Job Details

Weber State University
  • Position Number: 5121436
  • Location: Ogden, UT
  • Position Type: Legal Affairs

Assistant/Associate General Counsel

Requisition Number: E00033P:
Position Category: Executive
Campus Location: Weber State University - Ogden, UT
Hours Per Week:
Months Per Year: 12
Alternate Work Schedule: Occasional remote work possible with supervisor approval. However, due to the unique nature of providing advice and collaborating with University officials on complex and, at times, matters of emergency, regular in office presence is vital as an essential function of the position.
Pay Grade:
Hourly Pay Rate:
FLSA: Exempt

Job Summary/Basic Function:
The Assistant/Associate General Counsel is a full-time, staff position in the office of the University Legal Counsel of Weber State University. Under the direction of the General Counsel, this position will provide a variety of legal services to the Board of Trustees, President, Vice Presidents, Provost, and other administrative officers of the University typical of a large public institution, including, but not limited to research, analysis, and advice on laws, policies, regulations, rules, and best legal practices pertaining to employment, student matters, real estate transactions, tax matters, corporate matters, civil rights, Title IX, and other laws and regulations related to higher education, and other duties as assigned. Subject-matter responsibilities may depend on the qualifications, competencies, and experience of the candidate.

This job will be filled as an Assistant or Associate General Counsel, based on the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience.

Required Qualifications:
Required Qualifications:
  • Earned J.D. or L.L.B./L.L.M. degree from an accredited law school;
  • Must be a member of the Utah State Bar or be eligible for admission to the Utah State Bar within six months of hire;
  • Must be a member in good standing of any bar association in the location where the attorney practices;
  • One year (Assistant) or three years (Associate) legal experience as a practicing attorney in the United States, preferably in higher education law or government law.

Preferred Qualifications:
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Expertise in legal matters applicable to higher education;
  • Experience in transactional and/or corporate matters;
  • Ability to investigate and analyze information and draw conclusions;
  • Demonstrated experience applying, interpreting, and implementing technical and legal concepts to a wide variety of situations;
  • Ability to represent the University in administrative proceedings;
  • Ability to draft policies, procedures, and other administrative documents;
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and demonstrated ability to address difficult and complex issues;
  • Intercultural competence, awareness, and communication; demonstrated commitment to inclusion;
  • Handle multiple unrelated matters concurrently, timely, and accurately.
  • Particular to Associate Counsel: Demonstrated understanding of unique and often complex decision-making dynamics associated with working in University system and highly functioning in-house counsel office.

Successful candidates will have:
  • Excellent communication skills, with strong customer service orientation;
  • Demonstrated experience providing sound legal advice to constituents on a variety of legal matters;
  • Demonstrated experience in working with broad and diverse constituencies at all levels of management, including experience facilitating group work;
  • High ethical standards.

Background Check? Yes

Benefits Summary:
WSU offers a generous benefits package that includes medical, dental, long-term disability, life insurance, retirement, a wellness program with release time and paid incentives, tuition benefits, free tickets to athletic and performing arts events, and paid holidays, vacation, and sick leave.

Job Open Date: 03/20/2024
Review Date: 04/10/2024
Job Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes

Notes to Applicant:
If you are passionate about what you could offer and accomplish here at WSU, we would love to hear from you. The annual salary for this position starts at $95,000 and may go up from there depending on candidate qualifications. The position comes with a generous benefits package.

To apply, please complete the online application and attach a cover letter, current resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references.

For qualification determination, your application and/or resume must address the required and preferred qualifications and must contain average number of hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be considered incomplete.

Screening of applications will begin April 10, 2024. Position will remain open until filled.

Criminal background check required as a condition of employment.
Physical Activity of this position: Expressing or exchanging ideas. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important instructions to other workers accurately or quickly. , Ability to receive detailed information with or without assistance.

Physical Requirements of this position: Light work. Exerting up to 20 lbs of force occasionally and/or up to 10 lbs of force frequently and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Use of arm and/or leg controls exerting forces greater than that for sedentary work.

Visual Acuity Requirements including color, depth perception and field of vision: Required to perform activities such as preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; using a computer terminal; extensive reading.

The conditions the worker will be subject to in this position: None. The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (such as in typical office or administrative work).

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