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Associate General Counsel

University of Arkansas

University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, AR, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2024

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Administration - Legal

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Institution Name:

University of Arkansas System

Since its inception, the University of Arkansas System has developed a tradition of excellence that includes the state’s 1871 flagship, land-grant research university; Arkansas’s premier institution for medical education, treatment and research; a major metropolitan university; an 1890 land-grant university; two regional universities serving southern and western Arkansas; five community colleges; two schools of law; a presidential school; a residential math and science high school; a 100 percent-online university and divisions of agriculture, archeology and criminal justice. The individual entities of the UA System maintain cooperative strength as well as diverse offerings that exhibit unmatched economic and social impact to the state.

The UA System provides communities in Arkansas with access to academic and professional opportunities, develops intellectual growth and cultural awareness in its students and provides knowledge and research skills to an ever-changing society. The system enrolls more than 60,000 students, employs over 17,000 employees, and has a total budget of over $2 billion. An intrinsic part of the texture and fabric of Arkansas, the UA System is a driving force in the state’s economic, educational and cultural advancement.


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Summary of Job Duties:

The Associate General Counsel will advise the University, its Board, officers, administrators, campuses, units, faculty, and staff on legal issues affecting the campuses and units of the University, with a primary focus on employment-related immigration matters. Responsibilities will include preparing petitions and applications for submission, responding to post-filing requests or decisions, and supporting immigration compliance. The duties of the Associate General Counsel contribute in the effort to further the mission of the UA System. This position is conducted in-person on the Fayetteville campus. This is not a remote work position.


Minimum Qualifications
* Juris Doctor degree from an accredited American Bar Association law school
* License to practice law in the State of Arkansas or the ability to become licensed in Arkansas within six months of employment
* Five years experience in the practice of law

* Significant practice experience in employment-related immigration law

Preferred Qualifications
* Experience in higher education-related legal issues and related governmental compliance

* Familiarity with general employment law

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

* Knowledge of immigration law and processes, including H1B visas and permanent labor certifications, and employment law

*Ability to work with campus units to design and implement effective employment-related immigration systems

* Ability to conduct effective legal research and provide sound legal advice

* Outstanding written and oral communications skills, including developing and offering training

* Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work professionally under pressure
* Ability to maintain confidentiality
* Maturity, sound judgment, good work ethic and ability to work closely with the other members of the General Counsel’s Office

Salary Information:

$125,000 - $140,000, commensurate with experience

Required Documents to Apply:

Cover Letter/Letter of Application, List of three Professional References (name, email, business title), Resume

Optional Documents:

Proof of Veteran Status

Additional Information:

Recruitment Contact Information:

Bill Kincaid,
Managing Associate General Counsel (Fayetteville)

All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site https://uasys.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/UASYS

Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Pre-employment Screening Requirements:

Criminal Background Check, Motor Vehicle Reports Check, Sex Offender Registry

The University of Arkansas is committed to providing a safe campus community. We conduct background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. For certain positions, there may also be a financial (credit) background check, a Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) check, and/or drug screening. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The University does not discriminate in its education programs or activities (including in admission and employment) on the basis of age, race, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, or sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity). Federal law prohibits the University from discriminating on these bases. Questions or concerns about the application of Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, may be sent to the University's Title IX Coordinator and to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights.

Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment.

All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

Constant Physical Activity:

Hearing, Repetitive Motion, Sitting, Talking

Frequent Physical Activity:

Standing, Walking

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