Education Law Center (ELC) seeks a full-time attorney to join the organization’s legal, research and communications team working across the country to enforce the education rights of public school students under state and federal law.
With a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, ELC plans to launch a new model for providing legal assistance that enhances the efficacy of state-level school funding and resource equity advocacy. The lawyer hired for this position will lead that effort. The work will include partnering with state and local organizations to evaluate and advise state school funding campaigns on the legal implications of a variety of policy issues including, but not limited to: the need for more resources to address COVID-19 impacts; proposed state funding cuts; proposed uses of federal emergency relief funds; continuing underfunding in state education budgets; proposed reforms to school funding formulas; the need for school building improvements; the lack of services for students with disabilities and English language learners; the impact on students of color and on districts and schools segregated by race and poverty; and the proposed and actual diversion of public school funds to private schools though voucher programs.
The work will prioritize state school funding campaigns participating in the Partnership for Equity and Education Rights network and the Resource Equity Funders Collaborative.
The specific duties include but are not limited to:
Conducting legal analysis, research and investigation;
Salary and Benefits
Salary will be commensurate with experience. Paid vacation and sick leave will be provided. ELC’s benefit package includes medical, life, and dental insurance, as well as a retirement savings program. There is a possibility for the person in this position to work remotely
How to apply
To apply, send a resume, cover letter and two writing samples by email to:
Theresa Luhm at email@example.com.
The position will be open until filled.