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Alabama

There are no current job openings for Alabama. Please check back soon or contact Jayne Harrell Williams at the Alabama Association of School Boards.

 

Alaska

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Arizona

There are no current job openings for Arizona. Please check back soon or contact Gina Moss at the Arizona School Boards Association.

 

Arkansas

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California

There are no current job openings for California. Please check back soon or contact Kyla Asbell at the California School Boards Association.

 

Colorado

 

General Counsel for Poudre School District | Fort Collins, CO | Application Deadline: September 30, 2019

Summary

Provides in-house legal services to the Superintendent, Cabinet, and District Administrators. Represents the District in court hearings and administrative proceedings and provides day to day advice and counsel to central and site administration on a variety of legal matters, including Constitutional law, special education law, and employment law. Coordinates the development and revision of Superintendent and Board of Education policies. Coordinates all legal services required by the District.

Education and Related Work Experiences: 

  • Juris Doctorate degree.
  • Minimum of five years of experience, preferably in Colorado K-12 school law and/or working in a law firm representing school district clients.

Licenses, Registrations or Certifications

  • Valid Colorado license to practice law.

Apply

To apply, visit the Poudre School District’s Career Page at psdschools.org/careers.

Deputy General Counsel for Douglas County School District | Castle Rock, CO | Application Deadline: Until Filled

Description

Supports the Chief Legal Counsel in his/her responsibilities to the Superintendent and the Board of Education as well as other District stakeholders on legal issues affecting the District. Provides legal advice and counsel to the School District’s Administration on a variety of legal topics impacting public schools with a particular emphasis on providing advice and counsel regarding personnel matters, including application of federal and state laws to the District’s work force and supporting the investigation of personnel matters. Provides training on legal issues which impact the District, and training applicable to reduction of legal risk to the District, particularly training on compliance with federal and state EEO laws, including compliance with Title IX, Title VII, FLSA, FMLA, and ADA; supports and/or represents the District and/or the Administration in administrative hearings and proceedings; reviews and develops policies and procedures as well as employee handbooks. Investigate and/or support the internal investigation of employee matters to provide legal advice to District’s Administration. Oversees and supports the work of Risk Management as related to personnel matters and oversees and supports the work of the District’s Records Assistant with CORA and subpoena responses.

Responsibilities

  • Review and develop policies and procedures consistent with requirements of federal and state law
  • Provide training for administrators and staff at all levels concerning legal issues which impact the District and training applicable to reduction of legal risk to the District
  • Provide legal counsel and specific advice on legal matters as assigned
  • Research legal issues in the different areas of applicable law related to miscellaneous District operations to assist departments in making  administrative decisions
  • Support and/or represent District in state court truancy proceedings
  • Support and/or represent the District and/or Administration in administrative hearings and proceedings, including matters before the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights (OCR), the EEOC, and the Colorado Department of Education. Manage, support, and/or conduct internal investigations of complaints
  • Assist the Risk Management Department and supports the Risk Management Department with evaluating and addressing potential legal risks to School District as related to designated areas of responsibility
  • Work with the District’s General Legal Counsel to advise Superintendent and other District stake holders on legal issues affecting the District
  • Perform other related duties as assigned or requested
  • Oversee and support the work of the District’s Records Assistant with CORA and subpoena responses as related to designated areas of responsibility
  • Review and update employee and student handbooks as assigned

Requirements 

  • Licensed active attorney in Colorado.
  • Juris Doctorate Degree.

Salary Range

$105,000 - $127,500

Apply

To apply, visit the Douglas County School District job portal

 

Associate Attorney | Longmont, CO | Application Deadline: Until Filled

Description

The Longmont, Colorado office of Lyons Gaddis has an opening for an experienced school district and public sector attorney, with an emphasis on Special Education.

Lyons Gaddis has served the needs of Colorado clients for over 45 years. We have a team-oriented culture with an unrelenting commitment to be the best at what we do. If you are interested in joining our team and your background aligns with our needs for this position, please reply with a letter of introduction, as well as a resume and a writing sample to careers@lyonsgaddis.com. We look forward to hearing from you.

