Assistant General Counsel

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
North Carolina, United States
Competitive Salary
Jul 08, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Announcement: The University of North Carolina at Charlotte – Assistant General Counsel

The Office of Legal Affairs provides comprehensive legal advice and assistance to UNC Charlotte. The Office of Legal Affairs provides services on legal matters involving or affecting the institution to the Board of Trustees, the Chancellor, the other senior administrators of the University, and through them, to the University’s faculty and staff.

Attorneys in UNC Charlotte’s Office of Legal Affairs have challenging, wide-ranging practices and must be able to handle multiple, unrelated matters concurrently. The Assistant General Counsel must be able to complete complex projects both independently and with direction from the Vice Chancellor for Institutional integrity and General Counsel, the Associate Vice Chancellor for Legal Affairs and Deputy General Counsel, the Senior Associate General Counsels, and the Associate General Counsel.

Assistant General Counsel will be a general practitioner, though it is expected that the position will focus on issues related to purchasing and contract services, materials management, compliance and risk management, and construction and real estate. While these areas are expected to be the initial focus of this particular position, the Assistant General Counsel will be expected to research, provide advice on, and draft communications and legal documents regarding the full range of state and federal laws, regulations, and policies applicable to a UNC member institution.

Candidates are requested to attach a cover letter that addresses all qualifications for the position, including information that highlights experience evidencing their commitment to diversity and inclusion. through UNC Charlotte’s Employment Opportunities website at:

Minimum education/experience:

  • D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school.
  • Prior experience as an attorney for a university, or relevant in-house or law firm experience required.
  • At least one year of post-law school experience is required.

Preferred Education, Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • Experience in a higher education environment is strongly preferred.
  • Excellent written communication skills; strong verbal and written communication skills in presenting complex legal principles in laymen terms to senior administrators, staff, and faculty.
  • Strong interpersonal and listening skills, and experience interfacing with a wide variety of key stakeholders; a strong collaborator and team oriented.
  • Strong work ethic with a positive attitude. Self-starter, quick study, and ability to manage deadlines.
  • High moral and ethical standards that reflect honesty, integrity, and reliability.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Necessary Certifications/Licenses:

  • Must have a current license to practice law in North Carolina, or obtain such license within one year of employment. 
  • Must be currently licensed in good standing without any instances of suspension, revocation, censure or other adverse events in any jurisdiction.

Candidates are subject to a criminal background check.

Review of applications will begin on August 6, 2021. Please contact Melanie White, Executive Assistant to Vice Chancellor for Institutional Integrity and General Counsel, at with any questions.