Chief Legal Affairs Officer (Job Announcement) Winston-Salem State #jobs #hbcu #hbcujobs

Chief Legal Affairs Officer

Position Classification Title Chief Legal Affairs Officer
FLSA Exempt
Position Class (Extract From Banner or PA) 80181
EPA Position Type
JCAT 137000

Position Overview

Primary Purpose of the Position Winston Salem State University invites applications for the position of General Counsel. The General Counsel reports directly to the Chancellor and serves as the chief campus legal advisor to the Chancellor, the Board of Trustees, and senior academic and administrative officers on a broad range of laws, regulations, and policies that impact the university. The position serves as the university’s ethics officer and ethics liaison to the North Carolina State Ethics Commission. The position also serves as the university liaison for legal, regulatory and related policy matters to the University of North Carolina and the North Carolina Attorney General’s Office.

The General Counsel is a member of the Chancellor’s Executive Staff and serves as the campus legal advisor to the Chancellor, Board of Trustees, and Senior Academic and Administrative Officers on a variety of areas routinely handled by the Office of Legal Affairs. Areas of responsibility may include labor and employment, contracts, student discipline and affairs, discrimination, governance, corporate law, constitutional law, civil rights, policy development and review, open meetings, public records, information security, law enforcement, administrative litigation and law, litigation management, compliance, risk management, tax, tax-exempt financing, healthcare, athletics, construction, real estate, intellectual property, technology transfer, sponsored research, information technology, immigration, utilities, and ethics/conflicts of interest.

This position requires excellent judgment, leadership capabilities, critical thinking, strong writing and reasoning skills, persuasiveness, the ability to command respect, and unquestioned integrity. The Office of Legal Affairs is a fast-paced, high-volume, intellectually challenging work environment that requires its attorneys to be available whenever university officials need assistance.

The Chief Legal Counsel is expected to work at the highest professional level with integrity, excellent judgment, attention to detail, and discretion; and to demonstrate the highest personal and leadership characteristics of teamwork, inclusiveness, and adaptability to a broad range of issues, people, and situations. With emphasis on the management of all legal matters that affect the university.

Winston-Salem State University has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion, and to maintaining working and learning environments that are free from all forms of unlawful discrimination.

Requirements and Preferences

Position required to work during periods of adverse weather or other emergencies No
Normal Work Schedule This is an Exempt position with a normal work schedule of 40 hours per week.
Department Required Skills The General Counsel is a member of the Chancellor’s Executive Staff and serves as the campus legal advisor to the Chancellor, Board of Trustees, and Senior Academic and Administrative Officers on a variety of areas routinely handled by the Office of Legal Affairs. Areas of responsibility may include labor and employment, contracts, student discipline and affairs, discrimination, governance, corporate law, constitutional law, civil rights, policy development and review, open meetings, public records, information security, law enforcement, administrative litigation and law, litigation management, compliance, risk management, tax, tax-exempt financing, healthcare, athletics, construction, real estate, intellectual property, technology transfer, sponsored research, information technology, immigration, utilities, and ethics/conflicts of interest.

This position requires excellent judgment, leadership capabilities, critical thinking, strong writing and reasoning skills, persuasiveness, the ability to command respect, and unquestioned integrity. The Office of Legal Affairs is a fast-paced, high-volume, intellectually challenging work environment that requires its attorneys to be available whenever university officials need assistance.

The Chief Legal Counsel is expected to work at the highest professional level with integrity, excellent judgment, attention to detail, and discretion; and to demonstrate the highest personal and leadership characteristics of teamwork, inclusiveness, and adaptability to a broad range of issues, people, and situations. With emphasis on the management of all legal matters that affect the university.

Winston-Salem State University has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion, and to maintaining working and learning environments that are free from all forms of unlawful discrimination.

Preferred Years Experience, Skills, Training, Education •Graduation from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association
•Be a member in good standing of the North Carolina bar or eligible to practice law in the State of North Carolina following successful admission to practice law in North Carolina within one year of employment.
•Minimum of 7 years of progressively demonstrated senior level responsibility in the delivery of sophisticated legal services, at least 5 years of which should be in a higher education setting.
•Diversified and substantial legal experience as General Counsel in a college, university, non-profit organization, government agency, or in a top law firm.
•Exceptional analytical, interpersonal, and written and oral communication skills, as well as sound judgment and personal and professional integrity.
•Proven success in providing legal guidance in the context of complex organizations and a deeply held commitment to and belief in the value of collaborative decision-making.
•Ability to work collaboratively and to communicate effectively with multiple and diverse constituencies, such as faculty, staff, students, alumni, campus leadership, legislators, corporate partners, community leaders, and the public.
•High ethical standards with a strong commitment to legal ethics exhibited in knowledge, practice, and professional responsibility.
Required License or Certification Graduation from law school and accredited by the American Bar Association. Must also be licensed to practice law in the State of North Carolina.

