Washington State Association for Justice: Member Services Associate

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Washington State Association for Justice: Member Services Associate

POSITION: Member Services Associate

REPORTS TO:  Member Services Director, Sara Crumb

LOCATION:  Seattle, Washington

 

THE ORGANIZATION 

Washington State Association for Justice (“WSAJ”) is the largest association in the Pacific Northwest committed exclusively to serving the needs of plaintiff’s attorneys. With more than 2,400 members from across the state, WSAJ is a community creating and sharing resources for its members to secure justice for their clients. WSAJ provides education, litigation support, networking and information sharing opportunities, as well as government relations and amicus representation. The organization harnesses the energy of its entire membership so that each member individually can hold wrongdoers accountable and achieve justice for their clients in the courtroom, even against powerful interests.  

 

WSAJ offers:  

  • Membership:  Top attorneys and law firms in Washington join WSAJ’s prestigious EAGLE program to protect their practice and their clients. Their support is critical for WSAJ’s public affairs programs that educate voters, lawmakers and the jury pool on the value of an independent civil justice system. 
  • Government Affairs:  WSAJ’s mission is to “stand up in the courtroom and the halls of government for real people”.  The government affairs program is one of the most effective in Washington State protecting the rights of consumers, injured people and workers represented by members. The Association educates and informs opinion leaders, legislators, members of congress and the judiciary. It is actively involved in the electoral arena supporting judicial, legislative candidates and ballot measures to protect the civil justice system.  
  • Education:  WSAJ provides numerous valuable educational opportunities to its members.  Educational offerings include seminars in various specialty fields of plaintiff’s law, continuing legal education (“CLE”) programs, targeted publications, as well as the annual convention for members. 
  • Amicus Program/The Washington State Association for Justice Foundation:  A supporting organization of WSAJ, the WSAJ Foundation funds the Amicus Program, a proven voice for injured people inside Washington’s courtrooms. Since its inception more than 40 years ago, the WSAJ Foundation Amicus Program has helped achieve justice for its clients, and has helped its members in their everyday practices in profound ways, irrespective of their area of practice. The WSAJ Foundation’s top priority is growth of an endowment to fund the ongoing operation of the Amicus Program. 
  • Resources:  WSAJ provides litigation support, including a brief bank, practice handbooks in all areas of civil litigation, trial aids and exhibits, and an expert witness database, as well as networking, information sharing, and government relations representation on behalf of its members. 

 

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES Membership (40%)

  • Support membership team in attracting and retaining the next generation of trial lawyer to WSAJ
  • Duties to include law school outreach, including managing WSAJ’s Fellowship Program, and support of general fundraising and membership development

 

Continuing Legal Education (CLE) (40%)

  • Support CLE team in planning and implementing programs that provide professional development for the plaintiff bar in Washington state, including annual convention with 250+ attendees, 2-day spring conference and monthly webinars 
  • Support WSAJ business sponsorship program and assist with exhibitors at events
  • Manage online store of educational content
  • Manage 10+ legal sections and activities to include the publication of deskbooks, content for WSAJ’s monthly periodical and webinars, and meetings on special topics relevant to the section

 

General Operations (20%)

  • Develop and upload content for the website, including event registrations
  • Maintain membership database and general data input that supports membership and CLE programs
  • Report CLE credits to the Washington State Bar Association

 

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Experience working with plaintiff lawyers strongly desired
  • Experience with event planning strongly desired
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office is required; experience working with membership database (preferably iMis), InDesign, Adobe is a plus
  • Strong people skills and written communications skills
  • Attention to detail, organization and strong follow through and self-direction on assignments
  • Ability to manage major projects and events under time sensitive deadlines
  • Desire to work on a close-knit team with a long-tenured staff; an ideal candidate has a great sense of humor and takes pride in his or her work

 

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS 

  • Salary commensurate with experience
  • Full time, non-exempt position working 40 hours per week
  • Office hours: 8:30 – 5:00PM Monday through Friday; some weekend and evening events depending on programming schedule. We believe in work-life balance
  • 10 days paid vacation plus 10 paid holidays
  • We provide medical insurance, short- and long-term disability and life insurance, 401k with employer match 

 

HOW TO APPLY

We will review applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled. To apply: please email cover letter and resume to wsaj@washingtonjustice.org, subject line: Member Services Associate

 

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