The Professional Development staff of The Florida Bar coordinates, manages, and attends activities of Bar sections; including monitoring and reporting on section's finances, and informing section leadership of section management fees, CLE administrative fees, and other costs while in accordance with current Bar policies.
Now seeking full-time Program Administrator. The role of the Program Administrator is to be proactive in serving their assigned groups so as to avoid being reactive. Management of assigned sections, divisions, and committees administrative and program related duties, including understanding and explaining and helping to ensure sections, divisions, and committees adhere to Standing Board Policy regarding budgets and section/division financials. Requires travel, including weekends; and requires ability to work overtime. Annual salary starts at $47,476.00 with an competitive benefits package.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities: - Develops and administers all aspects of new and ongoing meetings, conventions, and retreats in various locations and activities for committees: Performs site and planning visits, coordinate contracts through Meetings & Conventions. Prepares meeting notices and agendas. Works with officers in preparation for the upcoming programs. Works with hotel staff regarding meeting set-up, menus for food functions and audio visual requirements. Coordinates travel, hotel, excursions and events with travel agency for out-of-state and out-of-country trips. Updates section websites and handles listserv notices to the membership and council. Travels to location of meetings and is the on-site contact for all Membership needs. - Administers continuing legal education (CLE) seminars in various locations in-state, out-of-state and out-of-country: Plans and administers program with officers/program chairs. Ensures program stays on schedule in accordance with the standard program timeline. Coordinates CLE product (receipt of electronic course materials, recorded product via audio or video (A/V)). Communicates and follows up with speakers and program chairs regarding materials, A/V, lecture credit, speaker reimbursement. Works with sponsors and exhibitors, including preparation of letters and invoices. Charts the receipt of sponsorships and communicates with sponsors and leadership regarding sponsorships. Manages on-site registrations for section events and seminars. Coordinates travel, hotel, excursions and events for out-of-state and out-of-country trips. Updates section websites and handle listserv notices to the membership and council. Coordinates audiovisual for live programs and live webcasts. - Coordinates publication of section newsletters, membership directories, handbooks, journals, section service projects, and special projects adopted by assigned sections/divisions/committees, etc. - Prepares, communicates, presents, monitors, and administers budgets for assigned sections/divisions. Educates section leadership on Standing Board Policy regarding budget, section management fees, CLE administrative and other costs, and financial statements. Analyzes past expenses and anticipates future expenditures. Prepare budget amendments as approved by Executive Council. - Administers special projects adopted by sections, e.g. grant programs, scholarships, special benefits for executive council such as travel reimbursement or sponsorships to section CLEs for the executive council and general Section Membership. - Responds to Bar members, which includes routine work with officers, executive council and committees, along with general Bar members calling regarding section/division/committee inquiries.
Required Minimum Education & Professional Work Experience: - Bachelor's Degree (proof of degree required at interview). - Three (3) years of public relations and/or business administration and/or association management experience. - Excellent understanding of technology.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities: - Knowledge of: Technology: websites, online CLEs, webinars, live webcasts; Working knowledge of financial/accounting and budgeting practices; Public relations techniques; Professional office procedures and practices; Correct spelling, punctuation and grammar usage. - Skilled in: Computer proficiency; MS Word, MS Excel, and MS PowerPoint; Adobe Acrobat; MS Office 365 and MS Outlook. - Ability to: Travel frequently; Communicate effectively and professionally, verbally and in writing; Organize and prioritize work; Coordinate muti-faceted projects; Interpret The Florida Bar policies and procedures; Manage difficult situations with tact and professionalism; Consistently provide an excellent service-oriented attitude; Establish and maintain effective working relationships; Operate well under pressure and in a team atmosphere; Handle numerous deadlines; Learn The Rules Regulating The Florida Bar; Learn new computer software/databases; Manage and maintain a high level of confidentiality; Use discretion and independent judgment; Create ADA compliant forms and documents using Adobe.
To apply, forward your resume and completed employment application in Word or PDF format. Position is open until filled. To download TFB employment application and to view the complete position description, visit our employment page at https://www.floridabar.org/about/contact/jobs/.
Please notify HR, in advance, if you need reasonable accommodations to participate in the employment process. EOE
Internal Number: 2169
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