Deputy Director, Lawyers Chapters
The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies seeks a Deputy Director for Lawyers Chapters reporting directly to the Vice President & Director, Lawyers Chapters.
WHAT YOU'LL DO:
- Assisting the Lawyers Chapters Vice President and Lawyers Chapter staff in planning and promoting programs with our Lawyers Chapters across the country. This position would serve as the primary point of contact for a region of Federalist Society Lawyers Chapters leaders, primarily located in the West and Midwest. Additional responsibilities include providing speaker and programming 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.
- Recruiting volunteer leadership to launch new chapters and expanding existing ones.
- Planning regional chapter conferences, including agenda development, speaker invitations, promotion, and panel coordination.
- 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.
- Managing two annual regional leadership meetings. Responsibilities may include researching site locations and vendor options, extending invitations, managing RSVPs, making hotel and travel reservations, and agenda development.
- Monitoring current developments involving law and public policy.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
- A bachelor’s degree or a recent law school graduate will also be considered.
- This is not an entry level position. 3-5 years of event 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.
- Our organization focuses on conservative/libertarian public policy and the law. Applicants must be deeply committed to the rule of law and the principles of conservative and/or libertarian thought.
- Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to quickly build relationships
- Organizational prowess – must be a superior planner
- Quick learning capability
- This is a BIG job and we need someone who has bandwidth and to spare.
- This is not a virtual position. Too much to learn in the office. There is however, periodic, and regular work from home.
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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