Assistant General Counsel

The Assistant General Counsel's (AGC) purpose is to provide legal advice to academic and administrative offices across campus; review, draft, and negotiate university contracts; and draft legal documents and memoranda of law. The AGC also assists with matters of compliance with state and federal law; drafts, reviews, and revises university policies and conducts trainings on those polices; and oversees grievance proceedings. The AGC will report to the General Counsel.

The Assistant General Counsel (AGC) reports directly to the General Counsel. The AGC will provide legal advice in a fast-paced environment to a variety of academic and administrative offices across campus. The AGC will review, draft and negotiate university contracts; research legal issues; draft legal documents and memoranda of law for attorney use; provide support in responding to discovery requests and investigations by regulatory agencies; assist in coordination of compliance with various state and federal laws and regulations; develop special studies on a variety of legal issues and policy matters; draft, review, and revise university policies and regulations; handle grievance proceedings; and, as needed, conduct training for various campus constituencies on university policies and regulations and matters that may expose the university to legal vulnerability.

This position is Mandatory Personnel: Employees whose presence has been determined to be mandatory to University operations during certain types of adverse weather or emergency events.

Minimum Training and Experience Requirements: JD from an accredited law school and admission to the North Carolina State Bar (or must become barred within one year of employment); one year of relevant legal experience; excellent interpersonal, organizational, writing, research, and advocacy skills; demonstrated leadership experience.

Management Preference: Experience in contract review, drafting, and modification; knowledge of education law; knowledge of laws regulating activities of agencies of the State of North Carolina.

License: Admission NC State Bar (or within one year of employment)

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicant must submit resume, cover letter, and writing sample (no more than 10 typed pages, double spaced)

Applications received on or before October 9, 2020 will receive initial review.

This position is subject to the successful completion of an employment background check. An employment background check includes a criminal background check, employment verification, reference checks, license verification (if applicable) and credit history check (if applicable).

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

New employees are paid only by direct deposit to the financial institution of their choice. Candidates claiming Veterans Preference must attach a copy of their DD-214 as a part of the online application process.

UNC Pembroke is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The University prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibits discrimination against all individuals based on their age, race, color, genetic information, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression and national origin. UNC Pembroke is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and seeks priority referrals of protected veterans for our openings.




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