Job Description

Assistant University Counsel

Requisition IDreq6577
Working TitleAssistant University Counsel
Position Grade15
Position Summary

Employees in this job title are subject to the terms and conditions of an employment contract. Employment contracts are typically subject to review and renewal on an annual basis.

The University of New Mexico is seeking an attorney to provide legal counsel to the institution that will cover a broad range of health law, higher education, and other legal issues. Areas of practice will include hospital-physician contractual relationships (including physician professional services agreements); the legal implications of, and compliance with, HIPAA and state privacy laws including health information exchanges, and population health data management; the Stark law; the Anti-Kickback Statute; the legal implications of value-based reimbursement and shared/full risk contracting; corporate law and advising UNMHSC supporting corporate entities; contract review in respect of the foregoing; patient health-care decision making and surrogate health-care decision making; research issues including clinical trial agreements, material transfer agreements, data use and sharing agreements; and, providing training to University departments and personnel as needed.

This position will report to the University Counsel and will entail working with all areas of the University, mid-level and senior university officials as well as faculty/academic leaders, under the supervision of a more experienced attorney. Prior experience representing public institutions is highly preferred.

Candidates must be able to work in a fast-paced environment where advice and counsel leads to client-oriented solutions. This position requires interaction with a variety of university constituents and the successful candidate must be able to build relationships and inspire confidence.

See the Position Description for additional information.

Conditions of Employment
  • Employees in this job title are subject to the terms and conditions of an employment contract. Employment contracts are typically subject to review and renewal on an annual basis.
  • Successful candidate who is not a member of the NM State Bar is required to obtain a temporary Public Employee Limited License issued by the NM Supreme Court.
  • Must become a member of the NM State Bar no later than one (1) year after date of hire.
Minimum Qualifications

J.D. or LL.B; at least 1 year of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.Member of NM State Bar, or member in good standing of the State Bar of another state or District of Columbia.

Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience advising health care institutions and providers in the areas described above.
  • Experience working on behalf of an institution of higher education or a governmental or public entity.
  • Knowledge of current and developing legal issues and trends in area of expertise.
  • Willingness to learn and work in new or unfamiliar subject areas.
  • Ability to interpret statutes, policies and other legal documents, and communicate the content of those documents to clients within the University and outside counsel.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills, including the ability to persuade and influence a broad spectrum of constituents at all levels.
  • Strong communication skills, good professional comportment and ability to interact with high level executives and administrators, and accrediting agencies.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects independently and simultaneously.
  • A high level of computer literacy and comfort with electronic mail, word-processing programs, spreadsheets, desktop publishing, and document databases.
  • Strong people leadership and management skills.
Additional Requirements
CampusHealth Sciences Center (HSC) - Albuquerque, NM
DepartmentHSC Legal Counsel Office (921A)
Employment TypeStaff
Staff TypeContract
Term End Date
Pay$5,924 to $6,250 monthly
Benefits EligibleThis is a benefits eligible position. The University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for a more information.
ERB StatementTemporary and on-call employees working an appointment percentage of 26 (.26 FTE) or greater, per quarter, will be eligible to earn retirement service credits and thus are required to make New Mexico Educational Retirement Board (NMERB) contributions. More information pertaining to your FTE and NMERB contributions can be reviewed on the NMERB Guidelines Clarified webpage.
Background Check RequiredNo
For Best Consideration Date10/12/2018
Application InstructionsPlease submit a cover letter,resume and an original writing sample.


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