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- Google Docs
- Communication Skills
- Health Insurance
- Work From Home
Who We Are
T.L.P. Education is a nonprofit organization guided by the vision that all educators should be empowered to truly meet the needs of all of their students. Working with Teachers, Learners, and education Partners, T.L.P. Education provides knowledge, tools, and training to schools across the country through the Summit Learning Program. Together, we are helping educators achieve their goals, students realize their full potential, and schools serve their communities.
The Summit Learning Program currently supports more than 70,000 students in hundreds of schools nationwide. Their diverse communities are represented through district, charter and independent schools.
We stay at the forefront of our work: We continuously improve, learning directly from those who are doing the work.
We are optimistic about change and the possibilities therein: We welcome programmatic improvements and strategy shifts which will result in positive results for children and communities.
We value our people, and we support their growth within their zone of proximal development: Our people are at the center of our work, and we support their development by finding their level of potential development through problem solving and in collaboration with peers.
We say what we do and do what we say - we keep our promises: We are transparent on things that matter and follow through on our commitments with honesty and integrity.
We meticulously prioritize: There is more work to do than resources. We know that our colleagues (their talents and time) and our dollars are not limitless and if not spent doing our work will do work that is equally essential. As such we are careful and responsible stewards of our resources
We are principles-based not rules-based: We make decisions based on what we believe is best for our people and the communities we serve as opposed to adhering to a prescriptive set of immovable practices.
We value diversity and strive to be inclusive in our work, both for our students and our team members: We believe in the importance of teaching children in alignment with our values and honoring every individual story and unique path.
Role Description and Responsibilities:
TLP Education is looking for a General Counsel who is a results-oriented problem-solver, excels at critical thinking and clear writing, and has exceptional interpersonal skills. The candidate must be a highly motivated individual who thrives in an entrepreneurial environment and wants to positively impact the lives of students by improving K-12 public education.
The General Counsel will be the lead lawyer for the organization and will work on a range of issues that impact TLP Education and the Summit Learning Program. This is an opportunity to have a lot of responsibility and immediate impact on a growing organization.
Key Responsibilities will include:
Provide practical legal and business advice regarding a wide variety of issues that are relevant for an organization partnering with hundreds of schools across the country and sharing curriculum and professional development materials.
Manage compliance efforts with respect to federal and state laws and regulations.
Lead T.L.P.’s contracting: Draft, review and negotiate a wide variety of commercial and strategic agreements, including our agreements with schools, service agreements, consultancies, and vendor agreements.
Develop and oversee the implementation of organizational policies and procedures.
Develop and implement strong governance procedures, prepare materials for and attend board meetings and provide counsel to TLP Board members.
Advise on education law generally and its application to our program.
Ensure compliance with all applicable laws, including tax exempt organizations.
Drive our efforts to be trusted stewards of student data, including compliance with our commitments to data privacy and security and data protection laws.
Provide training on legal issues and compliance to staff at all levels.
Assist with policy and PR issues.
Be a member of the senior leadership team, and provide counsel to senior leaders, the board, and the entire team.
More specifically, you can expect to:
Support the Summit Learning Program:
As our head of privacy
Drive transparency regarding our privacy and security practices and statements
Work with our partners to identify and implement best-in-class practices regarding data use and digital security.
Oversee implementation of commitments to families and schools about student data privacy, monitor for any needed changes, and ensure compliance with the industry’s strongest privacy and security practices.
Support partnering to enable high-quality educational materials and ensure that our curriculum and learning solutions complies with all laws, including copyright.
Ensure that our statements about our products and practices are accurate and substantiated.
Support the internal operations teams:
Partner with our HR team to ensure compliance with employment law and support HR in resolving employee relations and employee benefit matters
Collaborate with HR to review and revise the Employee Handbook, related policies, and forms
Provide legal support to the PR, finance and data operations [and other] teams
This is an exempt position. The TLP team is remote, so you can be located anywhere in the U.S. Travel is required.
Commitment to uphold T.L.P. Education values, belief that all children deserve a rigorous and equitable education that prepares them for college and for life.
Bachelor's Degree and JD required; Member in good standing of a state bar.
At least 6 years of legal experience, preferably with a combination of big-law and in-house experience. The ideal candidate will have experience representing technology companies and likely a deep experience in more than one of the following substantive areas: data privacy law, enterprise contracts, education law, governance. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in cross-functional teams and across diverse stakeholders.
Excellent interpersonal, writing, communication and presentation skills.
Outstanding organizational skills with extraordinary attention to detail.
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, prioritizing and managing multiple projects.
Ability to analyze statutes and regulations to provide clear and practical advice.
Ability to effectively manage outside counsel and leverage help in a cost-effective way.
Ability to independently make decisions balancing legal requirements and business/managerial needs, and to efficiently and effectively communicate with non-lawyers.
Ability to present complex and sensitive issues in a concise and effective manner.
Experience taking on projects involving unfamiliar subject matters.
Ability to collaborate and build relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders.
Demonstrates empathy and ability to apply understanding of an audience to deliver desired products and/or services.
Ability to evaluate risk and resolve complex issues in creative and effective ways.
Proficiency in Google Platforms, including Google Drive, Google Sheets, Google Docs, and Google Slides.
An ability to travel 20% of time.
What We Expect From You:
You maintain high expectations for all students and believe all students can find success in school, college, and life.
You thrive while collaborating and are excited to work with your colleagues. You find positivity in share successes.
You’re deeply dedicated to social justice and feel motivated by the challenge and impact of working in a heterogeneous community and closing the achievement gap.
You share our vision to reimagine what schools should be and are excited to make an impact on the public education landscape.
You are data driven and you collect, evaluate, and utilize data in meaningful ways.
You are positive and resilient in the face of big challenges.
You take initiative and ownership in driving your work to meet personal and team goals.
You possess strong relationship skills and you motivate, inspire, develop, and communicate with diverse groups of teachers, leaders, staff members, and community members.
You apply honest, actionable, and timely feedback that results in improved performance.
You have a strategic mindset when it comes to executing Professional Development initiatives.
You act with integrity and value a diversity of perspectives.
You are empathetic and culturally competent. You’re open to having hard conversations.
You thrive in innovative environments, and are comfortable with the ambiguity that can come with a dynamic and progressive workplace.
You’re committed to continuous improvement, see feedback as a positive, and have a growth mindset.
What You Can Expect From Us:
T.L.P. Education offers competitive salaries and benefit options for full-time employees.
We strive to recruit a diverse team. T.L.P Education is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, military status, pregnancy, parenthood, citizenship status, creed, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. We will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.
People from all diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.