Assistant General Counsel - CONTRACTS - 24418BR

Assistant General Counsel - CONTRACTS

General Counsel
University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
Work Location Assignment: 
Employee Class: 
U-Unclassified Professional Staff

Position Overview

The Assistant General Counsel position (CONTRACTS) is a full-time, unclassified professional staff appointment. Incumbent will report to the General Counsel and Vice Chancellor for Legal Affairs for the University of Kansas. The Assistant General Counsel position is integrated into the University of Kansas and will provide legal services to clients across the Lawrence and Medical Center campuses.

If you are looking for a rewarding and dynamic career, look no further than the University of Kansas. In addition to a competitive salary, KU offers great benefits to employees with up to 176 hours of paid vacation per year, 96 hours of sick leave earned per year, 9 paid holidays plus one discretionary day, a great retirement program, medical and dental insurance, life and disability insurance, other benefit plan options and state of Kansas discounts offered by various vendors. KU also offers employees educational opportunities for employees. KU is a great place to work!

About Lawrence, KS

The University of Kansas is located in Lawrence, a community of about 95,000. Only 35 miles west of Kansas City and 20 miles east of Topeka, you will never be far from barbecue, jazz, museum culture, and more. Lawrence has a lively downtown and a thriving arts and music scene, and its local government has enacted ordinances supporting equality for all members of its population. Lawrence locals covet the numerous sports and recreational opportunities, local shops, and a wide range of locally-owned restaurants.

Job Description

80% Contract negotiating, Advisement & Legal Research

  • Responsible for oversight for reviewing, drafting, and negotiating contracts.
  • Provides transactional advice and review of transactional matters arising from the operations of the University of Kansas and its controlled affiliates.
  • Advises administrators, faculty, staff on federal and state laws and regulations as well as Regents and University policies and procedures applicable to the operations of the University.
  • Conducts legal research as needed.

10% Compliance Monitoring

  • Monitors University compliance with state and federal regulatory requirements and assisting in formulating University policies and procedures involving legal issues.

10% Other duties as assigned

  • Works with outside counsel.
  • Serves on committees as needed.
  • Attends conference as needed.
  • Participates in professional development opportunities.

Position Requirements

  1. This position is hybrid. Incumbent works on-site and remote based on a set schedule.
  2. Occasional travel to other campus locations.

Required Qualifications

  1. J.D. from an accredited American law school and membership in the Kansas bar or temporary Kansas license and Kansas bar admission within one year.
  2. Minimum of three (3) years active practice experience after bar admission.
  3. Excellent oral and written communication skills as demonstrated by application materials and interview process.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Experience managing multiple, complex, time-sensitive assignments simultaneously with a high degree of organization and effectiveness.
  2. Experience working with diverse populations.
  3. Experience solving complex problems.
  4. Experience working in a higher education setting.
  5. Experience with dispute resolution, contract litigation and/or providing advice on mitigating risks of contract litigation.

Additional Candidate Instructions

A complete online application includes:
  1. Cover letter addressing how you meet the required and preferred qualifications.
  2. Resume.
  3. Contact information for three professional references (including at least one previous or current supervisor).
  4. Completion of the online application.
  • Application review begins Wednesday, March 1, 2023 and continues until a pool of qualified applicants is identified.

Contact Information to Applicants

Lori Haaga, 785-864-3276,

Advertised Salary Range

$100,000 - $130,000, final determination commensurate with experience

Work Schedule

Monday - Friday, 8am – 5pm with occasional travel to other campus locations.

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Posting ID:
General Counsel
Primary Campus:
University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
Work Location Assignment:
Employee Class:
U-Unclassified Professional Staff
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