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CUNY Associate Counsel/Deputy Labor Designee (Office of Legal Affairs) in New York, New York

Associate Counsel/Deputy Labor Designee (Office of Legal Affairs)

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Hunter College

Full/Part Time





The Associate Counsel/Deputy Labor Designee reports to theGeneral Counsel of Hunter Collegeand provides legal advice to the College on a broad range of issues including employment and laborlaw,contracts, compliance, fundraising, governance, ethics, intellectual property, and immigration. The Associate Counsel/Deputy Labor Designee provides legal support to Vice Presidents, Deans, Chairs, faculty, and administrators and serves as a liaison to the University Office of Legal Affairs with respect to litigation and arbitration.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Administration and interpretation of collective bargaining agreements and handling of employee grievances and disciplinary proceedings.

  • Work with attorneys in CUNY Office of the General Counsel and Office of Faculty and Staff Relations in connection with litigation and arbitration including matters relating to students, employees, and third parties.

  • Preparation and review of immigration related materials including applications relating to H-1B visas.

  • Negotiation and drafting of contracts, donor agreements, licenses, and releases.

  • Advise with respect to compliance with legal requirements, College and University policies and

procedures, and contractual obligations.

  • Advise with respect to development and implementation of College policies, procedures, and transactions.

  • Review of appeals of student disciplinary decisions and similar matters.

  • Handle subpoenas and other requests for college, employee, and student records.


Bachelor’s degree and eight years’ related experience required. J.D. and five years' related experience required. Membership in New York State Bar required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with labor and employment relations law preferred

  • Experience in the CUNY system preferred

  • Strong writing skills

  • Ability to meet deadlines

  • Exceptional analytical and communication skills and judgment

  • Works well as part of a team

  • Able to work effectively and independently on multipletasks

Vaccine Requirement:

Candidates will be required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment. Exemption (medical or religious) requests to this requirement will be considered in accordance with applicable law. Being fully vaccinated is defined for this purpose as being at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. Final candidates must be fully vaccinated as of their first day of employment.


Directs College Labor Relations functions requiring the highest degree of confidentiality, skill, sound judgment and attention to detail.

  • Represents the College at grievances and disciplinary proceedings

  • Writes labor/legal related briefs and decisions

  • Responds to policy and procedural inquiries from a wide variety of College officials, including Vice Presidents, Deans and Department Chairs

  • Responds to a variety of requests, such as employment discrimination complaints from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the New York State Division of Human Rights; subpoenas, and document requests

  • Provides time-sensitive reports and information to internal and external sources, such as the New York Commission on Public Integrity

  • Serves as liaison to the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Labor Relations, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Human Resources Management, and Office of the General Counsel

  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Job Title Name: Legal Counsel and Labor Relations Director


Higher Education Officer




Salary range :$82,223- $139,076

Salary commensurate with education and experience.

CUNY's benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development. We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.


Applications must be submitted online by accessing the CUNY Portal on City University of New York job website To search for this vacancy, click on SEARCH ALL POSTINGS and in SEARCH JOBS field, enter the Job Opening ID number 24735

Click on the "APPLY NOW" button and follow the application instructions. Current users of the site should access their established accounts; new users should follow the instructions to set up an account.

Please have your documents available to attach into the application before you begin. Note, the required material must be uploaded as ONE document under CV/ Resume (do not upload individual files for a cover letter, references, etc.). The document must be in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .rtf, or text format- and name of file should not exceed ten (10) characters – also DO NOT USE SYMBOLS (such as accents (é, è, (â, î or ô), ñ, ü, ï , –, _ or ç)).

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Please include:

  • Cover Letter and/ or Statement of scholarly interests

  • Curriculum Vitae/ Resume

  • Names and contact information of 3 references

Upload all documents as ONE single file-- PDF format preferred.


The search will remain open until the position is filled. The committee will begin reviewing complete applications onAugust 11, 2022. Applications submitted after the deadline will only be considered if the position/s remain open after initial round.


CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional


CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.