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Attorney, Student Advocacy Program

University of Oregon
Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
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Nov 9, 2021

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Attorney, Student Advocacy Program

Job no: 528293
Work type: Officer of Administration
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Legal/Law, Student Life/Services

Department: Office of the Vice President for Student Life
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $55,299 - $88,479
Compensation Band: OS-OA07-Fiscal Year 2021-2022
FTE: 1.0

Application Review Begins
November 1, 2021; position open until filled.

Special Instructions to Applicants
In addition to an online application, including names and contact information for three professional references (one of which must be a current supervisor or most recent supervisor if not currently employed), please upload:

  • Cover letter explaining how you meet each of the required minimum qualifications, and any professional competencies and preferred qualifications
  • Chronological resume including work experience, education, and applicable certifications
  • Answer to the following supplemental question:
    The Division of Student Life is committed to creating a multicultural organization that actively respects, includes, and engages everyone. What does this mean to you and how, if you were selected as the successful candidate, will you help us meet this goal? Further, how will you encourage and develop a commitment to inclusivity among the students with whom you will be working?

    Department Summary
    The Division of Student Life supports the University's academic mission through comprehensive programs and services that promote and advance student learning and success while fostering an inclusive and vibrant campus community. Student Life includes four departments, the University Career Center, Office of the Dean of Students, Erb Memorial Union, and Physical Education & Recreation, and a number of key programs, including the Holden Center for Leadership and Community Engagement, Parent and Family Programs, Major Student Events (Commencement, Homecoming, University Day), Student Government Engagement & Success, Student Conduct and Community Standards, and Support for Students in Crisis and Students of Concern.

    The Office of the Vice President for Student Life provides the vision for and oversight of the Division's departments, programs, and initiatives. The Vice President's administrative staff provides key administrative, strategic, financial, human resources, and campus-wide student support.

    The purpose of Student Government Engagement and Success (SGES) is to help students to grow, thrive, and develop as they conquer institutional issues of importance to them. Through leadership education, democratic decision-making, financial management, and operation of key governmental services, SGES lays the groundwork for student leaders to practice and hone the skills necessary to become future leaders in government, civics, and public policy. In addition to leadership development, SGES coordinates four university-wide service centers: student advocacy; student organization finance; student government event management; and student organization creative services.

    Position Summary
    Reporting to the SGES Director, the Student Advocacy Program Attorney provides legal advice, counsel, and direct support to students who are respondents in matters pertaining to their conduct as a student. Cases may include academic misconduct, substance abuse misconduct, general misconduct, discriminatory misconduct (which is not subject to Title IX), and cases involving violence or harm to others.

    In addition, this position provides their own case management and coordinates with the Student Advocacy Program Coordinator and other key partners to ensure comprehensive support to student respondents.

    This is a remote work position in which employee will be responsible for maintaining their own non-university workspace which ensures secure electronic and telephone access. Must be available to attend essential meetings on campus. Employee and supervisor will determine a procedure for temporary use of campus space in situations where in-person conversations are necessary.

    Minimum Requirements
  • JD from accredited law school
  • Licensed to practice law in Oregon
  • One year of legal practice experience

    Professional Competencies
  • High ethical standards
  • Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds, in support of an inclusive and welcoming environment
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills and customer-service orientation
  • Understanding of and enthusiasm for the advancement of student learning and an interest in helping students to understand university processes and systems used to determine the outcome in their case
  • A passion for helping respondents and the counseling, advisory, and advocacy roles of an attorney
  • An ability to establish and maintain productive, collaborative relationships with students and University of Oregon colleagues
  • Skilled in analytical reasoning, sound decision making and judgment, and able to work independently

    Preferred Qualifications
  • Courtroom experience
  • Experience in criminal law or administrative law
  • Experience in a university environment
  • Demonstrated success working with students

    FLSA Exempt: Yes

    All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

    The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

    The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

    UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

    In compliance with federal law, the University of Oregon prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and services. The Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at

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