The Florida Bar's Legal Specialization and Education (LSE) Department assists members in enhancing their professional skills. Now seeking full-time Certification Specialist/Communications Coordinator. The ideal candidate performs a variety of high level administrative and program duties related to legal specialization and education to assess applicant qualifications for board certification and recertification. Development, coordination, and implementation of communications materials and outreach to lawyers and the public to explain and highlight board certification.
Annual salary starts at $31,663.00 with excellent benefits package. Must be able to travel, work overtime when necessary, and manage stressful situations.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Develop and recommend creative cost-effective methods to educate the public/Bar membership about the board certification program; design promotional and informational materials for the board certification program, including public information brochures; prepare talking points, and other public relations tools; coordinate email blasts to Bar Sections regarding filing dates and requirements to qualify; coordinate the preparation of news releases for those who are newly certified, and other notable events, with the Communications Department; manage and update all the documents on the Bar's website pertaining to the certification program and its communications resources; develop and disseminate three issues of Capstone; develop and revise informational pamphlets for each certification area; coordinate the awards reception, Power Point, and sponsor exhibit at the annual meeting; assist with special communications related projects, coordinate website updates, review other state bar promotional activities, and handle other related projects as approved and assigned by the LSE Director, or LSE Manager, working in coordination with the Communications Director.
Provide administrative support for board certification committees: receive, review, and prepare applications; update applications, forms, standards, and policies; analyze content of applications in accordance with rules and policies; correspond applicants regarding rules, policies, and procedures; prepare committee correspondence; attend meetings and prepare minutes; maintain proper computer information/status codes; and prepare applicant recommendations and other pertinent data for the Board of Legal Specialization & Education (BLSE).
Assist committees with certification examination preparation; oversee production and administration of exams; notify applicants of exam results; coordinate exam reviews with committee members and examinees; attend exam reviews; and provide rule and policy information for exam challenges and appeals.
Ideal candidate will have knowledge of: Professional administrative procedures and practices; Legal terminology relevant to certification practice areas; Public relations techniques; Proper punctuation and grammar usage; Adobe Acrobat. Be skilled in: Electronic communications; MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint proficiency; Database usage proficiency; Internet research. Have the ability to: Manage and maintain a high level of confidentiality; Communicate effectively and professionally, both oral and written; Travel; Learn The Rules Regulating The Florida Bar, BOG and BLSE policies pertaining to LSE programs and Bar communications; Prioritize work and coordinate multifaceted projects within set deadlines; Analyze and apply TFB's rules, policies and procedures; Demonstrate self-motivation and direction; Maintain professional demeanor in demanding situations; Demonstrate initiative in group projects and operate well in a team atmosphere; Create ADA compliant forms and documents using Adobe; Compose and communicate complex information with accuracy and grammatical precision.
Required Minimum Education & Professional Work Experience: Bachelor's Degree, preferably in Communications; Public Relations; Journalism; or related field (proof of degree required at interview). Two (2) years of administrative experience, including some experience in public relations and/or public information. Additional progressively responsible administrative, and public relations/and or public information experience may substitute for the degree on a year-for-year basis. The degree is highly preferred and will be given preference.
To apply, forward your resume and completed employment application in Word or PDF format. Position is open until filled. To download The Florida Bar 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: 2189
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