POSITIONSUMMARY: Performs duties as assigned by General Counsel/Chief Legal Officer to provide legal advice and legal representation to St. Louis Community College, including rendering verbal and written advice on legal issues; recommending legal strategic and tactical initiatives; evaluating the merits of legal cases; working with senior management and General Counsel to define strategies for defending the College; representing the College on a wide range of complex matters, e.g., discrimination, employment, contract compliance, worker's compensation, 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.
Conducts or overseas internal investigation in collaboration with staff.
Provides legal support to senior staff on the interpretation of constitutional, statutory, and administrative rule requirements.
Develops and delivers presentations and information materials to educate staff and faculty on relevant legal requirements and policies.
Conducts legal research and effectively drafts correspondence, complex legal documents, memoranda, and other communications.
Works with outside counsel in 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 internal hearings; provides legal support to internal hearing panels.
Prepares status updates on pending litigation and ongoing legal matters for Board of Trustees.
Working with internal departments, assists in the development of policies, procedures, and programs.
Performs other duties as assigned by 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.
Previous experience in education law desired.
Effective verbal and written communications skills, to communicate legal advice/opinions to people from all constituencies of the College.
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: 6874
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Submission of original legal writing example no longer than 5 typewritten pages. Please upload in “Additional Attachment 1”
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Employee Group: Professional
Affirmative Action Statement:
St. Louis Community College is an Affirmative Action /Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity.
St. Louis Community College is the largest community college system in Missouri and the second largest institution of higher education in the state with current credit enrollment each semester of almost 30,000 students. The College is accredited by the North Central Association/Higher Learning Commission. The College includes four campuses, three education centers and district administrative offices enrolling 20,000 students. We offer 15 college-transfer and 90-plus career programs in the areas of art and design, business, civil and community service, engineering and technology, health and office professions; plus continuing education, developmental, and business/industrial training programs. The College employs 1,400+ full-time faculty and staff and 2,300+ part-time faculty and staff