Associate General Counsel

Jonesboro, AR
Sep 21, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

University Counsel

Proposed Salary Range
Commensurate with Experience

Closing: 10/6/17

Type of Employment: Staff

Employment Status: Full time (29-40 Hrs)

Location: Little Rock

Position Summary:

The Arkansas State University System Associate General Counsel serves as counsel for all campuses within the System. This position is based at the ASU System Office in Little Rock, Arkansas.

This is a non-classified position governed by institutional policy reporting to the System General Counsel.

Duties & Responsibilities:

The Associate General Counsel drafts policies, procedures, and other guidance documents for use by all campuses, meets regularly with campus constituents to provide updates on changes in the law and to make recommendations on compliance under the supervision of general counsel, monitors and assists with state, federal and other regulatory matters applicable to higher education, and assists with litigation.

This individual also prepares and reviews contracts for use by all System campuses, and travels to ASU System campuses to meet with campus constituents.


Ability to effectively and accurately research federal and state law as it applies to issues in higher education, identify and present emerging legal issues in an understandable manner to all System campus constituents, communicate effectively with, administrators, faculty, staff, students, alumni and members of the public both in oral and written presentations, analyze legal issues and make appropriate recommendations as to best practices, and handle multiple projects at once.

Candidates must be self-motivated.

General Days/Hours:

Monday -Friday
8AM-5PM - occasional overtime
Occasional travel required


The Associate General Counsel has regular contact with University General Counsel, the System President and Chancellors of all campuses, as well as, direct contact with, administrators, faculty, staff, students, alumni, and the general public as necessary to address legal issues.

A minimum of three (3) years experience as a practicing attorney is preferred but not required.

Minimum Qualifications:

The qualified candidate must possess an Arkansas Law License.

Arkansas State University is a public, multi-campus higher education system with enrollment in excess of 22,000 students. Approximately 14,000 students attend the Jonesboro campus where the student body is diverse. The campus has a renewed focus on international student recruitment and capital campaign development. Jonesboro has a population of approximately 67,000 and is located 70 miles northwest of Memphis (

EEO Statement: It is the policy of Arkansas State University to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons; to prohibit discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, ancestry, religion, gender, age, disability, genetic information, national origin, status as a veteran or other status protected by law; and to promote the full realization of equal employment opportunity through a positive continuing program of affirmative action.