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Associate General Counsel, Part-Time
05/30/2022
07/01/2022
Staff
President's Office - HPRE
12 Month Regular
$54,624 - $68,280

Reporting directly to the General Counsel, the Associate General Counsel will assist in providing general legal services on behalf of the College to all of the College's constituencies, including the Board of Trustees, senior administrators, faculty and staff.  Primary responsibilities will include supporting the General Counsel in the drafting, revising, and managing policies, procedures, guidelines, manuals, handbooks, and related forms.  The Associate General Counsel interprets College policies and procedures as well as laws and regulations that are applicable to the College.  The Associate General Counsel will also develops and conducts training on policies and procedures, employment practices, and other matters.  

Primary responsibilities also include providing legal advice regarding personnel issues with faculty, staff, and administrators, employee relations, compliance with employment laws, employee and faculty contracts, performance management, disciplinary actions, employment-related investigations, grievances, negotiation and administration of a collective bargaining agreement, regulatory actions and proceedings, mandated reporting, and litigation support.

In consultation with the General Counsel, the Associate General Counsel provides advice, counsel, and support to the President, Vice Presidents and administrators in various contexts, early on and through the decision-making process, to enhance the quality of decisions made by these leaders helping to reduce or eliminate adverse legal ramifications.  The Associate General Counsel identifies legal risks to the College and develops methods, process, and actions to address, minimize, and/or eliminate risks.  The Associate General Counsel may work on special projects and other duties as assigned.

Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) is committed to enriching the educational experience it offers through the diversity of its faculty, administrators, and staff members. The college seeks to recruit and support a broadly diverse team who will contribute to the college's excellence, diversity of viewpoints and experiences, embrace concepts of equity and inclusiveness, and support the equal rights of all people by advancing the understanding and appreciation of differences including age, race, gender, ability, religious convictions, socio-economic status, ethnic heritage, or sexual orientation.

 

Drafting, revising, managing, interpreting, and implementing policies, procedures, guidelines, manuals, handbooks, and related forms and developing and conducting trainings.

Providing legal advice regarding personnel issues with faculty, staff, and administrators, employee relations, compliance with employment laws, performance management, disciplinary actions, employment-related investigations, grievances, negotiation and administration of a collective bargaining agreement, regulatory actions and proceedings, mandated reporting, and litigation support

Reviewing employee and faculty contracts.

Providing advice, counsel, and support to the President, Vice Presidents and administrators in various contexts, early on and through the decision-making process, to enhance the quality of decisions made by these leaders helping to reduce or eliminate adverse legal ramifications and identifying legal risks to the College and develops methods, process, and actions to address, minimize, and/or eliminate risks.

Working on special projects and other duties as assigned.

J.D. (Juris Doctor) degree.

A minimum of five years of legal experience in employment matters. 

Licensed to practice law in Maryland and in good standing with the Maryland Bar OR  able to waive into the Maryland State Bar within 6 months of hire.

Strong problem solving and conflict resolution skills, including the ability to anticipate issues and concerns whenever possible.

Excellent oral and written communication skills, including skills in negotiation and advocacy, which accommodate conflicting interests and viewpoints of individuals and groups. 

Ability to successfully work both independently and collaboratively with diverse populations and members of the various College constituencies, including a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism.

Ability to handle highly sensitive and confidential matters with discretion and professionalism and exercise initiative and function effectively in a fast-paced environment with multiple and changing priorities and objectives.

Experience working in higher education.

Experience with labor relations, collective bargaining, or a unionized environment.

Demonstrated emotional intelligence.

Experience drafting and reviewing employment contracts.

Experience responding to administrative complaints or charges, such as EEOC, MCCR, or OCR complaints and/or litigation.

 

AACC offers robust benefits such as generous paid leave (annual, sick, holiday, bereavement, spring and winter breaks), affordable health care plans, free dental and vision plans for full-time employees, Maryland State Pension System and/or other optional retirement plans that include employer contributions, disability leave, free AACC tuition for employees and eligible dependents, and tuition reimbursement for employees taking job-related courses at other institutions.  AACC also encourages a healthy work/life balance and offers a variety of wellness programs and free use of the gym. Staff and faculty enjoy free parking as well.

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Anne Arundel Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 
 
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College Statement on Diversity
 
Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) has responded to the needs of a diverse community for more than 50 years by offering high quality, affordable and accessible learning opportunities. Established in 1961, AACC is a fully-accredited, public two-year institution that offers national and regional studies that can lead to a degree or certificate, industry credential, transfer to a four-year institution, or career enhancement, personal enrichment and lifelong learning. AACC is committed to supporting and sustaining a diverse and inclusive educational environment with learning as our central mission. Diversity is not merely a goal but a value that is embedded throughout the institution in multiple areas including (but not limited to): learning, teaching, student development, institutional functioning, and engagement in partnerships with the local and global community.
 
•AACC is an equal opportunity employer who values the power of diversity and the strength it brings to the workplace.