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Associate General Counsel

Company: University of Georgia
Location: Griffin
Posted on: July 6, 2024

Job Description:

Associate General CounselBelow you will find the details for the position including any supplementary documentation and questions you should review before applying for the opening. To apply for the position, please click the Apply for this Job link/button.

If you would like to bookmark this position for later review, click on the Bookmark link. If you would like to print a copy of this position for your records, click on the Print Preview link.Bookmark this Posting -Print Preview -Apply for this Job Please see Special Instructions for more details. This position is open until filled with priority given to applications submitted by May 1, 2024. Please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and three references. The letter of interest should address applicant's interest in the position, qualifications, and relevant experience. Posting Details Posting Details Posting Number S11742P Working Title Associate General Counsel Department Legal Affairs Office About the University of Georgia Since our founding in 1785, the University of Georgia has operated as Georgia's oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (https://www.uga.edu/ ). The proof is in our more than 235 years of academic and professional achievements and our continual commitment to higher education. UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University's main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA employs approximately 3,000 faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University's enrollment exceeds 40,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 10,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens. About the College/Unit/Department The Office of Legal Affairs is the University of Georgia's in-house legal counsel. Attorneys in the Office of Legal Affairs provide legal advice and counseling to the University through its administrators, faculty, and staff in the course of their duties on behalf of the University. The Office of Legal Affairs does not provide legal advice to administrators, faculty, staff, or students in their individual capacities. In addition to providing legal counseling to the University, other areas of responsibility for the Office of Legal Affairs include policy interpretation and advice, administration of the University's grievance and dispute resolution procedures, contract review, and - in conjunction with the Attorney General - management of actual or threatened litigation in which the University is involved. The Office of Legal Affairs is also available to provide training and informative programs on legal issues applicable to units of the University. College/Unit/Department website legal.uga.edu Posting Type External Retirement Plan TRS or ORP Employment Type Employee Benefits Eligibility Benefits Eligible Full/Part time Full Time Work Schedule Additional Schedule Information 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday Advertised Salary $110,000-130,000 Posting Date 03/04/2024 Open until filled Yes Closing Date Proposed Starting Date 07/01/2024 Special Instructions to Applicants This position is open until filled with priority given to applications submitted by May 1, 2024. Please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and three references. The letter of interest should address applicant's interest in the position, qualifications, and relevant experience. Location of Vacancy Athens Area EEO Policy Statement The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (hrweb@uga.edu). USG Core Values Statement The University System of Georgia is comprised of our 26 institutions of higher education and learning, as well the System Office. Our USG Statement of Core Values are Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Respect. These values serve as the foundation for all that we do as an organization, and each USG community member is responsible for demonstrating and upholding these standards. More details on the USG Statement of Core Values and Code of Conduct are available in USG Board Policy 8.2.18.1.2 and can be found on-line at https://www.usg.edu/policymanual/section8/C224/#p8.2.18_personnel_conduct .

Additionally, USG supports Freedom of Expression as stated in Board Policy 6.5 Freedom of Expression and Academic Freedom found on-line at https://www.usg.edu/policymanual/section6/C2653 . Position Information Classification Title Attorney FLSA Exempt FTE 1.00 Minimum Qualifications Terminal degree required. Additional professional licensure and/or certification in the field may be required. Preferred Qualifications The successful applicant should have a J.D. degree from an accredited law school, strong academic credentials, and be admitted or immediately eligible for admissions to practice law in the State of Georgia. Applicants for this position should have a minimum of seven years of experience with a focus on employment law. Experience relevant to higher education law, including faulty affairs, is also preferred. Successful candidate should live or be willing to promptly relocate to the Athens area. - Position Summary This position is one of approximately ten attorneys in the University of Georgia's Office of Legal Affairs, the University's in-house legal counsel. Reporting directly to the General Counsel, attorneys in the office provide legal advice and counseling to the University through its administrators, faculty, and staff in the course of their duties on behalf of the University.

Each attorney in the office has direct responsibility for specific substantive areas and units. Areas of responsibility sometimes change to meet the needs of the unit and institution. This position is to be focused on Human Resources and Faculty Affairs.

In addition to providing legal counseling to the University on a wide variety of legal issues, other areas of responsibility for the Office of Legal Affairs include administration of the University's grievance and dispute resolution procedures, policy interpretation, contract review, and - in conjunction with the Attorney General - management of actual or threatened litigation in which the University is involved.

Associate General Counsel positions are intended for attorneys with 7+ years of experience. Associate General Counsels are expected to work with an extremely high level of independence, providing counsel to assigned units with little oversight by the General Counsel. Associate General Counsels are also expected to represent the Office of Legal Affairs and the General Counsel on committees, in meetings with top UGA and USG officials, and in coordination with the Attorney General's Office. Subject matter expertise and close working relationships with assigned units are required of Associate General Counsels, as well as sensitivity to emerging and complex issues. Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Plan and manage a variety of tasks.
  • Work effectively with diverse constituents in a large public institution.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills; and sound judgment. Physical Demands
    • Sitting, walking/moving. Is driving a responsibility of this position? No Is this a Position of Trust? No Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources? No Does this position require a P-Card? No Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? No Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care? No Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications) No Credit and P-Card policy Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website . Background Investigation Policy Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including, a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with the University of Georgia; confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials (including reference checks) as they relate to the job-based requirements of the position applied for; and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. You may also be subject to a pre-employment drug test for positions with high-risk responsibilities, if applicable. Please visit the UGA Background Check website . Duties/Responsibilities Duties/Responsibilities Advice and counseling to assigned units, including Human Resources and Faculty Affairs. Percentage of time 80 Duties/Responsibilities Other duties assigned by General Counsel. Percentage of time 20 Contact Information Recruitment Contact Contact Details For questions concerning this position or recruitment progression, please refer to the Recruitment Contact listed below. Recruitment Contact Name Lindsay Smith Recruitment Contact Email lbow@uga.edu Recruitment Contact Phone Posting Specific Questions Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
    • * Do you have a J.D. degree from an accredited law school?
      • Yes
      • No
      • * Have you been admitted to practice law in the State of Georgia, or are you eligible for admission throughreciprocity or passing of the Georgia bar exam within one (1) year of employment?
        • Yes
        • No Applicant Documents Required Documents
        • Resume/CV
        • Cover Letter
        • List of References with Contact Information Optional Documents
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