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Director of Communications

The Association of American Law Schools, a DC based higher education association seeks a Director of Communications to develop the Association’s strategic direction for all marketing and communications initiatives involving the Association and its mission to improve and enhance legal education. Responsibilities include writing and editing external communications and marketing materials and developing a media relations program that will enhance and influence the quality, quantity, and tone of media coverage for the Association and for issues concerning legal education. Works to ensure that the Association and its member schools are effectively promoted to various audiences and across various communications platforms. Responsible for developing and implementing strategies for keeping targeted audiences informed about issues of importance to the Association and about important advances related to legal education.

The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree (advanced degree preferred) with at least 5 years of experience working in public relations or marketing. The position requires demonstrated proficiency in grammar, editing and proofreading for content and consistency in style, the ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing, exemplary organizational, time and project management skills including the ability to independently manage multiple projects simultaneously, ability to think strategically while being willing to put into action any plans developed, seeing them through and administering them on an ongoing basis. Individual must be a self-starter with strong initiative, detail-oriented, possess excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to work with others and to be flexible in making changes taking into consideration the goals of the organization and its processes and be able to write and synthesize complex material into compelling content for a variety of news formats and outlets.

To apply please send cover letter with salary requirements and resume to jobs@aals.org

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