Education and Training, Project Management/Program Development
4 Year Degree
DRI – The Voice of the Defense Bar seeks a skilled, self-motivated, experienced professional to assume responsibilities for the organization’s strategic educational programming. The successful candidate will possess the ability to work effectively in an evolving external environment marked by intense competition and the market’s general drift away from traditional programming. Expectations include the ability to work well under pressure, respond to changes seamlessly, and collaborate with internal and external contacts in a deadline sensitive, not-for-profit organization that is considered by many as the “Gold Standard” in continuing legal education (CLE).
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The Director of Program Strategy will oversee the execution and delivery of DRI’s highly acclaimed CLE programs and the development of new programming to address current market demands. This position must also interact effectively with DRI’s senior management and other staff members. Along with the Director of Education, the Director of Program Strategy will serve as the primary contacts for the Law Institute – the organization’s volunteer educational specialists. Additional responsibilities include but are not limited to the critical analysis of the quality and viability of all educational offerings, the timely completion of seminar brochures, course materials, program evaluations, continuing legal education credit processing and new program development in conjunction with the organization’s volunteer groups and leadership.
QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate will possess a bachelor’s degree at a minimum. Individuals with an advanced degree, particularly a Doctor of Jurisprudence, will receive first consideration. The knowledge of current marketing techniques is a decided plus. A minimum of ten (10) years’ experience in an education department management role with a not-for-profit or for-profit entity is mandatory. The individual must have a demonstrated history of success in developing educational programs including traditional in-person offerings, webcasts, podcasts and alternative programming methodologies. Additionally, the successful candidate must possess the ability to critically examine DRI’s seminar format and make recommendations for enhancing attendees’ experiences. A thorough understanding of the challenges and opportunities in the present CLE environment, skill and creativity in the selection of traditional and non-traditional seminar venues, and knowledge of the current legal landscape will enhance the candidate’s standing. Significant experience in developing and managing program budgets, a command of English and the rules of grammar, excellent verbal and written communication skills, the ability to meet deadlines, and exceptional interpersonal skills are also requirements of this important position.
Additional Salary Information: DRI offers a competitive salary and a generous benefit package.
About DRI - The Voice of the Defense Bar
DRI is the leading organization of defense attorneys and in-house counsel. Membership in DRI provides access to resources and tools for attorneys who strive to provide high-quality, balanced and excellent service to their clients and corporations. DRI is host to 29 substantive committees whose focus is to develop ongoing and critical dialogue about areas of practice. DRI provides access to resources and tools to grow your practice – members can search a database of more than 65,000 experts, attend renowned CLE seminars, conferences and webcasts, network with 22,000+ like-minded defense practitioners and more. DRI has served the defense bar for more than 50 years.