Director (Associates Program)
The Environmental Law Institute (ELI) is accepting applications to fill the position of Director, Associates Program.
ELI is a non-profit organization located in Washington, D.C., is a leading center of environmental research, policy analysis, and training in the United States. Founded at the beginning of the modern environmental era more than four decades ago, ELI has played a pivotal role in the evolution of environmental law. Today, ELI is an internationally-recognized independent research and education organization whose interdisciplinary staff of lawyers and scientists works to develop creative solutions to critical problems in environmental law, policy, and management worldwide. ELI is also a renowned membership organization for environmental professionals, promoting excellence in environmental law through providing the field’s finest publications, intensive legal practice and training courses, regional seminars, and forums on key policy issues.
The Director of the Associates Program is responsible for recruiting new members of ELI’s various membership programs, maintaining relationships with members, developing and delivering programming for members, and working with ELI staff to strengthen the membership program.
The Director of Associates Programs reports to the Vice President of Development and Membership. The Director of Associates Programs also coordinates on programming with the Vice President of Programs and Publications.
- Actively solicits and markets to law firms, corporations, non-governmental organizations, professional firms, and individuals to join ELI's Professional, Corporate, and Public Interest Programs, and maintains close connections with them once they join. This effort is in collaboration with the Vice President, Development and Membership,
- In concert with the Vice President of Programs and Publications, the Manager of Educational Programs, ELI’s Board of Director’s Research, Education and Publications Committee, and members (including corporations), develop a range of timely, interesting and useful topics for membership programs and help with the board committee administration. Associated tasks involve tracking current events and legal policies relevant to environmental law and policy, and developing concepts and write-ups for educational programs, master classes, major conferences, and cosponsored conferences.
- In coordination with the Vice President for Programs and Publications, develop and deliver programs for members. This involves outstanding organizational skills and a priority given to advance and detailed planning to continually have programs lined up and executed. Programs include: at least 2 Boot Camps per year - one in Washington, DC and one in the western US- and Summer School (both targeted at young professionals), about 40 Associates and Public Seminars that are run independently by ELI, about 6 Professional Practice Seminars, 2 policy forums associated with the annual ELI Award dinner, and networking events. Additionally, the Director will coordinate and support approximately 40 additional events which ELI cosponsors or hosts. Associated tasks include maintaining licenses and accreditation for advanced legal training programs.
- In coordination with the Vice President, Development and Membership, set revenue targets for categories of Associates Programs, including Boot Camps and Professional Practice Seminars. Raise revenue from Professional Practice Seminars and Boot Camps that meets or exceeds budget targets.
- Work with the Communications Director to coordinate outreach efforts, including social media, for Associate programs and supported programs, and to develop blogs and articles about educational events for ELI publications.
- Manage staff, including the Manager of Educational Programs and Research Associates (on an adhoc basis), to deliver high quality programs and review his/her program descriptions.
Candidates should offer experience in environmental law practice or related environmental policy fields. Strong skills required include marketing, organization, events planning, oral presentation, staff supervision, innovative approaches to program design, a willingness to learn new skills, and personal qualities necessary for effective outreach to professionals in all sectors.
Compensation and Benefits
Competitive compensation and benefits package includes employer-provided health insurance, retirement savings contribution, paid holidays, medical, and annual leave. Salary will be commensurate with experience for a non-profit organization.
Application Process and Deadlines
Interested candidates can apply online through ELI’s application portal by clicking the Apply button above. Applications must include the following:
1. Cover letter addressing your personal goals and interests, as well as your experience and interest in carrying out the duties outlined above.
3. Writing sample
4. List of References
Applications must be submitted no later Friday, February 23, 2018. You must use ELI’s online application system; ELI cannot accept applications submitted by email, USPS or other shipping service, or hand delivery. No phone calls, please. Questions about the position can be sent to .
ELI is an equal opportunity employer strongly committed to providing equal opportunity and to achieving an inclusive, diverse workforce that values every individual. Minority candidates are encouraged to apply.