000013Vacancy Open to:
All CandidatesWorking Title:
Assistant General CounselPosition Designation:
EHRA Non-FacultyEmployment Type:
Permanent - Full-timeMonths per Year:
Monday-Friday, 8-5Hours per week:
Institutional IntegrityWork Location:
Cato 3rd FloorSalary Range:
$95,000 - $105,000Primary Purpose of Department:
The Office of Legal Affairs provides comprehensive legal advice and assistance to UNC Charlotte. The Office of Legal Affairs provides services on legal matters involving or affecting the institution to the Board of Trustees, the Chancellor, the other senior administrators of the University, and through them, to the University’s faculty and staff.Primary Purpose of Position:
Attorneys in UNC Charlotte’s Office of Legal Affairs have challenging, wide-ranging practices and must be able to handle multiple, unrelated matters concurrently. The Assistant General Counsel must be able to complete complex projects both independently and with direction from the Vice Chancellor for Institutional integrity and General Counsel, the Associate Vice Chancellor for Legal Affairs and Deputy General Counsel, the Senior Associate General Counsels, and the Associate General Counsel.Summary of Position Responsibilities:
The Assistant General Counsel will be a general practitioner, though it is expected that the position will focus on issues related to purchasing and contract services, materials management, compliance and risk management, and construction and real estate. While these areas are expected to be the initial focus of this particular position, the Assistant General Counsel will be expected to research, provide advice on, and draft communications and legal documents regarding the full range of state and federal laws, regulations, and policies applicable to a UNC member institution.Minimum Education/Experience:
-J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school. Preferred Education, Knowledge, Skills and Experience:
-Prior experience as an attorney for a university, or relevant in-house or law firm experience required.
-Three to six years of relevant, post-law school experience required.
-Experience in a higher education environment is strongly preferred. Necessary Certifications/Licenses:
-Excellent written communication skills; strong verbal and written communication skills in presenting complex legal principles in laymen terms to senior administrators, staff, and faculty.
-Strong interpersonal and listening skills, and experience interfacing with a wide variety of key stakeholders; a strong collaborator and team oriented.
-Strong work ethic with a positive attitude. Self-starter, quick study, and ability to manage deadlines.
-High moral and ethical standards that reflect honesty, integrity, and reliability.
-Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion.
-Must have a current license to practice law in North Carolina, or obtain such license within one year of employment. Special Notes to Applicants:
-Must be currently licensed in good standing without any instances of suspension, revocation, censure or other adverse events in any jurisdiction.
-Candidates are requested to attach a cover letter that addresses all qualifications for the position, including information that highlights experience evidencing their commitment to diversity and inclusion. Posting Open Date:
-Employment is conditioned upon successful completion of a criminal background check.
07/06/2021Posting Close Date:
08/06/2021Open Until Filled:
NoProposed Hire Date:
Please contact Melanie White, Executive Assistant to Vice Chancellor for Institutional Integrity and General Counsel, at [email protected] with any questions.