1050 Connecticut Avenue, NW,
Meetings & Committees Specialist
Center for Public Interest Law
Job Summary/General Purpose of Job
This individual will independently manage and plan complex conferences as guided by the strategic plan and as directed by the Committee Counsel/Director. This includes hotel selection and vendor contract negotiations, development of budgets and project timelines, development of detailed game plans for event logistics, development of promotion and marketing plans, management of CLE accreditation process and all speaker and sponsor arrangements, as well as on-site management of the overall conference and its catered events. Working with volunteers or program committees will be required to determine scheduling; space assignments and program content for each conference. Travel is required. This individual also will be responsible for the management of personnel assisting with the execution of the event and/or conference.
This individual will also be responsible for conducting and managing other programs and activities of a standing committee or commission. These duties will include budget development and management, provision of advice to and gathering of information from large external constituent groups, developing surveys and data collection instruments and procedures, receiving and managing large quantities of data about external constituent agencies, arranging production and publication of single title and periodical works, preparation of contracts for consultants and contract administration and member services.
Bachelor's Degree from four-year college or university (or equivalent experience)
3-6 years meeting planning and management experience. Strong written and oral communication skills. Proficiency in Microsoft Office software (Excel, Word, Access and PowerPoint). Some marketing preferred
The American Bar Association is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities.
Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with the American Bar Association please call 312-988-5188.
Minimum Education Required