Assistant General Counsel - Office of General Counsel
Washington University in St. Louis
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Internal Number: JR76427
This individual will be responsible for transactional and corporate legal work in a variety of critical areas, including real estate, advancement, finance, taxation, employee benefits and vendor agreements. The attorney in this position will have the knowledge and experience to work independently, with appropriate levels of support and supervision as they learn about university practices and initiatives. This role reports to the Vice Chancellor & General Counsel, and will work particularly closely with Assistant Vice Chancellors and Associate General Counsel who practice in similar substantive areas.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities
Provides contract and other corporate advice and representation to university leaders in the central administrative units and each of the eight schools.
Performs duties that will include client counseling, negotiation and drafting of agreements in a variety of substantive areas, including real estate, advancement, finance and taxation, employee benefits and vendor agreements.
Provides real estate responsibilities that includes management of off campus leases for physician practices, leases with university tenants, and purchase and sale agreements.
Works closely with teams in Financial Services, Advancement, and the School of Medicineâ™s Division of Finance and Administration.Â Â Â
Works collaboratively with other members of the Office of Vice Chancellor & General Counsel as helpful or necessary to ensure the delivery of prompt and informed legal services.
It is specifically contemplated that this attorney will, over time, have the opportunity to develop other areas of expertise in the area of higher education.Â Â
Responsible experience in one or more of the following legal areas: real estate, finance, taxation (particularly in the context of a nonprofit entity), employee benefits and procurement contracting.
Familiarity with university setting.
Active membership in the Missouri Bar, or immediate eligibility for same.
Strong critical thinking skills, sound judgment and strategic ability.
Strong and well-developed client interaction skills.
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
Demonstrated ability to provide accurate, timely, thorough and well-reasoned legal advice to senior administrators and members of the universityâ™s executive leadership team.â‹
Five years of progressively responsible experience in the practice of law.
If you are unable to use our online application system and would like an accommodation, please emailÂ CandidateQuestions@wustl.eduÂ or call the dedicated accommodation inquiry number at 314-935-1149 and leave a voicemail with the nature of your request.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. The screenings will include criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, an employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Washington University in St. Louis is committed to providing a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to our employees. Benefits eligibility is subject to employment status, full-time equivalent (FTE) workload, and weekly standard hours. Please visit our website at https://hr.wustl.edu/benefits/ to view a summary of benefits.
Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity and especially encourages applications by those from underrepresented groups. It is the Universityâ™s policy to provide equal opportunity and access to persons in all job titles without regard to race, ethnicity, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information.
Washington University is dedicated to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment â“ fostering respect for all and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. Individuals with a commitment to these values are encouraged to apply.
Washington University in St. Louis, a medium-sized, independent university, is dedicated to challenging its faculty and students alike to seek new knowledge and greater understanding of an ever-changing, multicultural world. The University offers more than 90 programs and almost 1,500 courses leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in a broad spectrum of traditional and interdisciplinary fields, with additional opportunities for minor concentrations and individualized programs. The faculty is composed of scholars, scientists, artists and members of the learned professions. They serve society by teaching; by adding to the store of human art, creativity, understanding, and wisdom; and by providing direct services, such as health care.