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Associate University Attorney - 102101 Ch University Attorney

Position Deleted on 5/06/2013. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Greenville, NC
Admin - Legal Affairs
Application Due:
Open Until Filled
Full Time
Job Description: This advertisement has been revised.

The responsibility of an Associate University Attorney is to assist the University Counsel in providing comprehensive legal advice and assistance to East Carolina University. Under the direction of the University Counsel, the Associate University Attorney assists in advising the Chancellor and his representatives concerning legal matters such as University policies and procedures, employee relations, student discipline, contracts, pending litigation, and other University matters. Such assistance includes furnishing legal advice relating to and coordinating preparation for administrative hearings involving senior administrators and/or committees. The Associate University Attorney advises East Carolina University concerning the legal implications of proposed policies and actions, counsels the University as to compliance with State and federal laws and administrative regulations, advises administrators or University committees as they review employment decisions and make recommendations to the Chancellor, assists with internal investigations as needed, assists in coordinating responses to requests for public records, provides campus-based litigation support for University matters handled by the Attorney General of N.C., and, as needed, provides legal advice in real estate transactions. The Associate University Attorney serves as a liaison between East Carolina University and (1) the legal staff of the University of North Carolina General Administration, (2) the legal staff of the North Carolina Department of Justice/Office of the Attorney General, and (3) other entities outside the University. The Associate University Attorney represents the University before a variety of external regulatory and law enforcement agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, United States Department of Justice, and the Office for Civil Rights. This function requires responding to inquiries, charges, or complaints, registered by or with such organizations, usually through conducting or coordinating internal investigations; marshaling evidence; and assisting in the development and articulation of responses by University administrators and preparation for related hearings and/or litigation.

Minimum Qualifications: J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school; Either a current member in good standing of the North Carolina Bar or eligible for admission to the North Carolina Bar within one (1) year of hiring; and a minimum of five (5) years of legal experience in higher education and/or public agency law with substantial experience in administrative proceedings and/or related litigation.

Requires compliance with the professional conduct and ethics expectations of a legal office, including but not limited to, maintaining the confidentiality of sensitive information.

Preferred education and experience:
In addition to substantial, recent experience representing a university and/or state agency in administrative proceedings and related litigation, experience with real estate transactions, experience coordinating responses to voluminous and/or complex discovery requests, and experience working with e-discovery tools and related technology are preferred, as well as experience reflecting the attributes of leadership, collegial team membership and dependability.

Special Instructions to Applicants: East Carolina University requires applicants to submit a candidate profile online in order to be considered for the position. Candidates should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae/resume, and a list of three references, including contact information, online.

Date Initial Screening Begins: 02/25/2013

Job Close Date: Open Until Filled
East Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action University and accommodates individuals with disabilities. Proper documentation of identity and employability is required at the time of employment.
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