Assistant General Counsel - Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland Ohio

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Cuyahoga Community College

Cleveland, Ohio

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Campus or Location

District Administration

Job Responsibilities


Negotiating, drafting and closing commercial transactions involving a vast array of business and legal issues

Advising clients on alternatives for achieving business objectives

Collaborating extensively with other in-house legal staff, clients, Office of the Ohio Attorney General and/or outside legal counsel
Taking on diverse projects from General Counsel as assigned

Performs other related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications


• J.D. with outstanding academic performance

• Two to four years of strong commercial law experience with a law firm or in-house legal department

• Demonstrated track record of negotiating and drafting commercial contracts

• Member of the Ohio bar


• Recognized ability to provide proactive and practical legal support to College clients

• Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills

• Excellent analytical and counseling skills, as well as sound judgment

• Innovative and skilled at managing multiple projects at once, working under pressure and meeting deadlines

• Proven leadership ability as well as the ability to work as a member of a team, both with business clients and within a legal organization

• Demonstrated ability to successfully interact with a diverse population of clients

• Skilled at leveraging technology to improve both the quality and the quantity of legal work conducted

• Sensitivity to respond appropriately to the needs of a diverse population

Preferred Qualifications

(Or equivalent job-related experience providing the necessary knowledge, skill, and abilities to perform the functions of this position proficiently)

• Experience with Higher Education laws, the Ohio Sunshine Laws and/or the Ohio Public Records Act


• Good knowledge of contract authoring and management software

• Strong technology skills including keyboarding, word processing (MS Word), spreadsheet applications (MS Excel), MS PowerPoint, Amicus Attorney or like case management program

• Skilled presenter

Work Schedule

8:30am to 5:30pm Monday through Friday, occasional evenings/weekends based on need

Target Hiring Rate/Salary

Special Note 

Special Note

Posting Open Date06/17/2014

Special Instructions to Applicants

During the application process, you may be required to attach a cover letter and/or resume. It is recommended that you have these documents ready to be attached electronically to the online application. This system accepts only MS Word or PDF attachments. Any employment with the College is contingent upon satisfactory completion of a background check and drug screen.

Affirmative Action Statement

Cuyahoga Community College is committed to attaining excellence through the recruitment and retention of a diverse workforce. Cuyahoga Community College is an equal employment/educational opportunity institution.

Keyword Phrases

  • Legal Services
  • Assistant General Counsel
  • Exemplary Learning and Teaching Community
  • Embrace Diversity
  • Promote Individual Development and Quality of Life
  • Legal Affairs
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Professional
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: See Job Description
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:2 - Year Institution / Technical
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Cover Letter