Associate Counsel

Summit Public Schools - Redwood City, CA - Full time

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Position Overview:

Summit Public Schools is looking for an Associate Counsel who is a problem-solver, results-oriented, 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. You will work directly with the Chief Legal Officer.


The Associate Counsel will be the second lawyer in the organization, and will work on a range of issues that impact Summit schools 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
  • Manage compliance efforts with respect to federal and state laws and regulations
  • Draft, review and negotiate a wide variety of commercial and strategic agreements, including service agreements, consultancies, and vendor agreements
  • Participate in the development and implementation of organizational policies and procedures in a wide variety of areas
  • Advise on charter-school law and education law generally and its application to our schools
  • Provide general nonprofit corporate advice
  • Provide training on legal issues and compliance to staff at all levels

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District / School Edtech Coordinator

Experience Level

Mid Level

Summit Public Schools

Who We Are:

Summit Public Schools is a leading charter management organization serving diverse communities in the San Francisco Bay Area and Washington State with currently 11 schools serving over 3,000 students. Summit’s mission is to ensure that every student has the opportunity to not only attend, but succeed in, a four-year college or university. Through the Summit Learning Program, we have partnered with over 100 public schools in twenty-seven states and the District of Columbia, and are providing over 20,000 students a truly personalized learning experience.

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