Overview

Position Details

About the Institution

Established in 1865, Indiana State University is a four-year public university that integrates teaching, research, and creative activity in an engaging, challenging, and supportive learning environment to prepare productive citizens of the world. Indiana State is dedicated to teaching and the creation of knowledge while maintaining its longstanding commitment to inclusiveness.

Located in Southwest Indiana, Indiana State University is conveniently located 10 minutes from I-70 making trips to Indianapolis, St. Louis, Chicago and Cincinnati easily accessible. Indiana State University sits in the central part of downtown Terre Haute making the commute to shopping, food, housing, arts, sports and entertainment within 15 minutes to campus.

Indiana State University has been listed by both Forbes and the Princeton Review as one of the top schools in the Midwest for the 5th and 13th year, respectively. U.S. News Best Colleges rankings describe Indiana State University as pedestrian friendly and beautifully landscaped, and has been recognized by Princeton Review as one the most environmentally responsible colleges. Indiana State University’s commitment to community engagement and public service sets it apart. Students are motivated to apply both knowledge and creativity with local surrounding communities and counties.

As a medium size public university, Indiana State University is known to have one of the most diverse student populations in the State of Indiana. With approximately 12,000 undergraduate students and 2,000 graduate students, our minority student population is nearly 25%. Indiana State University continues to grow in enrollment and is committed to student development, leadership, and success.

Comments to Applicants

Candidates must be eligible to work in the U.S. for other than practical training. The university will not provide visa sponsorship for this position.

For full-consideration, applications must be submitted by June 7, 2019. The position will remain open until on-campus interviews are completed.

Job Title Staff Attorney
Department Legal Affairs
Work Schedule

The Office of the General Counsel hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Notice of Vacancy Number 19-00123
Desired Start Date 07/15/2019
Open Date 05/23/2019
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Job Category Staff-Exempt Professional
Job Type Staff – Full-Time
Pay Grade 13
Salary Range Salary commensurate with experience.
Benefits Associated with this Position

Staff Benefits
Benefits Received for Exempt Staff (ER, AR, AG, AU)
• Life Insurance: The coverage amount is based on two and one-half times appointment salary rounded up to the next whole thousand with a maximum coverage of $100,000 and includes the same amount of Accidental Death and Dismemberment benefits. The University currently pays the entire cost of coverage.
• Medical, Dental and Prescription Drug Coverage: The cost of coverage is shared between employees and the University. Rates are determined by participation in Wellness Program and use of tobacco products. Coverage is available on the first of the month following appointment date.
TIAA Retirement Contributions: Contributions begin based upon the first day of employment at a contribution rate of ten (10) percent of base appointment salary paid in full by ISU. The contributions are vested immediately. There are 40 investment options from which to choose.
TIAA Auto Enroll: New employees are automatically enrolled in a tax deferred retirement program at hire: three (3) percent is deducted before taxes for the program to facilitate retirement planning. Employees may opt out of the program within 90 days.
• Long Term Disability Coverage: Employees are eligible after three (3) years of continuous, regular employment with the University. This policy guarantees approved disabled employees a 66 2/3 percent income protection (from all sources) after 180 days of continuous total disability. Immediate participation is available for current members of a comparable group disability insurance program within 90 days prior to ISU employment and that would have provided income protection upon disability for at least five years.
• Fee Waiver Program: For the employee, spouse and dependent children: Staff may enroll in up to 18 hours of course work each academic year at a reduced rate. Spouses may enroll in 15 semester hours each academic year with 80% of qualified tuition waived. Dependent children of regular full-time staff who are full-time degree seeking undergraduate students at ISU may receive a fee waiver of 80% of qualified tuition for up to a total of ten (10) semesters.
• Sick Leave: Accrued at a rate of 12 days per fiscal year with unlimited accumulation.
• Vacation: Pay level 11 and below accrues up to 15 vacation days earned per year 1 through 4; 20 vacation days per year thereafter. Pay level 12 and above accrues 20 vacation days per year

Optional Benefits

• Voluntary Life Insurance: Additional amounts of life insurance may be purchased on employee, spouse and dependent children.
• Voluntary Vision Plan: May enroll within the first 31 days of employment date.

