Classification Type EHRA
Primary Purpose of Position

The Deputy General Counsel serves under the general oversight of the General Counsel and acts in the absence of the General Counsel with the authority to fulfill the responsibilities of the Office of Legal Affairs (OLA). The Deputy General Counsel is responsible for planning, organizing, and daily operations of the Office of Legal Affairs. This position will also maintain an appropriate case load as a higher education generalist.

Primary Function of Organizational Unit

The overall mission of the Office of Legal Affairs is to provide high quality legal advice, guidance, and representation to advance and protect the Universitys mission and vision by providing professional, timely and knowledgeable legal advice and representation on the wide range of complex and highly-specialized legal issues affecting institutions of higher education. Through outreach and training activities and regular interaction with University administrators, faculty and staff, OLA strives to increase awareness of legal issues on campus in an effort to prevent problems and help clients sharpen their own objectives and strategies

Minimum Requirements

Juris Doctor (JD) degree from an accredited law school and a member in good standing, of the NC State Bar (or ability to be admitted within one year of hire) with at least ten (10) years of experience in handling a variety of legal issues and providing legal advice to a diverse client base. Experience must be related to areas of responsibilities and include progressively responsible administrative/management experience.

Preferred Years Experience, Skills, Training, Education

Fifteen (15) or more years of progressive legal experience. Five (5) or more years experience in higher education or administrative law. Management experience in a legal office is highly desirable. Preferred experience would include serving as in house counsel with a higher education institution, major research or other nonprofit organization. Preferred qualifications also include extensive speaking and writing experience as well as exceptional executive, analytical and communication abilities.

Required License or Certification

A member in good standing of the NC State Bar or another state with the ability to be admitted in the State of NC within one year of hire.

Working Title Deputy General Counsel
Position Number 000128
Salary Range Commensurate with education and experience
FLSA Exempt
Position Type Administrators & Research
Appointment Type Permanent – Full-time
Tenure Track No
FTE 40 hours/week, 12 months
If Time Limited, Appointment Length
Posting Number EPA0969
Open Date 08/16/2019
Close Date – for postings that do not use Open Until Filled
Open Until Filled Yes
Open Until Filled Minimum Application Period Postings: Positions remaining posted after this date are continuing to accept applications, but may close at any time. Applications received by this date will receive full consideration, applications received after this date may receive consideration depending upon the status of the search 09/16/2019
Date Position Available September 2019
Special Instructions to Applicant

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.

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