Programs Assistant

The Boston Bar Association (BBA) is seeking a Programs Assistant to support the educational programs, trainings, and networking events. This is an opportunity to join a fast-paced, mission-driven organization that promotes the legal education, public policy, networking and public service initiatives of Greater Boston’s legal community.

The Program Assistant will provide support to attorney volunteer groups planning programming focused around law practice areas and other professional interests. The position will be responsible for coordinating program logistics, including scheduling, marketing, material distribution, and A/V resources. Extraordinary attention to detail is essential to this position’s success.

While this is an entry-level position with a wide range of administrative duties, an intelligent and motivated self-starter will have many opportunities to take on challenging assignments and grow professionally.

The successful candidate will possess the following qualifications/skills:

  • A college degree
  • Strong analytical, organizational and project management skills
  • Exceptional writing skills
  • The ability to manage multiple projects independently
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to serve as a liaison between volunteer leadership and staff
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint) are required
  • Knowledge of ADOBE suite software is preferred.

To be considered, a cover letter and resume must be submitted to hr@bostonbar.org.

Communications Manager

The Boston Bar Association seeks a Communications Manager to oversee communications and messaging for the Boston Bar Association and Foundation – together, the Boston Bar. The Communications Manager will work across departments to identify opportunities to raise the visibility of the Boston Bar’s major activities. This position will shape communications strategy across multiple platforms with the goal of creating and maintaining consistent branding and messaging, and serve as the chief liaison between Boston Bar leadership and the community.

Responsibilities:

  • Create and implement an organization-wide communications plan on an annual basis that articulates key themes and messages for the year and include strategies for communicating these priorities to Boston Bar members and other interested parties
  • Develop and maintain consistent standards of quality and style across all of the Boston Bar’s communications and marketing channels (i.e. marketing emails, event materials, social media, websites, etc.).
  • Act as project manager for all communications matters, collaborating across departments, considering input from multiple stakeholders and synthesizing multiple viewpoints into cohesive and dynamic content.
  • Acquire a deep understanding of the highly varied areas of the Boston Bar’s work, and use that knowledge to inform strategic communications decisions.
  • Craft talking points, statements and other materials on behalf of Boston Bar leadership as needed, often on a tight deadline.
  • Generate dynamic, accurate, and relevant messaging regarding public policy positions and initiatives, including (among other things) access to justice, criminal justice reforms, and technical legal proposals implementing a range of practice-area specific reforms.
  • Oversee media relations, actively pitching compelling stories to media outlets in addition to reactively handling press calls.
  • Develop and execute communication strategies to enrich the Boston Bar’s relationship with its institutional partners.
  • Oversee coordinated marketing campaigns across multiple platforms, including email, website, and/or social media, to promote specific events and initiatives of the Boston Bar.
  • Oversee content creation to produce compelling stories for the Boston Bar’s blogs, newsletters, websites and other communications channels.
  • Facilitate relationships with outside vendors for communications projects, ensuring adherence to deadlines and budget targets for event advertisements, printed materials, etc.
  • Develop and implement strategies to evaluate the effectiveness of communications efforts and report on analytics trends.

Desired Qualifications & Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in Communications
  • 5-7 years of communications experience required, with at least 3 years of supervisory experience
  • Prior experience developing a communications plan for a dynamic organization
  • Strong writing background and ability to quickly master complex and varied topics and tailor written materials to a range of audiences, including lawyers, public officials, and the public at large
  • Experience using email and web analytics tools and developing metrics to evaluate content performance
  • Collaborative mindset and commitment to working together with multiple stakeholders on complex creative processes
  • Ability to demonstrate thought leadership and drive complex creative processes toward clear and thoughtful messaging that evokes the Boston Bar’s core values

Invoicing/Accounts Receivable Assistant (Part-Time)

The Boston Bar Association (BBA) is a fast-paced, mission-driven membership organization that promotes the legal education, public policy, networking and public service initiatives of Greater Boston’s legal community.

The BBA is seeking a part-time Invoicing/Accounts Receivable Assistant to perform the accurate and timely processing of all invoicing/statement functions and processing of payments.  Extraordinary attention to detail is essential to this position’s success.  This is a part-time position working 20-25 hours per week, hours may be flexible.

The successful candidate will possess the following qualifications/skills:

  • 3+ years of accounting related experience required
  • Proficiency with MS Office (Word, Outlook and Excel) required
  • 2 or 4 year accounting degree preferred
  • Experience with automated accounting or database systems is a plus
  • Exceptional attention to detail while giving careful thought and consideration to the context of the document/request
  • Strong analytical, organizational, and time and project management skills
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and manage multiple projects
  • Strong customer service skills to interact with both BBA Members and staff

Benefits:

  • Paid vacation, sick, and personal leave
  • 401(k) retirement plan
  • Health insurance benefits
  • Dental insurance benefits
  • Life, AD&D and LTD insurance benefits