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6 Jul 2021

Research and Policy Chief Legal Counsel & General Counsel

Colorado Association of School Boards
 Denver, Denver County, Colorado, United States

Job Description

The Chief Legal Counsel and General Counsel will:

  • Serve as general counsel to CASB and advise CASB staff and the CASB Board of Directors on legal issues.
  • Lead CASB’s member legal resources and policy teams.
  • Serve as a resource for CASB-member school boards seeking general legal information and policy information.
  • Research and develop resources to keep CASB members apprised of current legal issues and policies affecting Colorado school districts.
  • Provide legal support to CASB’s advocacy and policy teams.
  • Monitor, review, and comment on rules pending before the State Board of Education and other state agencies that pertain to schools.
  • Serve on committees and working groups with the Colorado Department of Education and other state agencies and organizations that pertain to schools.
  • Monitor state and federal cases and decisions that pertain to schools.
  • Develop and deliver presentations that provide general legal information to school board members and other school district personnel at district locations and CASB events.

Required Qualifications

  • Juris Doctor degree and licensed to practice law in Colorado.
  • Experience in education law in Colorado and nationwide.
  • Experience with school board policy research and/or development.
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills, including public speaking.
  • Ability to analyze legal issues and trends within Colorado and nationwide and to forecast their impact on public education.
  • A genuine desire to work with people to improve public education.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively interface with publicly-elected boards of education, the education community, political figures, and the public.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of statutory and regulatory compliance requirements impacting education within Colorado and nationwide.
  • Experience representing school districts, nonprofit education organizations, or other public education entities.
  • Experience with the legislative process and working with educational advocates / lobbyists.
  • Understanding of member school boards’ needs and an association’s role in meeting those needs.
  • Experience serving as a senior leader within an organization.
  • Ability to contribute to and champion strategic change.
  • Experience supervising and managing staff.
  • Experience managing multiple concurrent projects and responsibilities.

Industry: Education

Salary: CASB will offer a competitive salary, commensurate with experience, within the range of $110,000 – $130,000. Compensation for the role will depend on a number of factors, including a candidates’ qualifications, variability in years of experience, specialized skill sets and competencies, and may fall outside of the range shown.

Benefits: Sick leave, vacation leave, Public Employees Retirement Association membership, a group disability policy, and employee life insurance policy. We are committed to a healthy work-life integration based upon our unique culture that recognizes the importance of flexibility and collaboration. Additional optional benefits include a 401k plan, health insurance, dental insurance, and vision insurance.

Anticipated start date: To be negotiated.

The Colorado Association of School Boards is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, creed, age, marital status, religion, gender, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status.

How to Apply

Please send a resume, a cover letter, an email with salary requirements, and references to Brittany Crossman at bcrossman@casb.org. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Bureaus: Colorado. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Research and Policy. Salaries: 100,000 and above.

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