Assistant General Counsel - Contracts

Capella University
Posted Feb 05
Full Time
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Provides legal advice and serves as in-house counsel to Strategic Education on a wide variety of matters.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Primary responsibility for negotiating and drafting a variety of contracts such as agreements with vendors, consultants, technology providers, employees, and corporate clients/alliances
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including internal subject matter experts and business leaders, during contract review process
  • Contribute to management and optimization of a contract review process that ensures comprehensive review to protect Company’s interests while also ensuring speed and efficiency
  • Assist with litigation and administrative proceedings involving contracts and commercial disputes
  • Investigate legal issues and recommend action, primarily related to the Company’s contractual obligations
  • Assist with general corporate matters
  • Provides legal and compliance training to in-house clients

Job Skills

  • Excellent analytical, oral, and written communications skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Strong computer/word processing skills, including knowledge of standard Microsoft Office products such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • Ability and willingness to apply independent judgment in a dynamic environment.

Work Experience

  • At least three years of experience in the practice of law.
  • Experience in negotiating/drafting contracts preferred
  • Experience with contract management software preferred
  • Experience with SaaS contracts preferred
  • Higher education experience preferred.


  • Bachelor’s degree and JD from an ABA-accredited law school.

Certificates, Licenses, and registrations

  • Bar admission in one or more of the following jurisdictions: Virginia, Minnesota, Maryland, or Washington, DC.


  • Must be able to travel 10% of the time.
  • Must be able to lift 25 lbs.
  • Typical office setting.
  • Mobility within the office including movement from floor to floor.
  • Travel via plane, car, and metro may be required to perform this job.
  • Must be able to work more than 40 hours per week when business needs warrant.
  • Access information using a computer.
  • Effectively communicate, both up and down the management chain.
  • Effectively cope with stressful situations.
  • Strong mental acuity.
  • Regular, dependable attendance and punctuality are essential functions of this job.
  • Other essential functions and marginal job functions are subject to modification.

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