Required Minimum Quals:
Juris Doctor or equivalent degree and four years relevant experience.
Experience which demonstrates a broad knowledge of student affairs issues, including Title IX, FERPA regulations, and student discipline
Experience advising on risk management issues
Civil litigation experience or experience with supervision of civil litigation
Experience working in a higher education or similar complex institution
Iowa State University is seeking applications for an Associate Counsel. Under the supervision of University Counsel, the Associate Counsel will serve as the lead counsel on student affairs issues at a major research university with over 34,000 students. The Associate Counsel provides legal advice to various university administrators and staff members on student issues, including first amendment issues, Title IX compliance, FERPA compliance, ADA & FHA compliance, Clery Act compliance, and ICRA compliance. The Associate Counsel advises and works closely with the office of student conduct regarding student disciplinary cases. The Associate Counsel may also be asked to provide advice on study abroad matters and to draft and negotiate agreements for student internships and student exchanges.
In addition to student affairs advising, the Associate Counsel also advises the office of risk management, coordinates with the Iowa Attorney Generals Office regarding non-employment litigation, , investigates and handles external charges brought by students with civil rights agencies (e.g. Iowa Civil Rights Commission, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, etc.) and responds to subpoenas served on the University.
To achieve institutional goals, the successful candidate will have the ability to work collaboratively with a broad range of individuals both internal and external to the University. The candidate will possess the ability to exercise sound judgement on challenging issues and perform tasks with professionalism, diligence and integrity. The ability to work independently on routine legal matters, and to recognize issues of institutional importance and keep the University Counsel appropriately informed are essential qualifications.
Number of Months Employed Per Year:
12 Month Work Period
Pay Rate Type:
To apply for this position, please click on Apply and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:
1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae
2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter
3) Contact Information for Three References
If you have questions regarding this application process, please email employmentiastate.edu or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.
Original Posting Date:
February 14, 2020
Posting Close Time:
This posting will close at 12:00 AM on the date listed below. The posting will no longer be available to apply to after 11:59 PM the day prior.
Posting Close Date:
March 16, 2020
Job Requisition Number:
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