Justice Center - Project Manager

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Justice Center - Project Manager

ABA Chicago, 321 North Clark, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America Req #712

 During this current situation with COVID-19, the ABA will continue to accept and process applications for job opportunities. We will conduct our recruitment process via alternative means (virtual interviews) for the time being.

The ABA recruits employees seeking opportunities for challenging and substantive work defending liberty and pursuing justice in the U.S. and around the world. The ABA offers competitive employment benefits which include medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, a 401(k), commuter benefits, and more.

 Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities

- Ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of stakeholders, including federal agencies, judicial educators, and the judiciary, about the JOL program.

-Work directly with grantor or entity to ensure deliverables fall within applicable scope and budget.

- Meet budgetary objectives and adjust project, as needed, based upon financials.

-Coordinate with stakeholders to ensure all aspects of each project are compatible.

-Meet with grantor, consultants, and stakeholders to clarify specific requirements for each project.

-Able to drive the work of multiple people towards the submission of high-quality work.

-Manage implementation of the ABA’s deliverables under the Cooperative Agreement/Grant.

-Develop comprehensive project plans designed to satisfy the objectives and meet the requirements of stakeholders and programs.

-Ability to develop and execute partnership plans from scratch.

-Strategically write high-quality, well-positioned funding proposals and manage all aspects of the pre- and post-award proposal and report writing process.

-Ability to develop, manage, and execute projects on schedule and to work on tight deadlines as needed.

-Distribute project plans, delegating project tasks based on consultants’ individual strengths, skill sets, and experience levels.

-Track project performance, communicating regularly with project teams, and delivering updates to stakeholders.

-Analyze performance to ensure successful completion of short and long-term goals.

-Performs other related duties as required.

Required Education, Qualifications, Experience

-Possession of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.

-At least five years’ experience in project management, with at least five years’ experience in developing

proposed programs such as adult learning, educational program and curriculum planning, publishing, marketing, research, administration, and project management is required.

-Previous experience in budget management to include reporting, analysis, and budget compliance.

-Outstanding written and verbal communications skills with the ability to express ideas clearly and concisely

-Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office.

-Strong customer service skills.

Preferred Education, Qualifications, Experience

-J.D. preferred

-Certificates indicating formal training in such areas as distance learning, event management, association management, marketing, finance, or research preferred, as appropriate.

-An ability to be professional and diplomatic and relate well with individuals at all levels.

-Excellent organization and time management skills.

-Experience in criminal and civil justice systems and substance abuse. Good understanding of DUI/Drug Courts.

-Previous experience with federal grants.

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.

Residency requirements may apply.

Justice Center - Project Manager

ABA Chicago, 321 North Clark, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America Req #712

 During this current situation with COVID-19, the ABA will continue to accept and process applications for job opportunities. We…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required


$60,000 - $67,000


American Bar Association, Chicago, IL 60654, United States
321 North Clark Street

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