Environment Energy and Resources - Program Associate

ABA Chicago, 321 North Clark, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America Req #1617
Thursday, April 18, 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

  • Accountable for the provision of specific operational oversight of the development and potential deployment of CLE (Continuing Legal Education) programming and other entity educational programming for an assigned section or entity.


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

  • Provides specific operational oversight of the development and potential deployment of CLE programming and other entity educational programming, including coordinating with speakers, scheduling sessions, managing registrations for the section.
  • Serves as a point of contact with members, leadership, and staff in developing CLE programing, podcasts, and webinars, including reporting on progress and results and ensuring compliance with ABA policies.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent problem-solving ability
  • Oversees the submission of MCLE, programing, speaker administration and invitations.
  • Analyzes project/program performance throughout the process to ensure projects move forward in a productive manner.
  • Accountable for maintaining, reporting, and preparing corrective action plans related to an assigned, approved budget.
  • Collaborates with staff activities supporting marketing and communications efforts.
  • Responsible for assisting with on-site logistics for meetings.
  • Travel to and administer on-site meeting/event logistics.
  • Performs other related duties as required.


Required Education, Qualifications, Experience

  • Possession of a high school diploma or GED and at least three years’ relevant professional experience.
  • Prior experience working with programs or projects, preferably in an association or non-profit setting.
  • Basic level skill in Microsoft Word and Excel.

Preferred Education, Qualifications, Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Basic level skill in Cvent and Personify (membership database) a plus.
  • Prior experience, preferably in an association or non-profit setting.


Extent of Travel Required in the Job

  • As a normal course of business, this job will typically require travel of up to 15% of the time.

The American Bar Association is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with the American Bar Association, please call 312-988-5188.

Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
  • Min Hiring Rate $45,600.00
  • Max Hiring Rate $55,544.68
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  • ABA Chicago, 321 North Clark, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America