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Assistant director of CLE    

The Missouri Bar seeks an assistant director to assist in managing a team to develop, coordinate, and market continuing legal education publications, programs, and conferences through various delivery methods to improve Missouri lawyers’ knowledge of the law and to assist them in fulfilling their minimum continuing legal education requirements.

This position requires management of a team and multiple projects requiring a high degree of communication and collaboration with volunteer lawyers, judges, and staff. The ideal candidate will be highly organized, possess the ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment, have effective project management and human resource management skills, be extremely detail oriented, and possess the ability to oversee the operations of the CLE department.

Lead a team to:
-Recruit, assemble, and effectively work with volunteer planning committees
-Create and manage long term goals
-Develop, produce, and implement programs to support the strategic direction of The Missouri Bar
-Produce accurate and timely reporting of program status throughout its life cycle
-Develop an evaluation method utilizing performance metrics to assess program strengths and identify areas for improvement
-Implement and manage changes and interventions to ensure project goals are achieved.

Responsibilities:
- Assist in the management, oversight, and supervision of CLE staff, contractors, and volunteers
- Assist in developing an annual master calendar of programs and conferences
- Manage multiple projects involving deadlines and tasks
- Work with the CLE director to define program budget including fixed costs, variable costs, revenue/funding, overhead, and tuition
- Reconcile program budgets post event
- Occasional travel to programs and meetings
- Create and provide training to new hires regarding CLE processes and rules
- Perform other duties as assigned

Key competencies:
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Excellent attention to detail
- Must be comfortable working directly with lawyers, judges, and bar leadership
- Must be deadline driven and able to adapt to changing priorities
- Ability to manage a team and work as team player
- Ability to multi-task and effectively manage multiple long-term and short-term projects from inception to completion
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- Proficient in using new technologies and demonstrated familiarity with social media, networking, video streaming, and video conferencing
- Knowledge of and ability to efficiently use various software applications including MS Office
- Professional demeanor, presentation of self, and vocabulary

Applicants must have a bachelor's degree in business or a related field. A law degree is preferred. Program management and team management experience desirable. Experience in planning adult continuing education programs helpful.

Position located in Jefferson City. Some travel required. Hybrid remote work schedule (three days per week in office in Jefferson City, two days remote) and excellent benefits. Compensation commensurate with experience.

Apply by sending cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to hrdept@mobar.org. Candidate review began in November, but the posting will remain active, and applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. EOE


CLE attorney    

The Missouri Bar seeks a CLE attorney to develop and coordinate continuing legal education programs and conferences through various delivery methods to improve Missouri lawyers’ knowledge of the law and to assist them in fulfilling their minimum continuing legal education requirements.

This position requires a high degree of communication and collaboration with volunteer lawyers, judges, and staff. The ideal candidate will be highly organized, possess the ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment, and be extremely detail oriented.

Responsibilities:
- Assist in developing an annual calendar of programs and conferences
- Design professional development curricula and resources for lawyers at all levels
- Recruit, assemble, and effectively work with volunteer planning committees
- Recruit volunteer speakers and moderators 
- Develop and produce programs, resources, and products
- Participate in needs analysis and program evaluation process
- Review program submissions
- Negotiate and contract with national speakers
- Assist staff to moderate and monitor programs
- Work with staff to keep website current
- CLE liaison to the Young Lawyers' Section
- Occasional travel to programs and meetings
- Perform other duties as required or assigned

Key Competencies:
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- Must be comfortable working directly with lawyers, judges, and bar leadership
- Ability to organize and prioritize workload
- Ability to problem solve and implement solutions in time-critical environments
- Strong project management and follow-through
- Ability to work independently while also working collaboratively with bar staff
- Demonstrated ability to use computer technology consistent with duties and responsibilities
- Knowledge of Microsoft office products
- Ability to research and implement media delivery methods

Applicants must be a licensed Missouri lawyer in good standing. Law practice experience is helpful. Experience in CLE or other curriculum development is desirable.

Position located in Jefferson City. Some travel required. Hybrid remote work schedule (three days per week in office in Jefferson City, two days remote) and excellent benefits. Compensation commensurate with experience.

