Headquartered in downtown, Washington, DC, the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) is an organization with over 14,500 individual attorney members who practice and teach immigration law. For our members, we provide continuing legal education, information, advocacy, professional services, and expertise.
Founded in 1946, AILA's mission is to promote justice, advocate for fair and reasonable immigration law and policy, advance the quality of immigration and nationality law and practice, and enhance the professional development of its members.
Our Education and Resources Department administers content for the association's educational programs, including continuing legal education (CLE) conferences, audio and web seminars, podcasts, new online CLE initiatives, CLE administration, and conference publications.
As the Education & Resources Assistant, you will be responsible for but not limited to 1) providing customer service support to members and practitioners seeking information relating to AILA’s Education & Resources, 2) providing administrative support to the Continuing Legal Education program, 3) providing administrative and program support to the Distance Learning program and 4) providing administrative support for logistical matters related to the AILA Annual Conference and other conferences as needed.
Your Background and Experience
To perform successfully in this role, incumbent should be customer service minded, must have strong written and oral communication skills, excellent proofreading skills, careful attention to accuracy and detail, be a flexible team player, have the ability to juggle multiple tasks and prioritize effectively and portray strong organizational skills. An Undergraduate degree and 1-3 years professional experience is required. Prior experience as a paralegal, legal assistant, executive assistant or immigration law office admin is a plus. Knowledge of the practice of immigration law is highly desired.
We offer a dynamic, challenging, rewarding, and collaborative work environment. AILA was named one of the 50 Best Places to Work by the Washingtonian Magazine, and received recognition as being one of the Principal 10 Best for Employee Financial Security.
Qualified applicants are to submit cover letter, resume and salary requirement. Cover letter should include a summary of how your background, knowledge, skills and abilities relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position.
NOTE: Applications without cover letters and which do not indicate desired salary may not be considered.
Direct hire only – NO recruiters (mail, email, fax or phone).