Associate General Counsel

Ypsilanti, MI
Apr 27, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
GENERAL SUMMARY Assist General Counsel in administering and coordinating the delivery of legal services for the University.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES Assist General Counsel in administering institutional legal affairs.

Act as primary University legal contact for labor and employment issues.

Review, draft, and approve University contracts and institutional policies.

Provide legal counseling and assistance to various University departments in all aspects of business and higher education law. Provide legal services to University's Charter School Office.

Assist General Counsel in coordinating the delivery of legal services to the University by outside legal counsel.

Represent the University in judicial or quasi-judicial proceedings on the University's behalf, including labor and employment matters and other matters as assigned.

Perform related departmental duties as required and/or assigned by the General Counsel.
SUPERVISION EXERCISED Functional supervision is exercised over clerical and paraprofessional office support staff.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED Supervision is received from the University's General Counsel.
WORKING CONDITIONS Work is performed in a typical office environment.QUALIFICATIONS A law degree and admission to the Michigan Bar is required. Minimum five years' experience in active legal practice, with a focus on labor and employment law, is required.

Experience in litigation, contract negotiation, and business-related matters is preferred.

Previous higher education experience is desirable.