Sections and Forums Assistant

January 2020

The Sections and Forums Assistant provides support for the Professional Development programs and volunteers of the Boston Bar Association and on-line programming. In addition, this position focuses on supporting our law student and new lawyer members.

• Support Forum and Section volunteers in planning and executing educational programs, networking events, and other activities. This includes scheduling, managing the timely submission of program information, materials and any other documents required for the program. 
• Work with relevant staff to coordinate the promotion and marketing of programs.
• Coordinate the work of the Law Student Forum and all law school outreach activities. Keep track of law school staff contacts as well as law school staff contacts for career and professional development. 
• Provide administrative support to Forum and Section steering committees as assigned including compiling and distributing agendas and materials, scheduling meetings, and acting as the staff liaison to Sections and Committees as requested.
• Support the Member Services and Operations Manager in law student and new lawyer membership recruitment and retention efforts.
• Provide administrative support including data entry, mail merges, mailings, photocopying, and scanning.
• Staff the front desk and other BBA and BBF activities as assigned.
• Occasional event logistics support for on- and off-site programs and events.
• Other duties as necessary.

• Strong interpersonal, organizational, and time and project management skills
• Exceptional writing skills with attention to detail
• Possess ability to manage multiple projects 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 cover letter along with a resume to

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.


  • Paid vacation, sick, and personal leave
  • 401(k) retirement plan
  • Health insurance benefits
  • Dental insurance benefits
  • Life, AD&D and LTD insurance benefits

The Boston Bar Association provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.