POSITIONSUMMARY: Performs duties as assigned by General Counsel/Chief Legal Officer to provide legal advice and legal representation to St. Louis Community College, including: drafting and reviewing contracts; providing oral and written advice on legal issues affecting the College; conducting legal research on state and federal law; evaluating the merits of claims or grievances against the College; working with senior management and General Counsel to define legal strategies for prevention and defense of claims; representing the College on a wide range of complex matters, e.g., discrimination, employment and labor relations, contract compliance, regulatory compliance, governmental affairs and transactional matters. PRIMARYDUTIESPERFORMED:
Assists General Counsel/Chief Legal Officer in legal research and advice to College's senior staff on wide variety of legal issues arising in context of higher education.
Reduces the likelihood for inappropriate, unnecessary, or costly institutional liability in contractual agreements, and ensures compliance with statutes, case law, government regulations, policy, and budget guidelines by reviewing and/or preparing contracts and other legal documents for execution by or on behalf of the College.
Advises Human Resources and Student Affairs staff conducting internal investigations.
Provides legal support to senior Administration on the interpretation of State and Federal constitutional, statutory, and regulatory requirements.
Develops and delivers presentations and informational materials to educate staff and faculty on relevant and developing legal issues and policies.
Conducts legal research and effectively drafts correspondence, complex legal documents, memoranda, responses to complaints filed with state and federal agencies and other communications.
Works with outside counsel on pending litigation, including providing assistance in responding to pleadings,motions, and correspondence; collecting, reviewing, analyzing, and organizing documents and responding to discovery; preparing witnesses to testify; attending mediations and hearings.
Represents the College in matters pending before state and federal agencies;
Provides legal support to staff representing management at internal hearings.
Works with various College departments to prevent legal claims; assists in the development of policies, procedures, and programs.
Performs other duties as assigned by the General Counsel/Chief Legal Officer
Juris Doctorate (J.D.) degree from an ABA accredited institution.
Licensed member in good standing with The Missouri Bar or eligible to become member within six (6) months.
Two (2) or more years of experience in delivering legal services to or within a complex organizational structure.
Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Excel.
Effective verbal and written communications skills, to communicate legal advice/opinions to people from all constituencies of the College.
Previous experience in education law desired.
Ability to provide effective legal representation and research within time constraints.
Ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.
Open Until Filled: Yes
Quick Link: 10715
Special Instructions to Applicants:
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STLCC has provided opportunity for all. As the largest higher educational institution in the region, STLCC has served more than 1.2 million students. Over 50% of households in the St. Louis area are represented in our former and current student body. Since 1962, St. Louis Community College has held fast to the fundamental belief that education has the power to lift us up — as individuals, as communities and as a city.
Today, STLCC consistently ranks among the top associate degree-awarding institutions in the United States. As we launch students into new and better careers, four-year degrees and richer lives, we strengthen St. Louis one student at a time. The College employs 1,400+ full-time faculty and staff and 2,300+ part-time faculty and staff