UC San Diego is a student-centered, research-focused, service-oriented public university. Its culture of innovation and collaboration is supported by the 7th largest research budget in the U.S. Its rapidly transforming campus is becoming a major destination for students, patients and the community. Inclusive excellence is at the core of UC San Diego's success. Our team is looking to hire a new Contract and Legal Support Specialist.
The UC San Diego Office of Campus Counsel provides legal advice, manages litigation, reviews university policies, retains outside counsel, and works closely with other administrative offices to ensure legal compliance and to respond to disputes. The Chief Campus Counsel/Associate General Counsel reports to the Chancellor and to the Vice President for Legal Affairs & General Counsel. The Chief Counsel, UC San Diego Health, reports to the Chief Campus Counsel and the Deputy General Counsel, Health Affairs and Technology Law, but also has a functional reporting line to the Vice Chancellor of Health Sciences and the Chief Executive Officer of UC San Diego Health. There is a direct reporting line between the Chief Counsel, UC San Diego Health to the Chief Executive Officer of UC San Diego Health as it relates to their oversight and management responsibility over UC San Diego Health Risk Management.
Under direction of the Chief Health Counsel, the Contract and Legal Support Specialist is responsible for administrative management and organization of service agreements for the UC San Diego Health System, which are often time complex. Uses skills as a seasoned, experienced professional with a full understanding of analytical practices to manage the contract database and identify process improvements for approving contracts; follows the appropriate policies and procedures; and develops solutions to a wide range of issues. Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions. Develops new procedures for implementation to ensure appropriate approvals are obtained for all new, amended, and renewed agreements.
Provides paralegal services, assisting with complex litigation and transaction matters. Conducts analytical studies and research. Supports management and attorneys with discovery process, including litigation holds and collection, review, and production of documents. Assists in legal policy and program planning, development, administration, management, and implementation. Provides analysis to attorneys regarding external regulations, legislation, and UC policies, monitors legal and regulatory developments for impact on the University, and under the direction and supervision of the office's attorneys, provides consultative services to department administrators and other stakeholders.
Position is designated "Confidential" within the meaning of the Higher Education Employer-Employee Relations Acts.
Please submit a cover letter for a complete application.
Bachelor's degree in a related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
Excellent skills in analyzing, researching and synthesizing large amounts of data for preparing sound and relevant proposals/analyses.
Strong policy analysis techniques.
Thorough analytical/problem-solving skills.
Ability to multi-task with demanding timeframes. Ability to work independently, use good judgment, prioritize work to meet established deadlines and changing situations, function effectively under deadline pressure, and fulfill assignments on schedule.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing. Strong social skills to communicate and interact in a courteous and effective manner to achieve organizational goals, using tact, diplomacy and discretion with emphasis on flexibility and professionalism and treating all with dignity, equity, inclusion and respect.
Ability to use discretion and maintain all confidentiality. Demonstrated trustworthiness and ability to maintain discretion in dealing with highly sensitive and often confidential information.
Proficient knowledge of common organization- or research-specific and other computer application programs.
Demonstrated competency and commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion.
Understanding of litigation process, especially discovery. Familiarity with complex contracts.
Job offer is contingent upon satisfactory clearance based on Background Check results.
Our employees enjoy competitive compensation packages and educational opportunities in a diverse, stimulating workforce.
This position is eligible for full benefits first day of hire:
a) Health/Dental/Vision Insurance.
b) Vacation/holidays (15 vacation days & 13 paid holidays a year).
Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://www-hr.ucsd.edu/saa/nondiscr.html