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COUNSEL 4 (Principal Campus Counsel)

Company: University of California, Davis
Location: Davis
Posted on: June 13, 2022

Job Description:

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 - Frequently
Lifting Requirements
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 environment.
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 hidden.
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 particular audience.
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 support staff.
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. #LI-DN

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