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.
Job Number: 01-221224-01: CLE and Member Services Director
The Missouri Bar
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Preference given to applications received by January 17, 2023.