Position Summary

The Sections Services Manager provides operational management for initiatives to support AALS sections’ leadership along with section member engagement.  Serves as staff liaison to the Committee on Sections. Collaborates with other departments to support sections. Works with the meetings department to help plan the section programming at the annual meeting and other conferences throughout the year.  Manages the Section Event Coordinator who supports a variety of projects including Section event coordination, updating, and maintaining the AALS Sections webpages, adding individuals to Sections, distributing reports, and assisting with ongoing Section projects.


  • Serves as first point of contact for section leadership and assists section leadership in their delivery of section member value.
  • Serves as liaison to the AALS Committee on Sections, serves as lead to section-related working group, and collaborates with other departments on section-related projects.
  • Works to ensure the sharing of best practices across all AALS sections to increase member engagement and enhance operational efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Creates resources and explores new avenues to best assist sections leaders and their members.
  • Communicates direction and requirements of AALS to the sections, promotes AALS initiatives to sections, and assists with the application process for of new sections, election of new leadership, section awards, and other key business functions.
  • Ensures effective, timely, and diplomatic handling of sections questions, complaints, and issues.
  • Develops new written content and coordinates the publication of newsletters and email promotions to section members; maintains and updates section guides, forms, tools, and collateral materials.
  • Creates mechanisms to measure section health, wellness, and engagement.
  • Leads evaluation, analysis and reporting of mechanisms including monthly and annual reports on sections activities to AALS and Section leadership.
  • Leads working group of AALS staff focused on improving section activities.
  • Manages online Section communication platform, including maintaining appearance, functionality, and technical support for users.
  • Adds faculty to sections in AALS databases; provides new member reports monthly to section membership, and total membership data upon request.
  • Thinks creatively about annual meeting section programming and assists with scheduling of all section programs.
  • Manages the on-site logistics office at the AALS Annual Meeting to support section programming.
  • Performs other relevant duties as assigned.
  • Manage and coordinate execution of live webinars and networking events; communicate with speakers to ensure timely collection of webinar content.
  • Create and build registration and Webinar Pages on AALS Website.


  • Bachelor’s degree required; with graduate or professional degree preferred.
  • Minimum of three-four years of related working experience. Experience with volunteer and membership management and engagement at a non-profit association preferred.
  • Strength in managing large amounts of detailed information and implementing complex processes is required. Excellence in database administration is essential.
  • Outstanding customer service skills, excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills and ability to mediate difficult and complex situations.
  • Detail oriented, strong organizational and project management skills, and able to handle multiple projects at any given time; must be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment with the ability to work independently. Exercise creativity and good judgement in solving problems.
  • Ability to work independently to create objectives with measurable outcomes
  • Team-oriented attitude and ability to contribute to design- and functionality-related decisions.
  • Hands-on experience with Microsoft Office Suite, Google Workspace, and Zoom; and have knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, WordPress, SurveyMonkey, and Canva.
  • Higher Logic Thrive Platform knowledge and experience preferred, but not required.

To apply, submit your resume to AALS Jobs.

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Before coming to the AALS office, all employees are required to receive a vaccination against COVID-19, unless a medical or religious reasonable accommodation is approved. If offered a job, the candidate must document that they have been vaccinated with one of the CDC-authorized vaccines or request an accommodation before their start date.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

AALS is committed to creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace. AALS is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. Applicants from all underrepresented groups, including people of color, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and DACA recipients are encouraged to apply.