Associate General Counsel

Location
Adelphi, MD
Posted
Jul 27, 2018
Closes
Aug 27, 2018
Function
Administrative
Industry
Education, Law
Hours
Full Time

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Associate General Counsel  

Office of Legal Affairs

Exempt, Regular, Full-time

University of Maryland University College (UMUC) seeks an Associate General Counsel in the Office of Legal Affairs. The Associate General Counsel will provide legal advice to UMUC including its overseas divisions, in conjunction with the Office of the Attorney General and under the direction of the General Counsel and Deputy General Counsel. 

Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Providing high level advice to staff and faculty on a broad range of matters including contracts, employment, student matters, compliance, and privacy laws
  • Drafting position statements to administrative agencies
  • Assist in conducting internal investigations and formal inquiries
  • Assist in providing training to the UMUC community
  • Undertaking projects relevant to the law and its impact on the operations of UMUC and as directed by the General Counsel or Deputy General Counsel
  • Other job-related duties as assigned

Required education and experience: Earned Juris Doctorate (JD) from an accredited law school, eligibility for admission to the Maryland Bar within one year of hire, and at least eight (8) years of experience performing legal work. Excellent oral and written communication skills; strong analytical skills; an ability to work in a fast paced environment; a willingness to support other attorneys, including training, when needed; and demonstrated ability to work as part of a team.

Preferred experience: Experience  supporting an organization's human resources function and providing interpretation and legal advice with respect to employment and labor  federal, state, and local laws and regulations as well as employer policy and procedures, particularly in the areas of equal employment opportunity, wage and hour, and grievances and appeals related to formal disciplinary actions taken.

All submissions should include a cover letter and résumé. UMUC offers competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits for qualifying positions, such as tuition remission, generous leave and healthcare.  For detailed benefits information, please visit: https://careers.umuc.edu/benefits.html.

The University of Maryland University College (UMUC) is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination. UMUC is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, ancestry, political affiliation or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.If you are an external candidate, you will have the option to create an account after you submit your application. Passwords for external accounts must contain 8 characters including 1 uppercase letter, 1 number, and 1 special character. Please remember this password, as it will be required to apply to additional jobs.

 

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