Association of Corporate Counsel

Overview

Job Summary

Support ACC’s programs to advance law department management by managing delivery of members services for the ACC Legal Operations section and orchestrating all aspects of the ACC Value Champions program, ensuring value is received by members, sponsors, and other stakeholders.  

Essential Functions, Duties and Responsibilities

Legal Operations Membership

·        Manage all aspects of the ACC Legal Operations Executive Team, Interest Groups, Regional Groups and ad hoc peer groups, including governance, agenda planning, promotion and execution of webcasts, virtual roundtables and ad hoc surveys

·       Manage all aspects of ACC Legal Operations membership operations, including infrastructure (in collaboration with IT), recruitment, onboarding, and engagement surveys and ongoing communications (e.g. newsletter, annual awards, event promotion, etc.).

·        Manage the creation of legal operations-related resources for ACC members. In particular, supervise the ACC Maturity Model Toolkit and Webcast series, including supervising sponsors and working groups, resource development, and webcast promotion and production.

·        Manage conference programming for the ACC Legal Operations section, including faculty recruitment and management, development of education materials and, in collaboration with Program Operations, all aspects of conference production.

ACC Membership Engagement  

·        Act as a liaison and “good will” ambassador of the association with ACC members, prospective members, other bar associations (particularly networks that serve diverse attorneys and in-house counsel), Alliance partners, other sponsoring law firms and legal service providers. This may include assisting ACC in the development of strategic partnerships, new member outreach, etc.

·        Work with ACC’s Program Operations, Marketing, Legal Resources, and Membership departments to share information and take actions that will assist them to advance their respective goals regarding CLE/CPD education, legal knowledge/information/resources, and membership outreach/retention.

Value Champions Program

·        Manage the ACC Value Champions program, including the nominations process, materials for judging, production of the website and awards, and planning and execution of educational programs.

·        Manage conference programming for the ACC Value Champions, including faculty recruitment and management, development of education materials and, in collaboration with Program Operations, all aspects of conference production.

Administrative Responsibilities

·        Ongoing tracking and reporting of membership/engagement among legal operations professionals.

·        Oversee and serve as a liaison for communicating updates to all ACC staff and members regarding the promotion of resources, programs, services, and events provided by this function, including through working with the Communications Department to raise target awareness and participation. 

·       Collaborate with the web support team (IT) to ensure that the ACC Legal Operations and ACC Value Challenge (AVC) microsites and administrative infrastructure enhance ACC’s ability to attract, engage and smoothly support ACC legal operations members and AVC participants.

·       Document and maintain standard operation procedures, ensuring high quality service/program delivery and minimizing dependence on single resources.

·        Prepare any substantive briefing materials for the ACC Board as may be requested by the President.

·        Develop annual written goals for this function which include the establishment and review of appropriate metrics through which to assess progress toward achievement of the stated goals, seeking stakeholder feedback, as appropriate, to promote continuous improvement and enhanced value.    

·        Retain, manage, and oversee outside consultant services, as appropriate.

·        Support networks and membership teams at-large as needed.

Education

·        Bachelor’s degree with a major in Business, Marketing or related field is required.

Work Experience

·        Five to seven years of related work experience including internships and/or training.

·        Prior experience working in a legal department and/or with attorneys is a plus.

Competencies (KSAs)

·        Superb project management and supervisory skills, including a process to stay on top of several concurrent, multi-faceted projects and keep others abreast of status.

·        Ability to both lead and support volunteer communities, from recruitment through oversight, encouragement, and communications to ensure fulfillment of objectives.

·        Drive to follow through to accomplish objectives and improve processes, including strong attention to detail. In other words, a mission-focus (not a task-focus).

·        Ability to write effectively to communicate with the highest levels of membership in routine reports, letters of invitation and thanks, as well as general correspondence.

·        Superior interpersonal and teamwork skills, including great customer service acumen.

·        Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Word, Excel), Drupal, NetForum and Internet research skills. Ability to read and interpret documents such as basic reports, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Solid familiarity with social media.

Languages

ACC seeks to hire multi-lingual candidates with fluency in English and a second language is required of all new hires.  Any exceptions require CEO approval.

About Association of Corporate Counsel

About the Association

The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) is a global bar association that promotes the common professional and business interests of in-house counsel who work for corporations, associations, and other organizations through information, education, networking opportunities, and advocacy initiatives. 

We anticipate and understand the needs of the in-house bar, help members deliver services to their corporate clients efficiently, promote the value of in-house services, influence the practice of law as it affects the in-house bar, and deliver a mix of relevant, timely services including information, education, networking, and advocacy.

With more than 45,000 members employed by over 10,000 organizations in 85 countries, ACC connects its members to each other and to the people and resources necessary for their personal and professional growth. 

Return to Office Expectations

ACC staff located in our DC headquarters are working in our office on a hybrid schedule.  Positions at ACC require in-office attendance at least 2 days per week, with the remainder of the employee's schedule being conducted remotely. A significant number of positions are also classified as essential for live events and require in-person attendance at events such as ACC’s Annual Meeting and various other educational and networking programs.  Due to in-office work expectations a COVID-19 vaccination is a requirement for all our positions unless you qualify for an accommodation.

Application Instructions

Please visit our jobs page at https://www.acc.com/about/careers-at-acc to apply for this opening and to learn more about our organization.