Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.
Background Check Statement:
Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University's receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report.
Eligibility for Employment:
Proper documentation of identity and eligibility for employment will be required before the hiring process can be completed.
1. Juris doctorate from a school or college of law accredited by the American Bar Association; 2. At least 10 years of experience as a practicing attorney; 3. Computer skills necessary for creation, editing and publication of legal memoranda, briefs, contracts, and other work products.
North Carolina Bar membership in good standing, or licensure in good standing in another state on the date of initial employment and licensure to practice law in North Carolina within one year of initial date of employment pursuant to The University of North Carolina Policy Manual, Section 300.1.3.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The Deputy General Counsel must demonstrate high ethical standards, including a strong work ethic, honesty and integrity; identify and resolve legal issues; demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion in fulfillment of the university's mission; employ excellent listening, oral, and written communication skills; interpersonal skills; research and analytical skills, and reasoned judgement; prioritize tasks, organize work and supervise staff in fulfillment of the office mission; combine legal considerations with program and policy objectives in development of practical solutions that meet client needs; utilize word processing and related skills to create, edit, and publish legal memoranda, briefs, contracts, and other work products; and stand in for the General Counsel when the General Counsel is unavailable.
1. Experience as legal counsel to an institution of higher education or government entity; and 2. Seven years of experience in the practice of law regarding government employment, civil rights, and regulatory compliance.
Type of Position: Full Time Position
Work Schedule/Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (may vary according to office commitments)
Appalachian State University, located in Boone, North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as engaged global citizens who understand their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. Appalachian enrolls about 18,000 students, has a low faculty-to-student ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors. It is one of 16 universities in the University of North Carolina system.