.

The Deputy General Counsel will lead these efforts with General Counsel support. This position will supervise a Staff Attorney and a law clerk so that the routine, low risk matters, will continue to be handled in a timely fashion while allowing the General Counsel and Deputy GC to focus on high risk and institutional matters. Primary Responsibilities
  • Research and draft memorandum on legal issues
  • Review and revise contracts and other legal documents
  • Respond to Open Records/Meetings Requests
  • Review and revise university policies and procedures
  • Participate in meetings involving legal issues of the university
  • Assist in discovery requests, depositions, and other litigation matters
  • Respond, with guidance, to legal inquiries from various faculty and staff
  • Assist in managing University initiatives & compliance/risk management projects
  • Respond to complaints, subpoenas or other legal action taken against NKU
Juris Doctorate from accredited law school and admission to the Kentucky Bar.
Experience working in higher education preferred.
Experience with compliance or Enterprise Risk Management preferred.
Technical skills sufficient to comply with the requirement of E-discovery document production
Legal research and writing;
Mediation and/or litigation experience

Resume review will begin immediately.

Any candidate who is offered this position will be required to undergo a pre-employment criminal background check as mandated by state law.

Northern Kentucky University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution. We embrace inclusiveness, equity, and global awareness in all dimensions of our work and seek excellence through diversity among our students, administrators, faculty, and staff. Application by members of diverse groups is encouraged. Minimum Education Juris Doctorate Preferred Education Juris Doctorate Minimum Experience 1 year Salary tbd Pay Grade S72
Requisition Number 2021S1491 Job Open Date 11/03/2021 Job Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Quick Link Is this an internal only posting? Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a JD?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Describe your experience working in a higher education environment

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. References
Optional Documents
  1. Other

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