Associate Legal and Labor Relations Officer (Assistant Administrator)
Brooklyn College (CUNY)
Location: Brooklyn, NY, 11225, USA
Internal Number: 25777
Associate Legal and Labor Relations Officer (Assistant Administrator)
Brooklyn College invites applications for a Associate Legal & Labor Relations Officer. Reporting to the Chief Legal & Labor Relations Officer, the Associate Legal & Labor Relations Officer will work collaboratively across all college campus offices to provide legal guidance and develop legal strategies and responses; draft, interpret and implement policies and procedures; identify potential litigation, policy, and research compliance issues and strategies; and handle employee and other confidential matters.
Duties include but are not limited to:
Develop and drafts legal documents, filings, charges, grievance and disciplinary decisions, and similar items
Assist in preparing for litigation or hearings; compiles and analyzes legal data pertinent to cases; drafts response
Research, gather, and compile case data; studies provisions and nuances of contract, collective bargaining agreements, University policies, laws, regulations, and fulfills requests for information, including discovery issues, and occasionally handles litigations, civil and criminal subpoena compliance and other court-related matters in-house
Develop training and materials to educate faculty and staff about various policies, protocols, and laws
Advise college administration and faculty on all research compliance matters. Oversee and manage export control, conflict of interest, and research integrity and misconduct functions to ensure the College operates in accordance with all relevant federal laws and University requirements for grants and contracts
Remain up to date on federal compliance guidelines related to Federal grants and contacts and University policies and contribute to updating College policies and conducting faculty training
Provide advice to research compliance audits and other College investigations to determine whether established policies and protocols are being followed and where they can be improved
Assist with employee disciplinary proceedings and labor arbitrations of faculty/staff grievances involving the interpretation of collective bargaining agreements. May supervise attorneys, non-attorney staff, and/or student employees
Perform other related duties, as assigned.
Candidates will be required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment. Exemption (medical or religious) requests to this requirement will be considered in accordance with applicable law. Being fully vaccinated is defined for this purpose as being at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. Final candidates must be fully vaccinated as of their first day of employment.
This position is in CUNY's Executive Compensation Plan. All executive positions require a minimum of a Bachelor's degree and eight years' related experience.
Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree with 8 years of relevant experience and education in law, compliance, research administration, or contract management;
Ability to produce results as an individual contributor and as a team member by working effectively, collaboratively, and cooperatively with diverse stakeholders, constituents, and clients of various levels to insure a high level of institutional compliance.
Strong interpersonal skills that reflect courtesy, diplomacy, and a collaborative approach to developing and maintaining effective work relationships.
Exceptional interpersonal communication, writing, and contract drafting skills, along with strong negotiation, mediation, conflict/dispute resolution, group facilitation, client counseling and presentation skills.
Detail orientation and accurate with exceptional critical analysis, research and evaluation skills.
Strong work ethic, character and personal integrity to work with the utmost professionalism, confidentiality and diplomacy.
Demonstrated ability to maintain confidential information.
Demonstrated excellent judgment and decision-making skills even in ambiguous situations.
Excellent analytical skills and ability to accurately interpret complex documents and policies
Superior time management and organizational skills to meet strict deadlines
Excellent organizational skills with ability to establish plans, manage a large and varied workload of assignments with conflicting priorities, follow up and complete work by prescribed deadlines.
Computer Proficiency using standard office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint), legal software (Westlaw, Lexis, Workshare Compare, Clearwell), e-mail/scheduling programs (Outlook) and virtual meeting/conferencing and collaboration tools (MS Teams, Zoom, Skype, WebEx, etc.).
Commitment to public service, service excellence, inclusion, equity and professional integrity to manage sensitive work, exercise sound judgment, with ability to thrive in a demanding, multi-faceted, and time-sensitive office.
State Bar Licensure with eligibility for admission to the NYS bar through reciprocity or passing of the NYS bar exam within one year of hire date required
Prior experience at institution of higher education.
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
$120,000 - $135,000; Salary commensurate with education and experience.
CUNY's benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development. We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Health Plan Coverage for Employees Hired on or after October 1, 2022 City of New York employees and employees of Participating Employers and their eligible dependents hired on or after October 1, 2022 will only be eligible to enroll in the EmblemHealth HIP HMO Preferred Plan and must remain in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan for the first year (365 days) of employment.
After 365 days of employment, the employee will have the option of either remaining in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan or selecting a different health plan within 30 days before the end of the 365th day period.
If a new health plan is selected, the new plan will be effective on the 366th day.
Only after the 365th day can the employee participate in any Annual Fall Transfer Period. An employee who needs to request an exemption from the required enrollment in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan can do so by submitting a HIP HMO Opt-Out Request Form to EmblemHealth. An employee, or eligible dependent, must meet certain criteria and the request must be approved by EmblemHealth before the exemption is granted. The HIP HMO Opt-Out Request Form and HIP service area are available on the EmblemHealth website.
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December 10, 2022
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With more than 18,000 students enrolled in 120 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the humanities, social, behavioral and natural sciences, education, business, and the arts, Brooklyn College is renowned for its rigorous academics, diverse student body, award winning faculty, and highly affordable tuition. Located on a beautifully landscaped 35-acre campus, the campus offers a rich student life in an exciting urban environment.