The Assistant General Counsel reports to the General Counsel, who reports to the President. The Office of General Counsel is a fast-paced, high volume workplace that manages the legal affairs of the university, provides legal advice and assistance to the university's Board of Trustees, President, Provost, Vice Presidents, Vice Provosts, Deans, Directors and Faculty.
J.D. degree from an ABA accredited law school; excellent legal research and writing skills; admission to the Ohio Bar; at least 3 years of experience practicing in the legal areas listed in the essential functions; excellent general communication, analytical, and interpersonal skills; and qualification for appointment as an Assistant Attorney General for the state of Ohio to include a background check and interview with the Office of Ohio Attorney General. High ethical standards; commitment to diversity and the ability to work with divergent personalities.
Experience working on behalf of an institution of higher education.
Essential Functions and percent of time::
(100%) The Assistant General Counsel provides a high level of legal services to the university in a variety of areas including employment and labor, student related matters, contract review, public procurement, compliance, privacy, public records, constitutional law, real estate, policy development and review, intellectual property and administrative law. These duties include but are not limited to the following: a) Reviews, negotiates and drafts contracts and transactions, for service agreements, purchasing agreements, space and equipment leases, consulting arrangements, affiliation agreements, and other related agreements. b) Responds to government compliance inquiries, audits and subpoenas and public document requests. c) Brings legal issues and concerns to the attention of the General Counsel and help to respond appropriately d) Drafts, edits and finalizes reports, opinions, correspondence, articles and other documents as needed. e) Researches and provides counsel and advice concerning compliance with federal and state statutes and regulations affecting institutions of higher education. f) Participates with development, revision, and interpretation of official internal policies and procedures. g) Monitors and attempts to resolve disputes which may lead to litigation h) Engages in legal analysis of issues relating to employment law, discrimination, diversity, equal employment opportunity, faculty governance, student academic and professionalism issues. i) Collaborates on litigation management, responding to discovery requests, monitoring litigation and overseeing outside counsel. j) Other related duties as assigned.
To preserve the safety and security of the campus community and to maintain the integrity of university operations, it is the policy of Wright State University before making an employment offer conduct various background checks, such as a criminal record, credit history when job related and/or education verifications. Additionally, an administrative review shall be conducted whenever the university learns that an employee is charged with or convicted of a crime (except for minor vehicle violations).
Frequently asked questions related to background checks may be found on the human resources website at http://www.wright.edu/human-resources.
Effective July 1, 2017, per Policy 7230 Wright State University is tobacco-free. Tobacco use, including the sale, advertising sampling and distribution of tobacco products and tobacco related items is prohibited in all university facilities, on all university owned or leased grounds, university owned or operated residence halls and apartments, and at all university sponsored events regardless of location. Tobacco use is also prohibited in all university vehicles or on any equipment owned, leased or operated by Wright State University. This policy applies to anyone on campus including students, faculty, staff, visitors, consultants, vendors, patients, volunteers, and contractor employees.
Wright State University serves nearly 18,000 students and offers more than 230 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, and professional degree programs through eight colleges and three schools. Located in the city of Fairborn in Greene County, Ohio, Wright State is conveniently situated adjacent to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and is less than 10 miles from downtown Dayton. One of our eight colleges, Wright State University–Lake Campus, is a university-operated regional campus on the shores of Grand Lake St. Marys in Celina, Ohio. The Wright State alumni community is more than 109,000 strong. For more information please visit www.wright.edu.