Manager of Legal Operations (Résumé and Cover Letter Required)

Office of General CounselDenton, TX

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The Manager of Legal Operations provides management of specific professional functions and all administrative duties of the Office of General Counsel. This position will be tasked with oversight and management of office projects and functions including, but not limited to, Public Information, Board of Regents, University Policy, University Compliance, Contracts, and other General Counsel duties and responsibilities. The Manager of Legal Operations supports the daily functions and monitors the progress of tasks and coordination of cases, projects, and meetings. Work is performed under minimal supervision and performance evaluation is based upon completion of assignments and results obtained. The performance evaluation is conducted through the performance evaluation system and in accordance with the University Policies & Procedures.
ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS
Reports to: General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer
Supervises: No supervisory responsibilities
ESSENTIAL DUTIES - May include, but not limited to the following:
  • Manages and coordinates meetings and projects including Board of Regent meetings.
  • Manages TPIA requests.
  • Manages Office of Compliance projects and initiatives.
  • Manages the contract management process.
  • Reviews and drafts a broad range of legal documents with guidance, depending on the nature and complexity of the document.
  • Manages, maintains, and organizes office databases and record systems to maintain legal files, litigation files, case files and other legal matters in an organized manner for efficient retrieval and handling.
  • Manages the updates and tracking of changes to policies.
  • Manages all functions of the Office of General Counsel budget and inventory processes and ensures all related deadlines are met.
  • Serves as the primary point of contact for the Office of General Counsel and screens calls, visitors, and incoming correspondence.
  • Provides assistance to the university community by providing guidance to department administrators regarding legal processes.
  • Maintains contact with people involved in case matters, coordinates scheduling, and generates status reports.
  • Keeps contacts informed as appropriate by maintaining interactions and communicating case progress.
ADDITIONAL DUTIES
  • Performs other duties as requested.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES - The following are essential:
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with a high degree of professionalism, maturity, discretion and integrity in dealing with individuals at all levels of the institution.
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally, by phone, in person, and in writing.
  • Ability to manage multiple demands, respond effectively within tight deadlines.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment in handling sensitive and confidential information and situations.
  • Analytical ability to interpret data, policies and procedures.
  • Ability to use a personal computer and other office equipment, including related university software and email.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described in the Essential Duties and below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.
The employee may be required to travel.
WORK ENVIRONMENT
All employees are responsible for maintaining an environment that is free from discrimination, intimidation, harassment, including sexual harassment. Work is normally performed in a typical interior work environment.
SAFETY
TWU promotes a safe working environment. Employees are responsible for completing assigned tasks safely and efficiently, and supervisors are responsible for creating and maintaining a safe work environment. Employees must report any unsafe work conditions or practices, as well as any near-miss incidents, to their supervisor and Risk Management. Supervisors and employees should ensure that injury/accident reports are submitted to the Office of Human Resources and Risk Management within 24 hours of the incident.


Education


Bachelor's degree required.


Experience


Four years' experience in project management, office manager, paralegal or a related field required.


Requirements


Regular and reliable attendance at the University during regular scheduled days and work hours is an essential function of this position.


Advertised Salary
$4,500 per month

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