Apply by sending cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to hrdept@mobar.org. Candidate review begins Dec. 18, but the posting will remain active, and applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. EOE


Committee and meetings coordinator    

The Missouri Bar seeks a committees and meetings coordinator to provide assistance and facilitate a wide range of existing and new initiatives and programs in support of the bar's committees and sections, including fostering effective communication, project management, resource development, and event, meetings, and educational program activities.

This position requires someone who is well organized and who can manage multiple priorities, anticipate needs, assess situations, and recommend and implement solutions. The ability to interact with lawyers, judges, and staff at all levels in a fast-paced environment, sometimes under pressure, while remaining adaptable, proactive, resourceful, and efficient, with a high level of professionalism, tact and diplomacy, and confidentiality is crucial to this role. Written and verbal communication skills, decision-making ability, attention to detail, superb relationship-building skills, and strong customer service skills are equally important, as are solid computer skills and comfort with existing and new technology.

Responsibilities:
- Implement and manage the open enrollment committees', sections', and divisions' organizational and planning activities related to bi-annual and other meetings, including facilitation of committee-developed agendas, meeting and educational materials, scheduling and promotional communication, committee information dissemination, post-meeting follow-up, budgetary considerations, and effective facilities management
- Organize and schedule Spring and Fall Committee Meetings:
- Assist open enrollment committees', sections', and divisions' day-to-day, monthly, and annual initiatives in support of mission-related activities, including coordinating efforts among divisions, multiple and individual committees, staff, volunteer leadership, lawyers, judges, and others
- Providing customer service, organizational support, and resources
- Collect and gather quantitative data for annual committee assessment as well as summarize and distribute such data as appropriate
- Coordinate and schedule organizational meetings with committee leadership as requested
- Provide concise information to staff as needed to assist as call volumes increase regarding committee and section activities
- Assist in the development, training, and use of committee leadership and member resources and tools, including creating new and updating existing content, contributing to online community development and activities, developing manuals and best practices, and assisting with inter-committee and intra-committee communication
- Organize and schedule one-on-one orientation online meetings with incoming committee chairs
- Update and amend the chair packet as needed to create a useful resource for new and current committee chairs
- Assist chairs in outreach and recruitment of committee members to serve in leadership positions
- Assist with other duties as assigned in the development of the Annual Meeting as well as new and special projects and duties as assigned within the department
- Organize and implement Annual Meeting registration, which includes forms, website, onsite set-up, name badges, ribbons, etc.
- Coordinate staff to assist with carrying out Annual Meeting tasks
- Assist the Assistant Director of Meetings and Events with tasks as assigned, such as meeting venue research, BEO review, etc.

Key Competencies:
- Strong organizational and planning skills
- Excellent communication skills (written, oral, and interpersonal)
- Proofreading skills
- Adept at handling multiple tasks with accuracy and speed
- Strong prioritization, information research, and presentation skills
- Meeting deadlines with a high level of attention to detail
- Must be resourceful
- Demonstrates excellent problem-solving abilities
- Strong work ethic and initiative
- Effective relationship-building skills
- Experience in facilitating online meetings (Zoom, Teams, etc.)
- Ability to work independently, but also contribute to a collaborative team environment
- Demonstrated ability to interact well with volunteer leadership, lawyers, and judges
- Politically astute and interpersonally skilled at sensitivity, tactfulness, and discretion
- Integrity and sound judgment
- Stress tolerance
- Work and time management
- Adaptability and creativity
- High comfort level, understanding of, and proficiency with technology
- Strong customer service

Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree. At least two years of nonprofit or association experience is preferred. Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs is required. Database and effective project management experience and proficiency desirable. Meeting and event experience, particularly registration and program experience helpful.

Position located in Jefferson City. Some travel required. Hybrid remote work schedule (three days per week in office in Jefferson City, two days remote) and excellent benefits. Compensation commensurate with experience.

Apply by sending cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to hrdept@mobar.org. Candidate review began in November, but the posting will remain active, and applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. EOE


Learning Management System specialist

The Missouri Bar seeks a specialist to manage and customize the learning platform, create and upload course content, create and deliver education and training programs, track the progress and performance of such educational programs, and provide users with technical assistance and training.

