Associate Vice President for Compliance & General Counsel

Denton, Denton County
Mar 03, 2014
Executive Administration Jobs
The expanded and reorganized Office of Compliance & General Counsel provides legal counsel to the Chancellor and President, Cabinet Members, and the Board of Regents by offering timely and responsible advice about the broad array of legal issues that face modern, public, complex institutions of higher education, particularly regarding compliance, liability and risk aversion. Additionally, the position will have the authority to add personnel to address the expanded university-wide compliance oversight role and to develop and create a legal center of excellence.

This position will work with a new Chancellor and President, as Chancellor and President Dr. Ann Stuart is retiring, leaving a lasting legacy by enhancing the reputation and visibility of Texas Woman’s University. The new Chancellor and President is expected to be selected by late spring.

Responsibilities of the Associate Vice President for Compliance & General Counsel include:

  • Provides counsel and advice on higher education legal issues, employment and civil rights complaints,
  • Handles tort/personal injury matters, student conduct, grievances, policies and procedures, 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 including oversight of compliance risk assessments.

The position 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.

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 be familiar with Texas Higher Education Codes and Texas laws.  Preference given to candidates who have earned the Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional Certification. Demonstrates knowledge of federal and state Equal Opportunity, Title VII, IX, ADAAA and other nondiscrimination and educational opportunity laws, rules, and regulations. Experience with writing policies and procedures. Experience delivering training on various regulatory or legal issues.

TO APPLY: Please submit resume via e-mail include the position/job code 14NV006 in the subject line. Additional information about the University is available at

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