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Administrative Counsel

Administrative Counsel—Job Standard

Job Family: Professional
Series: Administrative Services Professional
Job Code: 3001
FLSA: Exempt
Union Status:

This job standard may be part of one or more career progressions within the Administrative Services Professional Series.


Job Overview

Provide high-level legal counsel and administrative oversight in support of senior University administration and Board of Trustees.

Typical Functions

The duties listed are not all-inclusive. Duties assigned to individual employees may vary.

Provide high-level legal counsel and administrative oversight in support of senior University administration and Board of Trustees with limited guidance, within the context of University policies and procedures.

Oversee and conduct litigation and external administrative proceedings initiated by or in conflict with the University to ensure effective resolution; monitor externally retained legal representation.

Serve as resource and provide legal advice and recommendations pertinent to significant institutional policy development; review major contracts ensuring compliance with regulatory and University provisions and for legal implications affecting University administration and operations; exercise discretion in the use and dissemination of information that may be of a highly confidential or sensitive nature.

May provide functional supervision to designated employees and/or affiliates.

Minimum Qualifications 

Education and experience equivalent to: 

 Eligibility for admission to the Vermont Bar and four to six years' legal experience required.

Last modified October 10 2011 08:52 AM