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ISEA - Iowa State Education Association

ISEA
Iowa State Education Association


Staff Counsel

Based in Des Moines, IA

 

At the Iowa State Education Association, our mission is to promote quality education by placing our students at the center of everything we do, while advocating for education professionals. We currently have the following position available.
POSITION: Staff Counsel

NOTIFICATION DATE: September 30, 2021
EMPLOYMENT DATE: TBD
STAFF RELATIONSHIP: Responsible to Associate Executive Director for Advocacy Services

JOB DESCRIPTION:
The Iowa State Education Association, which is an affiliate of the National Education Association, is seeking Staff Counsel in its Des Moines, Iowa office. The ISEA is a labor organization which advocates for quality public education and represents public sector educational employees.

Staff counsel is principally responsible for providing timely and comprehensive legal advice and training in the areas of labor, employment law, education and contract law. Staff Counsel also manages complex civil litigation, administrative hearings, and appellate work in an independent working environment.

The position may also require training and legal advice on corporate compliance and governance issues, legal policy and strategy making, and legislative matters.

The ISEA provides a competitive salary and excellent benefit package.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:
Qualified candidates must be licensed to practice in Iowa. A demonstrated interest and background in labor and employment law as well as a minimum of three years of litigation experience is preferred.

Candidates must be committed to advocating for unions and public education employees and possess strong organizational and time management skills and superior research and writing skills.

APPLICATION:
Please submit a letter of interest, résumé, recent writing sample, and a minimum of three references to:

Iowa State Education Association
ATTN: Christy Hickman, Associate Executive Director for Advocacy Services
777 3rd St., Des Moines, IA 50309 or Christy.Hickman@isea.org

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