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CLE and Member Services Director  

The Missouri Bar seeks a Director of CLE (Continuing Legal Education) and Member Services. The position’s primary responsibilities are to facilitate the continuing legal education, through programs and publications, of members of The Missouri Bar, and to oversee the administration of the bar’s member services and benefits, including law practice management resources, to aid members in their practice. 

Responsibilities include developing, coordinating, and marketing numerous CLE programs and conferences annually through various delivery methods (in-person, virtual, and hybrid) to improve Missouri lawyers’ knowledge of the law and to assist them in fulfilling their annual MCLE requirements. The director plans and participates in organizational meetings and draws on the expertise of the Legal Education Committee. The director also has overall responsibility for CLE publications. 

The ideal candidate will be able to provide strategic leadership to enable the departments to evolve with the needs of the changing legal education marketplace and the practice of law. The director must be able to collaborate with executive staff and other department directors. The director also must be able to cultivate a strong team atmosphere within departments to empower staff members to complete multiple, competing tasks in an often fast-paced environment. The director must possess strong organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously; excellent communication skills in verbal, written, and presentation form; good interpersonal skills and an ability to work in a team environment; management ability; and strong knowledge of technology. The ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment and a high level of professionalism are required.

Responsibilities:

    Provide results-oriented leadership
    Cultivate a strong team atmosphere
    Ensure development, advertising, planning, and coordination of numerous continuing legal education programs annually
    Follow changes in the legal profession to keep informed of legal education needs, and work with membership to identify education needs
    Plan and participate in organizational meetings 
    Incorporate networking, social media, and evolving technology opportunities with traditional continuing education models
    Manage the departmental budgets, supervise departmental staff
    Ensure coordination of all pre- and post-program logistics
    Communicate and manage relationships with program attendees and faculty members
    Prepare administrative reports
    Ensure planning and production of annual CLE conferences, including the MOSOLO Small Firm Conference
    Oversee and guide administration of member services and benefits to keep pace with member needs
    Benchmark MoBarCLE offerings against other successful bar associations and/or competing providers
    Assess and evaluate MoBarCLE publications and develop strategy for future offerings
    Automate and innovate processes where possible
    Serve as staff liaison to the Legal Education Committee
    Other duties as assigned

Key competencies and skills:

    Must be self-motivated, positive, dependable, and creative
    Must possess a high degree of integrity and participate as a team member to achieve common goals
    Demonstrate ability to successfully manage multiple priorities with a solid work ethic
    Proven proficiency in handling financial matters and department budgetary requirements
    Strong customer service orientation
    Must be detail oriented with planning and organizational skills
    Patience and tact to work with all members and staff
    Strong delegation and multi-tasking skills
    Strategic thinking to keep pace with and stay ahead of a changing CLE marketplace and law practice
    Entrepreneurial approach to undertaking new projects
    Excellent communication:  phone, email, and interpersonally
    Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build relationships with faculty (lawyers and judges), committee chairs and members, board members, bar members, and outside vendors
    Problem solver, quick thinker, and idea generator
    Superior writing and editing skills
    Ability to travel
    Strong computer skills, proficient in the use of Microsoft Office 365 including Outlook, Teams, Word, PowerPoint, SharePoint, Excel, and various databases
    Proficient in email communications
    Internet resource, research, and marketing knowledge
    Knowledge of online CLE presentations

Applicants must be licensed for five years and be admitted to The Missouri Bar or eligible to become a member with substantial experience in the administration of programs, events, and budgets.  

Position located in Jefferson City. Some travel is 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. Preference given to applications received by Jan. 17, 2023. EOE

 


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