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

Transactional Paralegal

The University of Minnesota’s Office of the General Counsel is seeking a full-time paralegal with significant and demonstrated commercial transactional experience to assist attorneys in university commercial transactions.  Depending on the successful candidate’s experience and qualifications, the hire will be for a Paralegal or a Senior Paralegal. The successful candidate must have each of the following: at least two years of experience as a paralegal advising, negotiating and drafting commercial agreements and Associate or higher degree or paralegal certification from an ABA-approved institution or the Minnesota Paralegal Association.

This is a hybrid position with required on-site work on Tuesdays and remote work on the other days of the week. OGC employees working remotely are expected to work in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area so they will be able to come into the office if needed.

For a complete job description and information on how to apply online, go to:
https://hr.umn.edu/Jobs/Find-Job  and enter job opening ID 358596.

The University provides an excellent benefits package, including a variety of tax-deferred savings and retirement programs.  Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer.

Director of Clery Compliance

The University of Minnesota is seeking a Director of Clery Compliance.  This position is responsible for leading and managing Clery Act compliance on the Twin Cities campus and across the University of Minnesota system. The position is located on the Twin Cities campus and has primary system-wide responsibility for the University of Minnesota Clery Act compliance program.  The position is responsible for monitoring changes in federal and state laws, identifying best practices, and developing a cohesive and organized approach to the University’s compliance with the Clery Act and associated federal and state requirements. The position will also be responsible for assessing current efforts and implementing measures for ongoing performance evaluation and reporting. The position reports to the General Counsel.


  • Lead and manage Clery activities for all campuses
  • Create and manage Clery compliance programs for all campuses, including developing and implementing standards, checklists, and monitoring activities
  • Chair the Twin Cities campus Clery committee
  • Develop and deliver training for key University stakeholders regarding Clery obligations to ensure that Clery training requirements are met annually
  • Identify campus security authorities (CSA) and develop and deliver training for CSAs
  • Gather necessary information and produce and distribute, or work with campus partners to distribute, the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report for all campuses
  • Ensure appropriate recordkeeping
  • Gather and submit annual crime statistics to the U.S. Department of Education
  • Work collaboratively with others regarding compliance with obligations of timely warnings and emergency notifications
  • Educate campus stakeholders regarding legislative, regulatory, compliance, and policy developments related to Clery obligations
  • Identify Clery geography and develop and deliver annual training (or oversee the delivery of annual training where appropriate) to ensure that members of campus police or public safety department are aware of geography
  • Implement and maintain policies and procedures to assist in Clery compliance
  • Work with system campuses to identify Clery geography and develop annual training to ensure that members of the campus police or public safety department are aware of geography
  • Maintain a list of Clery geography for all campuses
  • Keep abreast of legislative, regulatory, and compliance developments related to Clery obligations


  • Participate in Office of General Counsel administrative functions

Participate as active member of Office of General Counsel in office committee and administrative work


  • Bachelor’s degree and minimum of 8 years of professional experience in work that includes job duties related to compliance, program-management, and training
  • Excellent interpersonal and written and oral communications skills 
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively and effectively with a variety of diverse constituents 
  • Strong organizational skills; high integrity; attention to detail 


  • Experience with and knowledge of Clery Act and related laws and regulations
  • work experience within or involving higher education; 
  • Experience in gathering data and producing publications; 
  • Experience in developing web-based training


Please see the University of Minnesota Employment website at https://humanresources.umn.edu/jobs and search for job ID 357644.