Forums - Project Associate

ABA Chicago, 321 North Clark, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America Req #1598
Wednesday, March 27, 2024

The American Bar Association (ABA) was founded on a commitment to advance the rule of law in the United States and beyond by providing practical resources for legal professionals, conducting law school accreditation, developing model ethics codes and more. Today, the ABA remains a member-based organization that works to ensure access to justice for all, a fair legal process, and respect for the rule of law at home and across the globe.


The ABA is committed to service and refining the standards that guide the legal profession. ABA staff are provided multiple types of continuing education and career development opportunities. Your work will help eliminate bias, enhance diversity, and advance the rule of law throughout the US and around the world.


The ABA recognizes the value staff contribute to our success through a generous benefits package that protects their health and their financial security.  The ABA’s wide array of benefit offerings include 401(k), medical, dental, vision, flexible spending accounts, health spending accounts, supplemental life and disability insurance, prepaid legal programs, and a complimentary membership to the American Bar Association, which offers additional benefits.

Flexible/hybrid work arrangements may be available for residents of CA, DC, IL, IN, IA, MD, MI, MN, TX, VA, and WI.  Residency requirements may apply. ABA employees are eligible to apply for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF). 

Job Summary/General Purpose of Job

  • Duties include managing, directing, and evaluating specific technical and managerial projects on a day-to-day basis.  This includes managing assigned projects and making recommendations based on independent analysis of the data in hand.  Additional responsibilities include generating reports and providing detailed analytical information on departmental project assignments and initiatives. 

Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities (listed in order of importance and/or time spent)

  • Supports upper management/members by providing accurate and timely information/reports on specific projects, activities and department initiatives.
  • Manages special projects, programs and initiatives for the leader, department and/or the Association.
  • Manages and coordinates a specialized function(s) that requires expertise in a particular area(s) and the use of independent judgment.
  • Directs and reviews the work of a staff person(s) or temporary staff when required
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Required Education, Qualifications, Experience

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience strongly preferred (Equivalent experience would include a minimum of an additional 3 years of the type of experience listed below).
  • Must have working knowledge of appropriate software tools as well as strong internet research skills.
  • Must possess 3+ years’ experience that demonstrates specialized knowledge and skills in an assigned field.
  • Must possess strong communication skills.
  • Must be able to work independently and handle multiple projects.  
  • Performs other related duties as required.

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Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
  • Min Hiring Rate $45,600.00
  • Max Hiring Rate $48,500.00
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  • ABA Chicago, 321 North Clark, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America