Requirements

  • Five years of experience in handling special education matters, as well as representing school districts and other public sector organizations.
  • Passion for providing exceptional client service.
  • Live in Northern Colorado or be willing to relocate.

Apply

Send a letter of introduction, as well as a resume and a writing sample to careers@lyonsgaddis.com. For more information, visit lyonsgaddis.com/news-and-community/careers.

 

Connecticut

There are no current job openings for Connecticut. Please check back soon or contact Gail Heath at the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education.

 

Delaware

There are no current job openings for Delaware. Please check back soon or contact John Marinucci at the Delaware School Boards Association.

 

Florida

There are no current job openings for Florida. Please check back soon or contact Kristy Gavin at the Florida School Board Attorneys Association.

 

Georgia

There are no current job openings for Georgia. Please check back soon or contact Kari Lewallen at the Georgia School Boards Association.

 

Hawaii

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Idaho

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Illinois

There are no current job openings for Illinois. Please check back soon or contact Bridget Trojan at the Illinois Association of School Boards.

 

Indiana

There are no current job openings for Indiana. Please check back soon or contact Lisa Tanselle at the Indiana School Boards Association.

 

Iowa

There are no current job openings for Iowa. Please check back soon or contact Marte Brightman at the Iowa Association of School Boards.

 

Kansas

There are no current job openings for Kansas. Please check back soon or contact Leslie Garner at the Kansas Association of School Boards.

 

Kentucky

There are no current job openings for Kentucky. Please check back soon or contact Alicia Lombardi at the Kentucky School Boards Association.

 

Louisiana

There are no current job openings for Louisiana. Please check back soon or contact Robert L. Hammonds at Hammonds & Sills.

 

Maine

There are no current job openings for Maine. Please check back soon or contact Angie Audette at the Maine School Boards Association.

 

Maryland

 

Associate Counsel for Labor & Employment | Baltimore City, MD | Application Deadline: Until Filled

Description

The Associate Counsel for Labor & Employment for Baltimore City Public Schools will be responsible for handling matters related to employment and labor grievances and appeals including the preparation and presentation of cases before hearing officers, arbitration panels, administrative agencies, State and Federal Courts. Responsibilities may include participation in labor negotiations, providing counsel to administrative staff, policy formulation, litigation of various legal matters and providing training on School Law issues.

Essential Functions

  • Prepare for and defend City Schools in complex suits that are brought against it in State and Federal Courts.
  • Represent City Schools in administrative proceedings.
  • Perform legal research and render legal opinions on difficult questions that are raised, in particular issues involving current or potential litigation exposure.
  • Provide legal advice and strategy respective of collective bargaining agreements.
  • Advise staff on pay for performance models and issues.

Requirements

  • Familiarity with Federal, State, and City statutes and regulations including Title IX, Title VII, ADA, FLSA, ADEA and FMLA.
  • Five years of legal experience including considerable direct experience in labor and employment law.
  • Admission to the Maryland Bar.

Apply

Reply with a cover letter and resume to lblades@bcps.k12.md.us. For more information, visit baltimorecityschools.org

 

Associate Counsel for Litigation | Baltimore City, MD | Application Deadline: Until Filled

Description

The Associate Counsel for Litigation will be responsible for preparing and trying complex court cases for Baltimore City Public Schools in state, federal and appellate courts. The Associate Counsel will work closely with internal departments and officers as well as external counsel, as appropriate, regarding litigation matters.

Essential Functions

  • Prepares for and defends City Schools in complex suits that are brought in State and Federal Courts.Represents City Schools at court hearings and administrative proceedings.
  • Performs legal research and renders legal opinions on difficult questions that are raised, in particular issues involving current or potential litigation exposure.
  • Prepares and files briefs for cases before the United States Supreme Court, United States District Court of Appeals and Maryland Court of Appeals.

Requirements

  • Five years of litigation experience.
  • Admission to the Maryland Bar.

Apply

Reply with a cover letter and resume to lblades@bcps.k12.md.us. For more information, visit baltimorecityschools.org.

