STRS Ohio is seeking a Staff Counsel with 3-5 years of experience in general transactional matters, including information technology and software licensing agreements.

Established in 1920 and serving Ohio's educators, STRS Ohio is one of the nation's premier retirement systems serving over 500,000 active, inactive, and retired public-school teachers, and university faculty members, managing approximately $88 billion in assets and paying more than $7 billion in benefits annually.

STRS Ohio provides a competitive pay, and a comprehensive benefits package including on-site parking, educational assistance, subsidized medical insurance, fully paid dental and life insurance, vacation and sick leave, retirement benefits and on-site fitness center. At STRS Ohio, you can experience rewarding work in a professional, business casual work environment. We welcome, celebrate, and promote respect for everyone. We are continually seeking bright and talented individuals to join our team.

$121,900 to $134,090

Work Schedule:
8:00-5:00 Monday through Friday (two remote day opportunities)

General Summary:
Under the direction of the Chief Legal Officer, or in his/her absence, the Deputy General Counsel, assist with providing legal support to the Executive Director and the various departments of the State Teachers Retirement System Ohio (STRS Ohio).

Summary of Responsibilities:
  • Provide advice and counsel to STRS Ohio management and staff in matters involving Information Technology, Public Governance, Communications, Finance and Building Services.
  • Perform legal research and prepare responses to legal pleadings, subpoenas, documents, correspondence and public records requests.
  • Draft, review and negotiate contracts in support of STRS Ohio operations including, but not limited to, Software as a Service (SaaS) agreements, hardware and maintenance agreements, platform agreements, cloud services contracts, construction contracts and independent contractor agreements.
  • Maintain and update organizational template agreements, policies and other legal documents.
  • Assist in the preparation and review of administrative code rules and the analysis of legislation.

The above list of duties is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by persons assigned to this classification. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties performed by the persons so classified, nor is it intended to limit or modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct and control the work of associates under supervision.

Summary of Requirements:
  • Juris doctor degree and admission to the Ohio Bar required.
  • Minimum of three years of relevant legal experience in transactional matters, information technology, tax, fiduciary and/or public body governance law (including Ohio Public Records Act). Experience with a law firm and/or in-house legal department preferred.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate complex legal principles to non-legal professionals.
  • Excellent research, analytical and organizational skills with an emphasis on problem solving and a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail required.
  • Ability to take direction and work independently but collaboratively in a collegial, team-oriented environment.