University of Maine System — Associate General Counsel, Labor and Employment Law

The University of Maine System is seeking to hire an Associate General Counsel, Labor and Employment Law. Acting under the oversight of the Deputy General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, the position incumbent will be primarily responsible for providing advice and counsel regarding labor and employment matters involving University of Maine System faculty, staff, and student employees and labor unions, including, but not limited to: general HR matters; faculty and tenure matters; collective bargaining administration and negotiation matters; Title IX; and Equal Opportunity matters. More generally, the position incumbent will exercise independent judgment to provide timely legal advice to UMS universities and personnel, expanding preventative legal education and supporting UMS personnel to have greater self-reliance in handling legal matters affecting higher education and System enterprise risk management as appropriate.

The work location is in Orono at the University of Maine campus.

Salary commensurate with experience plus a 10% employer contribution to the UMS retirement plan. Additional benefits include medical, dental, vision, and tuition waiver programs for employees and dependents. The UMS is a recipient of the Wellness Councils of America’s Well Workplace Award and offers a wellness program.

Review of applications begins immediately. For full consideration materials must be submitted by February 22, 2021. Applications received after that date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University.


J.D. or LLB Required. License to practice in Maine or licensure within 1 year.
At least six years of post-J.D. legal experience in labor and employment law.

Experience working as a labor and employment lawyer with a public entity or higher education institution.

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