Position Summary: Serve as a key advisor to the Superintendent and executive team on policy development and strategy. Responsible for planning, organizing, and coordinating legal services with a special focus on maximizing efficiencies and appropriately leveraging the district's legal team. Oversee and align the work of the staff attorney, worker's comp attorney and the advocacy coordinator. Oversee all charter and partnership school policies and contracts. Review existing policies and recommend revisions where appropriate to ensure they are designed to further the academic and excellence mission of An Independent School District. Represent the Superintendent and participate in districtwide initiatives and planning, providing unique insights and perspectives. Collaborate with executive team and instructional leadership team to create a high performing learning organization that ensures the success of each child.

Minimum Qualifications:
Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school

  • Ten (10) years of experience in the practice of law, including substantial responsible
  • experience for a large urban public jurisdiction is required
  • Experience in a K-12 public school setting is preferred
  • Proven experience in leading effective teams and individuals, managing organizational
  • change and initiating key innovations

Specialized Knowledge, Licenses, etc.:
  • License to practice law in the State of Oklahoma
  • Knowledge and understanding of federal, state and local laws, regulations and court decisions applicable to K-12 education as related to An Independent School District
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of public administration, intergovernmental relations, and school business operations
  • Understanding of methods and procedures required to provide legal services to an administration and governing body in a large urban public agency
  • Knowledge of current economic, political and sociological conditions affecting school districts
  • Knowledge of current issues and special challenges of large urban school districts and their communities
  • Current knowledge of provisions of applicable federal, State and district laws, rules and regulations