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University of Arizona Global Campus Senior Legal Counsel in San Diego, California

The Senior Legal Counsel for the University of Arizona Global Campus (Global Campus) is a full-time employment position reporting to the Chief Financial Officer. The Senior Legal Counsel will provide advice, guidance and recommendations in partnership with outside legal counsel to the senior leadership team of the Global Campus on legal and compliance matters that impact the University.

Essential Job Duties:

Strategy & Vision

  • Research, develop and present risk mitigation strategies to Senior Leadership team & Board of Directors of the Global Campus.

  • Develop strong relationships with the Global Campus’s employees

Leadership & Decision-Making Responsibilities

  • Oversee Student Dispute Resolution function of the Global Campus

  • Oversee Whistleblower Complaint investigation process and present outcomes quarterly to the Board of Directors

  • Provide legal guidance on contracts, investigations and other requests

Key Tasks

  • Conduct legal research and analysis and generate memoranda for members of Senior Leadership team and the university’s outside counsel

  • Investigate and prepare written responses to external agency data requests, inquiries or other matters.

  • Take lead or an active role in litigation of or response to employment actions in federal, state and administrative venues on behalf of Company including drafting and responding to discovery requests, taking depositions, defending the company at agency hearings, drafting motions and post hearing briefs

  • Draft employment contracts, independent contractor agreements, non-compete and separation agreements

  • Partner with Procurement team on contractual matters

  • Review, update and draft company employment policies, including employee handbook

  • Represent company in mediations and negotiate and draft settlement agreements

  • Investigate or oversee investigations of alleged discrimination, harassment, wage and hour claims and ethics violations

Specialty Knowledge & Subject Area Expertise

  • Experience with advising on legal issues facing postsecondary higher education institutions including but not limited to the U.S. Department of Education (DOE), the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

Minimum Requirements:

  • 5+ years of professional legal experience with significant experience in conflict resolution

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to build and maintain effective working relationships

  • Self-motivated, strong work ethic and ability to handle and timely complete multiple tasks

  • High proficiency in Microsoft Word, Outlook, Power Point and Excel

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in employment law representing management

  • Previous experience serving as In-House / Corporate Counsel

  • Proven ability to define legal issues and legal risks

  • Business orientated approach to problem-solving, tempered by an appreciation for legal complexity and risks

Education:

  • Have superior academic credentials, including JD (Juris Doctor) from an accredited law school.

  • Be admitted in good standing to practice law in any state

Education Requirements:

If a degree or education credit minimum is required for the position, all education must be conferred by a regionally accredited or approved nationally accredited institution. All candidates must provide proof of higher education (official transcripts) upon request.

Where higher education meets technology – that’s The University of Arizona Global Campus. At UAGC, students discover relevant degree programs, innovative technology, and cherished tradition. UAGC offers associate, bachelor’s, and master’s online degree programs. The mission of UAGC is to provide high-quality, accessible, lower cost, and innovative, educational programs that meet the diverse needs of individuals pursuing advancement in their lives, professions, and communities. For more information, please visit www.uagc.edu , Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/UniversityOfArizonaGlobalCampus/) , Instagram (https://https://www.instagram.com/uazglobalcampus/) , LinkedIn (https://https://www.linkedin.com/company/university-of-arizona-global-campus/) or Twitter (https://www.twitter.com/UAZGlobalCampus) .

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