UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 6/24/22 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.
Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 6/28/22. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.
This position is pending classification.
The UC San Diego Office of Campus Counsel provides legal advice, manages litigation, reviews university policies, retains outside counsel, and works closely with other administrative offices to ensure legal compliance and to respond to disputes. The Chief Campus Counsel/Associate General Counsel reports to the Chancellor and to the Vice President for Legal Affairs & General Counsel. The Chief Counsel, UC San Diego Health, reports to the Chief Campus Counsel and the Deputy General Counsel, Health Affairs and Technology Law, but also has a functional reporting line to the Vice Chancellor of Health Sciences and the Chief Executive Officer of UC San Diego Health. There is a direct reporting line between the Chief Counsel, UC San Diego Health to the Chief Executive Officer of UC San Diego Health as it relates to their oversight and management responsibility over UC San Diego Health Risk Management.
Under direct supervision, performs work that is routine to moderately complex in nature. Proposes advice, presents findings and discusses potential outcomes with supervisor or designated experienced attorney. Conducts legal research; drafts documents; attends client meetings, hearings, and negotiations, as appropriate and possible; and participates in other activities intended to expose this position to the practice of law and substance of the Office of Campus Counsel for Health's specialties.
Must possess a J.D. from an accredited law school.
Must be a member in good standing of the California Bar. (Out-of-state hire would be afforded time to pass the Bar within a reasonable period.)
Previous experience in a legal support or intern role.
Ability to gain skills in collaboration and creative thinking to effectively partner with other attorneys and a diverse spectrum of clients.
Basic understanding of legal issues in a University counsel setting.
Effective interpersonal communication skills, including strong ability to actively listen to understand and differentiate critical aspects of issue, prior to offering counsel.
Strong written communication skills and ability to create and deliver effective materials and/or presentations appropriate to a particular audience.
Ability to acquire skills to draft accurate and complete legal documents, such as pleadings, legal responses, affidavits, position statements and briefs.
Ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise discretion and tact when handling sensitive or potentially sensitive issues.
Interest in pursuing a career with public or non-profit entities, possibly in the field of higher education.
Interest in promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion, and California public policy.
Demonstrated commitment to the highest ethical standards.
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