Washington State Association for Justice

Membership Education & Events Coordinator

 

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 Continuing Legal Education (CLE) and Event Planning (60%)

  • Manage the WSAJ CLE and educational programming which includes planning and implementing programs that provide professional development for the plaintiff bar in Washington state, including an annual convention in September with 350+ attendees, 2-day spring conference in May, 2-day winter conference in December and monthly webinars
  • Support WSAJ business sponsorship program including selling sponsorships and exhibit space
  • Organize all social events for the 3 main conferences as well as other events throughout the year
  • Market all seminars and events to the membership  

 

Membership (20%)

  • Support membership team in attracting and retaining the next generation of trial lawyers to WSAJ
  • Duties to include: fundraising, membership development, prospecting, phone banking, door-to-door member recruitment around the state, event planning, managing committee work, training members how to utilize technology resources, member engagement in legislative and political activities, and other duties as assigned.
  • Job will entail daily interaction with our plaintiff lawyer members and other members of the political and legal community in the region. Some travel required.

 

General Operations (20%)

  • Develop and upload content for the website
  • Develop and execute plans to communicate with members on various resources, events, benefits, etc. 
  • Maintain membership database and general data input that supports membership and CLE programs

 

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Experience working with lawyers strongly desired
  • Experience with event planning strongly desired
  • Experience in marketing desired
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office is required; experience working with membership database, InDesign, Canva, Adobe is a plus
  • Strong people and phone 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 range $55,000-$65-000 depending on 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 7% employer match 

 

HOW TO APPLY

We will review applications on a rolling basis until the position is filledTo apply: please email cover letter and resume to wsaj@washingtonjustice.org, subject line: Membership Education & Events Coordinator