Associate University AttorneyPosition Number :
900004Vacancy Open to :
All Candidates Department :
CHH Office of University CounselDepartment Homepage :
https://attorney.ecu.edu/Advertising Department :
OFFICE OF UNIVERSITY COUNSELDivision :
ChancellorClassification Title :
Assoc University AttorneyWorking Title :
Associate University AttorneyNumber of Vacancies :
1Full Time Equivalent (FTE) :
1.00Full Time or Part Time :
Full TimeRecruitment Range:
Commensurate with QualificationsPosition Location (City) :
Non-FacultyJob Category :
Non-Faculty Senior AdministrativeOrganizational Unit Overview:
The University Counsel and Vice Chancellor for Legal Affairs is chief legal counsel for East Carolina University. The Office of University Counsel is responsible for addressing the university’s comprehensive legal needs, including contracts, policies and procedures, employment relations with faculty, EHRA and SHRA employees, litigation coordination, legal advice regarding compliance with applicable regulatory requests, etc. East Carolina University, with an enrollment of approximately 29,000 students, is the only constituent institution in the University of North Carolina system with a School of Medicine, School of Dental Medicine, and College of Engineering and Technology. The Office of University Counsel provides comprehensive legal advice and counsel regarding legal matters to the Chancellor, the Board of Trustees, the principal administrators of the University and, through them, to faculty, staff, and students of East Carolina University.Job Duties :
The responsibility of the Associate University Attorney is to assist the University Counsel and Vice Chancellor for Legal Affairs (“University Counsel”) in providing comprehensive legal advice to East Carolina University. Under the direction of the University Counsel, the Associate University Attorney assists in advising the Chancellor and their representatives concerning legal matters such as University policies and procedures, employee relations, student discipline, civil rights, contracts, pending litigation, public records requests, and other University matters. Minimum Education/Experience :
Duties of the Associate University Attorney include:
1. Furnishing legal advice to and preparing written legal opinions for the Chancellor, vice chancellors, deans, and department chairs, as well as the Board of Trustees, faculty, staff, and students on matters involving or affecting the University;
2. Furnishing legal advice concerning the legal implications of proposed policies and actions;
3. Counsels the University as to compliance with State and federal laws and administrative regulations;
4. Assists with preparation for campus grievance hearings involving faculty and staff and as well as subsequent appeals;
5. Provides training on legal policy issues to University faculty, administration and staff;
6. Drafts or reviews University contracts and advises administration in apparent vendor breach situations;
7. At various times, serves as a liaison between East Carolina University and (1) the legal staff of The University of North Carolina System Office, (2) the legal staff of the North Carolina Department of Justice/Office of the Attorney General, and (3) other entities inside and outside the University; and
8. Represents the University to a variety of external regulatory and law enforcement agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, United States Department of Justice, and the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights.
This function requires responding to inquiries, charges, or complaints registered by or with such organizations, usually through conducting internal investigations; marshaling evidence; and assisting in the development and articulation of University administrators.
Salary and title are commensurate with experience. May fill as Assistant University Attorney (classification and working title) based on qualifications and experience of selected candidate.
J.D. from an ABA accredited law school, admitted currently or eligible for admission to the North Carolina Bar and must be admitted within one year of date of employment.License or Certification Required by Statute or Regulation :
NonePreferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education :
A minimum of four years of legal experience is preferred, along with relevant experience involving employment law, litigation experience, contract law, and higher education law and/or public sector law.Special Instructions to Applicant :
Submit cover letter, resume, and list of at least three references (with contact information) with electronic application.Additional Instructions to Applicant:
In order to be considered for this position, applicants must complete a candidate profile online via the PeopleAdmin system and submit any requested documents. Additionally, applicants that possess the preferred education and experience must also possess the minimum education/experience, if applicable.Job Open Date :
07/15/2021Open Until Filled:
YesInitial Screening Begins :
07/18/2021Quick Link for Direct Access to Posting :
East Carolina University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and seeks to create an environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a more diverse student body, faculty, staff and administration. We encourage qualified applicants from women, minorities, veterans, individuals with a disability, and historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race/ethnicity, color, genetic information, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, political affiliation, or veteran status.Eligibility for Employment :
Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) should contact the Department of Human Resources at (252) 737-1018 (Voice/TTY) or [email protected].
Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. ECU 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.Office of Human Resources Contact Information :
If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (252) 328-9847 or toll free at 1-866-489-1740 or send an email to [email protected] Our office is available to provide assistance Monday-Friday from 8:00-5:00 EST.