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Organization TypePublic Interest
Years of Experience
Date Last Verified
Staff Counsel The candidate will provide a variety of legal services and guidance supporting all auxiliary departments and the Executive Director in the operations of organization relating to matters involving capital planning and development, grants and contracts compliance and oversight, OMB Uniform Guidance, compliance with California State law (Title 5, Education Code, California Code of Regulations, California State Contracting Manual) federal law, CSU, Sacramento State and organization policy and procedures, etc. Will report directly to and receive general direction from the Executive Director. Prepare and review legal and other documents such as contracts, leases, licenses, purchases, sales, RFQ/RFPs, consultant/independent contractor agreements, student internship agreements, and real estate documentation for compliance with law and applicable policy to ensure inclusion of proper language and requirements as required by the University, the CSU, the education code, and applicable federal and state law. Keep the Executive Director, and executive management apprised of legal matters and changes to codes, laws, and policies related to the diverse operations of organization. Serve as a consultant for the Executive Director, management staff, and personnel regarding legal issues concerning the administration of corporate operations, programs, services, and facilities; research issues for resolution of problems; and develop recommendations regarding organization contracts, operations, policies, services, and operating guidelines. Prepare and assist with special projects such as building purchases and sales, contract development or renewal, etc. Provide information to the Executive Director for decision making concerning such legal matters. Draft general contracts for commercial business transactions, franchise and license agreements, and interagency auxiliary management agreements. Review sponsored program agreements (federal, state, local, etc.) for compliance with law and applicable policy. Assist with creation and review of contract templates. Attend meetings with campus personnel, customers, clients, projects and agencies to assist with contractual issues and negotiations. Oversee or conduct internal reviews of business practices and policies for legal compliance and best practices. Review or assist departments as needed with organizational policies and procedures. Administer organization's compliance with the Richard McKee Transparency Act. Prepare and conduct presentations and trainings as directed by the Executive Director on legal matters to the Board of Directors, Executive and Administrative Councils, managers, and staff. Advise and consult regarding litigation and legal processes. Examine legal data to determine advisability of defending or prosecuting lawsuits. Work and coordinate with outside legal counsel. Remain current on California State law (Title 5, Education Code, California Code of Regulations), CSU policy, statues, decisions, and ordinances as they relate to or impact the operations of organization. May act as agent of the organization in various transactions.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have a J.D. degree from an accredited institution. Must have demonstrated general legal experience. Should be an active member of California Bar Association, with a license in good standing. Must have demonstrated experience in and/or providing legal assistance to a non-profit, college, or university organization. Demonstrated legal experience with and understanding of California State University commercial service auxiliaries is preferred. Demonstrated experience working with a non-profit Board of Directors is an asset. Demonstrated experience in employment law is a plus.
Application Deadline: February 16, 2018.
Posting Number: B032F17. Submit resume and cover letter.
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