Position Summary

Position supports the Director of Communications handles special communications-related projects that are aimed at improving the services of the AALS. The Communications Associate will join a staff of 25 as well as work with faculty volunteers around the nation.

Critical qualities for the role are good judgment, collegiality, strong writing and organizational skills, and a dedication to sustained and careful work.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Support for Director of Communications

  • Assists the Director of Communications on outreach to law school public relations and pro bono/public service offices and public-facing messaging.
  • Conducts online research on law school programs and other legal education initiatives.
  • Assists with writing and editing articles and content for AALS publications and the association’s website.
  • Maintains a listing of law faculty books on the website.
  • Assists Director of Communication on initiatives with other higher education and legal education related organizations.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Cross-Departmental Efforts

  • Works with the Research Department on joint communications/research projects.

Qualifications, Knowledge, and Skills Required

  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Minimum 2 years of experience. Internships counted as experience
  • Detail-oriented and highly organized
  • Ability to build relationships with relevant stakeholders
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Copy-editing and writing experience preferred
  • Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office and proficiency in databases
  • High ethical standards and professional demeanor
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality, exercise good judgment, and exhibit excellent customer service
  • Nonprofit or higher education background preferred

ADA Specifications

  • Requires some air travel.
  • Requires computer work.
  • Required manual labor for project management (e.g. mobility for on-site meeting support, packing and moving boxes of minimal weight, standing for photocopying and materials compilation).

Please send a cover letter, resume and one writing sample to AALS Jobs to apply for the position.

Reports to:                  Director of Communications
FLSA Status:                Exempt