The ideal candidate will have experience working with a learning management system (LMS), experience with online/virtual concepts and tools, and instructional design knowledge. This position requires someone who can work independently, exercise sound judgment, is well organized, and who can manage multiple priorities and deadlines. The ability to interact with staff and members at all levels in a fast-paced environment, sometimes under pressure, while remaining adaptable, proactive, and efficient, with a high level of professionalism is crucial to this role. Written and verbal communication skills, attention to detail, and superb customer service are equally important.

Responsibilities:
- Administers or implements educational and training-related applications including the LMS
· Ensures quality of educational data reported to members and other end-users
· Supports the continuing legal education department by processing information in LMS, including creating program courses, completing member information, entering member data, registering members, researching databases for information, pulling and reviewing instructions, and researching and resolving system-related problems
· Creates, maintains, and updates management structures
· Inputs data and performs quality control of data input by other staff
· Validates and implements system upgrades
· Prepares customized and regular reports
· Validates report data
· Performs data analysis
· Recognizes trends and provides feedback to management
· Creates and validates reports as needed
· Interacts with technical vendors, help desk, IT, members, and other end-users
· Provides guidance and recommendations for decisions and/or problem resolution related to LMS
· Coordinates with network/server administrator to facilitate database file maintenance and problem resolution
· Delivers database training to appropriate audiences
· Writes desk procedures/process manuals and quality work instructions

Key competencies:
· Proficient verbal and written communication skills
· Attention to detail
· Strong analytical and critical thinking skills
· Excellent organizational skills
· High-level accuracy using a personal computer
· Internet-based technology skills
· Basic business math proficiency
· Advanced problem-solving skills
· Ability to handle confidential or sensitive information with discretion
· Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and virtual meeting software

Preferred skills and abilities:
· Any skill level using SQL/HTML/CSS
· Statistical analysis experience
· Database use experience
· Excellent communication skills
· Advanced problem-solving skills
· Ability to learn additional software programs
· Ability to navigate the internet for research purposes
· Ability to learn/master specialized reporting/database software

Bachelor's degree or two-year degree plus two years of job-related experience preferred. Experience with CE21 a plus. 

Position located in Jefferson City. Some travel required. Hybrid remote work schedule and excellent benefits. Compensation commensurate with experience.

Apply by sending cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to hrdept@mobar.org. Candidate review began in September, but the posting will remain active, and applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. EOE

Receptionist

The Missouri Bar seeks a receptionist who is responsible for handling the switchboard on workdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., answering and directing calls, greeting visitors, and receiving front desk deliveries. Relief switchboard coverage is available for a one-hour lunch, morning and afternoon breaks of 15 minutes each, and otherwise as needed. The receptionist also provides general office support. 

The ideal candidate will be well-organized, able to manage multiple priorities, and anticipate needs. The ability to interact effectively with staff of all levels, callers, and visitors is paramount. A high level of professionalism, attention to detail, and ability to provide superb customer service is a must. 

Responsibilities: 
- Answer incoming calls and direct the calls appropriately 
- Provide callers with general information such as address, directions, website information, etc. 
- Greet visitors in a friendly, professional, and helpful manner 
- Receive front-desk deliveries and alert intended recipients 
- Coordinate pickup of outgoing front desk packages 
- Monitor general email inquiries and respond to or direct inquiries as appropriate 
- Provide general office support as needed 
- Send public information pamphlets for call-in orders when needed 
- Open and close front desk and lobby area 
- Other duties as assigned 

Key Competencies: 
- Must use considerable judgment when performing and planning tasks and carrying out instructions 
- Ability to work independently and as an effective team player 
- Must be able to work effectively with staff, callers, and visitors 
- Ability to handle multiple responsibilities and prioritize 
- Detail oriented, organized, and thorough 
- Professional bearing and conduct 
- Excellent telephone and email etiquette 
- Excellent verbal and interpersonal communication skills 
- Punctual and dependable 
- Proficient in use of telephone system 
- Proficient in use of office equipment such as fax machine, copier, etc. 
- Competent in Microsoft Office products 
- Broad understanding of the services, products, programs, and initiatives of The Missouri Bar, as well as the bar’s mission and purpose

High school diploma or equivalent, three years related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. 

Position located in Jefferson City. Hybrid remote work schedule and excellent benefits. Compensation commensurate with experience.

Apply by sending cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to hrdept@mobar.org. Candidate review begins in December, but the posting will remain active, and applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. EOE


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