COUNSEL 4 (Principal Campus Counsel)
Company: University of California, Davis
Posted on: June 13, 2022
The Principal Campus Counsel provides coordination between the
Offices of the Chancellor and Provost, the Office of the President,
and the Office of the General Counsel concerning the legal needs
and requirements of UC Davis; acting on behalf of the campus at the
direction of the Chief Campus Counsel; and undertaking legal
assignments at the direction of the Chief Campus Counsel. This is a
technical leader with a high degree of knowledge in the overall
field and recognized expertise in specific areas. Job Summary The
Principal Campus Counsel will serve as the lead regulatory and
transactional counsel for a wide range of legal issues associated
with the administration of the UC Davis campus, including those of
high complexity and substantial importance and impact. The
Principal Campus Counsel will be expected to develop expertise in
research administration, and transactions involving technology
transfer, business, and real estate transactions, and serve as a
liaison with subject matter experts at UC Legal - Oakland. The
Principal Campus Counsel will also serve as a generalist in support
of the leadership of UC Davis. The Office of Campus Counsel is
located within the Offices of the Chancellor and Provost at the
Davis campus. In consultation with the Chief Campus Counsel, the
Principal Campus Counsel provides advice on the legal rights and
obligations of the University to the Chancellor, and through the
Chancellor to the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor, vice
chancellors, vice provosts, deans, department chairs, unit heads,
and other academic and administrative officers of the campus.
POSITION INFORMATION Salary Range $154,000/yr. - $310,800/yr. No.
of Positions 1 Appointment Type Career Percentage of Time 100%
Shift Hours Monday - Friday (8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.) Location UC
Davis (Possibility of remote work) Union Representation No Benefits
Eligible Yes Apply by Date 7/11/2022 PHYSICAL DEMANDS Physical
Demands: Driving - Occasionally, Sitting - Frequently, Talk or Hear
Visual Acuity Requirements: Close Visual Acuity (e.g., viewing a
computer screen; using measurement devices) - Frequently
Equipment Used to Perform the Duties: Computer and Peripheral
Equipment - Frequently, Vehicles - Occasionally WORK ENVIRONMENT
Provide own transportation to travel to off-site events and
meetings which may include overnight stays.
Work flexibly in a fast-paced, complex academic and research
UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco free campus effective January 1,
2014. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use
of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) will be strictly
prohibited on any UC Davis owned or leased property, indoors and
outdoors, including parking lots and residential space. MINIMUM
QUALIFICATIONS Additional Minimum License/Certification: Must be in
good standing in the California State Bar or admitted within one
year of employment. Current admission is strongly preferred.
California's Registered In-House Counsel program is not available
to University of California attorneys. Minimum
Education/Experience: J.D. from an accredited law school.
Relevant practice experience in a law firm, or in-house counsel for
an academic institution, corporation, government, or other entity,
in one or more of the following practice areas: labor and
employment, academic and educational affairs, research compliance,
business transactions, governance and public accountability,
intellectual property, civil rights, and Constitutional law.
Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA) : Commitment to the
highest ethical standards.
Ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise discretion and
tact when handling sensitive matters. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
Additional Preferred License/Certification: Preferred
Education/Experience: Experience negotiating and drafting documents
reflecting complex transactions.
Experience in legal research and effective writing concerning
complex legal issues to create and deliver effective materials
and/or presentations appropriate to a particular audience.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA) : Advanced
decision-making ability, even when unpopular, earning credibility
and support from colleagues.
In-depth understanding of highly complex legal issues and ability
to foresee implications in specialty area, even when ambiguous or
Advanced interpersonal communication skills, including proven
ability to actively listen, negotiate, persuade and educate.
Advanced written communication skills and ability to create and
deliver effective materials and/or presentations appropriate to a
Ability to mentor and coach all levels of staff; strong coaching
and leadership skills to provide clear expectations, guidance and
performance feedback to less experienced attorneys and legal
Knowledge of higher education policies and procedures. SPECIAL
REQUIREMENTS The University of California has implemented a
SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program SARS-CoV-2 Vaccination
Policy (ucop.edu) covering all employees. To be compliant with the
policy, employees must submit proof of vaccination or a
University-approved exception or deferral. Background Check This
position is a critical position and subject to a background check.
Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background
investigation including criminal history and identity checks.
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging At UC Davis, we're
solving life's most urgent challenges to bring a fuller, healthier,
and more resilient world within reach. We grow from every challenge
we take on and we don't just maintain - we improve. We recognize
that creating an inclusive and intellectually vibrant organization
means understanding and valuing both our individual differences and
our common ground. The most comprehensive solutions come from the
most diverse minds and you belong here. As you consider joining UC
Davis, please explore our Principles of Community, our Clinical
Strategic Plan and strategic vision for research and education, and
our latest efforts to outgrow the expected. The University of
California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will
receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national
origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other
protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
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