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Program Assistant

The Boston Bar Association (“BBA”) is the Commonwealth’s premier professional association for lawyers. Home to over 15,000 members and more than 140 law firm and corporate partners, the BBA produces high-quality educational programming, advocates for important changes in public policy, and serves our community through innovative public service projects. The Boston Bar Foundation (“BBF”)’s mission is to promote justice by funding and promoting innovation in legal services, enhancing access to justice for the underserved, and supporting the public interest activities of the bar.

The BBA is seeking a Section and Forums Assistant to plan events and programs for lawyers and law students. This position provides an up and coming professional with the opportunity to refine their project and event planning skills while working alongside leaders in the legal community and with a collaborative and talented staff.  A successful candidate will be an individual who has strong communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability to manage multiple projects. This person will be a part of the Professional Development team.

Interested candidates must submit a cover letter along with a resume to hr@bostonbar.org.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

TITLE: Sections and Forums Assistant

DEPARTMENT: Professional Development

REPORTS TO: Sections Managing Attorney

HOURS: 9-5 M-F (May require additional time commitment outside of normal hours).

LOCATION: This position is 70%-100% on site 16 Beacon St. Boston, MA based on business needs.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

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POSITION SUMMARY: The Sections and Forums Assistant provides support for the Professional Development programs and volunteers of the Boston Bar Association, including Forums and new lawyer and law student programming.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Support Sections and Forums steering committees as assigned including compiling and distributing agendas and materials, scheduling meetings, and attending steering committee meetings.
  • Support Sections and Forums in planning and executing programs and activities. This includes scheduling programs, managing the timely submission of program information, and assisting with any additional program logistics like accreditation, collaborations, and the distribution of materials.
  • Support law student and new lawyer program and initiatives as requested by the Manger of New Lawyer Engagement.
  • Provide administrative support for the Practicing with Professionalism Course including coordinating the speakers, materials, and registrants.
  • Work with relevant staff to coordinate the promotion and marketing of Section and Forum educational and networking programs.
  • Engage in customer services functions of the Membership department with BBA Members.
  • Occasional event logistics support for on- and off-site programs and events.
  • Other duties as required.

SKILLS:

  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, and time and project management skills
  • Exceptional writing skills with attention to detail
  • Possess ability to manage multiple priorities independently and as part of a team
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to interact with volunteer leadership and senior staff
  • College degree is preferred
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Knowledge of ADOBE suite software is desired

Interested candidates must submit a cover letter along with a resume to hr@bostonbar.org.

This job description is intended only to provide general guidance.  It is understood that the position may evolve over time, and that additional or different duties may be added at management’s discretion.  It is the policy of the BBA/F to review and update job descriptions annually however updates or revisions may occur within a given year as indicated.

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