Associate General Counsel Senior

Practice Areas: Transactional Job #: 313514 Exp.: 8+ Years
Description:
Job Summary
The Associate General Counsel Senior-Business Services and Chief Privacy Officer will provide advice and counsel to District and college administrators related to review, negotiation and drafting of contracts, including enterprise-wide contracts that require governing board approval, data-sharing agreements, dual and concurrent enrollment agreements, intergovernmental agreements and sub-awards for grant-funded projects, real estate transactions and transactions involving intellectual property. This position oversees outside counsel for such work as necessary. This position also supervises the District’s Contract Operations team, which operates the District’s Contracts Lifecycle Management system. In addition to supervising the contracts operations team and working with colleges exercising delegated authority to sign certain contracts, this position drafts, maintains a library of standard contracts clauses, and collects data and measures performance related to contracting using metrics. The Chief Privacy Officer chairs the District’s Incident Response Team for security incident investigations, remediation, mitigation and other follow-up; the Chief Privacy Officer also manages notifications of breach made pursuant to statute, provides legal advice, and oversees outside counsel related to privacy and security matters.

This position reports to the General Counsel, with dotted line authority to the Chancellor and Governing Board as Chief Privacy Officer. This position works with the Director of Risk Management, the District Director of Purchasing, and the Chief Information Security Officer.

Essential Functions
  • 30% - Drafts, reviews, and interprets contracts; engages in, or advises, on negotiation
  • 20% - Supervise contract operations team, lead implementation of contract lifecycle management; oversee customer service
  • 25% - Serve as Chief Privacy officer, overseeing Privacy and Security review of contracts and serving as chair of the Incident Response Team; provide legal advice and policy interpretation related to privacy and security compliance
  • 15% - Recommend, develop and interpret policy, provide advice and counseling regarding business services in areas such as intellectual property, real estate and procurement
10% - Manage special projects as appropriate, including risk evaluation, internal audits, audits by external entities, training, evaluation of improvements to existing workflows. Report to Chancellor and Governing Board. Other Duties as Assigned

Minimum Qualifications
Juris Doctor from an American Bar Association-accredited law school, four years of professional legal experience, admittance to the Arizona State Bar and licensed to practice law in the State of Arizona or eligible to become a member of the Arizona State Bar and willing to be admitted to the Arizona Bar within one year of being hired

Desired Qualifications
  • Eight years’ experience as a transactional attorney, handling all aspects of contract drafting, review, interpretation and negotiation, including at least one year at an institution of higher education or a public agency
  • At least one year of experience working with contract lifecycle management software, including supervising non-lawyer contracts specialists working with same
  • At least one year of experience working as a Chief Privacy Officer or in a similar role related to privacy regulatory compliance, responsible for managing vendor compliance with privacy and security requirements and for providing legal advice related to potential security incidents
  • Strong organizational skills, with a demonstrated ability to manage a large and varied workload of assignments with conflicting priorities in a high-stress environment, while completing work by prescribed deadlines
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills, including the demonstrated ability to deal with diverse constituencies at all levels of an organizations, with a strong customer service orientation
  • Experience managing projects, including experience that demonstrates the ability to set project objectives, determine and address potential barriers, identify required resources, identify process steps and milestones, and adjust action plans to achieve desired outcomes
  • Demonstrated ability to apply, interpret, and implement complex policy, technical and legal concepts to a wide variety of situations, and to use mature judgment in resolving related issues and problems

Special Working Conditions
  • Possession of a valid State of Arizona Class D driver's license is required; must meet minimum standards regarding driving: http://www.maricopa.edu/legal/rmi/vehicle.htm#requirements
  • Travel during interview/selection process will be at candidate’s own expense
  • May be required to travel or be assigned to all MCCCD locations
  • May require numerous evenings or weekends
  • May require prolonged periods of viewing a computer screen
  • May be required to lift or carry up to # 25lbs

Applicants must submit a cover letter that details how the applicant meets minimum and desired qualifications.

Please ensure your resume and cover letter provide the following items:
  • Clearly illustrate how prior experience, knowledge and education meet the minimum and desired qualifications for this position.
  • Provide employment history in a month/year format (e.g., 09/07 to 10/11) including job title, job duties, indicate full or part time experience for each position held and name of employer for each position.
  • Three professional references, preferably current and/or former supervisors. If references are not provided in resume upon application, they will be requested at time of interview.

Please submit a writing sample of no more than 3-5 pages that demonstrates complex legal reasoning and analysis.

Applications without cover letter, resume, and writing sample will be incomplete and will not be considered.

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