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School Year: 2022-2023
Location: Headquarters-Rio Grande Valley
Region: Headquarters - Rio Grande Valley, TX
Job Type: Full-Time
Role Mission: The Staff Attorney supports IDEA’s day to day operations regarding contract review, policy creation and review, ensuring alignment to state, federal and local law, and acts as a liaison for IDEA’s personnel matters. Moreover, the staff attorney provides training and solutions-oriented support across the organization to build capacity of managers on a variety of issues to mitigate risk. The Staff Attorney oversees strategies to reduce external legal billing with support of the paralegal team. The Attorney completes projects and tasks as assigned by the VP of Legal Affairs.
What You’ll Do -- Accountabilities
Manage year to year decrease in $650,000 of external legal cost for 2022-23 for TX (non-board legal fees)
Review and appropriately respond to legal correspondence, mail, and subpoena responses
Serve as primary resource and counsel for all personnel items, prior to potential engagement of outside counsel
Support VP of Legal Affairs in general daily operations to meet compliance, efficiency, and organizational needs.
Champion a culture of compliance across IDEA Public Schools, while not sacrificing the swiftness necessary for student achievement
What You Bring -- Competencies:
Knowledge and Skills:
What We Offer
Salaries for people entering this role typically fall between $100,700 and $125,800, commensurate with relevant experience and qualifications and in alignment with internal equity. This role is also eligible for a performance bonus based on team goal attainment.
We offer a comprehensive benefits plan, covering the majority of the employee premium for the base medical plan and subsidizing the majority of costs for a spouse/domestic partner and children. Other benefits include dental and vision plans, disability, life insurance, parenting benefits, flexible spending account options, generous vacation time, com‐muter benefits, referral bonuses, professional development, and a403(b) plan. We also offer an inclusive environment where staff are encouraged to bring their whole selves to work every day. IDEA may offer a relocation stipend to defray the cost of moving for this role, if applicable.