Legal Counsel

locationS Urbana Ave, Urbana, IL, USA
PublishedPublished: 3/1/2024
ExpiresExpires: 4/30/2024
Legal Affairs
Full Time

Legal Counsel Position

(Principal Administrative Appointment)

The State Universities Civil Service System (University System) is searching for a full-time Legal Counsel with general knowledge of business and government. Legal Counsel advises and informs the Agency’s governing board, directors, and department heads on the interpretation and application of statutes, rules, and procedures. Legal Counsel will:

  • Manage and coordinate all legal matters for the Agency and governing board;
  • Oversee the employee discharge process for a statewide university system;
  • Develop Administrative rules;
  • Work with the director to develop policies for compliance and enforcement.

Successful candidates will have excellent research, writing, and verbal communication skills. Experience with dispute resolution, advising and representing a multi-member board, and the state legislative process is desirable. Recent law graduates are encouraged to apply.


Applicant must have a JD and be licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois. 

Those awaiting results from the February 2024 bar exam and recent law graduates are encouraged to apply.


The salary will be commensurate with education and experience (starting at around $80,000).

Closing Date

For full consideration, Applicants should send all materials by March 15, 2024.


Applicants should submit a current resume and a cover letter. Veterans should submit a copy of a DD- 214 form for additional consideration. Send all application materials to jobs@sucss.illinois.gov. All information submitted will be thoroughly evaluated and verified.

SUCSS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Fields of study

  • Law

Required degree level

  • Doctorate