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.
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
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
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
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.