Assistant Director, Faculty Division

Fed Soc
Washington, DC
May 21, 2022
May 24, 2022
Full Time
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR/FACULTY DIVISION - THE FEDERALIST SOCIETY The Federalist Society seeks an Assistant Director for its Faculty Division to support and manage existing programs for law faculty and to develop new ways to serve the Society's Faculty members. The Faculty Division seeks to broaden and deepen discussion among law professors about the character of law and to enhance the understanding of the law in both legal and civil communities. The Faculty Division's programs are designed to foster dialogue among law professors interested in limited government, the separation of powers, and the importance of property rights and free markets to a healthy society. We also strive to promote discussion with critics of these ideas to help all involved learn from each other. WHAT YOU'LL DO: Manage SCOTUScast, a podcast on SCOTUS arguments and decisions. Includes scheduling, writing, recording, editing, and publishing. Coordinate with other divisions and public relations consultants to connect legal academics and practitioners with reporters in relation to SCOTUS cases . Includes planning an annual SCOTUS preview panel event. Support the Deputy Director's efforts to plan and execute legal colloquia. Includes invitations, event planning, assembly and distribution of reading materials, and event execution. Some travel involved. Support efforts to plan and execute other faculty-related conferences and events, including Annual Faculty Conference, National Lawyers Convention faculty activities, conferences for younger academics, etc. Facilitate relationship development with and among faculty. Facilitate faculty professional development through various opportunities. Some administrative work, including website and database updating, email campaigns, report drafting, and financial tracking. WHAT YOU'LL NEED: Bachelor's degree. JD not required, but interest in pursuing a law degree/ PhD is preferred. Strong people skills; effective oral and written communicator. Strong organization, event planning, and task management skills. Demonstrated experience taking a project from beginning to end with little direction, communicating effectively with internal and external stakeholders throughout. Clear and effective writer. Strong interest in legal ideas and in supporting the work of legal academics. Commitment to limited government, separation of powers, and rule of law. 1-3 years of experience. WHO WE ARE: Founded in 1982, the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies is a group of conservatives and libertarians dedicated to reforming the current legal order. We are committed to the principles that the state exists to preserve freedom, that the separation of governmental powers is central to our Constitution, and that it is emphatically the duty of the judiciary to say what the law is, not what it should be. By providing a forum for legal experts of opposing views to interact with members of the legal profession, the judiciary, law students, academics, and the architects of public policy, the Society has redefined the terms of legal debate. The Society is a membership organization that features a Student, Lawyers, and a Faculty Division. Our active membership includes more than 10,000 law students at most of the 204 ABA-accredited law schools as well as 80,000 legal professionals in active chapters in 110 cities . WHY PEOPLE WORK HERE: Our staff is deeply committed to the mission of 'FedSoc' as we are affectionately known. We are conservatives and libertarians working for a well-known organization in Washington DC and throughout the United States. We are not advocates or lobbyists for specific policies but focus on our mission which is to impact the quality and depth of discourse about governing and our Constitution. We are opinionated, focused, optimistic, pragmatic and anxious to engage with others. Those who come to FedSoc believe deeply in the rule of law and our conversations naturally flow from that belief. Those with a well-developed and perhaps quirky sense of humor, a desire to understand the law for it's own sake, and who are strongly self-disciplined (because we all operate without a lot of oversight) do well here. We are "all in" kind of people. We tend to thrive on great books, great journalism, great film and are thorough and committed. WHERE YOU'LL WORK: We are located in the heart of the District of Columbia, the nation's capital, only three blocks from the White House and across the street from the Farragut West Metro Station with easy access to the Washington DC Metro area. We also work in a hybrid model working from both the office and from home. WHAT OTHERS SAY ABOUT US: " The Federalist Society is changing the culture of our nation's law schools. You are returning the values and concepts of law as our founders understood them to scholarly dialogue, and through that dialogue, to our legal institutions." - President Ronald Reagan "[T]his organization has played an important part in sparking a dialogue between lawyers and judges, and even at times amongst judges themselves by assiduously avoiding the temptation to take positions, or to lobby and engage in political advocacy. Resisting that temptation takes discipline, I am sure, but rest assured that you have made the right choice and are providing a genuine and unique service in so doing. Stay the course!" - Justice Clarence Thomas, US Supreme Court "It has been my pleasure to speak at many Federalist Society gatherings around the country, and I think one thing your organization has definitely done is to contribute to free speech , free debate, and most importantly public understanding of, awareness of, and appreciation of the Constitution. So that's a marvelous contribution." - Nadine Strossen, Former President, ACLU If you are interested, please send a cover letter, resume, and a writing sample attached to the cover letter using the link below or post to our website

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