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Associate General Counsel

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Categories: Staff
Department: Legal Services

Davidson College seeks a part-time associate general counsel to work in the Office of Legal Services. The Associate General Counsel will report to the Vice President/General Counsel and will provide counsel and legal advice to college departments at the direction of the Vice President/General Counsel. 

Job responsibilities: Responsibilities of the position include:

  • Provide legal counsel in broad and general areas of the law including contract development/negotiations, the development of policies and procedures, gift and gift use agreements, liability assessment, risk management, real estate and leasing, technology law, privacy law, employment, and student matters.
  • Provide legal counsel in administrative and regulatory areas specific to educational institutions such as Title IX, FERPA, and the Clery Act.
  • Stay informed about regulations and case law on legal matters affecting higher education and train employees on legal matters including changes in laws and regulations.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Personal and Professional Attributes: The successful candidate will have:

  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Strong research, writing, analytical and counseling skills.
  • Ability to handle a variety of legal matters that may arise at a private institution of higher education.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Independent judgment and self-starter.
  • Strong computer capability and software literacy.
  • Ability to work with many constituencies with competing points of view, patience, and a good sense of humor.

Required Qualifications:

  • Doctor of jurisprudence and graduation from a law school accredited by the Association of American Law Schools.
  • Member of the North Carolina Bar or admission to it within one year of hire.
  • Minimum of three years of directly related professional or equivalent experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience advising institutions of higher education or other non-profit entities.

This position may include work from home.  This position is expected to average about 20 hours per week and will be eligible for some benefits, including vacation and sick leave accruals and college-paid retirement contributions after one full year of employment.

To apply, please go to https://employment.davidson.edu and submit a cover letter and resume along with the online application.  Review of applications will begin immediately.

At Davidson College, we believe the college grows stronger by recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff committed to building an inclusive community.  In order to achieve and sustain educational excellence, we seek to hire talented faculty and staff across the intersections of diverse races, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientations, gender identities, ages, socio-economic backgrounds, political perspectives, abilities, cultures, and national origins.




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