GENERAL SUMMARY: Design, develop, implement, produce, maintain and evaluate educational programs and products that meet the identified needs and interests of Association members. Research and recommend new program offerings and strategic partnerships.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assist with short and long-term strategic planning related to ALA learning programs, including:
Analyze the educational and practice needs of legal administrators.
Conceptualize and recommend new programs based on market research and communication with ALA’s leadership, membership and staff.
Evaluate data to assess program effectiveness and identify improvement opportunities.
Under the supervision of the Director of Professional Development, independently plan, design, develop, implement, produce, maintain and evaluate educational programs and products, based on identified competencies that meet the needs of ALA members. These could include face-to-face conferences and education courses, webinars, blended learning experiences, asynchronous online learning modules or other products.
Use instructional systems design (ISD) processes (both conventional and rapid, as required by the project parameters, budget and timelines) to develop online and face-to-face educational courses.
Collaborate with a variety of subject matter experts (SMEs), ALA leadership and staff and volunteer members to create and deliver a diverse mix of educational programs in live and enduring formats. Lead volunteer teams in planning the education for these programs, from initial planning meeting through final evaluation of programs.
Coordinate with ALA’s marketing team to help develop all related marketing materials to conduct outreach for educational programs, and coordinate with other ALA staff and contractors to implement educational programs.
Perform onsite activities during conferences and other educational programs. These could include managing volunteers, supervising audio-visual contractors and other duties.
Develop and monitor ALA education-related budgets, with periodical tracking and reporting of revenues and expenses.
Identify methods of curating and organizing ALA content to make it more easily available to members.
Background in adult learning principles, instructional systems design and instructional product development as normally acquired through a master's degree in adult education, instructional design, instructional technology or related field. Formal instructional systems design training required.
Demonstrated 3-5 years of experience developing training-related content for external customers.
Learning Management System (LMS) experience.
ADDITIONAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
Excellent communication skills, both oral and written. Ability to communicate effectively with committees, instructors, members, business partners and staff.
Well-organized and self-directed, with the ability to juggle multiple projects simultaneously and meet tight deadlines.
Knowledge and application of training design and development and project management skills.
Strong leadership skills to coordinate efforts of instructors, volunteers and staff and the ability to function in a team and service-oriented environment.
Ability to prepare, monitor and analyze budgets.
Developed computer and technology skills, and familiarity with basic office software programs, including Microsoft Office and association databases such as iMIS.
The Association of Legal Administrators (ALA) was formed in 1971 to provide continuing education for professionals who manage the business activities of law offices. Today, ALA is the undisputed leader in the business of law, focused on the delivery of cutting-edge management and leadership products and services to the global legal community. ALA identifies and provides solutions to the most criti...cal strategic and operational challenges facing the legal community. We focus on delivering innovative networking opportunities, on-demand education and resource tools, and expert guidance to benefit our members. Learn more about us at www.alanet.org
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