The Virginia Office of the Attorney General is seeking a highly-qualified attorney to join its Education Section of the Health, Education, and Social Services Division. We offer the challenge and opportunity of public service, work-life balance, and an attractive compensation package inclusive of paid time off, paid holidays, health/dental/life insurance, retirement and more.
OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL
COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
ASSOCIATE UNIVERSITY COUNSEL and
ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL
VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY
This attorney, based on the campus of Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, will serve the Attorney General under the direction of the Chief of the Education Section and the VCU University Counsel, and will serve the university by providing legal advice and representation to university leadership, administration, faculty and employees on a wide variety of legal matters with a primary focus on intellectual property, sponsored research, and related transactional matters, in addition to other advising duties as assigned. VCU is Virginia’s largest urban research university, with approximately 30,000 students and fourteen colleges and schools located on two campuses, closely associated with the VCU Health System Authority.
DUTIES: While this individual will be capable of advising on education law matters generally, the individual will focus on sponsored research, academic program agreements, intellectual property, and related transactions. This individual must be able to handle contracting matters from negotiation to drafting to execution of the agreement with minimal supervision. This individual may be assigned to other projects and matters as needed.
QUALIFICATIONS: Successful candidates will have excellent analytical and writing abilities and oral communication skills, with a minimum of five years of intellectual property, sponsored research, or related transactional law experience. Excellent interpersonal and organization skills are also required, including an ability to manage large numbers of projects simultaneously, and work under pressure. State government experience and experience working with higher education are preferred. Must be admitted to the Virginia bar or eligible for immediate admission. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications. The VCU Office of University Counsel expects all attorneys and staff to engage in collaborative and supportive practices within the office and with other members of the Office of Attorney General, particularly with members of the Education Section of the Office of the Attorney General.
TO APPLY: Please apply on-line at http://jobs.virginia.gov. Position number: UN014. Application materials should include a discussion of all relevant experience, resume, writing sample, and law school transcript. Veterans, AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply. The recruitment will be open until filled. This position is open until filled. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
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