Position: University Attorney and Secretary to the Board

Office or College

Office of the General Counsel

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Position Summary

The University Attorney and Secretary to the Board reports to the General Counsel and serves two distinct roles.  As University Attorney, this individual provides legal advice to the University of Tulsa. As Secretary to the Board, this individual has additional reporting responsibilities to the Corporate Secretary and serves as the primary administrative liaison to and staff member of the Board of Trustees.

Characteristic Duties

  • Provides legal advice to university clients on a variety of legal matters including contracts, employment, tenure, discrimination and harassment, student affairs matters, and data privacy and security
  • Manages responses to subpoenas and other document production requests
  • Drafts and reviews contracts and legal documents
  • Reviews and provides advice on university policies and procedures
  • Promotes good governance by maintaining board documents, including: bylaws and committee charters, policies, resolutions, and meeting minutes
  • Works with administration and board committee chairs to plan and organize board and committee meetings
  • Oversees meeting logistics
  • Facilitates trustee orientation and training
  • Performs other related duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

J.D. required; minimum 3 years of experience providing legal advice in one or more of the following areas:  contracts, employment litigation, privacy, research and sponsored programs; ability to practice law in Oklahoma, including through reciprocity; excellent verbal and written communication skills; extremely good judgment and critical thinking skills; ability to operate independently and collaboratively with a diverse group of internal and external stakeholders; commitment to maintain high level of confidentiality; ability to handle multiple tasks with accuracy while adhering to tight deadlines; strong organizational skills; proficient computer skills using Microsoft software such as Excel, Word and PowerPoint.

Preferred Qualifications

5 or more years of legal experience; experience working in, or advising, college or university; familiarity with nonprofit governance best practices; compliance experience, particularly if related to federal and department of education issues.

Application Information

The University of Tulsa seeks to recruit and retain talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Tulsa is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply. The University does not discriminate on the basis of personal status or group characteristic including, but not limited to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, ancestry, or marital status.

Please submit a cover letter, résumé, and contact information for three references to: The University of Tulsa, Office of Human Resources, 800 S. Tucker Drive, Tulsa, OK 74104 or submit online at utulsa.edu/job-application.  The review of applications will commence immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

The University of Tulsa is an Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/ Veteran.



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