Assistant University Legal Counsel

North Carolina Central University

North Carolina Central University

Posted on Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Assistant University Legal Counsel

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Posting Details

Position Information
Working Title Assistant University Legal Counsel
Position Number 617143
Appointment Type EHRA Non Faculty - At Will
Tenure Track No
FTE 1 = 40 hours/week, 12 months
If time limited, duration date
Position Overview
Primary Function of Organizational Unit
The Office of Legal Affairs handles all legal issues for the University, including potential litigation, administrative hearings, contract negotiations, policy development and review, and advice and representation before external agencies, including the U.S. Department of Education – Office for Civil Rights and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Primary Purpose of Position
The Assistant University Legal Counsel position is located within the Office of Legal Affairs and reports to the Chief Legal Counsel. The Assistant University Legal Counsel will provide general legal advice to North Carolina Central University’s academic and non-academic officials. The Assistant University Legal Counsel functions as a generalist, providing services in a variety of subject areas routinely handled by the Office of Legal Affairs, including contract review, employment law, public records and other requests for information.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
The applicant must demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion in fulfillment of the University’s mission; aptitude to excel in the general practice of law; excellent oral and written communication skills; strong interpersonal skills; excellent research and analytical skills and reasoned judgment; ability to work both independently and collaboratively with others; familiarity with a broad range of legal issues that arise in a public higher education setting; and aptitude to consider legal requirements along with business imperatives in the development of practical solutions that meet client needs. Prior experience as a legal counsel to an institution of higher education is strongly preferred. Prior experience as legal counsel at a public entity, and/or experience in the practice of law regarding employment law and contracts is also preferred.
Minimum Education/Experience
The successful candidate will possess a law degree from an ABA accredited law school and a minimum of five years professional legal experience as a licensed attorney.
Licenses or Certification required by Statute or Regulation
The candidate must also have a North Carolina State 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 following initial employment.
Equal Opportunity Employer
North Carolina Central University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
Primary Responsibilities and Duties
Function Administrative
Describe the specific tasks and responsibilities related to the function.
The Assistant University Legal Counsel will primarily be responsible for contract review and negotiation, including procurement contracts and intellectual property agreements, employment matters involving employees subject to the State Human Resources Act, 
Function Administrative
Describe the specific tasks and responsibilities related to the function.
preparing responses to external agencies, including the U.S. Department of Education – Office for Civil Rights and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 
Function Administrative
Describe the specific tasks and responsibilities related to the function.
advising the Division of Student Affairs, responding to public records requests and subpoenas and conducting legal research as needed. The candidate will also be expected to perform duties otherwise assigned by the Chief Legal Counsel.
Posting Detail Information
Posting Number EPA03041P
Open Date 10/31/2023
Date desired for closing or initial review
Close Date 12/01/2023
Open Until Filled No
Date Position Available 01/03/2024
Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Writing Sample
  4. Unofficial Transcripts (official required from selected candidate)
  5. List of References
Optional Documents
  1. DD-214 (for Veterans Only)

Supplemental Questions

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