Senior Education Legal and Policy Advisor at EducationCounsel
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION:
EducationCounsel LLC, in affiliation with Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP, serves as a strategic consultant to education leaders and policy makers. By offering an integrated suite of services including policy, strategy, advocacy, and law, and partnering with leaders across all levels (e.g., associations, foundations, non-for-profits, states, districts, and universities), EducationCounsel helps clients achieve their goals of enhancing the quality of the nation's education systems, closing achievement gaps, and expanding access to educational opportunities throughout the education pipeline from birth to college and career access and completion.
EducationCounsel is seeking a forward-thinking, effective, and entrepreneurial professional to serve as a Senior Education Legal and Policy Advisor. This critical role will lead projects designed to advance work on higher education policy, often with complex intersecting legal issues, including by improving access, diversity, and equity outcomes. By serving as a strategic policy and law advisor to a wide array of decision makers (e.g., Institutes of Higher Educations, national organizations, foundation leaders, academic and professional disciplinary societies, and nonprofit executives) on a variety of critical higher education topics, this person will be poised to influence institutional performance and postsecondary outcomes on a national scale.
This is an ideal opportunity for an experience attorney who has a strong education policy orientation and depth of knowledge in federal law and policy, strategic thinking, relationship and project management, research and writing, and facilitation skills to work with the EducationCounsel team and play a transformative role in shaping the future of education in our country. Having experience in issues associated with student diversity and inclusion in higher education, including with respect to legal challenges associated with affirmative action, is a plus.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Leading Institutional and Systems Change in Higher Education
Driving Progress in Education Efforts through Partner/Client Relationships
Managing Projects towards Successful Outcomes
The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:
Salary and benefits will be competitive and commensurate with experience.
It is the policy of EducationCounsel and Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough to provide equal opportunity in employment to all Employees and applicants for employment. No person is to be discriminated against in employment because of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status or disability.