Assistant Legal Advisor

Augusta, Georgia, us
Company: Augusta University
Category: Legal Occupations
Published on 2021-07-30 10:04:08

Job Information

Exciting opportunity to join the Office of Legal Affairs at the area's only Academic Medical Center!

Reporting to the General Counsel, this position will handle a variety of legal matters for the university. The position will have a primary focus on providing legal advice and legal tasks related to student affairs, contracts and university policies. 


Responsibilities include:

  • Working closely with senior leaders in the Graduate School, the College of Allied Health Sciences, the Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and the Division of Student Affairs to provide legal consultation and advice on employment matters, student conduct matters, and state and federal regulatory obligations under FERPA, Title IV, Title IX, FLSA and EEO.
  • Providing legal review and advice on university contracts for medical affiliation agreements, academic affiliation agreements, inter-agency services and support agreements, leases and real property transactions, employment agreements, service contracts with outside third parties and licensing agreements.
  • Providing legal advice and legal work on the university policies, including convening the meetings for the university Policy Advisory Group (PAG), managing the schedule and agenda for PAG, providing legal review on all draft policies and policy revisions, assisting with all university policy initiatives and regulatory requirements and proposing new policies to confirm to "best practices" and legal obligations.
  • Providing legal advice, review and approval of university responses to Open Records Act (ORA) reguests, including reviewing ORA requests for legal validity or relevance, leading the effort to gather responsive documents, and redacting all confidential and privileged information from responses.
  • Preparing and conducting proactive legal in-person presentations to university leadership and departments on how to successfully manage complex workplace issues and education issues, to include Title IX, conflicts of interest, conflicts of commitment, intellectual property, ethics, sexual harassment, amorous relationships, toxic workplace issues, gratuities, travel expense and reimbursement and fitness for duty.
  • Providing legal representation and participation on key university committees, working groups, task forces and strategic projects, including Study Abroad Committee, CARE committee, COI committee, Minors on Campus committee, IRB committee, IACUC, Privacy, etc.
  • All other duties as assigned.
  • Minimum Requirements

    A Doctor of Jurisprudence (JD) degree from an accredited college or university is required. Membership in the State Bar of Georgia or eligibility. Must be admitted to the State Bar of Georgia within 12 months of hire.

    Candidates with relevant experience in higher education, healthcare and/or biomedical research strongly preferred.

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