Job Summary/Basic Function

Provide transactional and compliance legal support to university departments and administrators under the supervision of the General Counsel.

Specific Responsibilities

The staff attorney will provide transactional and compliance legal advice and support to ISU departments and administrators. Specifically, the staff attorney, working under the supervision of the General Counsel, will:

• Review, draft, and approve contracts involving the university, including clinical affiliation agreements, research agreements, and other University contracts.
• Provide support to the Office of Sponsored Programs for legal issues related to research and external contracting.
• Respond to requests for records via subpoena or public record request.
• Conduct legal research and provide advice on legal compliance issues, especially research-related compliance requirements, export controls, data security, and other higher education compliance issues.
• Conduct training on ISU policies related to contracting and legal compliance as needed.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Relevant Education & Experience

Required Education: Juris Doctor degree from an ABA-accredited law school.
Licensed to practice law in the state of Indiana.
Required Experience: Experience in the practice of law 0-5 years’

Required Field(s) of Study

Law

Preferred Relevant Education and Experience

Transactional legal experience is preferred.

Supervisory Responsibilities Has authority or responsibility for the supervision of student workers or graduate assistants only.
Required Certificates, Licenses and Registrations Other
Other Required Certificates, Licenses and Registrations
Preferred Certificates, Licenses and Registrations
Preferred Other Certificates, Licenses and Registrations
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Able to adapt to change, Able to assemble, analyze and present data, Able to learn and retain information, Able to multitask, Able to plan, organize, and implement projects in a timely manner, Able to read English, understand, and follow verbal and written instructions, Able to work both independently and collaboratively, Able to work carefully and politely around others, Able to work well with others, Attention to detail, Demonstration of high ethical standards, integrity, professionalism, politeness, and courteousness, Excellent customer service skills, Excellent interpersonal, organizational, planning, teambuilding and problem solving skills, Excellent leadership skills, Excellent public speaking skills, Must be comfortable networking with groups or individuals, Professional demeanor, high energy, dynamic personality and excellent communication and interpersonal skills, Proficiency with Microsoft Office and other computer applications, Proven verbal and written communication skills, Willing to interact with students, Willing to work extended hours during events and peak seasons, when required, Work effectively with a diverse community
Other Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Qualifications & Disclaimer

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

The information on this description is designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within the classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

NCAA Guidelines

All employees and staff of ISU are bound by all NCAA, Missouri Valley Conference and institutional rules and regulations pertaining to intercollegiate athletics and must conduct themselves in accordance therewith. For more complete information on the duties and obligations of ISU employees and staff in this regard, employees and staff should contact the Compliance Office in the ISU Athletic Department.

No ISU employee (whether paid or a volunteer) shall knowingly influence others to furnish the NCAA or an ISU investigator/compliance officer false or misleading information concerning an individual’s involvement in or knowledge of matters relevant to a possible violation of an NCAA regulation. Failure to abide by this term of employment shall constitute unethical conduct as defined by the NCAA and may result in immediate suspension and/or termination of the employment relationship with ISU.

Position Reappointment Required No
Job Duties

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Review, draft, and approve contracts involving the university, including clinical affiliation agreements, research agreements, and other University contracts.

Job Duties

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Provide support to the Office of Sponsored Programs for legal issues related to research and external contracting.

Job Duties

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Conduct legal research and provide advice on legal compliance issues, especially research-related compliance requirements, export controls, protection of personal health information, and other higher education compliance issues.

Job Duties

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Respond to requests for records via subpoena or public record request.

Job Duties

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Conduct training on ISU policies related to contracting and legal compliance as needed.

Job Duties

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Perform other duties as assigned.


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