The Office of the General Counsel is seeking a Legal Assistant. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the General Counsel.
The Office of the General Counsel manages the legal affairs of the University, including provision of legal advice and assistance to the president, provost, central administration, deans, directors and faculty, as well as the OSU Board of Trustees. The office is responsible for the entire range of legal matters for the University including review of the legal impact of changes in university policy, procedures; contract disputes, claims, and interpretation; advice on university intellectual property; drafting and reviewing documents for all types of real and personal property transactions, including university intellectual property; providing legal advice on all aspects of the employment relationship; providing advice on student activities and student conduct matters; and management of outside counsel. The General Counsel works closely with members of the cabinet, others in the central administration, deans and faculty, as well as the Office of Equal Opportunity & Access, Human Resources, the Director of Commercialization and Corporate Development, the Procurement and Contracting Services Office, and others.
This position reports to the General Counsel. The Administrative Assistant’s diverse activities are performed independently in an environment that is highly sensitive and confidential, and critical to successful delivery of the university’s mission. This position has access to highly sensitive, confidential information involving the entire spectrum of the university’s legal affairs, including collective bargaining and must maintain absolute discretion at all times.
Special working conditions of this position include working with other university departments and the public. The Administrative Assistant must maintain a calm, reassuring, service-oriented manner to project proper attitude for this office and for the university. The Administrative Assistant works under frequent short deadlines and multiple time demands.
Typically requires Bachelor’s Degree and 3 years' experience providing administrative support to an administrator
Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience.
Three years of administrative support experience.
Strong oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.
Expertise using most MS Office programs, and web browsers.
Demonstrated commitment to maintaining confidentiality, discretion, and diplomacy.
Ability to deal successfully with multiple tasks, shifting priorities, and a broad spectrum of people while coordinating a high volume and fast pace of incoming work.
Ability to work with stressed individuals when necessary.
Experience in legal environment, whether law firm or in-house legal department.
This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Criminal History Check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions.
Position works in a busy legal office on the campus of a major research university. Work schedule is typically M-F from 8—5.
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Additional Salary Information: Salary is commensurate with education and experience.
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