The Associate General Counsel will, among other tasks, review and negotiate contracts on behalf of the University; assist and act on behalf of the General Counsel in providing legal advice on administrative matters as directed by the General Counsel; serve as liaison to the Office of the Attorney General in litigation involving the University; provide sound advice and counsel on matters affecting policy and procedures; research and interpret State and federal statutes, regulations, policies and guidance on matters affecting higher education; and assist as needed in compliance or risk management projects. The Associate General Counsel may research, revise, and draft policies. The Associate General Counsel may, with supervision of the General Counsel or Deputy General Counsel, draft decision letters for review/signature by the Chancellor or Provost. The position assists as needed in providing legal advice to these Divisions and entities: Board of Trustees, Chancellor and his/her office, Academic Affairs, Human Resources, and Research.
The mission of the Office of Legal Affairs is to address the legal needs of the University by providing in-house legal analysis and information on all matters affecting the University.
The Office of Legal Affairs endeavors to address lawsuits, administrative agency complaints, internal administrative grievances, appeals, tort claims, business transactions, employment matters, student affairs issues, regulatory and statutory compliance issues. The Attorney General for the State of North Carolina represents institutions in litigation and depends on the Office of Legal Affairs to serve as liaison by assisting in the handling of the University's litigation matters.
Internal job number: 000103
Applicant must possess a Juris Doctorate or law degree from an accredited law school, be a member in good standing of the North Carolina State Bar or able to secure admission within one year of the start of employment; have at least five (5) years of progressive legal experience; demonstrated expertise in computerized legal research; demonstrated outstanding interpersonal, organizational, writing, advocacy and communication skills.
Ten (10) or more years of progressive legal experience. Prior experience in higher education law, including experience in administrative law; contracts and procurement; demonstrable litigation background; Title VII and employment law; Title IX and student affairs; advancement, fundraising, and sophisticated gift transactions; athletics; copyright, patents, and licensing of intellectual property, joint venture or venture capital transactions; handling a computer security breach; public records; due process; governance; faculty tenure and post-tenure review; prior in-house or governmental legal experience; prior Lexis research experience; and extensive and demonstrable knowledge of North Carolina law and federal statutes, regulations and policies in higher education law.
You must complete and submit an electronic application for employment to be considered. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing an electronic application.
Applicants seeking Veteran's Preference must attach a DD 214 form. Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty with your application during the process of applying to the job posting. Final candidates are subject to criminal and sex offender background checks.
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North Carolina A&T State University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. No one who applies or seeks employment will be denied admission to or employment at North Carolina A&T State University on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, disabling condition, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or sexual orientation and sexual identity.
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is one of the nation’s most highly respected doctoral research, land-grant institutions. With an enrollment of almost 11,000 students, we are committed to fulfilling our mission through exemplary undergraduate and graduate instruction, scholarly and creative research, and effective public service. As a member of the A&T family you will be an integral part of its history and future – joining more than 1,800 current faculty and staff. You will be expected to be a leader and mentor. You will influence the minds that will affect our world. As a change agent, you will use your intellect and influence to make a positive impact on the greater A&T community. A&T will be more than your job, it will become your passion—and that commitment to yourself and others will last a lifetime. Because that’s what Aggies Do!