University Commercial Contracts Counsel

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As a member of the university commercial contracts counsel, you will advise staff and faculty on a broad range of matters including commercial contracts, intellectual property, and regulatory compliance, with a particular focus on reviewing, drafting, and negotiating domestic and international contracts. In this role you will develop and provide training to administrators, faculty, staff, and students on legal requirements in the course of their work and activities on behalf of SCAD. Your responsibilities will include undertaking projects analyzing the law and its impact on the operations of SCAD and reviewing policies.

Minimum Qualifications:   
  • J.D. from an accredited law school with at least five years of experience in a high-quality legal practice
  • Excellent academic credentials with superior communication, interpersonal, analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills
  • Experience drafting, reviewing, and negotiating commercial contracts with familiarity with legal issues affecting universities or other complex organizations
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment using good judgment to counsel clients
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse constituencies and handle a wide variety of legal matters both independently and as part of a team

Preferred Qualifications:    
  • Experience in licensing and technology agreements
  • Experience developing and/or implementing a legal compliance function, or working for an institution of higher education

Certificates, licenses, and registrations:
  • Licensed to practice law in Georgia or eligible for admission to the Georgia Bar within six months of hire

Travel Required:
  • 10% to 20%  

Work Hours: The university work week is Sunday through Saturday. Most offices are open Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. To accommodate business needs, employees may be assigned to other workdays and/or hours, including weekends and evenings.     

ADA Tag: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements and minimum qualifications listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions and/or meet the minimum qualifications.