Posting Information

Vacancy Type SAAO Tier II
Is Internal Transfer Only No
Working Title Associate General Counsel
Salary Range
Anticipated Hiring Range Commensurate with experience
Position Number 00107657
Work Schedule Monday-Friday; 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Full Time Equivalent (FTE) 1.0
Department 270101 – Office of General Counsel
Department Office of General Counsel
Job City & State Raleigh, North Carolina
Primary Function of Organizational Unit

The Vice Chancellor and General Counsel is an Executive Officer of the University and acts on behalf of the Chancellor in legal matters affecting the University. Accordingly, the Office of General Counsel has oversight responsibility over all legal matters for all divisions, schools, colleges, programs of the University and manages outside counsel. The Office of General Counsel is responsible for rendering all institutional legal advice and works with the Office of the Attorney General, which represents the University in the courts.

The office has two main functions:
(1) To provide legal and risk management on a variety of matters to the Board of Trustees, the Chancellor, senior officers, other administrators and faculty and staff acting on behalf of the University;
(2) To assist the Office of the Attorney General with litigation matters.

Our mission: We are a dedicated team of legal advisors, counselors and professional staff committed to serving our clients by facilitating creative and collaborative solutions. We offer high-quality advice to assist our clients in their daily decision making and to further the university’s goals and initiatives. We counsel the university community on legal and risk management matters in a collegial, responsive manner. Our passion is service; our standard is excellence.

Essential Job Duties

The Office of General Counsel at NC State University seeks qualified applicants for the position of Associate General Counsel. The person selected will engage in a wide-ranging, intellectually challenging, fast-paced and demanding practice. Practice areas will focus on sponsored research, research compliance, technology transfer, intellectual property, copyright, trademark, Corporate transactions, conflict of interest and conflict of commitment, and immigration matters, along with other areas as assigned. A corporate/transactional or regulatory background is a plus. Duties include conducting legal research on complex issues, working with various units and departments to advise on internal investigations and fact gathering, providing advice and counsel on all aspects of sponsored research, research compliance, intellectual property matters, general transactional matters, and immigration matters. The legal practice areas of this position may also expand to include supporting other attorneys in the office in various practice areas as needed, as well as providing legal advice concerning other matters as determined by the Vice Chancellor and General Counsel.

Other Work/Responsibilities
Minimum Education/Experience

Excellent academic credentials

J.D. degree from an accredited law school

License to practice law in the State of North Carolina (or eligibility for admission within 12 months of hire)

At least 5 years of relevant, progressively responsible legal experience.

Departmental Required Skills

Strong analytical and creative problem-solving skills, a keen understanding of the university’s operating environment, and project management skills.

Initiative and intellectual curiosity.

Excellent research, writing, drafting, and client counseling skills.

Ability to juggle shifting priorities and multiple, demanding projects.

Detail-oriented with organizational proficiency and excellent follow through.

Demonstrated effective team member and excellent judgment.

Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectible with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education

Prior representation of higher education clients, in-house experience, and/or prior complex transactional or regulatory experience is preferred.

Required License or Certification

License to practice law in the State of North Carolina (or eligibility for admission within 12 months of hire)

Special Instructions
Job Open Date 08/07/2019
Anticipated Closing Date 08/21/2019
Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies? No
Proposed Hire Date

NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or workatncstatencsu.edu. Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree equivalency verified at www.wes.org or equivalent service. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

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