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Associate University Counsel

FLSA Status: Exempt

Months Per Year: 12

Hours Per Week: 37.5

Position Description

The Office of the Vice President and University Counsel at Seattle University is conducting a search for an Associate University Counsel. This position will report to the Vice President and University Counsel.

The Associate University Counsel will provide advice and counsel to the University’s senior leaders, schools and colleges, and administrative areas pertaining to a comprehensive and sophisticated range of legal issues. Key responsibilities will include providing legal counsel on matters including business, tax and corporate transactions; employment law and labor relations; negotiating and reviewing contracts; grants; liability, risk management and insurance matters; real estate transactions; laws pertaining to students; regulatory compliance; intellectual property; and general academic matters.

All lawyers in the Office of the University Counsel (OUC) are expected to work collaboratively within the University community. They must manage a wide variety of complicated issues in a fast-paced higher education environment, exercise independent judgment and function effectively with internal and external audiences.


The candidate should possess the following minimum qualifications:
• Juris Doctor degree from an ABA-accredited law school
• A minimum of five years relevant legal practice experience in a high-quality and professional environment
• Superior written and oral communication and interpersonal skills
• Strong analytical and legal research skills
• Excellent academic and professional credentials
• Ability to translate complex problems into practical solutions
• High ethical standards and mature judgment
• Strong aptitude for handling a variety of complex legal matters, working independently and within a team environment
• Ability to function effectively in a fast-paced environment with multiple and changing priorities and objectives
• A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion
• A strong working knowledge of the use of technology to streamline processes
• A positive, can-do attitude, humility and a sense of humor
• A member in good standing with the Washington State Bar, or have the ability to be admitted within twelve months of hire

The ideal candidate will possess one or more of the following:
• Prior in-house experience, particularly in higher education
• Experience with litigation and/or dispute resolution
• Significant experience with general business law and counseling
• An understanding of Jesuit higher education

Benefits at a Glance

Consistent with its fundamental Jesuits value, Seattle University offers a wide range of benefits designed to care for the whole person. Choose from three different medical plans, a dental and vision insurance programs. You may also take advantage of 100% tuition remission benefits for the employee and dependents, a subsidized transportation benefit, a wellness program with an onsite fitness facility, and a wide variety of campus events. Enjoy a generous holiday schedule, including a paid Christmas break closure, vacation and paid sick leave, and paid community service leave. For more information explore the Benefits website at:  

Application Instructions

Applicants are also strongly encouraged to attach an electronic cover letter and resume when applying. Persons who need assistance with the recruitment process may contact the Office of Human Resources at: 206-296-5870. Job postings are open until filled, unless otherwise specified. 

Seattle University
901 12th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122