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Assistant General Counsel

Posted 2 weeks ago

COUNSEL This position exists to provide legal advice and counsel, technical
assistance and advice, and comprehensive training to Minnesota State Colleges and Universities,
including the Board of Trustees, top system leadership, colleges and universities and the system office
regarding application of state and federal law and system policy to their operations. The position
requires development of expertise in legal and policy aspects of government business practices,
including contracts and other business arrangements, information technology and technology security
and other issues in higher education.

Minimum Position Qualifications

  1. Education: J.D. Degree
  2. Must be licensed to practice law in Minnesota or be licensed in good standing in another state
    and able to become licensed in Minnesota within six months of starting employment.
  3. Five years experience practicing law and advising clients on business law and practices, including
    negotiating and drafting contracts and other business arrangements.
  4. Demonstrated commitment and contribution to fostering and advancing diversity, equity, and
    inclusion organizational priorities.
  5. High ethical standards with a strong commitment to legal ethics in knowledge and practice, and
    professional responsibility.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Experience in advising clients on contract and transactional matters in the public sector and/or
    higher education environment.
  2. Experience with public sector procurement.
  3. Experience in training business office and other non-attorney personnel in contract and
    transactional issues including legal and policy compliance and preventative law.
  4. Experience drafting and negotiating technology, software license and software-as-a-service
  5. An ability to independently manage and prioritize work.

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 Applications will be accepted through April 6, 2023.

The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator.

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