Arizona State University Seeks Associate General Counsel – Close Date: February 13

Duties and Responsibilities:  The Associate General Counsel is responsible for providing a high level of professional legal service by representing and advising the Arizona Board of Regents and Arizona State University on a broad range of education law and other legal matters. This position will concentrate primarily on federal and state employment and administrative law matters. This will include, for example, academic and nonacademic personnel issues such as faculty promotion and tenure matters, peer review process, at-will employment, law enforcement personnel, discipline, termination, and grievances; administrative hearings, salary issues, immigration, employee benefits, discrimination and civil rights matters involving employees as well as students, affirmative action, public records, conflict of interest, drafting and review of all legal documents, including policies and procedures, legislative provisions and independent contractor agreements governing all aspects of university functioning. This position will also concentrate on student issues such as academic integrity, student conduct, FERPA, and student residency appeals.  The Associate General Counsel is responsible for supporting training and preventive law programs on a university-wide basis. This position interacts regularly with senior level administration and with state and federal regulatory offices.

Minimum Qualifications:  J.D. or L.L.B. degree from an ABA accredited law school and six (6) years of experience as a practicing attorney, including experience in the primary practice area(s) designated by the Senior Vice President and General Counsel; OR, any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved. Must be a member in good standing with the State Bar of Arizona within twelve (12) months of hire.

Desired Qualifications:  Experience in the active practice of law which is current and continuous and with a focus in employment law and litigation for at least 6 years. Experience in an in-house university environment, or as outside counsel devoting substantial attention to university clients in higher education law, particularly with employment issues (four years preferred) and student matters. Experience in other areas of law such as immigration, administrative, and public sector law. Demonstrated knowledge of the legal issues faced by research universities. Effective verbal and written communication skills. Experience in legal research. Experience in advocacy. Experience in program solving. Experience in working in a diverse and complex environment across multiple campuses.

Close Date: February 13, 2015 is the initial close date. Applications will continue to be accepted and reviewed every two weeks until the search is closed.

To Apply: For a complete position description and application instructions, please click here. Requisition ID No. 11064BR, Assoc General Counsel under Staff Positions, External Applicants.