Assistant General Counsel - Western Kentucky University
Western Kentucky University
Location: Bowling Green, Kentucky
Internal Number: 148224
Location: Bowling Green, KY Category: Staff Posted On: Thu May 26 2022 Job Description:
WKU invites applications for the position of Assistant or Associate General Counsel. This position reports directly to the General Counsel, who reports directly to the President. The Office of the General Counsel manages the legal affairs of the University, including provision of legal advice and assistance to the University's Board of Regents, President, administrative officials and others as appropriate.
Qualified applicants must be able to: (1) work collaboratively with all university administrators; (2) interact professionally and knowledgeably with a wide spectrum of individuals, including students, faculty, administrators, and community members from diverse backgrounds; (3) handle multiple unrelated matters concurrently, timely, and accurately; and (4) provide legal advice on varied legal and administrative issues, conduct legal research, and prepare memoranda of law.
Candidates qualifying for the position of Assistant or Associate General Counsel must have general knowledge of higher education, civil rights, Title IX compliance, contracts, open records/open meetings, real estate, and employment law.
Earned Juris Doctorate (JD) from an accredited U.S. law school.
Admission to practice law in Kentucky.
At least three years of related professional experience.
Outstanding verbal, written, and presentation skills.
Pay Band: 11 Salary Range: $90,000 - $100,000
Kentucky state law requires all public institutions of postsecondary education to conduct pre-employment criminal background checks to determine suitability for employment.
Western Kentucky University (WKU) is committed to a policy and practice of providing equal employment and educational opportunities to all individuals. In accordance with 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 1973, Revised 1992, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, no form of discrimination or harassment will be tolerated at WKU on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, creed, religion, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, age, uniformed services, veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, or physical or mental disability in admission to career and technical education programs and/or activities, or employment practices.
Persons with disabilities, who need reasonable accommodations to participate in the application and/or selection process, should notify the office of Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action/University ADA Services (EEO). To request an accommodation, report/express a complaint, or ask questions regarding WKU's Discrimination and Harassment Policy (#0.2040), please contact Mr. Joshua Hayes, EEO Director/Title IX Investigator/University ADA Coordinator, via email at email@example.com or by phone at (270) 745-5121.
The University is also required to investigate complaints of sex and gender-based harassment, also a form of discrimination, and has designated the Title IX Coordinator as the individual responsible for coordinating the investigation and response to such complaints. The Title IX Coordinator for the University is Ms. Andrea Anderson, who can be contacted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (270) 745-5398. Additional information regarding Title IX is accessible via WKU's https://www.wku.edu/titleix/ website.
Western Kentucky University (WKU) prepares students of all backgrounds to be productive, engaged, and socially responsible citizen-leaders of a global society. The University provides research, service and lifelong learning opportunities for its students, faculty, and other constituents. WKU enriches the quality of life for those within its reach.