The Committees Manager is responsible for the substantive committee management of the Section, including coordinating research and development of substantive policy with committee chairs, assisting committee chairs in the drafting of substantive committee reports, assisting in the drafting and submission of developments in the Section's area of law for managing the online committee web page content, development and dissemination of committee newsletters, and the overall organization and management of committees, appointment process, voting process, development of committee meetings, roundtables, and seminars, either stand alone or at major section conferences, managing committee meeting organization at conferences, and coordinating new appointments with the incoming Section Chair, making substantive recommendations for appointments to all committee chair and vice-chair positions, and liaison positions.
Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities
-Develops, administers, and coordinates all committees and their respective subcommittees and task forces, and the liaison force.
-Researches and recommends development of substantive policy. Coordinates with the committee chairs on developing policy and accompanying committee reports. Interfaces with committee chairs on the proper content and format of reports.
-Oversees the committee vice-chair corps in charge of producing submissions for annual review publications and ensures timely submissions throughout the year and proper formatting of submissions.
-Manages the online content of all committee web pages, coordinating with committee chairs and vice chairs in the development of that content, and with the technology staff in the implementation of the content.
-Coordinates the overall organization of the committees, development of committee structure, appointment of vice chairs, committee activities, committee meetings at conferences.
-Works directly with incoming Section Chair on developing a reporting system for committee chair and vice chair performance and assists with recommendations for the appointment process of all committee chairs, vice chairs and liaisons for the coming bar year.
-Works with the administrative assistant of the Section to assure Redbook input, and updating and administration of the Section leadership lists, databases, and leadership directories.
-Manages the committee lists process and development and maintenance thereof, working with administrative assistant of the Section and Technology staff.
-Performs other related duties as required.
Required Education, Qualifications, Experience
Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university (or equivalent experience). A four year liberal arts college degree, with a focus in public policy or public administration, or similar, or equivalent work experience is required. While the individual need not be a lawyer or trained in the substantive area of knowledge of the section, they should have an aptitude to quickly learn the basic substantive issues in the field and related issues in order to assist committee chairs in development of substantive policy, submission of annual review materials, and web page content. Proficient in Microsoft Office Software and familiar with databases and web development. Excellent organizational and written and verbal communication skills are essential.
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