Updated: December 3, 2019

Director of Legal Services

PSBA is seeking a staff attorney to provide advice, analysis, consultation, training and educational information to public school leaders on a wide variety of legal focus areas impacting public school system and non-profit corporation governance, including constitutional law, administrative law, employment law, labor relations, governmental financial administration, state and federal civil rights law, student and employee constitutional rights, disability law, public agency procurement, municipal taxation, government transparency, liability risk management and legislative analysis. Advocacy work includes involvement in legislative matters as well as practice before state and federal appellate courts. Licensed attorney admitted in PA (or can become admitted within 6 months) with minimum three years’ experience in law practice substantially focused on education law or related legal areas listed above. Must be a highly effective communicator, both orally and in writing, with strong strategic thinking, analytical/critical thinking and decision-making skills. Position demands strong organizational, planning and time management skills to manage multiple priorities and quickly adapt to emerging organizational needs. Requires highly developed legal research skills, including proficiency with Westlaw and/or Lexis. Reports to the Senior Director of Legal Services. Attorneys interested in an exciting growth opportunity for a practice with statewide and national impact on education law and policy should submit a resume and cover letter with salary expectations to Human Resources at psbahr@psba.org.

Educator in Residence

PSBA is seeking individuals to be an Educator in Residence, working within our education and training team.  This is a part-time, 9-month (October 2019-June 2020), independent contractor position, with a monthly stipend. Responsibilities and duties for this position will include travel within assigned regions, to deliver PSBA trainings and workshops. Content and materials will be provided through PSBA, with independent facilitation of workshops.

Individuals should have a Bachelor’s degree (advanced degree preferred), a minimum of 4 years’ experience serving on a Pennsylvania public school board or in district leadership, and a minimum of three years of training and facilitation experience with adult learners or equivalent experience. Applicants should demonstrate proven public speaking experience, with effective use of visual aids and should be familiar with the PSBA legislative platform, organizational philosophy, and offered services to membership. Position requires minimum lifting, advanced communication skills, adept use of technology for training environments, and flexibility to local needs. Hours will vary based on membership request and needs with anticipated evening and weekend hours.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest and a resume to Michelle Kunkle at: michelle.kunkel@psba.org. We will be accepting applications until positions are filled.

Policy Services Coordinator (Writer)

PSBA is seeking a Policy Services Coordinator to provide personalized policy services to our members, including reviewing and analyzing the member’s policies, and researching and writing customized draft policy manuals.

Bachelor’s degree in English or education and/or equivalent experience related to education or law required. Must have proficient typing skills and experience with technology, including web-based platforms. Excellent writing, editing and proofreading skills. Along with a proven track record of accuracy and attention to detail is required. Research and problem-solving abilities, as well as excellent communication skills and customer service experience needed.

Please submit your resume and cover letter to Human Resources at psbahr@psba.org. Resumes received for this position will be considered beginning in January, 2020.

Research Coordinator

This is an entry-level position.

PSBA is seeking an individual to assist in the collection and verification of data, and analysis and preparation of reports and resources to association staff and its members.  Additional duties include establishing and maintaining databases of educational data; assisting in the development and presentation of various research projects; and providing written summaries and info graphics for publication on our website.

Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Education Leadership, or other closely related field.  Experience in public school administration, data analysis; school business administration; local government or public policy analysis is preferred.  Additional education may be used to offset experience.

Excellent analytic and communications, attention to detail and independent work effort is required. Data experience and/or experience researching education issues is a plus.

Submit a resume and cover letter to Human Resources at psbahr@psba.org.