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ProfileAssociate General Counsel
Qualification and Experience
QUALIFICATIONS: Active license to practice law in Vermont, or ability to obtain same. A preference for a degree in law, management or administration with a doctorate preferred, plus 5-7 years of relevant legal and/or administrative experience, or a combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills are acquired. Ability to deal effectively with a wide range of individuals and groups internally and externally. Thorough knowledge of higher education principles, practices and procedures. Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures associated with collective bargaining, grievance handling, contract administration and fact-finding, especially under Vermont law. Thorough knowledge of Federal and State laws, including constitutional provisions, relative to employment and education for the public sector. Ability to exercise judgment and discretion in preparing, applying and interpreting VSC policies and procedures. Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to establish rapport and credibility with a diverse range of community members and to cultivate partnerships with students, employees, law enforcement personnel, and others. Excellent listening and communication skills, including the ability to treat all parties engaged in the complaint process with sensitivity and neutrality. Excellent writing skills. Strong organization and analytical skills. Experience with collective bargaining, grievances, and collective bargaining agreement administration. Experience with business transactions including leases, contracts, and banking procedures. Experience with state and federal employment law. Familiarity with state law governing open meetings and public records.
Vermont State Colleges
575 Stone Cutters Way
Montpelier, VT 05602