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Law School – Associate Director - J. Reuben Clark Law Society
Job Summary:
The Associate Director of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society (“Law Society”) will have primary responsibility for managing the affairs of the Law Society, so it fulfills its mission and aligns its activities with the mission of BYU Law School. The Associate Director must have both the temperament and professional stature to forge positive, long-term relationships with senior leadership of the Law Society, BYU Law administration and faculty, the Law Society membership at large, and other key constituents. The Associate Director will act under the supervision of the Director of the Law Society but must have a track record of leadership and management experience that demonstrates the ability to exercise sound independent judgment while promoting innovative approaches to leading the Law Society.

The Law Society is a global non-profit organization, created and operated by the BYU Law School, with more than 10,000 members and 160 student and attorney chapters in over 30 countries. The mission of the Law Society is to: (1) support attorneys and law students of religious belief in legal practice; (2) encourage members to provide pro bono legal services to vulnerable populations; and (3) promote fairness and virtue founded upon the rule of law.

Essential Functions:
  • Leadership Activities Relating to the Law Society
    • Serve as a member of the Board of the Law Society.
    • Serve as a member of the Law Society Operations Committee and oversee sections and committees of the Law Society.
    • Oversee the Law Society regions, areas, and chapters in the United States.
    • Attend key meetings, looking for opportunities to speak and spend time in front of the various groups so that the Law School's leadership of the Law Society will be evident.
    • Ensure the Law Society stays focused on its Mission Statement and complies with the terms of BYU's Political Neutrality Policy and 501 (c) (3) status.
  • Law Society Conferences and Administration
    • Manage and carry out the Annual Conference of the Law Society.
    • Assist the Manager of Events as needed in organizing the Annual Fireside of the Law Society and other events.
    • Assist area and chapter leaders in planning regional, area and chapter conferences.
    • Assist the Director in administering the annual Law Society budget.
    • Develop, write, administer policies for chapters to ensure compliance with applicable BYU policies and procedures.
    • Recruit, train, and motivate volunteers for chapter, area, and committee leadership roles.
    • Oversee sponsorship for the Annual Conference.
  • General Administration
    • Accept special assignments from the Law Society Director.
    • Hire, manage, and train staff in collaboration with and as requested by the Law Society Director.
    • Collaborate with Communications, Admissions, Career Services, Student Affairs, and other Law School departments to align goals and advance the mission of the Law Society and the Law School.

Required Skills:
  • Commitment to the mission and aims of the Law School and the University.
  • Excellent communication skills, especially when communicating with various constituencies of the Law Society and Law School, including members of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society, Law School and University administration, and faculty and staff, including
    • the ability to speak clearly and persuasively;
    • to establish strong working relationships; and
    • to write clearly and persuasively.
  • Ability to travel within the United States.
  • Represent the Law Society at various events and actively promotes the Law Society among various constituencies.
  • Committed work ethic (steady work habits plus the ability to work hours beyond 28 hours per week when necessary)
  • Ability to work closely with and gain the trust of Law Society members, law faculty, and law school administration.
  • Ability to create a team approach among employees.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills.
  • Professional integrity and excellent judgment.
  • Sensitivity with confidential records and information.

  • Juris Doctorate Degree
  • Seven years of professional experience
  • Leadership and management experience

Strong prior engagement in the J. Reuben Clark Law Society and deep understanding of BYU Law and its mission.