Assistant Director, Lawyers Chapters
The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies seeks an Assistant Director, Lawyers Chapters reporting directly to the Vice President & Director, Lawyers Chapters who will support Lawyers Chapters across the nation, devise membership strategies, and manage multiple in person and virtual events.
WHAT YOU'LL DO:
- Assisting the Lawyers Chapters Vice President and Lawyers Chapter staff in planning and promoting programs with our 110+ Lawyers Chapters across the country. Responsibilities include providing speaker recommendations to chapter leadership, working with the Federalist Society’s PR firm to garner media attention, creating email and social media strategies to advertise programs, and following up with chapters post-event.
- Serve as a primary point of contact for a region of Federalist Society Lawyers Chapters leaders.
- Updating Lawyers Chapters activities on The Federalist Society national website and generally maintaining the Lawyers Chapters section on the webpage.
- Arranging conference calls and meetings, including monthly regional calls, and updating the database and other contact lists.
- Working with the Vice President and Membership Director to devise and implement membership recruitment strategies for existing and new lawyers chapters, recruiting recent graduates, and ensuring a smooth student/lawyer transition.
- Assisting the lawyers chapters staff with annual regional leadership meetings. Responsibilities may include researching site locations and vendor options, extending invitations, managing RSVPs, making hotel and travel reservations, taking notes in the meetings, and other administrative details.
- Logistical and registration support for regional conferences and other special lawyers division initiatives.
- Monitoring current developments and hot topics involving law and public policy.
- Managing the Lawyers Division Zoom account and aiding chapters with virtual programming logistics.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
This is an entry-level position. A bachelor’s degree is required, along with one to two years of professional experience in events planning and an interest in law and public policy. This position will require occasional travel, including on weekends, as well as working occasional early morning and evening events. Telecommuters will not be considered.
WHO WE ARE:
- Founded in 1982, the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies is a group of conservatives and libertarians dedicated to reforming the current legal order. We are committed to the principles that the state exists to preserve freedom, that the separation of governmental powers is central to our Constitution, and that it is emphatically the duty of the judiciary to say what the law is, not what it should be.
- By providing a forum for legal experts of opposing views to interact with members of the legal profession, the judiciary, law students, academics, and the architects of public policy, the Society has redefined the terms of legal debate.
- The Society is a membership organization that features a Student, Lawyers, and a Faculty Division. Our active membership includes more than 10,000 law students at most of the 204 ABA-accredited law schools as well as 80,000 legal professionals in active chapters in 110 cities.
WHY PEOPLE WORK HERE:
Our staff is deeply committed to the mission of ‘FedSoc’ as we are affectionately known. We are conservatives and libertarians working for a well-known organization in Washington D.C. and throughout the United States. We are not advocates or lobbyists for specific policies but focus on our mission which is to impact the quality and depth of discourse about governing and our Constitution.
We are opinionated, focused, optimistic, pragmatic, and anxious to engage with others. Those who come to FedSoc believe deeply in the rule of law and our conversations naturally flow from that belief. Those with a well-developed and perhaps quirky sense of humor, a desire to understand the law for it’s own sake, and who are strongly self-disciplined (because we all operate without a lot of oversight) do well here. We are “all in” kind of people. We tend to thrive on great books, great journalism, great film and are thorough and committed.
WHERE YOU’LL WORK:
We are located in the heart of the District of Columbia, the nation’s capital, only three blocks from the White House and across the street from the Farragut West Metro Station with easy access to the Washington D.C. Metro area.
WHAT OTHERS SAY ABOUT US
“The Federalist Society is changing the culture of our nation's law schools. You are returning the values and concepts of law as our founders understood them to scholarly dialogue, and through that dialogue, to our legal institutions.”
- President Ronald Reagan
“[T]his organization has played an important part in sparking a dialogue between lawyers and judges, and even at times amongst judges themselves...by assiduously avoiding the temptation to take positions, or to lobby and engage in political advocacy. Resisting that temptation takes discipline, I am sure, but rest assured that you have made the right choice and are providing a genuine and unique service in so doing. Stay the course!”
- Justice Clarence Thomas, U.S. Supreme Court
“It has been my pleasure to speak at many Federalist Society gatherings around the country, and I think one thing your organization has definitely done is to contribute to free speech, free debate, and most importantly public understanding of, awareness of, and appreciation of the Constitution. So that's a marvelous contribution.”
- Nadine Strossen, Former President, ACLU
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