Temporary Position: Legal Assistant

Serving as Legal Assistant in the University's legal office, the position will require the following duties: (1) Coordinating responses to public records and information requests, including collecting and reviewing potentially responsive records and information from campus records custodians, and corresponding with the requesting party. (2) Coordinating contract in-take and basic review, including communication with campus departments regarding inquiries about the review process and status of contracts, and maintenance of a basic database to track in-take of proposed contracts and status of review and responses. (3) Carrying out defined legal, policy development and research projects, including conducting basic legal research on relevant topics and collecting secondary sources of legal analysis (e.g. treatises, legal presentations, law review articles). (4) Independently organizing materials and coordinating logistical needs in preparation for campus administrative hearings, and as needed to support the University's external counsel in the event of litigation or other matters. Such support may include organizing responses to discovery requests relating to litigation, including preparation of exhibit notebooks, preparing and coordinating delivery of responsive materials (relevant correspondence, depositions, evidence of materials to be offered, etc.), scheduling meetings, and drafting correspondence and other communications with witnesses and parties. (5) Providing administrative support to the University's attorney (e.g. scheduling meetings and phone calls, digital and paper filing, preparing meeting materials and reports, etc.) and back-up support as needed for Chancellor's Office administrative staff with basic office assignments (e.g., telephones, mail, photocopies). (6) Providing directed administrative support to the University Internal Auditor as needed. (7) Performing other relevant and appropriate duties as assigned.Bachelor's degree or paralegal certification. Experience working, interning or volunteering in a governmental/university legal office within the University of North Carolina system.Basic understanding of North Carolina's Public Records Act.

Learn more about this vacancy, and apply online at http://jobs.unca.edu/. Applications accepted until the position is filled.

UNC Asheville is committed to equality and diversity of experiences for our students, applicants and employees. Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply regardless of socio-economic status, gender expression, gender and sexual identity, culture, and ideological beliefs. UNC Asheville is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and will not discriminate against applicants and employees on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other legally protected status with respect to all terms, conditions, and privileges of university-sponsored activities, employment, and the use of university facilities.

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