University Counsel

Posted: 08/11/2023

University Counsel
President’s Office 
Impact & Responsibilities: Provides legal advice and counsel to University of Northern Iowa (UNI) relating to a wide range of issues involving or affecting the University; manages and supports administrative, state, and federal processes and litigation; facilitates policy formation; works directly with tort claims process and/or university risk management; conducts special examinations as requested; investigates and/or coordinates reports received through EthicsPoint; and supervises Associate Counsel.
Requirements: Juris Doctorate from an ABA accredited school of law; at least five years of combined experience in education, contract, employment and/or related area of law; strong management and leadership skills; ability to serve as a persuasive spokesperson for the University; exceptional oral and written communication skills; and admission to the Iowa State Bar Association within 12 months of appointment.
Preferred: Experience serving clients in higher education or analogous governmental, non-profit, or corporate setting.
UNI actively seeks to enhance diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University encourages applications from persons of color, women, individuals living with disabilities, and veterans. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran or military status, or any other basis protected by federal and/or state law.
The University offers an excellent benefits package including a vacation plan, employer sponsored retirement plans, health and dental insurance, and life and disability insurance. Benefits package details can be viewed at Application materials received by Friday, September 8th will be given first consideration. For more information or to apply, visit Criminal and other relevant background checks required. UNI is a tobacco free campus.

Type of Employment: Full-Time

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