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Education Programs Manager

American Immigration Lawyers Association
Washington, DC 20005
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We Are

Headquartered in downtown, Washington, DC, the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) is an organization with over 15,000 individual attorney members who practice and teach immigration law. For our members, we provide continuing legal education, information, advocacy, professional services, and expertise.

Founded in 1946, AILA's mission is to promote justice, advocate for fair and reasonable immigration law and policy, advance the quality of immigration and nationality law and practice, and enhance the professional development of its members.

The Team

AILA's Professional Development Team drives revenue, creates member value, and advances member professional development through the association's educational programs and events. These programs include in-person and virtual continuing legal education conferences, audio and web seminars, online learning content and courses, and conference handbooks and materials. The Professional Development Department works closely with the Meeting Operations Department to coordinate logistics for all programs and to ensure CLE accreditation is obtained for AILA educational content.

Your Role

As the Education Program Manager, you will provide planning, development, and financial management for the association's educational programming. You will work with AILA staff and volunteer committees to design and produce relevant and timely continuing immigration law education courses. Managing full life cycle projects to include reviewing promotional and marketing materials, you will contribute to the association's success through meeting revenue and profit goals with an eye towards continuing to strengthen and expand the revenue-producing potential of AILA's education programs. You will also oversee the production of distance learning programs (audio & web seminars) and manage the Education Coordinator.

Your Background and Experience

To perform successfully in this role, you will have a solid understanding of the education needs of the immigration bar, have demonstrated leadership experience and ability to direct, manage, and motivate a team, the capacity to handle multiple competing priorities including the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines, have exceptional writing, editing, proofreading, and organizational skills, and the ability to design and implement formal programs or policies and/or provide expert advice to other professionals.

Our Workplace

We offer a dynamic and collaborative work environment with a competitive compensation package based on your experience and qualifications. Our generous benefits include 100% of an employee's Medical/Rx, Dental, and Vision premiums, as well as contributions towards dependents' premiums; a 401(k) with up to 3% matching contribution upon enrollment, employer-paid disability, and life insurance, and commuter subsidy. In addition, we provide employees with flexible scheduling and telecommuting options and plenty of time away from the office to bolster creativity and recharge. Added perks: four-week paid parental leave and a four-week sabbatical every tenth year of service.

For Consideration

Qualified applicants are to submit a cover letter, resume, and salary requirement. The cover letter should include a summary of how your background, knowledge, skills, and abilities relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position.

Required Education and Experience

An undergraduate degree is required. An advanced degree is desired. Bar admission is a plus. Immigration experience may be substituted for an advanced degree. Knowledge of immigration law is preferred. Continuing legal education (CLE), association education, or adult education experience a plus.

Minimum Job Requirements

3-5 years direct experience. Prior experience in the management and/or direction of a Continuing Education curriculum, distance learning and/or education programming is preferred. Prior experience in an association, member-service service organization, immigration practice, or customer service environment is a plus. Prior writing and editing experience is required for this position.

Other Requirements (e.g., language requirement, license requirement, certifications)

Bar admission is a plus.


Travel is required occasionally related to job responsibilities, especially for the annual conference or other association conferences. Participation in the AILA annual conference in June is a job requirement. The annual conference is held in varying cities.

Work Environment/Physical Demands

This job operates in a professional office environment. This job routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets, and fax machines.

This job requires sitting at a desk for extended periods of time and walking and/or standing for extended periods of time throughout the workday, the use of a PC work station for extended hours, lifting and/or moving up to 25 pounds, and verbal communications with others.

Extended hours, including evenings and weekends.

AAP/EEO Statement:

American Immigration Lawyers Association is an active Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status, or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.



Posted: 2021-02-03 Expires: 2021-03-06

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