The Sections and Divisions Manager provides oversight and strategic support to twenty-four (24) substantive law sections and six (6) divisions and their volunteer leaders. These substantive law sections and career divisions represent special areas of practice and each is led by a group of voluntary members. The Sections and Divisions Manager serves as the staff liaison to the Section Council and works closely with the volunteer council chair.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Provide strategic support to sections and divisions to ensure that they are consistently providing meaningful benefits to their members and that annual work plans and budgets are completed and executed
Serve as the staff liaison between the Sections and Divisions Council and the national office.
Provide guidance and support regarding governance of sections and divisions, including, but not limited to, annual review of Sections and Divisions bylaws to confirm alignment with FBA Constitution and Bylaws; review of Sections and Divisions operations and procedures to ensure compliance with Sections and Divisions bylaws and FBA governing documents and policies; and execution of annual election procedures in compliance with Sections and Divisions bylaws
Supervise the logistics, communication, volunteer management, and staff assignments for Section and Division events, including, but not limited to, the Moot Court Competition, Summer Law Clerk Program, the Supreme Court Admissions Ceremony
Assist the Executive Director with the creation of policies and procedures related to governance of sections and divisions
Collaborate with member volunteers and staff to develop and execute programming for annual Leadership Training
Attend section and division board/steering committee meetings via telephone
Provide supervision, support, and guidance to the Sections and Divisions
The qualifications and skills needed for this position are as follows:
At least three years of association experience or related work experience
Excellent customer service skills
Proficient in Microsoft Office suite and Adobe Acrobat
Excellent oral and written communications skills
Strong organizational skills
Self-motivation and flexibility
Good interpersonal skills, team player but ability to work independently
About Federal Bar Association
The mission of the Federal Bar Association is to strengthen the federal legal system and administration of justice by serving the interests and the needs of the federal practitioner, both public and private, the federal judiciary and the public they serve.