Associate Vice President and General Counsel

The Associate Vice President and General Counsel will provide comprehensive legal advice and risk analysis for ACHEā€™s operations and initiatives including compliance in all higher education related matters (Title IV, Title IX, FERPA, HIPPA, etc.).Ā  S/he will serve as a resource for senior management and will report to the President of ACHE.


  • Provide legal guidance in the acquisition and development of ACHE properties
  • Provide management oversight in the area of higher education and education compliance including, but not limited to, FERPA, HIPPA as related to medical education, Title IX, and Title IV
  • Draft and review contracts for legal sufficiency and conduct contract negotiations
  • Provide legal analysis and counsel in labor/employment matters
  • Provide day-to-day legal counsel to ACHE stakeholders
  • Build close cross-functional relationships with members of management, and obtain and maintain a solid knowledge of ACHEā€™s mission and strategy
  • Collaborate with management and internal clients providing regular and timely updates
  • Provide legal advice on a wide variety of matters, including, but not limited to, issues related to premises and other tort liability, student due process, higher education compliance, state and federal legislation, and accreditation compliance
  • Other duties as assigned by the President, CEO, or their designee


Education and Experience

Minimum Qualifications

  • J.D.
  • Graduated from an ABA accredited law school
  • Minimum of five (5) years of legal experience
  • Admitted to practice in good standing in Arkansas; (will consider other state licensed attorneys, but must be able to be admitted to Arkansas Bar within one (1) year of hire

Preferred Qualifications

  • Member of the Arkansas Bar, in good standing
  • Six (6) plus years of legal experience
  • Experience in institutions of higher learning, government, or non-profit organizations
  • Experience in institutions of higher learning that award degrees in health care, including medicine (DO or MD)

Required knowledge, skills, and abilities

  • Excellent judgment and initiative in developing creative and effective solutions, using a business-oriented approach
  • Ability to critically review issues and provide a comprehensive and well-thought analysis orally, as well as in writing
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Ability to effectively counsel internal clients by providing them with clear and concise practical advice based on the facts and sound law, as well as being ethically supported
  • Proficient in setting priorities and managing expectations with respect to deliverables and deadlines
  • Demonstrate proficiency in computer skills, i.e. Microsoft Office, etc.
  • Display professionalism for the college in all communication and interaction
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and privacy
  • Ability to prioritize and organize numerous and varied assignments
  • High-energy, versatile, and self-directed


If you need assistance in the application process because of a disability, or for any other reason, please contact Barbara Jetton, director of Human Resources, at 479.308.2291 or

Arkansas Colleges of Health Education is an equal opportunity employer.