Monday, April 9, 2012

Job Opening: American Society of International Law (Director, Education and Research Programs)

The American Society of International Law is seeking to hire a Director of its Education and Research Programs. Here's the announcement:

Director, Education and Research Programs

The American Society of International Law (ASIL), the leading society of international lawyers and scholars in the United States, is dedicated to promoting greater understanding of international law. It pursues this mission through training, education, and research programs serving judges, lawyers, law students, policy makers, the media, and the general public.

ASIL seeks an experienced international law professional to direct its Education and Research Programs. Managing a small staff, several consultants and pro bono fellows, ASIL member volunteers, and partner organizations, and working closely with the Executive Director and other senior staff, the Director will oversee and implement all aspects of the Education and Research Programs. Responsibilities include the development and presentation of educational curricula, publications, and resources for diverse constituencies, including through innovative new formats and media; development and administration of a research agenda, including oversight of ASIL task forces and working groups on a variety of international law topics and commission of and editorial responsibility for ASIL discussion papers; budgeting; grant writing; staff management; and oversight of the Society’s growing Continuing Legal Education (CLE) program. The Director will be the Society’s primary liaison to relevant advisory boards and ASIL committees, including the Society’s Judicial Advisory Board. The Director will also participate in the ASIL senior management team and contribute to the overall management of the organization.

Required: BA/BS and JD or equivalent graduate degree and 7-10 years’ relevant experience, reflecting increasing program management responsibility and solid grounding in international law. Strongly preferred: Experience in international law teaching and administration, oversight of CLE and/or judicial education programs; program management of think tank research activity; and grant writing or other donor relations. Language skills and experience working in international, multicultural environment a plus. Generous benefits and salary commensurate with experience. Candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and three references to, with “Director, Education and Research Programs” in the subject line. No calls please.