Job opening from American Conference Institute:

Legal Conference Directors

Are you an attorney or JD looking for an alternative career path?

Are you intelligent, creative, resourceful and highly motivated? Do you enjoy the challenge of new ideas? Do you enjoy market research and learning more about new and emerging business trends? Can you write well and communicate effectively and comfortably with senior executives? Would you like to be part of an organization that operates more like a think tank than a corporation or law firm? If so, then American Conference Institute may be the right career move for you.

American Conference Institute is a highly respected provider of business information and continuing education conferences on legal and business issues to lawyers, senior business executives, and other professionals. American Conference Institute is part of an international group of companies with affiliates in Canada and Europe.
We are looking for energetic “intrepaneurs” to join our team to research, develop, and coordinate conferences from initiation to completion for the legal, life sciences, energy, government, healthcare, human resources, transportation logistics, financial, industrial and communications markets.

Responsibilities

  • Conduct telephone and in person research with potential attendees in a target market to develop conference agendas
  • Analyze research and use critical thinking to develop commercial conference programs that meet the stated needs of the market
  • Identify, invite and confirm appropriate speakers for conferences
  • Write marketing copy for promotional conference brochures, and other mailing pieces
  • Conduct ongoing research within assigned area to further industry knowledge and develop potential new conference ideas
  • Establish and maintain relationships with key professionals, industry leaders, senior executives and media within relevant vertical markets
  • Attend and oversee conferences, including providing opening introduction, speaker assistance and support
  • Work with and support a cross-functional team on an ongoing basis to ensure successful marketing and sponsorship of conferences
  • Generate and validate new conference topics in new area in collaboration with management
  • Skills/Competencies
  • Conceptual ability to rapidly develop competent knowledge on diverse topics
  • Excellent networking and information gathering abilities
  • Good listening skills
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate with and relate to all levels both within and outside the organization
  • Superior oral and written communications skills
  • Time and priority management skills necessary to complete work within established timeframes
  • Enthusiastic with a strong desire to succeed
  • Ability to analyze ideas from a commercial perspective
  • Strong attention to detail

Employment Requirements

  • J.D. required
  • At least 2 years business experience
  • Skill and experience using word processing programs, email and the internet to perform daily job functions efficiently
  • An ability and willingness to travel nationally (10% travel)

To Apply

Please send resume and cover letter (including starting salary requirements) to mycareer@americanconference.com, include “Application” and the state which you are applying for in the subject line of your email.

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