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UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI - DEAN OF THE SCHOOL OF LAW


OUR STORY
University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), one of the four University of Missouri campuses, is a doctoral research-intensive public university offering traditional and interdisciplinary programs and serving approximately 14,500 students. The University is well positioned to address the demands of the times in a dynamic and diverse city that deserves and requires the benefits that accrue from a strong public university.

The University of Missouri-Kansas City has a broad and inclusive educational mission with specific emphasis in three areas: health and life sciences, visual and performing arts, and urban affairs. UMKC’s unique profile includes the College of Arts and Sciences, University College, Honors College, Schools of Education, Nursing and Health Studies, Henry W. Bloch School of Management, Medicine, Law, Computing and Engineering, Biological Sciences, Dentistry, Pharmacy, and the Conservatory of Music and Dance.


The University has an institution-wide commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion and strives to create a welcoming environment where students, faculty and staff feel valued in their contributions. The successful candidate will have a genuine enthusiasm for students, the University and the Greater Kansas City region. UMKC is proud to be one of this region’s premier institutions of higher education. Our people are our most valuable asset in our quest to become a model public urban research university with signature graduate and professional programs and active engagement in our city and throughout the region.


POSITION OVERVIEW
The University of Missouri-Kansas City seeks a dynamic and visionary leader for the position of Dean of the School of Law. UMKC School of Law is committed to educational excellence, outstanding scholarship, diversity, inclusiveness, and respect for people, ideas, and justice. It is dedicated to educating students to become outstanding lawyers who will serve their communities and the nation in the highest traditions of the legal profession. UMKC’s juris doctor degree program is designed to prepare students for the challenges faced by 21st century lawyers, public officials, and executives. The law school offers emphases in Business and Entrepreneurship; Advocacy; Child and Family Law; Intellectual Property Law; Urban, Land Use, and Environmental Law; and International, Comparative, and Foreign Law; as well as LL.M. degrees in Taxation and Lawyering. Law students are encouraged to engage in interdisciplinary work across multiple UMKC academic units.


This position offers an opportunity for a talented, multi-skilled and committed individual to lead a vital unit of the University. The Dean is responsible for providing academic, strategic and administrative leadership for the school, articulating a vision for 21st century legal education, fundraising, and enhancing the strong relationship that exists between the School, its alumni and the various sectors of the legal, business, and government communities. The Dean serves as a senior academic leader of the University, reports to the Provost, and will work collaboratively with fellow Deans.


The Dean is expected to have: (1) a thorough understanding of both the challenges and the opportunities facing legal education today, along with creative/innovative ideas for tackling those issues; (2) the ability to recruit and support excellent and diverse faculty, students and staff; (3) strong operational and financial skills; (4) outstanding administrative and management skills, including team building; (5) the ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of stakeholders; and (6) the ability to achieve success in both external outreach and fundraising. The successful candidate will have leadership experience that provides a foundation for success in an academic setting.


QUALIFICATIONS
The Dean will ideally possess a commitment to innovation in legal education and a broad knowledge of the legal profession. A juris doctorate is required. Candidates must have a demonstrated record of successful executive leadership and comparable credentials and/or experience sufficient to warrant the respect and confidence of the academic community. The ideal candidate will be experienced in partnering with the legal community as well as the business and civic communities at large. We expect strong experience in the critical areas of administration, fundraising, and commitment to diversity and inclusion.


SALARY AND BENEFITS
UMKC offers a competitive salary, affordable medical and dental plans (no waiting periods), 403(b) savings plan, and University-paid long-term disability and life insurance benefits.


HOW TO APPLY
Nominations and inquiries, which will be treated in confidence, are welcomed and should be sent to: umhrexecutivesearch@umsystem.edu. Applicants who wish to apply should submit a letter expressing interest in and perspectives on the position, curriculum vitae, and other materials supporting candidacy, including names and contact information for at least four references to www.umkc.edu/jobs. References will not be contacted until advanced stages of screening, and candidates will receive prior notification. Applications will be reviewed until position is filled. Applications should be submitted by January 30, 2018 for fullest consideration.

