Friday, November 11, 2016

University of Arkansas - Associate General Counsel

Assoc. General Counsel
Posting Number NC589P
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Working Title Assoc. General Counsel
Position Number 2576
Department Legal Services
About the University

Founded in 1871 as a land grant institution, the University of Arkansas is classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the top two percent of universities in the nation with the highest level of research activity. Ten colleges and schools serve more than 26,700 students with more than 200 academic programs. University of Arkansas students earn nationally competitive awards at an impressive rate and represent 50 states and more than 120 countries.

Located in the stunning Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas, Fayetteville is home to the University of Arkansas campus, known for its spectacular views and ample green spaces. Fayetteville is considered one of the country’s finest college towns, and the surrounding northwest Arkansas region is regularly ranked one of the best places to live in the U.S. Some of the nation’s best outdoor amenities and most spectacular hiking trails are within a short drive of campus.

As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.
About the College/Department
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Job Type Administrator
Summary of Job Duties

The Associate General Counsel will advise the University, its Board, officers, administrators, campuses, units, faculty and staff on legal issues affecting the campuses and units of the University, including employment matters, litigation representation, policy and contract drafting and review. The duties of the Associate General Counsel contribute in the effort to further the mission of the UA System.

Minimum Qualifications
Please ensure that all relevant application materials include details addressing the minimum qualifications. Applicants not meeting the minimum qualifications will be disqualified from consideration.
Juris Doctor degree from an accredited American Bar Association law school
License to practice law in the State of Arkansas
Three years experience in the practice of law, with a governmental or nonprofit entity, in private practice, with a corporation, or clerkship
Preferred Qualifications
Experience in litigation, employment law, higher education legal issues, and governmental compliance

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)
Knowledge of employment law, contract law and legal issues in higher education
Outstanding written and oral communication skills
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work professionally under pressure
Ability to maintain confidentiality
Ability to have a strong commitment to teamwork, customer service and collaboration
Maturity, sound judgment, good work ethic and ability to work closely with the other members of the General Counsel’s office
Physical activities associated with this position

For questions regarding reasonable accommodations please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity

Posting Detail Information

Future Open Date 11/05/2016
Close Date 11/19/2016
Open Until Filled

All application materials must be uploaded to the U of A’s employment system at