Primary Responsibilities and Duties

Describe the specific job duties related to this competency Description of Responsibilities and Duties: A. Coordinate all legal matters that affect the university. B. Prepare legal opinions on matters which have legal ramifications for the university. C. Draft comments for the university’s spokespersons on legislation which affects, or potentially affects, the university and its constituencies. D. Review all procedures and documents that have legal implications for the university to ensure compliance with all applicable state, federal, and/or local laws and/or policies. E. Advise the Chancellor and other university officials regarding their potential actions and the legal ramifications thereof. F. Investigate and report matters of legal controversy involving the university. G. Represent the university as legal counsel in all matters except those matters involving the Attorney General’s Office and UNC General Administration. H. Negotiate, draft, review, and prepare contracts and other documents between the university and other parties. I. Serve as legal liaison between the university and legal representatives of UNC General Administration and the State of North Carolina. J. Provide procedural clarification to all WSSU grievance committees and persons appearing before such committees. K. Serve as ex-officio member of university committees as designated by the Chancellor of WSSU. L. Perform other duties and functions directed by the Chancellor.
Percentage Of Time 100

Posting Details

Internal Posting Only
Position Type
Time Limited Position
Appointment Length
Salary
Open Date 01/26/2017
Close Date 03/08/2017
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions Summary Please Note: A criminal background check will be conducted on candidate finalist prior to the offer of employment. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing an electronic application. The application must be competed in full detail (including work history) for your qualifications to be considered.

Failure to complete the application completely may result in you not being considered for the vacant position.

Your application for the position will not be complete until you receive an online confirmation number at the end of the process of applying for a position.

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Assistant Dean for Academic Advising Services (Job Announcement) Winston-Salem State #job #hbcu #hbcujobs

Assistant Dean for Academic Advising Services

Institution: Winston Salem State University
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Category:
  • University Administration – Academic Affairs
Posted: 10/28/2014
Application Due: Open Until Filled
Type: Full Time

JOB DESCRIPTION: Winston-Salem State University invites applications for a dynamic leader for the position of Assistant Dean for Academic Advising Services, University College and Lifelong Learning (UCaLL). The Assistant Dean will report to the Associate Provost and Dean for University College and Lifelong Learning and is responsible for the leadership of the academic advising programs and related services which facilitate students’ successful matriculation and retention. The Assistant Dean provides leadership to a staff who plans and implements the academic advisement programs and services for all pre-majors of the University. The Assistant Dean will also collaboratively work with the UCaLL leadership team and other appropriate faculty and staff. They will ensure that necessary resources are in place to provide and assess effective advising services which will enhance the retention and ultimate graduation of students. In addition, the Assistant Dean will work with the Associate Provost and Dean of University College and Lifelong Learning to ensure that the strategic initiatives of the Division are successfully implemented.

COMPETENCIES: Responsible for the strategic oversight and ongoing development and delivery of the University’s advising system for all undergraduate students;

Responsible for the development, enhancement, and implementation of a comprehensive plan for academic advising, grounded in best practices and research;

Develops, enhances, and implements regularly scheduled and on-going training programs for Academic Success Counselors, faculty advisors and peer mentors;

Works closely with department chairs, faculty advisors and administrators to enhance advising relationships with students;

Provides timely and appropriate academic advising/interventions for at-risk students, especially those who are on academic probation and/or have been suspended/reinstated to the university;

Participates in new student orientations to ensure that all incoming undergraduate students are fully informed about curriculum requirements and expectations;

Identifies and recommends new program initiatives and opportunities to strengthen and expand current advising processes;

Works closely with University constituents to ensure that Lifelong Learning advising programs and services are consistent with and closely integrated with the University’s strategic plan and academic mission;

Provides leadership to ensure that the strategic initiatives of the Division are being successfully implemented;

Works closely with faculty and administration on measures to advance the excellence and impact of University College and Lifelong Learning programs.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Terminal degree related to Leadership, Advising, or any related field

At least four (4) years demonstrated ability and experience in leading the effective development and delivery of innovative academic advising programs and support services

Experience with learning outcomes assessment, academic advising, learning support activities, program development and general education reform

Experience with advising-related technology, specifically BANNER administrative software application and GradesFirst learning management system, as well as other technology

Demonstrated ability to engage in scholarship and grant-writing

Demonstrated success in developing and implementing advising initiatives at colleges or universities

Demonstrated ability to strategically plan, budget, and team-build

Experience with word-processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and database software

Strong supervisory, training and presentation skills

Demonstrated leadership and management in a complex organization

Collaborative style and ability to work closely with University partners to enhance academic advising programs

Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills

Mission-driven, focused, and energetic

Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic, and disability backgrounds

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Personnel Support Associate (Job Announcement) Winston-Salem State University #hbcu #jobs #hbcujobs

PERSONNEL SUPPORT ASSOCIATE, WINSTON-SALEM STATE UNIVERSITY, WINSTON-SALEM, NC

Salary: $29,357 to $39,461 USD Per Year

Brief Description of Duties: HR SPECIALIST (PERSONNEL SUPPORT ASSOCIATE)

THIS IS A SPA POSITION.

