Assistant Legal Counsel for Miami Dade College in Miami, FL

Friday, November 01, 2019 11:33 AM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

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Assistant Legal Counsel

Job Details

Job Family

ADMIN - Professional Exempt Contractual (PEC)




$97,868- $122,335


Department of Legal Affairs

Reports To

General Counsel

Closing Date

Open Until Filled

FLSA Status

Exempt - Not Eligible for Overtime Compensation

First Review Date

November 13, 2019

Job Summary

The Assistant Legal Counsel provides legal services college-wide as assigned by the General Counsel and provides support to the Legal Affairs department. This is a Professional Exempt Contractual (PEC) position for which an annual contract reflecting the base salary within the fiscal year (July 1st to June 30th) will be issued after ratification by Miami Dade College’s District Board of Trustees. 

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Reviews, negotiates, and drafts contracts, leases and lease purchase agreements, memorandums and articulation agreements, and other written instruments
  • Drafts, maintains, and updates college-wide contract templates as needed or as required by law
  • Drafts legal documents and memoranda in collaboration with College administrators
  • Receives, reviews, and tracks inquiries regarding contracts, memorandums, agreements, and other legal matters pertaining to the operation of the College
  • Performs legal research, provides legal opinions, and such other assignments as directed by the General Counsel
  • Provides a high  level of professional legal service by representing and advising College on a broad range of legal areas of a nature and volume consistent with that expected within a large, metropolitan, public educational institution
  • Works with outside counsel as required in order to resolve legal assignments
  • Works with College’s Human Resources department in the resolution of employee issues as assigned by the General Counsel
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements

  • Juris Doctorate degree from an ABA accredited law school and possess membership in good standing with the Florida Bar with a minimum of five (5) years of legal experience as a licensed attorney
  • All degrees must be from a regionally accredited institution
  • Knowledge and understanding of College organization, goals and objectives, and policies and procedures
  • Knowledge of applicable Local, State and Federal laws and regulations
  • Knowledge of education law, public contracts rules and regulations, and various other areas of law including public records, technology, construction, employment, and real estate
  • Knowledge of contract development
  • Knowledge of Microsoft office software and specific computer programs related to legal research
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills
  • Strong negotiation and legal drafting skills
  • Skill in completing assignments accurately and with attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse community
  • Ability to effectively present information to administrators, directors, employees, and the general public
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret legal opinions, general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations
  • Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from employees, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community
  • Ability to coordinate with and manage outside counsels
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, under heavy work load, and work well under limited time constraints
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
  • Ability to work in a multi-ethnic and multi-cultural environment with students, faculty, and staff

Please apply here.

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