Associate General Counsel (Employment Law)

University of Nebraska   •  

Omaha, NE

Industry: Education


5 - 7 years

Posted 50 days ago

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title Associate General Counsel (Employment Law) - Omaha, NE
Department Central Administration
Requisition Number F_180226
Posting Open Date 12/11/2018
Application Review Date: (To ensure consideration, please submit all application materials before review date) 01/25/2019
Posting Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Description of Work

This is a full-time staff attorney position in the Office of the Vice President & General Counsel of the University of Nebraska. The Office of the Vice President & General Counsel is administratively responsible for all legal matters affecting the University of Nebraska and provides legal services to the Board of Regents, the President, the Chancellors, administrative officers, and others on the four campuses of the University system and at Central Administration.

This position is located in Omaha, Nebraska, at the campus of the University’s academic medical center, UNMC, with occasional travel to other campuses. Duties and responsibilities of this position will involve performance of general legal services for the University under the direction of the Vice President & General Counsel, with an expected emphasis in the areas of employment law and faculty and student matters. The successful candidate will primarily provide counsel and support to UNMC on matters related to faculty and staff employment issues, including guidance under University and UNMC policies, and student issues such as student conduct and grade appeals, as well as other duties as assigned. The successful candidate also will provide legal support to the other campuses of the University system as well as Central Administration. Exceptional candidates may be considered regardless of the expected areas of emphasis. The successful candidate will be required to complete a criminal background check.

Minimum Required Qualifications

B.A. / B.S. plus an earned J.D. degree from an accredited law school and a minimum of five years of related legal practice. Member in good standing of the State Bar of Nebraska, or permitted to be admitted in Nebraska under Nebraska Court Rule section 3-119 as a Class 1-B applicant within one year. Expertise or experience in one or more of the following: Title VII, Title IX, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, faculty tenure, and employee hiring and separations.
Preferred Qualifications

Prior experience at an academic medical center or another institution of higher education. Superior academic record. Excellent independent judgment and decision-making skills, excellent oral and written communication skills, and strong interpersonal skills. Demonstrated aptitude for strategic thinking, an ability to anticipate problems, a track record of timely completion of projects and assignments, and a keen ability to summarize and explain legal complexities.
Pre-Placement Driving Record Review Required
Criminal History Background Check Required Yes
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Job Category (old) Administrative
Job Type Full-Time
Position funded by grant or other form of temporary funding? No
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Requisition Number F_180226