Legal Assistant, Office of General Counsel/Policy Services

Posted May 5, 2022

The Illinois Association of School Boards is seeking applicants for a full-time legal assistant for the Office of General Counsel (OGC) in IASB’s Lombard office. The position will report to the IASB Assistant Director of Office of General Counsel/Illinois Council of School Attorneys (ICSA).

The legal assistant position will be responsible for providing a wide range of high-level, self-directed administrative and customer service duties for the Office of General Counsel.

Functions of the job include providing self-directed administrative and legal support to OGC; ensuring all phone calls, emails, and other communications are handled in an efficient and courteous manner; high-level knowledge of Microsoft Excel to create and maintain accurate databases and spreadsheets, and provide requested reports from NetForum; creating and maintaining current, organized, and accurate written procedures and electronic files relating to job tasks, duties, and areas of responsibility; creating and maintaining templates for new and existing IASB and OGC-related documents, memos, and data; participating in appropriate professional development; and attending the Joint Annual Conference in Chicago each year to perform assigned duties.

Additional responsibilities related to IASB’s Policy Reference Education Subscription Service (PRESS) include high-level understanding of Microsoft word-processing, web-based word-processing applications, proofreading, and editing for PRESS, PRESS Online, and PRESS Plus services; and PRESS publication, Policy Reference Manual (PRM) upkeep, and PRESS editor assistance, including maintaining the PRM in Microsoft Word and Adobe PDF versions and acting as a liaison between OGC, IASB Policy Services, and IASB vendors.

A high school diploma or equivalent and/or evidence of relevant administrative professional experience is required. Expertise in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint; Adobe Certified Professional and experience assisting lawyers or other types of professionals in the legal field is preferred.

See the Legal Assistant, Office of General Counsel job description for a detailed listing of job functions and responsibilities, as well as education, experience, and competency requirements for the position.

Required competencies include the ability to manage multiple projects without continual and/or direct supervision; communication and interpersonal skills necessary to work with numerous and varied individuals and groups; the use of or willingness to learn Westlaw; a high degree of accuracy with excellent grammar and proofreading skills; computer skills with an in-depth knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and relevant software; advanced knowledge of Adobe Acrobat Pro; and strong time-management skills and the ability to adapt to constantly changing circumstances.

This position requires the employee to be able to lift, move, and safely handle boxes and materials up to 25 pounds; repetitive motion of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers; and to be able to see, hear, and speak as necessary to perform the functions of the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions of the position.

To apply, submit an IASB Application for Employment, resume, and letter of interest indicating why you believe you are qualified for this position to:

Hiring Manager
Illinois Association of School Boards