 

Staff Attorney, Special Education | Baltimore County, MD | Application Deadline: Until Filled

Description 

Under general supervision, the staff attorney represents Baltimore County Public Schools in matters regarding the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, mediations, resolution conferences, and due process appeals. Staff attorney provides a variety of professional legal services as directed by the Deputy General Counsel and General Counsel.

  • Represents Baltimore County Public Schools in special education mediations and due process hearings. Prepares school staff to participate in mediations and hearings.
  • Evaluates cases and negotiates settlement agreements, requests for attorneys’ fees, expert fees, and reimbursements for independent evaluations. Attends IEP team meetings to support the team in decision-making.
  • Reviews statutory amendments and regulations, judicial decisions, and federal agency decisions. Keeps current with pertinent legislation, regulations, and case law involving students with disabilities. Provides clarification and procedural updates for special education staff and school administrators.
  • Coordinates and conducts in-service training related to procedural safeguards and team processes. Serves as a consultant to schools to ensure compliance with laws and regulations regarding students with disabilities and their parents. Assists teachers and administrators in responding to student and parental concerns.
  • Responds to complaints regarding special education and student related Section 504 issues. Conducts legal research on issues raised in complaints, formulates legal opinions and provides advice.
  • Represents the Superintendent in administrative hearings, as needed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements

  • Juris doctorate degree from an accredited school of law.
  • Member of the Maryland State Bar required.
  • Two years of professional experience in the practice of law which includes experience with legal issues involving students with disabilities.
  • Demonstrated experience with litigation, negotiation, mediation and administrative hearings.

Apply

For more information on requirements and to apply for this position, visit the Baltimore County's job portal.

 

Massachusetts

There are no current job openings for Massachusetts Please check back soon or contact Carol Grazio at the Massachusetts Assoc. of School Committees, Inc.

 

Michigan

There are no current job openings for Michigan. Please check back soon or contact Brad Banasik at the Michigan Association of School Boards.

 

Minnesota

There are no current job openings for Minnesota. Please check back soon or contact the Minnesota School Boards Association.

 

Mississippi

There are no current job openings for Mississippi. Please check back soon or contact Stephanie Wells at the Mississippi School Boards Association. 

 

Missouri

There are no current job openings for Missouri. Please check back soon or contact Scott Summers at the Missouri School Boards Association.

 

Montana

Staff Attorney | Helena, Mont. | Application Deadline: Until Filled, initial review begins September 16

Description

The Montana School Boards Association is seeking a full-time attorney to join a vibrant and successful legal department in providing a full range of legal and related services on behalf of the elected school boards of Montana’s K-12 public schools. The position is headquartered in Helena, Montana and also includes regular travel to school districts throughout the state of Montana. Areas of practice will include, but will not be limited to litigation, administrative law, labor law, property law, contracts, tort claims & insurance defense, and constitutional law. MTSBA offers opportunities for career advancement, compensation on par with private firms, a generous benefits package and a flexible working environment.

Requirements

  • Strong work ethic, excellent research, writing, litigation and public speaking skills.
  • Ability to work independently and also collaboratively with fellow attorneys and other professional staff in a dynamic, fast-paced setting.
  • A background in public education or public sector work is preferred but not required.

Apply

This position will remain open until filled but initial review of applications will begin September 16. Apply by email with a letter of interest and resume sent to Debra Silk, Associate Executive Director, at dsilk@mtsba.org.

 

Nebraska

There are no current job openings for Nebraska. Please check back soon or contact Vicki Winters at the Nebraska Association of School Boards.

 

Nevada

There are no current job openings for Nevada. Please check back soon.

 

New Hampshire

There are no current job openings for Montana. Please check back soon or contact Amanda Hodgman  at the New Hampshire School Boards Association.

 

New Jersey

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New Mexico

There are no current job openings for New Mexico. Please check back soon or contact Gina Moss at the New Mexico School Boards Association.

 

New York

There are no current job openings for New York. Please check back soon or contact Gregory J. Guercio at the New York State School Attorneys Association.

