UNCA Seeks Assistant General Counsel

UNC Asheville is seeking an Assistant General Counsel to be responsible for assisting the University General Counsel in providing comprehensive legal advice and assistance to the University of North Carolina at 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.

The preferred candidates will have a 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.

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.

For more information about this vacancy, and to apply online, click here. Applications will be accepted through May 18, 2014.

Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Policy Statement
The University of North Carolina at Asheville is committed to equality of educational experiences for students and is an equal employment opportunity employer. UNC Asheville will not discriminate against students, applicants, or employees on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation*, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, or any other legally protected status with respect to all terms, conditions, or privileges of University – sponsored activities, employment, and the use of University facilities.

*UNC Asheville acknowledges and understands that the category of sexual orientation is not a protected category under Federal or State law and therefore can not be grieved beyond campus level.