Career Opportunity 18-179 Position Title: Associate General Counsel Location Administrative Center Position Type: Full Time Non-Faculty Jobs Class Category Administrator Job Open Date 11/12/2018 Job Close Date 12/09/2018 Open Until Filled No Initial Screen Date: 12/10/2018 Minimal Qualifications: • Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school. • Member, State Bar of Missouri or eligibility to obtain within one (1) year. • Three (3) years of related experience to include contract review, education, open records law, labor and employment, real estate, government law. Preferred qualifications: Preference will be given to individuals who possess: • Licensed to practice law in Missouri or eligible to be licensed within a year. • Three (3) years of directly-related experience working on (not overseeing) any one or combination of any of the following: o contract review, drafting & negotiations o policy and procedure review and drafting o proving counsel and conducting investigations regarding labor & employment law (EEO, Title VII, Title IX) o conducting compliance reviews and investigations o processing sunshine and open records requests • Experience working in or for public entity/corporate business operations in an attorney capacity. • Experience conducting legal research.
Compensation The annual salary is $105,154. A competitive benefit package is included.
Special Instructions to Applicants PLEASE NOTE:
Cover letter, resume, and transcripts are required and must be attached to the online application to receive any consideration.
An MCC application must be accompanied by the following:
A cover letter which indicates the position of interest and addresses the following:
The highlights of your education and experience which specifically prepare you for this position;
The mission of the community college, and how you would contribute to the mission.
Your experiences in supervision within an academic institution;
Leadership in a complex organization such as MCC; and
The basis for your familiarity with multi-culturalism and working in a diverse environment.
A resume to include three professional references with name, address, and phone number.
Official or student copies of your transcripts.
Official transcripts will be required if selected for an interview.
Interviews will be conducted by a hiring committee.
Position will remain open until filled.
Candidates who apply by January 6, 2019 will receive first consideration.
Class Summary A stand-alone classification. The Incumbent is responsible for providing legal advice and counsel to the Governing Board and College System. Reporting to the Chief Legal Officer, the incumbent has a support role in areas of actual and potential legal liability, including but not limited to, reviewing and drafting contracts, advising on personnel matters, providing representation in internal administrative proceedings, interpreting federal and state laws and regulations, interpreting system policies, regulations and rules, developing and drafting policies and procedure, processing sunshine law requests. Assist in the supervision of district-wide compliance.
Typical Essential Duties • Advises and counsels the governing board, Chancellor, and other administrators designated by the Chief Legal Officer. Assists Chief Legal Officer and the administration with the development, review and preparation of board agendas, posting notices, and open meetings. Assists Chief Legal Officer and the Administration in managing litigation and claims. Works with regulatory and legislative bodies, courts and office of the attorney general. Provides legal support on EEO matters including interpretation of applicable laws, regulations and managing labor and employment claims. Assists Chief Legal Officer in development, coordination and conducting in-service training on legal topics for administrators and support staff and provide support and legal guidance on legislative activities. Supports Chief Legal Officer in representing the College in administrative and legal proceedings. • Drafts business contracts to include real estate, construction, leases, vendor and third party service agreements, affiliation agreements and compliance. Maintains standard contract forms, reviews and negotiates agreements, provides contracts training and assisting in the resolution of contract disputes. Maintains, processes and oversees sunshine law, subpoenas, and open records requests. Assists the administration in the development, preparation and implementation of board policies, by-laws, administrative procedures and other guidelines. • Provides and maintains college-wide policy and procedure training to ensure compliance. Provides internal oversight of audit and compliance hotline. Researches legal issues and provides written recommendations, memorandums, and position statements. Conducts and assists in investigations as needed. Provides legal support on interpretations on labor law, discrimination complaints, grievance processes, and faculty and student issues. Keeps current on emerging legal issues that may have an impact on the College. • May supervise staff as assigned. • Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.
• This job description is intended to represent only the key areas of responsibilities; specific position assignments will vary depending on the business needs of the department.
Knowledge • Familiarity with and advanced knowledge of education, corporate and government law; • Thorough understanding of public entity/corporation business operations; • Knowledge of federal, state and local rules and regulations governing public entities.