Assistant General Counsel

Asheville, Buncombe County / Woodfin, Buncombe County
Apr 18, 2014

The Assistant General Counsel is responsible for assisting the General Counsel in providing comprehensive legal advice and assistance to the University of North Carolina Asheville. This position, under the direction of the General Counsel, will assist in advising the Chancellor and his/her representatives concerning legal matters such as University policies and procedures, employee relations, student discipline, contracts, pending litigation, and other University matters.

Position Type
EPA Staff

Assistant General Counsel

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Work Schedule and Hours

Typical hours are Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Occasional evenings and weekends may be needed to meet University needs. Occasional overnight travel to meetings and conferences may also be needed.

Full-Time / Part-Time

Hours per Week
40 Hours

Months per Year
12 Months



Required Education/Experience/Skills

J.D. from an American Bar Association accredited law school and must either be a current member in good standing of the North Carolina Bar or must be admitted to the North Carolina Bar within one year of employment; minimum of three (3) years of legal experience in higher education and/or public agency law with substantial experience in administrative proceedings and/or related litigation.Requires compliance with the professional conduct and ethics expectations of a legal office, including but not limited to, maintaining the confidentiality of sensitive information.

Preferred Education/Experience/Skills

In addition to substantial, recent experience representing a university and/or state agency in administrative proceedings and related litigation, experience with NCAA compliance, contract review and negotiation, NC Public Records Law or similar Freedom of Information or Sunshine Laws, and university and/or state agency procurement rules is preferred, as well as experience reflecting the attributes of leadership, collegial team membership and dependability

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Must possess strong verbal and written communication skills.

Must have demonstrated ability to analyze issues, conduct legal research, and give attention to detail.

Must be able to work both independently and collaboratively with others.

Must exercise sound judgment.

Must have effective time management skills.

Special Instructions to the Applicant

Applications must be submitted online no later than 11:59 p.m. (EST) on the closing date for each specific position. Please note that any documents submitted to Human Resources or the hiring departments become property of UNC Asheville and will not be returned.Official transcripts are required upon employment, and will be requested directly from the college/university by Human Resources. Any expense will be the responsibility of the employee. Educational degrees required must be from an appropriately accredited institution.If no applicants apply who meet the training & experience requirements, then management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on skills, equity, budget, and market considerations.It is the policy of UNC Asheville to conduct pre-employment background investigations on all candidates selected for employment. If hired, the candidate will be required to submit proof of eligibility to work in the United States. New employees are paid only by direct deposit to the financial institution of their choice.


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