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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 00107656
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 general higher education legal issues with a particular focus on one or more of the following: general litigation, compliance, administrative agency complaints, public records law, student affairs, employment, Title IX, ADA, and Clery Act compliance, FERPA, HIPAA, IT and data security and privacy, and risk management matters. Duties include providing legal advice and counsel in matters relating to the areas listed above coordinating with and assisting outside counsel on litigation matters, responding to administrative agency complaints, coordinating the university’s response to subpoenas, advising on compliance with North Carolina Public Records law, conducting legal research on complex issues, internal investigations and fact gathering, policy drafting and revision, and developing procedures for handling and responding to litigation matters. The person selected may also be asked to assist in responding to government investigations and to advise on compliance – related 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 handling 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 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 effectively 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 litigation 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 07/09/2019
Anticipated Closing Date
Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies? No
Proposed Hire Date 09/09/2019

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.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

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