EMPLOYMENT IN OGC

There are currently two openings in the Office of the General Counsel.

Associate General Counsel/Senior Associate General Counsel
(depending upon experience level)

The Office of the General Counsel of the University of Minnesota is a seeking skilled, client-focused and experienced lawyer to provide advice and counsel to the University, and handle internal and external disputes, on a broad range of labor and employment law topics.  The position will provide advice on a wide range of employment law issues, including discrimination, sexual harassment, workplace safety and violence, hiring, employee discipline and performance management, disability and accommodations, and others; advice on all aspects of labor relations, including union organizational issues, collective bargaining, and contract administration and interpretation; representation in internal grievances and administrative proceedings, labor arbitrations, agency charges, and state and federal court litigation; and, advice and representation in other areas as assigned by the General Counsel.

Required Qualifications - the successful candidate must possess each of the following: 

  • A Juris Doctorate granted by an ABA accredited law school
  • Admission to and good standing in the State Bar of Minnesota or eligibility for prompt admission
  • Highest level of integrity and professionalism
  • An ability to independently manage and prioritize work
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • A minimum of four years’ experience practicing law and advising clients on labor and employment matters
  • Strong analytical, interpersonal, and cross-cultural competencies 

Desirable Qualifications - it is preferred that the successful candidate demonstrates: 

  • Six years or more advising clients on labor and employment matters                   
  • Experience as a lawyer advising on public sector employment and labor issues
  • Experience working with higher education clients
  • Having worked collegially and professionally in a diverse environment with peers, subordinates and clients

For a full job description and to apply, please see the University of Minnesota Employment website at https://humanresources.umn.edu/jobs and search for job ID 342080. 


Associate General Counsel/Senior Associate General Counsel
(depending upon experience level)

The Office of the General Counsel (OGC) is seeking a skilled, client-focused and experienced lawyer to advise and represent academic departments and business units in a variety of business transactions.  The successful candidate must be able to prioritize multiple competing priorities and communicate effectively with colleagues and clients. Significant drafting and negotiation experience is a requirement, and experience working in an in-house environment will be strongly considered. The candidate will be expected to handle contracting matters and commercial transactions from beginning to end with minimal supervision, and provide advice and guidance on complex legal matters to University leadership and departments.

Required Qualifications - the successful candidate must possess each of the following:

  • A Juris Doctorate granted by an ABA accredited law school
  • Admission to and good standing in the State Bar of Minnesota or eligibility for prompt admission
  • Highest level of integrity and professionalism
  • An ability to independently manage and prioritize work
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • A minimum of four years’ experience as a lawyer advising clients on commercial transactions

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Six years or more as a lawyer advising clients on commercial transactions.
  • Experience in higher education, or advising institutions of higher education
  • Strong analytical and interpersonal skills and cross cultural competencies
  • Having worked collegially and professionally in a diverse environment with peers, subordinates, and clients

For a full job description and to apply, please see the University of Minnesota Employment website at https://humanresources.umn.edu/jobs and search for job ID 342081.