The Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) seeks a full-time program director. AFCC is an interdisciplinary and international nonprofit membership association of professionals who work in the family law, mental health, and dispute resolution arena. AFCC offices are in Madison, WI, and we are accepting applications for remote or on-site employment. There are approximately 6,000 AFCC members in more than 30 countries, with the majority of members in the United States. The program director will work with and report to the executive director on development and execution of a variety of association programs that implement the AFCC mission of improving the lives of children and families through the resolution of family conflict.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
CHAPTER SUPPORT: Responsible for guiding and supporting AFCC’s 22 chapters, including (1) maintaining strong connections between chapter leaders and members, and the international association; (2) guiding the development of new chapters; (3) conducting biennial chapter leadership institutes; (4) facilitating periodic chapter planning retreats; (5) ongoing support and communication with chapter leadership; (6) supporting and overseeing chapter core activities such as newsletters, conferences and website development; and (7) staff support to AFCC Chapter Committee and AFCC Chapter Council.
EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS: Work with the executive director and corresponding committees to develop and execute programming for 2-3 conferences, 12+ webinars and four training programs annually. Develop and implement online/hybrid training programs. Responsibilities will include but not be limited to identifying subject matter, drafting and editing program material, recruiting and supporting program faculty, managing schedules, working with partner organizations, overseeing the proposal review process, and participating in program delivery and evaluation.
SPECIAL PROJECTS: Provide staff support for AFCC special projects, which include policy think tanks, task forces, professional practice guidelines and model standards, publications, user guides, and other projects as assigned.
COMMUNICATIONS: Collaborate with communications coordinator to develop, edit, and disseminate monthly AFCC eNEWS, and oversee content for website, weekly member updates, and social media. Writing, editing, and proofreading for reports and special projects.
CONTINUING EDUCATION MANAGEMENT: Working closely with the AFCC Continuing Education Committee, managing all aspects of the continuing education program, including AFCC sponsorship of continuing education for psychologists through the American Psychological Association, continuing legal education, and other CE programs for mental health, dispute resolution, judicial, and other professionals.
MEMBERSHIP DEVELOPMENT: Identify and execute strategies for membership development and retention.
AFCC’s six-person staff manages an association of about 6,000 members. AFCC hosts numerous conferences, online training programs and webinars each year, and publishes a monthly e-newsletter and a quarterly research and academic journal, which is based at Hofstra Law School. AFCC members are our customers and assisting them is job one. Everyone from our executive director to our program assistant responds to member inquiries, fielding questions ranging from registration and membership concerns to substantive questions about professional issues.
The successful candidate will assume a leadership role and will also not mind making their own copies and scheduling meetings when necessary. Periodic travel required. Valid passport is necessary for periodic programs in Canada.
• $90,000-100,000 salary, depending on experience and qualifications
• Excellent benefits, including health, dental, disability insurance
• Paid vacation, sick leave, personal time, and paid holidays
• Casual office dress code and an office with a window (if based in Madison)
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Proficient in the use of technology
• Strong organizational and project management skills
• Outstanding editing and proofreading skills
• Ability to combine vision and attention to detail
• Demonstrated ability to strategically plan and execute programs
• Innovative and creative thinker
• Demonstrated ability to work with volunteer leadership (which may involve responding to
emails in the evening and on weekends)
• Experience facilitating meetings and retreats preferred
• Experience in family law/dispute resolution/mental health field preferred
• Fundraising and grant writing experience preferred
• Ability to develop relationships with people/organizations with different perspectives
About Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
AFCC is the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts – the premier interdisciplinary and international association of professionals dedicated to the resolution of family conflict. AFCC members are the leading practitioners, researchers, teachers and policymakers in the family court arena.