The New Jersey School Boards Association, a service organization for the state’s local boards of education, 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;
• Prepare amicus review memoranda and amicus briefs as assigned.

The ideal candidate must possess a Juris Doctor degree and be a member in good standing of the New Jersey Bar, admitted to practice before the NJ federal district court and the courts of NJ; 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 on-line 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 jobs@njsba.org.

NJSBA complies with the “New Jersey First Act.” Employees hired on or after September 1, 2011, are required to currently reside in NJ or relocate within one year of their hire date.

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