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Assistant General Counsel for Contracts and Risk Management

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Work type: Staff Full-time
Location: Indianapolis
Categories: Administrative

Position Overview

The Assistant General Counsel for Contracts and Risk Management ensures thorough review of all contracts in which the University is a party and effective risk management for the University by collaborating with key risk stakeholders.  The primary function of this position is reviewing, drafting and negotiating contracts with a focus on risks associated with the transaction, insurance requirements and indemnification provisions, as applicable.  Additionally, this role requires thorough identification, analyzing, monitoring, and managing University risks including assisting departments in defining and overseeing the implementation of risk solutions.  Candidate should be able to demonstrate significant experience in contract drafting and review with a minimum of 5 years of legal experience and demonstrated experience in risk management and mitigation measures.  This position reports to the General Counsel. 

  • Review contracts (drafting when necessary) for all University clients with focus on risks presented, insurance and indemnification provisions. 
  • Manage claims and loss control activities, relationships with third party service providers (brokers, insurers), prepare loss analysis, identify exposures, recommend solutions, implement approved programs, promote loss prevention, update and monitor compliance with insurance procedures. 
  • Develop and coordinate all claims related activities.
  • Ensure proper and efficient handling of claims, including management of worker’s compensation claims.
  • With assistance from the insurance broker, manage the purchase of insurance University-wide annually.
  • Develop, oversee and support crisis management plans, including training.
  • Assist the Office of General Counsel relating to other legal matters, as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school and current license to practice law in the state of Indiana
  • A minimum of 5 years in contract law and demonstrated risk management experience
  • Self-starter, highly motivated, efficient
  • Attention to detail
  • Builds strong relationships
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to organize, prepare, and maintain detailed records and reports
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Strong computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Office products (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel)

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Previous experience working in higher education 

Application Instructions

Please include a resume and cover letter expressing your interest in the position and detailing how your skills and experiences align with the requirements of the job.



BU Benefits and Perks

Please check out Butler’s Total Rewards website to learn more about our benefit offerings, which include:

  • Paid Time Off and Holidays:
    • 18 days of paid time off (vacation and PTO days)
    • 8 Paid Holidays
    • Paid Winter Break between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Day
    • Paid Parental Leave (after 1 year of full-time employment)
  • Health:
    • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plans including disability and life insurance programs
  • Retirement:
    • 10% employer contribution after 1 year of full-time employment
  • Tuition Assistance:
    • Remission of tuition for classes taken at Butler for employees, spouses, and dependent children.
      • Eligibility after 9 months of full-time employment
      • Employees & spouses- undergraduate/graduate degrees
      • Dependents (under age 26)- undergraduate degree
      • Covers tuition only
    • Tuition Exchange Program for Dependents
  • Butler Facilities Access, Discounts and Perks:
    • Access to Butler’s on-site fitness facility and libraries for full-time staff and faculty
    • LinkedIn Learning Courses
    • Free premium subscription to the Calm App
    • Free subscription to the WSJ and NYT
    • Discount at the College Bookstore
    • Discount on select Athletic and Arts/Events Center Performances

About Butler

Butler University is a private, nationally recognized comprehensive university encompassing six colleges: Arts, Business, Communication, Education, Liberal Arts & Sciences, and Pharmacy & Health Sciences. Approximately 4,500 undergraduate and 1,000 graduate and doctoral students are enrolled at Butler, representing 46 states and 24 countries.

Join us at the crossroads of tradition & transformation. A career at Butler University means so much more than a job. Join the dedicated, innovative, and supportive community of faculty and staff that is moving Butler Beyond.

Butler University is an equal-opportunity employer.  We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive and equitable environment for all employees.  We welcome applications from all individuals, regardless of age, gender, gender identity, sex, race, religion, color, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other legally protected category.

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