Associate General Counsel I - Labor and Employment

Illinois, United States
Salary Not Specified
Mar 31, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Associate General Counsel I - Labor and Employment
District Office

City Colleges of Chicago (CCC) , the largest community college system in Illinois, is made up of seven colleges and five satellite sites, providing more than 70,000 students each year access to a quality, affordable education.

The Office of the General Counsel is responsible for all legal work arising from the activities of the District.


Serves as labor relations legal counsel in the Office of the General Counsel and represents the District as counsel on matters related to collective bargaining agreements and labor law matters. Represents and advises Officers and administrators of the City Colleges of Chicago.


  • Coordinates the labor grievance process at the Districtand college level, working with management and Human Resources representatives on strategies for responding to and resolving grievances.

  • Works with HR and CCC employees to support and prepare for labor grievances. Provides legal advice on how to defend against labor grievances.

  • Works with Associate General Counsel on matters relating to labor relations and other areas of employment law.

  • Tracks the status of all grievances to ensure uniformity and timelinessin response and adherence to collective bargaining agreement requirements.

  • Works with Associate General Counsel or Supervisor to represent and advise District administrators in legal proceedings, including state and federal court actions, administrative proceedings and depositions.

  • Receives and coordinates responses to information requests from labor unions.

  • Advises seniormanagement in legal matters, participate in meetings, and make presentations relating to cases and transactions.

  • Conduct legal research on local, state and federal laws, and administrative regulations and procedures.

  • Work on unusual or complex legal problems and provide creative solutions.

  • Perform other legal related duties as assigned.

  • Adhere to CCC Customer Service Excellence standards.


Reports to: Associate General Counsel II

Direct Supervision: None


  • Juris Doctorate from an ABA accredited law school

  • Admission to the Illinois Bar (or another state bar having reciprocity with Illinois)

  • Five years of relevant experience as a practicing attorney including legal experience handling collective bargaining-related matters, discrimination law

  • Exceptional organization and time management skills with the ability to prioritize, coordinate and satisfy numerous competing demands

  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to advise diverse stakeholders in a high-volume environment.

  • Strong legal research, analytic, and oral/written communication skills.

  • Sound judgment, high ethical standards, discretion and integrity.

  • A commitment to diversity and the ability to work with divergent personalities

  • Must be self-directed and innovative

Chicago residency is required for all full-time employees within 6 months of hire.
We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.
Thank you for your interest in City Colleges of Chicago.

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