Senior Education Attorney

Job Description
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Main Areas of Responsibility: 

New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty seeks an experienced attorney to carry out litigation, policy advocacy and outreach to transform the state’s public education system.

Additional Areas of Responsibility: 

The attorney will work with educational leaders throughout New Mexico on major policy reforms and litigation related to education, including compliance with the landmark Yazzie court ruling that requires a sufficient public education system for students and comprehensive program and funding reforms (learn more at

Other Information/Requirements: 

Required: minimum seven years as an attorney; strong leadership and strategic thinking skills; passionate about education policy, racial justice and community lawyering; excellent litigator, writer and researcher; ability to manage complex projects; ‘no-stone-unturned’ thoroughness and persistence. Preferred: Spanish speaker, experience with lobbying, coalition-building and media.

How to Apply: 

Apply in confidence by emailing a resume and cover letter to [email protected] We are an equal opportunity employer. People of color and people with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.

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Katrina Rost
New Mexico
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Internal Info
Date to Post: 
Nov 7 2019
Date to Remove: 
Feb 5 2020

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