Associate General Counsel

  • ASU Enterprise Partners
  • Hybrid (Tempe, AZ, USA)
  • Apr 12, 2023
Full time Legal

Job Description

Associate General Counsel

ASU Enterprise Partners is an efficient network of highly skilled teams; it is comprised of a full complement of professional services that work in concert with specialized business units to provide full resources and extend Arizona State University’s ability to achieve its charter.   

Under the direction of the General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, and in partnership with the Senior Associate General Counsel, this role is responsible for actively engaging in the full range of legal services to successfully support and drive forward ASU Enterprise Partners (ASUEP) and its subsidiaries.  This role includes legal representation and advisement in areas such as charitable law, non-disclosure agreements, employment law, general operational agreements, commercial transactions, corporate governance legislation, and business formations on an as-needed basis. 

In addition to your resume, please submit a cover letter highlighting 1) why you are interested in the role and 2) why you would be a great candidate for this specific position.

What you’ll do: 

  • Assists the Senior Associate General Counsel and General Counsel and Corporate Secretary with legal matters related to ASUEP and its subsidiaries

  • Provides legal advice, counsel, services, and consultation for business transactions

  • Responsible for contract management; conducts research, development, and negotiation of contracts

  • Researches changes in law and practice governing tax exempt, non-profit organizations, including IRS advisory publications concerning charitable gift acknowledgement, real estate, and unrelated business income tax regulations

  • Proactively identifies and mitigates legal risk to protect ASUEP from undue legal exposure, liability, and financial loss, all the while counseling and working to facilitate the achievement of strategic and operational objectives

  • Assists with management of legal processes and policies that govern ASUEP operations

  • Assists with policy updates, including those concerning compliance with Arizona statutes, IRS 501 (c)(3) regulations and Sarbanes-Oxley regulations, “Whistleblower” policies and Record Retention policies as they apply to non-profits

  • Assists the General Counsel and Corporate Secretary with the coordination and preparation of internal agreements governing ASUEP subsidiaries

  • Performs other duties commensurate with the position and special projects as assigned by the General Counsel and Corporate Secretary and/or Senior Associate General Counsel

What you'll need:  

  • Knowledge and skill in drafting, reviewing, and negotiating business agreements and corporate legal documents 

  • Knowledge of federal and state laws that govern ASUEP and its subsidiaries

  • High level of business acumen

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively with others at all levels of the organization

  • Strong interpersonal skills, along with the ability to communicate effectively with others at all levels of the organization

  • Ability to establish and maintain strong relationships within the organization’s key stakeholders, external partners and across all subsidiaries

  • Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality and responsibility regarding information related to Enterprise Partners, its subsidiaries, Arizona State University business and donor prospect information

  • Ability to effectively manage complex situations involving numerous and sometimes competing constituencies

  • Ability to represent the institution well

  • Attention to detail and thoroughness in completing assigned duties

  • Highly organized

  • Adept at navigating complex environments with evolving priorities and communication plans

Relevant qualifications: 

  • J.D. from an ABA accredited law school

  • Five (5) years hands-on experience in a similar role within a private, university, corporate, government, and/or nonprofit environment

  • License to practice law in Arizona (upon exam, motion or in-house designation) to be obtained within eight (8) months of employment in role

  • Broad-based transactional legal experience; significant experience in charitable law and contract negotiation required


  • Hybrid work schedule. We work from home on Mondays and Fridays!

  • Comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, and vision insurance 

  • 401(k) plan with matching employer contribution 

  • 22 days of vacation time 

  • 11 holidays, including your birthday 

  • Parental leave 

  • Significant tuition reductions 

  • Professional development is highly valued at ASU Enterprise Partners, where employees are encouraged to look across the organization and nurture new areas of interest 

  • $30 bi-weekly cell phone reimbursement 

At ASU Enterprise Partners: 

We serve. 

We serve the faculty and staff of ASU to bring them resources so they can do all the great things that they do. 

We innovate. 

We’re always looking for new ideas, new solutions, new approaches and new ways to address the challenges facing ASU. 

We engage. 

We engage our donors, philanthropists, investors and partners, connecting them to ASU and helping them share their time, talent and treasure. 

We care. 

When we serve, innovate and engage, it shows that we care — about faculty, staff, donors, fellow employees and other partners as we bring resources to ASU. 


ASU Enterprise Partners and its subsidiaries is an equal opportunity employer that is firmly committed to promoting justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion within our organization and throughout our sphere of influence. Because we embrace a spirit of innovation and achievement, we will endeavor to maximize the talent and potential of all employees, directors, and volunteers through bold and strategic action aimed at building success and a sense of belonging. All employees are expected to act in good faith to support these actions and to not impede the efforts of others to build a just, equitable, diverse, and inclusive organization.