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Arizona

Tucson, AZ: Associate to the Superintendent & General Counsel for Amphitheater Public Schools

Open until filled

Description: The Associate to the Superintendent serves as General Counsel, Designated Public Lobbyist, Ombudsman and Custodian of Records; provides legal counsel and practical guidance to the Governing Board, the Superintendent, school administrators and department staff; and oversees the Human Resources, Benefits, Records Management, and Equal Opportunity departments.

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Virtual

Thousand Oaks: Associate Attorney for Hatch & Cesario

Application Deadline: December 5, 2018

Description: Hatch & Cesario, a law firm dedicated to representing school districts, SELPAs and charter schools in all areas of special education, Section 504, and general student issues, has associate attorney openings in its Thousand Oaks office and virtually for the San Diego office. We seek team players who are enthusiastic, collaborative and have excellent people skills. All candidates must have strong research and writing skills, the ability to work well under timelines and function proactively and creatively. Candidates should have 3-5 years of legal experience, and ideally, administrative or litigation hearing experience.

Work includes assisting clients in the IEP process, attending mediations and client meetings, conducting trainings, responding to state and federal compliance complaints, and handling administrative due process hearings and federal court litigation. For the Thousand Oaks office, travel will be required to clients in Ventura, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, and Orange Counties. Though the San Diego office is virtual, travel will be required to clients in San Diego, Riverside, San Bernardino, and Orange Counties. Please email a cover letter and resume to Gloria@hatchcesariolaw.com if you are interested in working in the Thousand Oaks office, and Heather@hatchcesariolaw-sd.com if you are interested in working for the San Diego office.

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Colorado

Greenwood Village, CO: Internal Legal Counsel for the Cherry Creek School District

Application Deadline: March 19, 2019​

This position is an in-house counsel position that reports to General Counsel for Cherry Creek, the fourth largest school district in Colorado with over 8,000 employees and 55,000 students. This position will focus on IDEA compliance and will respond to OCR, discrimination complaints, and state complaints. This position will also provide legal advice to District staff on a a wide variety of topics in the education law arena. Expertise and experience in special education law is critical for this position. Duties will also include policy work and contract review.

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New York

Latham, NY: Senior Associate/Lateral Partner for Guercio & Guercio, LLP

Application Deadline: Open until filled​

Description: Guercio & Guercio, LLP, a leading education and labor law firm representing school districts, BOCES and municipal corporations across New York State, seeks a senior associate/ lateral partner with at least seven years of experience in the practice of law, to join its growing Capital Region office. Candidate must have outstanding verbal and written communication skills, the ability to work independently and handle a busy litigation case load, and a desire to help expand the practice. Experience in education law, employment law and/or collective bargaining is preferred. Excellent academic credentials required. Salary is commensurate with experience. Benefits include health insurance and profit sharing and pension plan, and the opportunity to join a dynamic team. Please send a letter of interest and resume.

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Virginia

Alexandria, VA: Program Director, Council of School Attorneys for National School Boards Association

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Description: The National School Boards Association invites applications for the position of Program Director, Council of School Attorneys. The ideal candidate is an innovative attorney with experience in education law (K-12 preferred) --- or if a non-attorney, then an individual with 10 plus years of state or national bar association management and attorney programming experience.

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Richmond, VA: Assistant County Attorney for Henrico County

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Description: The Henrico County Attorney's Office is seeking to hire two full-time attorneys with a strong academic background, excellent research and writing skills, to handle special education and other legal matters for the School Board and School Administration. The two successful applicants will join an existing attorney in the School Board's offices. Because the School Board operates 72 schools with over [48,000] students, the positions offer a challenging, fast-paced and varied practice, including litigation and administrative agency representation, a wide range of legal issues, and work with highly educated clients.

For both positions, expertise preferred in at least one of the following

areas: public school legal issues, student rights, custody, educational rights, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, Virginia Freedom of Information Act, constitutional law, civil rights, and education law.  For one of the two positions, extensive knowledge of and experience in special education law and Individuals with Disabilities Education Act litigation is required.

Both positions require excellent advocacy, legal research and writing skills; ability to organize, interpret and apply legal principles and knowledge to complex legal problems; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, public officials and the general public; and good professional judgment.  Experience with local government practice is preferred.

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Washington

Federal Way, WA: Director of Employee Relations for Federal Way Public Schools

Open until filled

Description: The Director of Employee Relations provides a leadership role to the School Support Coordinators in integrating people, processes, and technology in service of the District’s schools and departments.

This position manages a variety of Human Resources functions including labor relations, negotiations, contract management, grievances, employee investigations, employee discipline, contract interpretations, policy development, technical assistance and support for administrative staff, and project assignments consistent with the position’s scope of responsibility.

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