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Associate General Counsel
Villanova University


Date Posted Sep. 14, 2018
Title Associate General Counsel
University Villanova University
Department
Application Deadline 9/13/2018
Position Start Date Available immediately
 
  • Villanova, PA
    United States
 
  • Professional Staff
  • Commercial & Bankruptcy Law
    Employment/Employee/Labor Law
 
 


Associate General Counsel


Posting Number: 20181859S

Position Type: Staff

Recruitment Type: Internal/External Applicants

Work Schedule: full-time/12-months

Department: 705-VP and General Counsel

Position Summary

The Associate General Counsel is an officer of administration reporting to the Vice President and General Counsel who assists in handling all University legal affairs under the direction of the Vice President and General Counsel.
Villanova is a Catholic university sponsored by the Augustinian order. Diversity and inclusion have been and will continue to be an integral component of Villanova University's mission. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to the University's mission and values.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Under the direction of the Vice President and General Counsel, provides general legal services and day to day advice to principal officers of administration.
  • Advises, drafts agreements and oversees judicial matters involving commercial transactions, sponsored research agreements, construction contracts, leases and grant proposals.
  • Advises with respect to employment, labor and human resource matters such as employee discipline, benefits and accommodation matters.
  • Oversees and participates in judicial proceedings involving the University, managing litigation matters and advising outside counsel.
  • Advises with respect to internal dispute resolution and administrative proceedings such as student disciplinary matters, faculty and union grievances, suspension or termination matters.
  • Assists in formulating and implementing institutional strategies for avoiding future legal problems.
  • Oversees responses to subpoenas directed to the University, including gathering records and ensuring compliance with legal requirements regarding confidentiality of student and employee records.
  • Serves on University committees as assigned by the Vice President and General Counsel.
  • Performs additional duties and assists with special projects as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Graduation from recognized college or university; graduation from recognized law school with a LL.B./J.D. degree. Must be admitted and in good standing in Pennsylvania or other state bar; admission to the Pennsylvania bar required within one year of appointment.
  • Knowledge of major areas of the general practice of law in a nonprofit higher education setting.
  • Minimum of 7+ years legal practice.
  • Demonstrated capacity for legal reasoning and clear and concise written and oral communications; ability to resolve complicated and delicate problems imaginatively and discreetly; high intelligence; ability to function effectively in an academic community.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Extensive Commercial Law, Employment Law experience.
  • Previous experience in a higher education setting.
  • Criminal Law and Litigation experience.
  • Experience with Title IX, ADA, FMLA and other EEO laws.
  • Experience with the criminal justice system


Physical Requirements and/or Unusual Work Hours

Special Message to Applicants

Confidential letters of recommendation will be requested from references for interviewed candidates only.

Posting Date: 08/30/2018

Closing Date (12am ET): 9/13/2018

Open Until Filled:

Salary Posting Information: Commensurate with experience.

Salary Band: M

Job Classification: exempt

To apply, visit: https://jobs.villanova.edu/postings/14880

Villanova is a Catholic university sponsored by the Augustinian order. Diversity and inclusion have been and will continue to be an integral component of Villanova University's mission. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to the University's mission and values. Villanova University is committed to providing leadership in the attainment of equal employment for all individuals. It is the policy and practice of Villanova University to recruit and select applicants on the basis of their qualifications and abilities. This effort is in compliance with all federal and state laws, including Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1975, Executive Order 11246, and the Americans with Disabilities Act.


 
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