Assistant or Associate General Counsel

Job description

Posting Number:


Internal Recruitment :


Working Title:

Assistant or Associate General Counsel

Anticipated Hiring Range:

Appointment, classification, title and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience, and within budgetary parameters.

Work Schedule:

Monday-Friday; 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Job Location:

Raleigh, North Carolina

Department :

Office of General Counsel

About the Department:

The NC State Office of General Counsel provides, manages and coordinates all legal services for the university in a collegial, responsive and professional manner. The office provides legal and risk management advice on a wide variety of matters to the Board of Trustees, the Chancellor, senior officers, other university administrators, and faculty and staff who are acting on behalf of the university. These matters include, but are not limited to, employment, student affairs, athletics, public records, real property, sponsored programs, intellectual property, purchasing and civil rights. The office represents the university in administrative proceedings before federal and state agencies and coordinates all litigation matters.

Essential Job Duties:

The person selected for this position will engage in a wide-ranging, intellectually challenging, fast-paced and demanding practice. Practice areas will focus on general higher education legal issues as needed with a particular focus on one or more of the following: general litigation, compliance, administrative agency complaints, public records law, student affairs, employment, Title IX, ADA, Clery Act compliance, FERPA, HIPAA, IT and data security and privacy, general transactional matters, and/or risk management matters.

The duties of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing legal advice and counsel in matters relating to the areas listed above coordinating with and assisting outside counsel on litigation matters
  • Responding to administrative agency complaints
  • Coordinating the university’s response to subpoenas
  • Advising on compliance with North Carolina Public Records law
  • Conducting legal research on complex issues, internal investigations and fact gathering
  • Policy drafting and revision
  • Developing procedures for handling and responding to litigation matters

The person selected may also be asked to assist in responding to government investigations and to advise on compliance related matters. The legal practice areas of this position may also expand to include supporting other attorneys in the office in various practice areas as needed, as well as handling other matters as determined by the Vice Chancellor and General Counsel.

Other Responsibilities:

Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Education and Experience:

J.D. degree from an accredited law school

Excellent academic credentials

License to practice law in the State of North Carolina (or eligibility for admission within 12 months of hire)

At least 2 years of relevant, progressively responsible experience for the position of Assistant General Counsel.

At least 5 years of relevant, progressively responsible experience for the position of Associate General Counsel.

Other Required Qualifications:

Strong analytical and creative problem-solving skills

Keen understanding of the university’s operating environment, and project management skills

Initiative and intellectual curiosity

Excellent research, writing, drafting, and client counseling skills

Ability to juggle shifting priorities and multiple demanding projects

Detail-oriented with organizational proficiency and excellent follow through

Demonstrated experience as an effective team member and excellent judgment

Strong interpersonal and communication skills

Ability to work effectible with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community

Preferred Qualifications:

Prior representation of higher education clients, in-house experience, and/or prior litigation experience

Required License(s) or Certification(s):

License to practice law in the State of North Carolina (or eligibility for admission within 12 months of hire)

Valid NC Driver's License required:


Commercial Driver's License required:


Job Open Date:


Anticipated Close Date:

This posting will close at the end of the day on Tuesday, June 15 (EST).

Position Number:


Position Type:


Full Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week):



12 Month Recurring

Mandatory Designation - Adverse Weather:

Non Mandatory - Adverse Weather

Mandatory Designation - Emergency Events:

Non Mandatory - Emergency Event

Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?:


Department ID:

270101 - Office of General Counsel


NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or [email protected] Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree equivalency verified at or equivalent service. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.




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Job No:
Posted: 6/10/2021
Application Due: 6/18/2021
Work Type: Full Time