Assistant Legal Counsel
Doyle-Legal Services
Administrator/Other Professional
Job Number 4100011985
Start Date 12/04/2017
Open Date 11/03/2017
Closing Date 11/17/2017

Purpose of Position:  As a member of the Legal Services Team and under the direction of the General Counsel, the Assistant Legal Counsel will provide specialized, high-quality advice and meaningful legal representation to the MMSD Board of Education, administration and staff with a focus on compliance and policy development to create a foundation for innovation and excellence at all levels of the organization.

Supervisory Responsibilities:


Work Location Doyle-Legal Services
Hours of work 20 hours per week
FTE/Hours Per Week

Based on experience. Includes a generous line of benefits. 

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the primary resource on all contracting matters including drafting and revising agreements and working with and supporting the accounting department, contract managers and service providers to ensure that the District?s interests are fully protected
  • Review and assist in developing, letting and reviewing Requests for Proposals and Requests for Bids
  • Draft and review data-sharing agreements related to contracts, partnerships and external research
  • Coordinate, review and respond to public records request
  • Maintain Contracting and RFP Toolkits and resources
  • Review all extended trip/tour requests for compliance with policy, necessary information, and contract/form issues
  • Assist the Coordinator for Progressive Discipline in matters of student expulsion; working with hearing officers to issue annual contracts, ensuring order of expulsion are shared with appropriate parties, notifying the Board of expulsion hearing results and meeting with the Board about individual student expulsions
  • Propose district policy revisions
  • Consult and coordinate with Safety & Security related to registered sex offenders giving statutory notice about presence on school property
  • Answer telephone and email  inquiries related to variety of legal issues including, but not limited to, student discipline, special education, general liability, mandated reporting and pupil records
  • Work with risk manager and insurer in contractual liability issues
  • Handle Office for Civil Rights complaints
  • Handle Equal Right Division complaints
  • Assist staff called to testify at court or administrative hearings



Employees with disabilities must meet qualification standards that are job-related and consistent with business necessity and must be able to perform the ?essential functions? of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation

Minimum Qualifications
  • Licensed to practice law in the State of Wisconsin or eligible for admission within three (3) months of hire
  • Demonstrated acute attention to detail and thoroughness.
  • Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish positive relationships with people representing multiple and diverse interests.
  • Demonstrated ability to deal with sensitive issues in a confidential and professional manner.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Google Applications.
  • All positions require experience working cross-culturally and/or commitment to work toward improving one's own cultural proficiency i.e., valuing difference/diversity, recognizing personal limitations in one's skills and expertise, and having the desire to learn in these areas.
Desired Qualifications


  • A minimum of two (2) years of experience in private practice or with a public agency with comprehensive working knowledge of school and corporate law issues related to school board governance, administrative law, drafting contracts, pupil and public records, open meeting laws, suspension and expulsion of students and litigation experience. 
Other Information

Length of Work:
This position is a part-time 12-month position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. This position regularly requires long hours and weekend work.  This position is part time with the possibility of becoming full time. Applicants seeking a full-time position may be considered.

Working Conditions:

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as laptop computers and smartphones.

Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.


Contact Allison Evans,  HR Analyst


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