THIS POSITION IS AT THE CONTRIBUTING LEVEL.

The primary purpose of this position is to work with the public and campus community providing service with regards to the People Admin Application System, Banner and other personnel issues. The incumbent will serve as receptionist for the Personnel Office. This position coordinates and/or assist the Personnel Officers in the areas of Employment, Classification, Benefits and/or workers compensation. Incumbents will greet visitors and callers with questions and concerns regarding employee transactions. Receive and distribute mail. Process travel request, reserve automobiles, check request and requisitions. Responsible for inventory and ordering supplies as needed. Incumbent will administer the HR Support Ticketing system to ensure all inquiries and requests are satisfied and to support an enhanced level of customer service. Position will be responsible for conducting and facilitating customer service surveys and any statistical reports resulting from those outcomes. Position will provide direct administrative assistance to the Associate Vice Chancellor (AVC) and Director of Human Resources Management and HR/Payroll.

Competencies: THIS POSITION IS AT THE CONTRIBUTING LEVEL.

APPLIED KNOWLEDGE – HR PROGRAM AND ORGANIZATION:
Ability to interpret and apply standards personnel policies, procedures, and regulations to a variety of personnel transactions; to gather, compile, and evaluate employee information for the departments and university. The incumbent will utilize personnel systems to access information in response to various inquiries. Must have knowledge of office procedures, methods and practices. Must also possess significant knowledge of and ability to use correct grammar, vocabulary, spelling and office terminology to compose and/or proofread correspondence, reports and other materials. Possess knowledge of mathematics in a work environment. Must be able to learn and work independently with courtesy and tact in performing public contact duties, and able to work with highly confidential, sensitive materials.

CUSTOMER SERVICE:
Ability to exercise judgment in evaluating situations and making recommendations concerning employee transactions and problems; to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, administrative officials, and the general public; to express oneself clearly and concisely in oral and written form; to work independently and to make recommendations.

COMMUNICATION WRITTEN – VERBAL:
Express oneself clearly and concisely in oral and written form; to work independently and to make recommendations. Facilitate the public and current employees in creating a profile for the online application process. Greet visitors and callers with questions and concerns about applications and serve as receptionist for the Human Resources Office. Incumbent will screen calls and visitors for the department, and assist all permanent employees with address changes, direct deposit changes, tax forms, etc. Incumbent will resolve general problems associated with Human Resources and will refer non-standard problems to a higher level.

INFORMATION/RECORDS ADMINISTRATION:
Have the ability to input and verify information or data using Excel and Access databases, People Admin, Banner, the HR Support Ticketing system and vary personnel systems to process employee forms. Employee will use the multiline telephone, computer, fax, copier and Outlook. Receive, review, stamp and distribute departmental mail for the personnel staff and log into a secure campus database drive. Utilizing MS Mail Merge functionality, prepare envelopes and overnight mailing/packages by printing labels and delivering to the Post Office. Request service for Xerox copier repair, as needed. Make reservations for the HR conference room, as requested. Process and tracking travel request, reserve automobiles check request and requisitions. Will be responsible for keeping track of the HR AVC’s and the HR Director’s calendar on Outlook. Responsible for all adjunct faculty, temporary employees, students, non-students, student workers, graduate students and work study students’ intake paperwork.

PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION:This position coordinates and/or assist the Personnel Officers in the areas of Employment, Classification, Benefits and/or workers compensation. Incumbent will administer the HR Support Ticketing system to ensure all inquiries and requests are satisfied and to support an enhanced level of customer service. Position will be responsible for conducting and facilitating customer service surveys and any statistical reports resulting from those outcomes. Incumbent will research and verify written requests for employment verifications submitted by potential creditors and all public agencies, on behalf of the university. Process background checks on all potential employees.

Required Education/Experience/Skills (Minimum Qualifications): Graduation from a four year college or university; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

Special Instructions: PLEASE NOTE: A criminal background check will be conducted on candidate finalist prior to the offer of employment.

“If no applicants apply who meet the required competency and T&E requirements, then management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations.”

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing an electronic application. The application must be competed in full detail for your qualifications to be considered. Failure to complete the application completely may result in you not being considered for the vacant position.

Your application for the position will not be complete until you receive an online confirmation number at the end of the process of applying for a position.

Application Information

Contact: Winston-Salem State University
Online App. Form: https://jobs.wssu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=53897&jtsrc=www.highered jobs.com&jtrfr=www.peopleadmin.com&adorig=PA
Application Due: 03/07/2013