 


LEGISLATIVE DIRECTOR

 

The Missouri Public Service Commission is seeking a responsible professional to coordinate and direct legislative affairs.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: representing the Commission before the legislature, industry-related organizations and other government agencies; developing and implementing strategies to accomplish the Commission’s legislative and budgetary goals; establishing and maintaining strong relationships with legislators, stakeholders, other policymakers and their staff; monitoring, analyzing and reporting on state and federal legislation affecting the Commission, Commission–regulated utilities and legislation on topics that may become issues before the Commission; coordinating and participating in testimony before legislative committees; coordinating the Commission’s response to legislative requests; and corresponding with individual legislators.


Other duties include, but are not limited to: maintaining a working knowledge of utility regulation; participating in policy development and research; attending local public hearings; establishing and maintaining relationships with rural electric cooperatives, city governments and county commissions; and representing the Commission at special events. Some statewide travel is required, including overnight.
Minimum Qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree and experience in one or more of the following fields - accounting, economics, finance, engineering/utility operations, law or public policy; and two years of experience as a lobbyist, legislative liaison, or in a position involving Missouri legislative affairs is required. A Master’s degree and experience in utility regulation is preferred. Graduate work in the specified educational areas or in the study of law may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.


Starting annual salary range is $50,000 – $70,000 with a potential increase at the end of a successful probationary period. To be considered for this position, please submit an application, a resume, a copy of each transcript from all colleges/universities attended, a technical writing sample, and professional references to the MO Public Service Commission, Reference Number AD071217, P.O. Box 360, Jefferson City, MO 65102 or via e-mail to pscjobs@psc.mo.gov. This position will remain open until filled. For additional information please visit http://psc.mo.gov/General/Career_Opportunities.


“An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V” 



ATTORNEY

The Missouri Public Service Commission is seeking a Legal Counsel for its Staff Counsel Department in Jefferson City. This is an entry-level position.

Duties include: litigation of public utility cases (telecommunications, electric, natural gas, water and sewer) before the PSC on behalf of Commission Staff. Cases involve matters such as utility rates, utility operation financing, mergers and regulatory law enforcement of Commission rules and laws.

QUALIFICATIONS: A juris doctorate degree and admission to practice law in Missouri or admission elsewhere and eligibility for admission to practice law in Missouri is required. Experience in general litigation, administrative law, and/or government regulation of private enterprise is desirable but not required. Personal computer experience required, with knowledge of Microsoft Office preferred.

Legal Counsel starting salary is - $46,992. To be considered for this position, please send an application, resume, provide a copy of each transcript from all colleges/universities attended, and a short legal writing sample by 5:00 pm December 29, 2017 to the MO Public Service Commission, Reference #CS141217, P.O. Box 360, Jefferson City, Missouri 65102 via e-mail to pscjobs@psc.mo.gov. For additional information, visit http://psc.mo.gov/General/Career_Opportunities.

“An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/V/D”

 


TRIAL ATTORNEY POSITION

 

The City of Kansas City, Missouri City Attorney’s office is seeking applicants for an assistant city attorney position.    Please apply at www.kcmo.gov/careers.

 

The available position will be assigned primarily to litigation. The City Attorney’s Office handles cases involving torts, contracts, constitutional claims, and employment discrimination and other civil rights claims. The attorney will frequently appear in court, including serving as first chair in jury and bench trials before state and federal courts. The attorney will be responsible for his or her own cases from the initial filing of the petition or complaint, through the appellate process.

 

The attorney hired will have the opportunity for career advancement and to handle more complex litigation as more experience is gained.   The attorney will also provide advice to the Mayor and City Council, City boards and commissions, and the professional staff.  The office comprises fifty-two attorneys and twenty-five support staff.  The starting salary is $59,340 per year, plus excellent benefits.

 

Attorneys in this office have qualified for the Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.  More information on that program can be found at:  https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service

 

Candidates must submit an on-line application at kcmo.gov/careers.  Along with the application, a cover letter, a resume, and Law School Transcript must be submitted.  Class rank must be contained in one of these three documents.  Interviewees will need three references and a writing sample. 

 

Non-residents, if appointed, must establish residency within the city limits of Kansas City, MO within nine months of appointment. The City of Kansas City, Missouri is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce.  This position is open until filled.

 

(Assistant City Attorney - Job Opening ID #507643) 


SSISTANT CITY ATTORNEY - POSTED 3/3/2016
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