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, student affairs, student discipline, public records, contracts, pending litigation, and other University matters. Such assistance also includes furnishing legal advice relating to and coordinating preparation for administrative hearings involving senior administrators and/or committees. Duties of the Associate University Attorney include:
1. Furnishing legal advice to and preparing written legal opinions for the Chancellor, vice chancellors, deans, and department chairs, as well as the Board of Trustees, faculty, staff, and students on matters involving or affecting the University; 2. Furnishing legal advice concerning the legal implications of proposed policies and actions; 3. Counsels the University as to compliance with State and federal laws and administrative regulations; 4. Assists and advises administrators related to on-campus student disciplinary proceedings; 4. Assists with preparation for campus grievance hearings involving students, faculty and staff and as well as subsequent appeals; 5. Provides training on legal policy issues to University faculty, administration and staff; 6. Drafts or reviews University contracts and advises administration in apparent vendor breach situations; 7. At various times, serves as a liaison between East Carolina University and (1) the legal staff of The University of North Carolina System Office, (2) the legal staff of the North Carolina Department of Justice/Office of the Attorney General, and (3) other entities inside and outside the University; and 8. Represents the University to a variety of external regulatory and law enforcement agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, United States Department of Justice, and the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights. This function requires responding to inquiries, charges, or complaints registered by or with such organizations, usually through conducting internal investigations; marshaling evidence; and assisting in the development and articulation of University administrators.
May fill as Assistant University Attorney based on qualifications and experience.
Special Instructions To Application:
Submit cover letter, resume, and list of at least three references (with contact information) with electronic application.
J.D. from an ABA accredited law school and a current member in good standing of the North Carolina Bar; minimum of one (1) year of legal experience in higher education and/or public agency law with substantial experience in administrative proceedings and/or related litigation.
Full time or Part time: Full Time
Position Location (city): Greenville
Position Number: 001607
Organizational Unit Overview:
The Office of University Counsel provides comprehensive legal advice and counsel to East Carolina University. It provides those services regarding University matters to the Chancellor, the Board of Trustees of East Carolina University, the principal administrators of the University, and through them, to faculty, staff, and students of East Carolina University. The Office of Legal Affairs advises the University concerning the legal implications of proposed policies and actions, counsels the University as to compliance with State and federal laws (including EEO matters, the ADA, Campus Security Act, etc.) and administrative regulations, drafts and/or reviews University contracts, and advises and coordinates a wide variety of legal projects to include employment, health care, real property, tort liability, regulatory compliance and intellectual property matters.
To be a national model for student success, public service and regional transformation, East Carolina University uses innovative learning strategies and delivery methods to maximize access; prepares students with the knowledge, skills and values to succeed in a global, multicultural society; develops tomorrow's leaders to serve and inspire positive change; discovers new knowledge and innovations to support a thriving future for eastern North Carolina and beyond; transforms health care, promotes wellness, and reduces health disparities; and improves qualify of life through cultural enrichment, academics, the arts, and athletics. We accomplish our mission through education, research, creative activities, and service while being good stewards of the resources entrusted to us. East Carolina University delivers on the promise of opportunity. We open doors. We improve lives. We transform the present, and we discover the future. In these ways and more, we serve our community, our state, our nation and our world as together we reach toward our greatest potential. Tomorrow starts here.
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