The Assistant General Counsel supports the General Counsel and functions as a generalist, providing services in a variety of subject areas routinely handled by the Legal Counsel Office. Areas of responsibility may include labor and employment, contracts, student discipline and affairs, governance, constitutional law, civil rights, policy development and review, open meetings, public records, law enforcement, administrative litigation, litigation management, compliance, risk management, tax, tax-exempt financing, healthcare, athletics, construction, real estate, intellectual property, technology transfer, sponsored research, information technology, immigration, utilities, and ethics/conflicts of interest.
The Assistant General Counsel supports the activities of the Chief Compliance Officer as well as the activities of the Title IX Coordinator.
Juris doctorate or the equivalent from a school or college of law accredited by the American Bar Association. At least one year of experience as a practicing attorney. North Carolina State Bar membership in good standing.
Experience and proven success as legal counsel to a public institution of higher education. Experience within the University of North Carolina system.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Application must be made online. Review of complete applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. A complete application consists of (1) a cover letter; (2) a resume, including all institutions of higher education attended; and (3) names, postal and email addresses, and telephone numbers for at least three professional references. For more information please contact Shea Browning at 828-227-7116.
As the westernmost institution in the University of North Carolina system, WCU provides comprehensive educational opportunities to residents in the state’s western region and attracts students from around the globe to explore the region’s vast natural diversity. Founded in 1889 as a teaching college, Western Carolina now provides an education to more than 10,000 students in undergraduate and graduate programs.