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Assistant General Counsel - Litigation, General University Affairs, and Labor and Employment

Company: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Location: New Brunswick
Posted on: November 30, 2019

Job Description:

Position Details Please apply using link below Position Information Recruitment/Posting Title Assistant General Counsel - Litigation, General University Affairs, and Labor and Employment Job Category Staff & Executive - Legal Department General Counsel Overview Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national land grant research university and the State of New Jersey's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Established in 1766, Rutgers has approximately 65,000 students and more than 24,400 faculty and staff located throughout its main campus in the New Brunswick/Piscataway area, its Newark and Camden campuses, and its extension offices and other facilities throughout New Jersey. The University comprises 33 undergraduate, graduate, and professional schools, including two medical schools and a dental school, as well as over 130 specialized research institutes. Posting Summary Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking an Assistant General Counsel for the Office of General Counsel (OGC).The Office of the Senior Vice President and General Counsel (OGC) represents the University in all legal proceedings and provides legal advice to the President, Board of Governors, and administration on a broad array of legal issues. OGC manages and supervises all legal affairs for the University; serves as the general legal officer of the Board of Governors and the University; and serves as legal adviser to the Board of Governors, the President, and to other administrative officers of the University. This position reports to the Senior Vice President and General Counsel and Associate Vice President and Deputy General Counsels. This attorney works in a variety of areas, with a focus on defending the University and its employees in litigation and provides advice, counsel, and representation in labor and employment matters. Among the key duties of this position are the following:--- Defends the University on a wide variety of litigation matters (a substantial portion of which involves employment claims), generally in coordination with outside counsel.--- Advises senior administrators on matters in anticipation of litigation and prepares responses to attorney demand letters; collaborates with University Risk Management on insurance, indemnification and related issues.--- Prepares and litigates arbitration of contractual and disciplinary grievances arising under faculty and staff collective negotiations agreements and advises on issues arising during collective negotiations.--- Conducts research, renders advice, and represents the University in employment-related administrative proceedings before such agencies as the EEOC and New Jersey Division on Civil Rights.--- Provides advice and counsel on a wide variety of legal issues that affect a public institution of higher education, including constitutional issues, issues arising under Title IX, FERPA, the Open Public Records Act, the Open Public Meetings Act, and other student-related issues (such as discipline and disability accommodations).--- Provides advice and guidance pertaining to drafting and reviewing University-wide policies and procedures.--- Assists with and participates in training and preventative law presentations for University administrators, managers and staff; participates in other legal projects as requested by the General Counsel or other supervising attorneys. Position Status Full Time Hours Per Week Daily Work Shift FLSA Exempt Grade 09 Position Salary Annual Minimum Salary 102407.000 Annual Mid Range Salary 129620.000 Annual Maximum Salary 156834.000 Standard Hours 37.50 Union Description Administrators Confidential Payroll Designation PeopleSoft Benefits Information about the benefits provided to Rutgers employees can be found at: Seniority Unit Terms of Appointment Staff - 12 month Position Pension Eligibility ABP Qualifications Minimum Education and Experience --- A JD degree from an accredited law school.--- A minimum of five years of relevant experience of increasing responsibility, with significant knowledge and experience in employment litigation and/or general litigation and labor and employment matters, including related arbitration and administrative proceedings.--- Admitted to practice law in New Jersey or admitted in another jurisdiction and willing and able to become admitted in New Jersey as soon as practicable. Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities --- Excellent communication skills, excellent writing skills, and the ability to work with colleagues both within the OGC and within the University as a whole.--- Comfortable taking responsibility for addressing complex legal issues within the context of a vibrant and ever-evolving institution of higher education.--- Strategic decision-making and independent sound judgment as applied to complex and nuanced factual scenarios.--- Ability to function effectively in a fast-paced environment with multiple and changing priorities and objectives.--- Superior academic credentials Preferred Qualifications --- Experience representing or working for public institutions of higher education.--- Experience representing public sector clients or working as an attorney in the public sector. Equipment Utilized --- Worldox (electronic document management system) - creating, scanning, searching, and retrieving documents--- Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint--- E-Billing software - legal invoice review and approval of matters--- Westlaw Physical Demands and Work Environment Special Conditions Posting Details Posting Number 19ST4606 Posting Open Date 10/29/2019 Special Instructions to Applicants Regional Campus Rutgers University-New Brunswick Home Location Campus Downtown New Brunswick Location Details New Brunswick, NJ, 08901 All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of all pre-employment screenings. Pre-employment Screenings It is university policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment. For additional information please see the Non-Discrimination Statement at the following web address: Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement Supplemental Questions Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (). Applicant Documents Required Documents Resume/CV Cover Letter/Letter of Application List of Professional References (contact Info) Optional Documents

Keywords: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick , Assistant General Counsel - Litigation, General University Affairs, and Labor and Employment, Human Resources , New Brunswick, New Jersey

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