The New Jersey School Boards Association is seeking to fill the position of Counsel/Legal and Labor Relations, to provide training and information to local board of education members and charter school trustees, school attorneys and school administrators.

The successful candidate will provide direct assistance/information to school board attorneys, school administrators, school board members and Association staff; develop and coordinate the delivery of services and training; analyze decisions issued by the commissioner of education, the State Board of Education, School Ethics Commission and other administrative agencies as well as decisions of the federal and New Jersey courts; and prepare amicus review memoranda and amicus briefs as assigned.

Candidates must possess a Juris Doctor degree and be a member in good standing of the New Jersey Bar, admitted to practice before the N.J. federal district court and the courts of N.J.; litigation experience is preferred; develop and deliver effective presentations; have strong interpersonal and facilitation skills, including the ability to work with a variety of groups and individuals.  Experience with online research tools, e.g. Westlaw or Lexis-Nexis, Windows 10 and Microsoft 2016 applications required.

Benefits include health and dental coverage; paid time off and short- and long-term disability.  Eligible employees participate in the Public Employees’ Retirement System.  Minimum salary $98,253. Please send letter of interest and resume to [email protected]org.

Candidates must be current residents of New Jersey, or be able to relocate to the state within one year of initial employment, or be otherwise qualified for employment under the New Jersey First Act (N.J.S.A. 52:14-7).