General Counsel and Associate Vice President for Compliance

Denton, Texas
Aug 08, 2018
Executive Administration Jobs
Vice Presidents
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


The Office of Compliance & General Counsel provides legal counsel to the Chancellor and President, Cabinet Members, and the Board of Regents striving to offer timely and responsible advice about the broad array of legal issues that face modern, public, complex institutions of higher education, particularly regarding compliance, liability & risk.

Responsibilities include: Providing counsel and advice on employment and civil rights complaints, tort/personal injury matters, student conduct, grievances, policies and procedures, university contracting issues, and claims. Provides legal advice on matters concerning the rights, obligations, and privileges of the university including representation in hearings and other judicial proceedings. Performs accountable and responsible legal and compliance work involving representation and interpretation of statutes pertinent to the University. Serves as board secretary to the Board of Regents. As the Open Records Officer, the position will review public records requests in accordance with the Texas Public Information Act. The position will oversee the compliance function, to include compliance risk assessments, supervise the Assistant General Counsel, Director of Compliance, and Sr. Administrative Assistant, and will work closely with department heads, deans, chairs, managers and supervisors, including related programs and individuals throughout the University to establish a culture of compliance with university policies, state and federal regulations. In addition, the position will be required to collaborate with a variety of state agencies, such as the Office of Attorney General, on legal matters pertinent to the university.

Education: J.D. or L.L.B. degree and Licensed Attorney in good standing with the Texas Bar Association.

Experience: Ten years of extensive and progressively responsible legal experience. Experience in dealing with legal matters in an academic setting required. Must have extensive experience interpreting federal and state laws, especially those codes and regulations relating specifically to higher education. Preference given to candidates who have earned the Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional Certification. Demonstrates knowledge of federal and state Equal Opportunity, Title IX, ADA and other nondiscrimination and educational opportunity laws, rules, and regulations. Experience with writing clear and consistent policies and procedures. Experience delivering training on various regulatory or legal issues.

Application Information: The General Counsel and Associate Vice President for Compliance Search Committee will begin reviewing applications immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, candidates must provide a letter of interest and résumé. Review of candidate materials will begin immediately and continue until the successful candidate has been selected. To apply for this position, visit:

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