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New York

Democracy Prep Public Schools

General Counsel or Associate General Counsel (Job ID: 1250-0005)

Responsibilities: 1) Manage outside counsel on tort and employment related litigation and claims; 2) Provide legal advice and guidance to Democracy Prep on education law, including special education, charter law and authorization, employee relations, immigration, litigation, student privacy, student disciplinary matters, and emergency response; 3) Routinely attend board meetings for Democracy Prep's CMO and the schools they support; 4) Support the CEO and network in a variety of legal and non-legal work, including facilities acquisition, compliance and reporting, authorizer and governmental relations, and policy proposals; 5) Serve as a representative on legal issues impacting the network to boards, government agencies, families, and authorizers; 6) Review, draft, and propose policies, procedures, and other documents for internal and external use on education issues that are mission-aligned and legally sound; 7) Serve as liaison to representatives of outside agencies; 8) Assist the network and schools as necessary on a variety of additional in-house legal issues.

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