The Associate General Counsel (AGC) reports to the Deputy General Counsel and Executive Vice President/General Counsel/Chief of Staff and assists with the handling of legal issues affecting the College, with a focus on labor and employment, and represents the College in various legal and administrative forums. At the assignment of the Deputy General Counsel and EVP/General Counsel/Chief of Staff, the AGC represents the College in a broad range of complex employment and labor matters in the academic setting, including but not limited to collective bargaining negotiations and labor arbitrations. In consultation with the Deputy General Counsel and EVP/General Counsel/Chief of Staff, the AGC supervises outside counsel retained by the College, as well as with coordination of the College's risk management program. In consultation with the Deputy General Counsel and EVP/General Counsel/Chief of Staff, they develop and interpret College policy, counsel on compliance with federal, state, and city laws and regulations, and develop appropriate training and education for the College community.
Department: General Counsel
Required Qualification Summary:
Juris Doctor from ABA accredited law school. Member in good standing with the New York State Bar. A minimum of 5 years of law firm or in-house experience focused on labor and employment required. Experience in conducting/supervising internal investigations. Experience with collective bargaining units and contracts. Litigation experience in employment matters, including trials and/or arbitrations. Computer literate in word-processing, spreadsheets, desktop publishing, and databases.
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Since its founding in 1889, Barnard has been a distinguished leader in higher education, offering a rigorous liberal arts foundation to young women whose curiosity, drive, and exuberance set them apart. Ours is a diverse intellectual community in a unique learning environment that provides the best of all worlds: small, intimate classes in a collaborative liberal arts setting dedicated to the advancement of women with the vast resources of Columbia University just steps away in the heart of vibrant and electric New York City.