Legal Assistant (University Educational Assistant 2)
Office of the General Counsel
The University of Connecticut seeks an energetic, motivated individual to perform a wide range of administrative and business management functions and activities for the Office of the General Counsel.
Under general supervision, the successful candidate will independently perform a wide range of legal support, administrative and business management functions and activities on behalf of the Office. Specifically, the position will provide administrative support for legal documents and processes, and may include some or all of the following: screen correspondence and documents to recommend appropriate action; collect, organize and redact information to produce reports and/or respond to requests for information; maintain confidential data in case management database; provide first-round intake and evaluation of contracts and track revisions; assist with research of highly sensitive and confidential topics and issues relating to the provision of legal services to the institution; manage the litigation hold notice process; input purchases and payments; review routine expenditures for compliance with itemized budgets; process purchase orders and requisitions and assist in preparation of financial statements; represent the Office to the public, University offices, and external contacts on a variety of issues; and perform other related duties as required. The incumbent must have the utmost discretion and ability to preserve confidentiality in performing assigned responsibilities.
- A bachelor’s degree and two years’ experience in a progressively responsible administrative support position; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Superior organizational and logic skills and the ability to work on multiple projects in a time sensitive environment.
- Proficiency with office administration and coordination of general office business functions.
- Proficiency in coordinating large meetings and conferences.
- Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to establish good working relationships within work groups as well as with external constituents.
- Ability to effectively and professionally respond to client concerns.
- Experience with budgetary matters and financial systems.
- Proven ability to use Microsoft Office products at an advanced level for word processing, report preparation, and budget management.
- Knowledge of UConn administrative policies and procedures.
- Experience with procedures applicable to Connecticut state agencies.
- Experience in a higher education setting.
- Experience in a legal office setting.
- Experience in supporting contract negotiations, administration, and/or drafting.
- Experience with litigation support.
This is a full time, 12- month position based at the University’s main campus located in Storrs, CT. Salary commensurate with experience and anticipated role, with a general benefits package as a Connecticut state employee.
To ensure full consideration, please submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three work-related references through UConn Jobs (https://hr.uconn.edu/jobs/), Staff Positions. Your cover letter should describe your interest in the position and how your relevant work experience satisfies the minimum and, if applicable, any preferred qualifications. Please reference: Search #2019591. References will only be contacted for finalists, who will be notified prior to any reference being contacted. Screening will begin immediately.
Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2019591)
This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on June 12, 2019.
All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics, which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.
The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.