Director Sections 2 - International Law

American Bar Association
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career / Advanced
  • Posted
    Mar 28

Position description

The American Bar Association seeks a Director to oversee and manage its more than 17,000-member Section of International Law. Housed in the ABA’s Washington, DC office, the Section is a leader in the development of policy in the international arena, the promotion of the rule of law, and the education of international law practitioners. The Section focuses on an array of international legal issues and is involved in a wide variety of substantive legal activities. The Section’s purpose is to promote interest, activity, and research in international law and to further its development; increase knowledge among members of the legal profession; promote professional relationships with lawyers in other countries; and advance the rule of law around the world.

Job Summary/General Purpose of Job

Provides overall management and direction to an ABA membership entity, providing strategic direction and procedural guidance to member leaders and staff. Provides leadership for all member entity programmatic activities, including, but not limited to: committee project implementation, CLE program development, governance management, policy creation, legislative efforts, meeting planning, membership recruitment and retention efforts, member diversification, technology delivery systems, marketing efforts, non dues revenue development, publication input, and creation and maintenance of the entity budget. When needed, participates as a leader/member on ABA committees/task forces to provide leadership and guidance, serving as a resource on issues of importance to the association. Conceiving and assessing new ideas, collaborations, and opportunities, especially as they related to new member benefits.


Bachelor’s Degree from four-year college or university (or equivalent experience)


Basic Quailifications

  • 10-15 years of relevant managerial experience
  • Experience in one or more of the following environments is preferred: association, legal, nonprofit
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage multiple simultaneous responsibilities
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain successful interpersonal relationships with staff and member leaders
  • Management experience working with boards of directors and multiple committee and membership structures is a must

Preferred Qualifications

  • An advanced degree in law, management or business.
  • Experienced in financial and budgetary management.

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