The University of Wyoming is currently seeking an Associate General Counsel. The Associate General Counsel will report to the General Counsel and provide legal advice on a wide variety of civil issues pertinent to a state institution of higher education. The University of Wyoming invites diverse applicants to consider our employment opportunities. We are also especially interested in candidates who have experience working with diverse populations and/or diverse initiatives.* (*this will automatically populate into the Job Ad)
Draft, negotiate, and review University contracts;
Draft and review University Regulations, policies, and procedures;
Develop and maintain expertise in specific areas of law, including but not limited to employment, discrimination and harassment, copyright and trademark, intellectual property, athletics, real estate, construction, public records, opening meetings, and higher education;
Conduct legal research and provide advice and counsel to University administrators, managers, and supervisors;
Represent the University in a variety of administrative proceedings, including internal disciplinary matters involving faculty, students, and staff; and represent the University in external administrative proceedings involving state and federal agencies;
Provide proactive legal education and advice to University administrators, managers, and supervisors regarding compliance with various state and federal regulations;
Assist in the review of and compliance with the Wyoming Public Records Act and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act; and
Serve on committees and perform other duties as assigned.
J.D. from an ABA accredited law school;
Member in good standing of the Wyoming Bar or of another state who will be admitted to the Wyoming Bar within six (6) months of employment;
Effective communication skills- both verbal and written;
In-depth legal research, writing, and analytical skills; and
Ability to handle multiple matters simultaneously, prioritize effectively, and succeed in a fast-paced and challenging environment.
Five (5) years or more of practice in civil law;
Experience in higher education;
Experience in administrative hearings;
Experience negotiating and reviewing a variety of types of contracts;
Experience in export control and other higher education regulatory compliance matters.
Complete the online application including uploading a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for at least three (3) references all as one document.
The University of Wyoming is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law and University policy. To review th...e EEO is the Law Poster and its Supplement, please see The Diversity & Fairness page.
We conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of the background check.
Applicants with disabilities may request accommodation to complete the application and selection process. Please notify Human Resources at least three (3) working days prior to the date of need.
Welcome to Laramie
The University of Wyoming is located in Laramie, a town of 30,000 in the heart of the Rocky Mountain West. Wyoming is investing in its university, helping to make it a leader in academics, research and outreach.
The university has state-of-the-art facilities in many areas and is a cultural center for the state. Located on a high plain between the Laramie and Snowy Range mountain ranges, Laramie has more than 300 days of sunshine a year and is near year-round outdoor activities that include skiing, hiking, camping, bicycling, fishing and climbing.
The community provides the advantages of a major university and a distinctive identity as an important city in a frontier state. Laramie is near many of Colorado's major cities and university communities (Fort Collins: 1 hour; Boulder: 1.5 hours; Denver: 2 hours; Colorado Springs; 4 hours).