 

North Carolina

There are no current job openings for North Carolina. Please check back soon or contact Debbie Shinbara at the North Carolina School Boards Association.

 

North Dakota

There are no current job openings for North Dakota. Please check back soon or contact Linnae Brew at the North Dakota School Boards Association.

 

Ohio

There are no current job openings for Ohio. Please check back soon.

 

Oklahoma

There are no current job openings for Oklahoma. Please check back soon or contact Andy Fugitt at the Oklahoma School Board Attorneys Association Inc.

 

Oregon

There are no current job openings for Oregon. Please check back soon or contact Maricela Highsmith at the Oregon School Boards Association.

 

Pennsylvania

 

Staff Attorney | Mechanicsburg, PA| Application Deadline: Until Filled

Description

PSBA is seeking a staff attorney to provide advice, analysis, consultation, training and educational information to public school leaders on a wide variety of legal focus areas impacting public school system and non-profit corporation governance, including constitutional law, administrative law, employment law, labor relations, governmental financial administration, state and federal civil rights law, student and employee constitutional rights, disability law, public agency procurement, municipal taxation, government transparency, liability risk management and legislative analysis. Advocacy work includes involvement in legislative matters as well as practice before state and federal appellate courts.

Requirements

  • Licensed attorney admitted in PA (or can become admitted within 6 months)
  • Minimum three years’ experience in law practice substantially focused on education law or related legal areas listed above.

Apply

Submit a resume and cover letter with salary expectations to Human Resources at psbahr@psba.org. For more information, visit https://www.psba.org/about/jobs-psba/.

 

Rhode Island

There are no current job openings for Rhode Island. Please check back soon.

 

South Carolina

There are no current job openings for South Carolina. Please check back soon or contact Dr. Tiffany Ricardson at the South Carolina School Boards Association.

 

South Dakota

There are no current job openings for South Dakota. Please check back soon or contact Deanne Arbach at the Associated School Boards of South Dakota.

 

Tennessee

There are no current job openings for South Dakota. Please check back soon or contact Jenna Zwan or Kayce Kiningham at the Tennessee School Boards Association.

 

Texas

There are no current job openings for South Dakota. Please check back soon or contact Annette Moseley at the Texas Association of School Boards.

 

Utah

There are no current job openings for Utah. Please check back soon.

 

Vermont

There are no current job openings for Vermont. Please check back soon.

 

Virginia

There are no current job openings for Virginia. Please check back soon or contact Dorothy Vidano at the Virginia School Boards Association.

 

Washington

There are no current job openings for Washington. Please check back soon.

 

Washington, D.C.


The Office of General Counsel (OGC) is responsible for providing expert advice of counsel and legal representation to DCPS' Chancellor, Central Office, principals, and other school-based staff to help ensure that all DCPS students, regardless of background or circumstance, receive a world-class education that prepares them for success in college, career, and life. Major practice areas in OGC include: Labor and Employment, General Practice, and Litigation, which includes Special Education due process litigation under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA).

Salary Range: 1-5 / $108,478 - $137,181
 

The Deputy Chief, Labor Management and Employee Relations (LMER) in OGC will focus on labor and employment matters including, but not limited to, an understanding of Equal Employment Opportunity programs and other employee support programs. LMER supports DCPS’s commitment to maintaining a supportive, productive, discrimination-free workplace environment for all of its employees and students. The Deputy Chief, LMER is motivated by the mission to transform DCPS into the nation’s highest-performing public school system. The Deputy Chief will have a profound and lasting impact on the continued growth and development of DCPS.

Salary Range: 1-5 / $141,464 - $148,629

 

West Virginia

There are no current job openings for West Virginia. Please check back soon or contact Howard Seufer at the West Virginia Council of School Attorneys.

 

Wisconsin

There are no current job openings for Wisconsin. Please check back soon or contact Joe Koenig or Dan Mallin at the Wisconsin Association of School Boards.

 

Wyoming

There are no current job openings for Wyoming. Please check back soon.