Assistant Vice Chancellor and Deputy General Counsel (AVC/DGC)

City University of New York
New York, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
May 16, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Chief Business Officers & Vice Presidents, Legal Affairs
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

The City University of New York seeks a senior leader in the Office of the General Counsel (OGC) to serve as Assistant Vice Chancellor and Deputy General Counsel (AVC/DGC); providing in-house strategic legal counsel and representation to senior administration leading high-profile special projects and performing management functions for the office. Reporting to the General Counsel and Senior Vice Chancellor for Legal Affairs, the AVC/DGC works closely with the General Counsel to set strategic goals, manage and supervise the legal work within OGC, and oversee relationships with outside counsel. The AVC/DGC provides legal advice to the University staff and administration to navigate significant legal challenges, including complex litigation, complex transactional projects, and government investigations.  As a key member of CUNY's leadership team, the AVC/DGC provides valuable advice, counsel, representation and support on a wide variety of legal and related issues to the Board of Trustees, the Chancellery, and the campuses.


The AVC/DGC provides legal counsel and advice to University leadership on matters involving legal interpretation and decisions related to operations and policy questions.  Participates in the definition and development of institutional policies, strategies, and major initiatives.  Collaborates with multiple areas of the University to address issues and concerns with legal implications raised by students, faculty, staff, and the community.  Provides strategic input and operational oversight on administrative and management initiatives within the OGC.  Supervises attorneys and non-attorney staff and/or legal fellows.


Salary: Commensurate, up to $206,000


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