OVERVIEW The Director of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) coordinates and administers all activities related to the delivery of Bar Association sponsored CLE programs (90% of position). The Editor of The Nebraska Lawyer magazine is responsible for the day-to-day editorial decision-making for the publication (published six times per year) in collaboration with staff and volunteers (10% of the position). The position is full-time, with occasional evening and weekends and some travel required. The ideal candidate will be interested in both roles (CLE and the magazine).
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Appraises the long-range opportunities and needs of CLE and The Nebraska Lawyer, conducting continuous market and needs assessment research; determines what approaches should be taken to meet those needs.
Manages the NSBA’s CLE program
Recruits speakers with program chair and NSBA Section Facilitator when appropriate.
Plans program agenda and format with speakers, program chair and NSBA Section Facilitator when appropriate.
Ensures NSBA’s CLE program has a meaningful statewide presence.
Provides training and resources to speakers to ensure and improve quality.
Applies for and reports credit to accrediting agencies.
Helps develop and implement a marketing plan to promote CLE programs.
Negotiates contracts with course providers, caterers, printers and other service vendors.
Assists with conversion of content from one format (live programs, for example) to another format (audio or video) and developing CLE offerings available on-demand.
Coordinates and disseminates seminar materials.
Evaluates CLE program offerings.
Assists members in meeting their CLE requirements.
Works with the NSBA Section Facilitator to offer CLE relevant to the NSBA’s Sections.
Assists the Associate Director in overall planning and coordinating the educational programming for the NSBA Annual Meeting, directing the production of course materials and performance of necessary staffing functions.
Coordinates with local and voluntary bars and other approved program co-sponsors in planning for the successful presentation of CLE programs.
Identifies topics, recruits authors, supervises layout and design, edits/proofreads copy for The Nebraska Lawyer magazine.
Supervises related staff in such a manner as to promote a productive, efficient, and safe working environment; establishes an effective flow of communication and information to ensure that problems can be responsibly solved, and that support is provided to the staff as needed.
Participates on the NSBA management team.
TO APPLY Please send a cover letter and resume to the attention of Liz Neeley, Executive Director by May 28, 2019
Nebraska State Bar Association Attn: Liz Neeley 635 S. 14th Street, Ste 200 Lincoln, NE 68508 Or submit electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org
TRAINING, EDUCATION AND/OR WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
• Bachelor’s degree required. Juris doctorate strongly preferred.
Five years of prior management and leadership experience in a membership association, business, non-profit or public-sector setting preferred.
Prior experience administering professional education preferred.
Prior editorial experience preferred.
BASIC SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
Ability to work cooperatively, collaboratively, independently and diplomatically with a variety of groups (strong interpersonal relations and customer service skills).
Ability to interact effectively in a team-oriented environment.
Strong oral communication skills including making public and other presentations.
Must be skilled in proactive problem identification, and able to develop, recommend, and or implement appropriate solutions.
Ability to work productively and proactively without constant, direct supervision, and manage time efficiently.
Ability to clearly and concisely produce accurate written communications.
Ability to coordinate and prioritize multiple tasks, projects, and program activities.
Ability to consistently show initiative and good judgment.
NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employees may perform other related duties as assigned to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is commensurate with non-profit public interest work, considering skills and experience. This position offers paid individual healthcare and dental insurance, health savings account, 401K retirement plan, life insurance, disability plan, paid NSBA membership, NSBA CLE credit opportunities, eight paid holidays, vacation and sick leave.