Associate Director of Seminars, Colleges, and Webinars
Type: Full Time
Required Education: 4 Year Degree
Education and Training
The American Association for Justice (AAJ®) is seeking an Associate Director of Seminars, Colleges, and Webinars for its Education department. AAJ works to preserve the constitutional right to trial by jury and to make sure people have a fair chance to seek justice when they are injured by the negligence or misconduct of others—even when it means taking on the most powerful corporations. The Associate Director will oversee the overall management and content development of all seminars, colleges, and webinars in Education. The Associate Director develops format and content for AAJ Education colleges, seminars, and webinars to educate members on trial skills and substantive topics. The Associate Director also participates in long-range planning, policy development and implementation for colleges, seminars, and webinars; prepares, monitors, and manages individual program budgets that correspond with relevant programs.
Job duties include: • Lead the development and design of National College of Advocacy (NCA) colleges, seminars, and webinars. • Guide, direct, and oversee NCA colleges, seminars, and webinars. • Supervise managers of seminars, colleges, and webinars, ensuring that operating schedules and other program and departmental deadlines are met. • Revise existing programs and recommend new programs. • Develop effective solicitation of program content ideas. • Develop and submit marketing ideas for programs. • Prepare, monitor, and manage individual program budgets. • Provide detailed program recommendations for following academic year. • Ensure annual and long-range scheduling of programs. • Create individual program budgets. • Review monthly income and expenditures; monitor program expenses. • Oversee hotel, logistical and administrative expense contracting. • Ensure accurate financial accounting of all assigned programs. • Attend and administer programs, as needed. • Develop and maintain relationships with program sponsors and vendors. • Reinforce state trial lawyers’ association relationships. • Determine program effectiveness and success through budget analysis, attendee feedback, and faculty feedback. • Maintain knowledge of the law and legal developments as related to civil trial practice. • Keep abreast of emerging technologies for virtual, livestreaming, on-demand, and in-person programming. • Monitor continuing legal education (CLE) programming by other organizations. • Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications: • Bachelor’s degree in related field required, JD a plus. • Minimum of 5 years’ relevant work experience required. • Event, program, or education planning experience required. • Minimum 5 years’ supervisory experience required. • Prior continuing legal education program planning preferred. • Excellent event management, project management, communication, writing, and strong organization skills. • Excellent interpersonal skills with a high level of professionalism and the ability to maintain composure always. • Ability to use judgment and discretion. • Proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite products (i.e., Word, PowerPoint). • Ability to conduct and analyze legal research and develop educational programs. • Experience drafting RFPs, reviewing hotel contract proposals and terms. • Strong interpersonal skills to develop and maintain relationships with NCA Board of Trustees, committee chairs and members, course advisors, and speakers. • Prior experience in a non-profit or association strongly preferred. • Travel required to conventions plus assigned programs as needed.