AIPLA - Foundation for Advancement of Diversity in IP Law
Location: Arlington, Virginia
Type: Full Time (Remote & In Office)
Administrative, Clerical, Support
Development and Foundation
Project Management/Program Development
4 Year Degree
Telecommuting is allowed.
Applicants must submit a cover letter with their application.
Summary: The Foundation for Advancement of Diversity in IP Law Program Administrator plays an important role in implementing the Foundation’s growing programs and achieving the evolving strategic goals of the Foundation. The programming is set and goals determined by the Foundation’s Board of Trustees, working through an extensive structure of Board committees. The Program Administrator is the central point of accountability for program administration, which requires the administrator to assess ongoing programming needs and make recommendations on allocation and development of supportive resources. The Program Administrator may be called upon to assist the Board and its committees in the development of new programming. Reporting and accountable to the Foundation’s President, and working with the Foundation’s Executive Committee, the Program Administrator will have principal accountability to ensure that the objectives for each of the Foundation’s programs are met. The Program Administrator coordinates activities of committees and other work groups and take the lead in anticipating needs for committee action. Because the Foundation actively seeks collaborations with other organizations, the Program Administrator assists in facilitating the development and maintenance of work with the Foundation’s partnering/affiliating organizations and may take the lead or otherwise assists in planning collaborative activities. The Program Administrator also serves as the single, consistent point of contact with the Scholars selected by the Foundation and works with Scholars individually to assist them in taking advantage of the activities and other benefits under the Scholar Program. This includes assisting with recruiting, application and application review, onboarding, and event planning and staffing. The Program Administrator may be asked to serve as the face of the Foundation in various contexts.
Aptitude for communicating effectively verbally and in writing to a diverse range of audiences and in various settings
Highly proactive and dependable team player who takes the initiative on projects, follows through on detail, and works well under pressure and on deadline
Strong communication and project management skills
Self-starter and ability to independently manage multiple projects
Strong attention to detail and organizational skills
Abila/Net forum and Elio Database knowledge a plus
Advanced skills with Microsoft Office software (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, OneNote)
Three to five years relevant experience in non-profit program management and administrative support
Strong project management experience, extensive knowledge of and experience with computers, computer programs, networks, and databases, including writing programs for manipulating data
Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel experience required; Access experience desired
Skills needed to update, maintain, develop a WordPress-based website
One to three years’ experience in desktop publishing and advertising/communications
About AIPLA - Foundation for Advancement of Diversity in IP Law
The American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) is a voluntary national bar association constituted primarily of intellectual property practitioners in private & corporate practice, in government service, and in the academic community.