Administrative, Clerical, Support, Information Technology and Web, Membership
4 Year Degree
The Member Services & Registration Assistant supports cross-departmental initiatives that advance greater faculty engagement and awareness of the Association’s services.
The Member Services & Registration Assistant builds and maintains positive relationships with faculty at schools, helps gather information on their changing needs and trends, and supports efforts to increase use of AALS online applications by the members.
This position is also responsible for supporting conference registrations and acts as the staff support liaison for sections.
The person in this role is a member-database power user (Directory of Law Teachers, netFORUM and HigherLogic) and maintains relevant records. They are also responsible to support the member benefits section of the website.
Updates faculty records ensuring integrity of the database/association management system.
Responsible for data integrity, system testing, and documentation of processes and procedures.
Supports librarian overseeing student assistants that perform data entry under strictly defined parameters.
Supports Member Services Manager on verifying data for integrity in preparation of materials for printing.
Supports the research activities of the organization
Bachelor’s degree in communications, business, public relations, marketing, English, or related field preferred. Relevant experience may be considered in lieu of a Bachelor’s degree.
Minimum one year working experience in either membership management, customer service, business development, sales, marketing or related field. Experience in a not-for-profit or membership-oriented association is preferred.
Experience in MS Office Professional Suite is required.
Experience with netFORUM or other membership management databases is highly preferred.
Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Basic research or database skills.
Strong organization and self-management skills; self-motivation.
Ability to perform well under pressure and to prioritize tasks.
Ability to multi-task, focus on details, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
Ability to work both independently and as a team member.
Ability to solve difficult problems as they occur, and to communicate those solutions to others.
Ability to work longer hours during conferences and events, with many hours standing or walking. This setting may also require lifting up to 20 pounds.
The Association of American Law Schools (AALS) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit association of 179 member and 18 fee-paid law schools. Its members enroll most of the nation’s law students and produce the majority of the country’s lawyers and judges, as well as many of its lawmakers.Founded in 1900, the mission of AALS is to uphold and advance excellence in legal education. In support of this mission, AALS promotes the core values of excellence in teaching and scholarship, academic freedom, and diversity, including diversity of backgrounds and viewpoints, while seeking to improve the legal profession, to foster justice, and to serve its many communities–local, national and international.AALS has the dual responsibility of serving law schools and their deans as their institutional membership organization, and individual law school faculty and administrators as their learned society. AALS provides extensive professional development opportunities including the AALS Annual Meeting, the centerpiece of yearly association activities which draws thousands of professors, deans, and administrators. Faculty and deans engage throughout the year via more than 100 sections that present programs, provide ...mentoring for new faculty, and serve as a resource for discussions on important legal issues from antitrust, dispute resolution, and taxation to civil rights, criminal justice, and international law. Each year, the association also hosts a clinical conference, a faculty recruitment conference, and a workshop for new law teachers.AALS serves as a voice on behalf of legal education. The association’s website features the latest news and issues related to legal education and showcases outstanding faculty and innovative programs at AALS member schools. AALS also connects the legal community and public on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube.AALS conducts research on topics important to legal education and, in 2018, published two research reports based on a national survey conducted for the association by Gallup to understand student views on law school: Before the JD: Undergraduate Views on Law School and Beyond the Bachelor’s: Undergraduate Perspectives on Graduate and Professional Degrees. Current research projects are focused both on legal education and on law school leadership.AALS is a member of the American Council on Education, the American Council of Learned Societies, the Consortium of Social Science Associations, the National Humanities Alliance, and the Washington Higher Education Secretariat.