Education and Training, Meetings/Expositions/Events, Project Management/Program Development
4 Year Degree
This position is responsible for developing world-class substantive in-person and online programming to educate, develop, and connect in-house counsel at the various stages of their career cycle.
This position requires superb project management skills, creativity, interpersonal and stakeholder management skills, and entrepreneurial spirit to develop programming that positions ACC as the foremost source for in-house counsel – at every stage of their career and in every corner of the globe – seeking to learn, advance, and network in pursuit of success and fulfillment as legal and business professionals.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS, DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Assume lead responsibility for collaborating with external stakeholders to create and develop substantive programming for in-house counsel at the various stages of their career cycle:
Manage advisory boards for various ACC Education programs or program tracks, including, but not limited to, the ACC Corporate Counsel University and the ACC Mid-Year Meeting;
Identify strategic topics, define sessions’ goals and format (to this effect and among other channels, attend ACC and/or non-ACC events to assess potential topics and formats),
Conduct faculty outreach and selection campaign,
Oversee panels’ preparation work and provide guidance to panels, as requested,
Participate in onsite management of events implementation; and
Supervise independent consultants and/or consultants engaged to provide administrative and or/substantive content assistance.
Collaborate with Senior Manager of Online Program Development to develop and execute processes to formalize ACC online programming curriculum management goals and processes.
Assume lead project management role for all ACC programs to track (and motivate on-time) submission of deliverables by the Program Development team and other internal and external teams/stakeholders
In collaboration with Senior Manager of Online Program Development, set and implement the continuing education unit (CLE/CPD/CBE/CPE/etc.) strategy for ACC Education in-person and online programs.
In order to assess potential topics and formats for ACC resources and programs, attend ACC and/or non-ACC educational events, both in-person and online
Develop programs that can be presented at ACC events to highlight ACC legal resources and/or member services.
Develop and ensure implementation of business plans relating to the production of ACC Education events to members, as needed.
Establish and maintain usable process documents and other project management tools. Tailor documents and tools by project to support implementation of defined processes that ensure compliance and successful job completion.
Bachelor’s Degree; JD preferred
Program Development: Experience developing content and managing faculty for professional education events. Experience and familiarity with securing Continuing Legal Education (CLE) / Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credits for programming is strongly preferred.
Project Management: Understands and enthusiastically applies principles of project management. Experience completing projects on time and under budget and collaborating with and directing others. Understands expected outcomes and inspects work of others to ensure results match expectations before accepting work as final.
Interpersonal Skills: Excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to get along with diverse constituencies and personalities, including the Board, members, committee chairs, chapter directors, staff, and contacts at external organizations. Candidate must demonstrate a genuine passion for delivering high-quality customer service to ACC members and stakeholders.
Writing Expertise: Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and effectively through writing. Strong attention to detail required.
Initiative: Can successfully direct significant courses of action on behalf of ACC; can work with a high degree of independence and make important and well-thought-out decisions.
Ability to handle multiple tasks, autonomously, and under pressure. Strong sense of self awareness. Commitment to ongoing improvement (of yourself and your functions). Sense of humor. Desire to be a part of a team that’s building something awesome. Desire and ability to work with volunteers effectively and represent ACC well.
ACC seeks to hire multi-lingual candidates with fluency in English and a second language is required, with a preference in French, German, Mandarin, Cantonese, or Arabic.
Directly manage one Program Development Coordinator and supervise independent contractors, vendors, law clerks, and temporary employees on projects.
Ability to travel on business.
Other duties as assigned (see disclaimer below).
Cover letter and resume are required for all applications.
About Association of Corporate Counsel
The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) is a global bar association that promotes the common professional and business interests of in-house counsel who work for corporations, associations and other private-sector organizations through information, education, networking opportunities and advocacy initiatives.
We anticipate and understand the needs of the in-house bar; help members deliver services to their corporate clients efficiently; promote the value of in-house services; influence the practice of law as it affects the in-house bar; and deliver a mix of relevant, timely services including information, education, networking, and advocacy.
With more than 40,000 members employed by over 10,000 organizations in more than 85 countries, ACC connects its members to each other and to the people and resources necessary for their personal and professional growth.