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Contract Position: Program support specialist

About the Institute for the Future of Law Practice (IFLP): IFLP is a non-profit organization that brings together all members of the legal ecosystem to expand legal training and improve the quality and accessibility of legal solutions. IFLP creates and delivers curriculum that complements traditional law school offerings. We leverage industry best practices to create learning modules that allow current and future legal professionals to learn the latest techniques. We use industry experts to deliver these modules in condensed time periods, with an emphasis on real-world problem solving. We then extend this training through practical work experience in paid internships. This unique approach produces graduates who add unique value to their clients from day one.

Position Description: The Program Support Specialist supports IFLP’s program development and growth through the performance of the following activities. The contractor must be located in Chicago and available to work onsite a significant part of the week. The Program Support Specialist will work closely with and be assigned tasks by the Program Director.


Primary activities

Program Support:

  • Support and engage in relationship development and communications with key constituents, including internship employers, law schools, law students, and boot camp faculty

  • Assist with employer recruiting to develop pipeline of internship opportunities

  • Support law school partners in the promotion and implementation of IFLP programs

  • Coordinate student application system and interviews

  • Serve as key point of contact for boot camp applicants, responding quickly and professionally to all requests

  • Assist with employer-intern matching to ensure a seamless process and quality matches

  • Coordinate boot camp logistics with site hosts and successfully execute these events

  • Help with boot camp faculty recruiting and provide support to faculty

  • Coordinate and plan networking events and custom training programs

  • Assist in developing a framework and tools for evaluation of boot camps, internships, and other programs

  • Gather data and create various reports

  • Support external communications and social media

Operations Support:

  • Manage IFLP’s user groups; respond to inquiries in a professional, service-oriented manner

  • Schedule and coordinate meetings

  • Manage shared calendars

  • Organize and maintain electronic and paper files and documents

  • Order supplies, send and receive mail, and do printing and photocopying

  • Other tasks as assigned


Qualifications

Required skills and aptitudes:

  • Superior professional communication skills – a clear speaker, concise writer and careful listener who can effectively communicate with senior-level legal professionals, academics, and other constituents and stakeholders

  • Excellent organizational and project management skills

  • Pays extreme attention to details

  • Self-motivated – takes direction and will run with it to achieve success

  • Cooperative, with a helpful and positive attitude, and a ‘can do’ approach to solving problems

  • Prioritizes assignments effectively to complete work efficiently and on-time

  • Ability to work well independently and as part of a high-performing team

Education/Experience:

  • College degree and at least 2 years relevant experience in a professional environment

  • Exceptional computer skills, including proficiency in Google Apps (Gmail, Calendar,

  • Docs, Sheets, Slides, Sites, Groups, etc), Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), common meeting platforms, and ability to easily learn new applications.

  • Experience working as a paralegal, or with legal professionals and volunteers preferred.