The Institute of Judicial Administration (the IJA) and the Center for Labor and Employment Law (the Labor Center) at NYU School of Law are seeking one person to serve as Program Officer or, depending upon experience and qualifications, Assistant Director to both centers.
The IJA was founded over 60 years ago and has as its primary mission the continuing education of judges and research on judicial administration and access to justice. The Faculty Directors are Profs. Samuel Estreicher and Troy McKenzie. The Labor Center was created in 1996 to establish a nonpartisan forum for discussion of policy and legal issues involving the employment relationship. The Faculty Director is Prof. Samuel Estreicher.
This is a new position. The current position will work with the Executive Director of the centers to perform a wide-variety of functions:
to carry out and assist in all aspects the centers' programming (conference organization: venue and catering, speaker ideas and invitations, panel planning calls and materials, event agendas and programs, marketing and communications, CLE applications, processing registrations and payments, and, tracking revenue and expenses);
to support development and funding, including annual board dues solicitations and processing, ongoing board communications, organizing board meetings, identifying new board members, and sourcing additional funding for special projects;
to maintain the centers' websites and social media presence and increase the centers' visibility and engagement with the judiciary, NYU Law alumni and students, and the general community;
to help maintain and update the centers' database;
to support production and development needs of the IJA Oral History project;
to work with other NYU Law departments such as development and the clerkship office to further the strategic initiatives of the law school;
to help find, onboard and supervise one or two part-time student workers;
to help track and report on publications and activities of the faculty directors; and
to perform related tasks and responsibilities.
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
Excellent written English.
Familiarity with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, etc), and ability to learn ACT! (a database application), Constant Constanct (an online event marketing program), and PagePlus (document design).
Professional and pleasant manner in dealing with judges and other VIPs as well as co-workers.
Ability to take initiative and work independently, seeking guidance when appropriate.
Experience in website maintenance and video editing, and proficiency in document formatting and design, preferred but not required.
A commitment to advancing the centers' goals.
The position offers the opportunity to be intellectually engaged with planning programs on current issues of judicial administration and of the employment relationship. It also affords the opportunity to work directly with NYU Law faculty, judges, lawyers, and policymakers, as well as to be a part of the vibrant NYU Law community. However, applicants should be clear that this position involves administrative functions.
Starts: July August or September 2021 on a mutually agreeable date
To apply, please submit your résumé and cover letter.
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