The Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism offers a dynamic, thought-provoking, creative environment for expanding careers and professional interests. We seek wise, team-oriented professionals who will advance our mission. The Commission promotes civility, inclusiveness and greater efficacy in the legal and judicial systems of Illinois.
We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity in our workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. As an EOE/AA employer, the Commission will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, or veteran or disability status.
Do you love teaching and believe education can make a positive impact on the world? Would you like to join a dynamic team in transforming the professional lives of lawyers and judges in Illinois? If you’re passionate about adult learning and leveraging education as a catalyst for change, consider joining the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism as Education Manager.
The Education Manager will be responsible for supervising the Commission’s educational programming aimed at promoting a more professional, civil, and inclusive legal profession. The position is located in the Commission’s office in Chicago. Outreach and program facilitation may involve attending evening events and occasional travel, primarily in Illinois.
Overview of Duties and Responsibilities:
- Manage the Commission’s role in promoting a more professional, civil, and inclusive legal system through continuing legal education (CLE).
- Work with Commission staff to develop high-quality online and in-person CLE courses, and produce reports measuring the impact of the courses.
- Supervise the review, approval, and monitoring of professional responsibility CLE courses offered by providers outside of the Commission.
- Collaborate with external CLE providers to design and facilitate professional responsibility CLE courses.
- Collaborate with staff, external providers and Illinois judges to design judicial education programs.
- Oversee the Commission’s role in collaborating with Illinois law schools to produce professionalism programming directed to law students.
- Collaborate with Illinois law schools and other stakeholders to support and grow Jumpstart, an educational program designed to support under-represented minority students as they begin their law school studies.
- Occasionally author articles and blog posts on professional responsibility education for posting on the Commission’s blog or in outside publications.
- Establish and maintain a social media presence by monitoring for and posting relevant content and engaging with influencers.
You may thrive in this role if you have these experiences, skills, and abilities:
- Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degrees/certificates strongly preferred.
- 5+ years of relevant work experience; familiarity with the legal field is a plus.
- Well-developed leadership, organizational, and management skills; a solid team player with the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, multi-tasked start-up environment.
- Passion for and experience with adult learning principles, PowerPoint and other multi-media learning platforms, and instructional design.
- Excellent written, oral, and facilitation skills.
- Demonstrated ability to analyze data to measure, improve, and expand program outcomes.
- Creative, collaborative, and detail-oriented; enjoys creating and implementing new
We offer a competitive salary and a generous benefits package. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity in our workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. As an EOE/AA employer, the Commission will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, or veteran or disability status.
Send a cover letter and resume to Office Manager David Bell (firstname.lastname@example.org). Applications will be accepted until the job is filled.
About the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism:
The Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism was established by the Illinois Supreme Court in September 2005 to promote among the lawyers and judges of Illinois principles of integrity, professionalism, and civility; to foster commitment to the elimination of bias and divisiveness within the legal and judicial systems; and to ensure that those systems provide equitable and efficient resolution of problems and disputes for the people of Illinois.
Pursuant to Supreme Court Rule 799(c), the Commission develops and approves the substance of professional responsibility continuing legal education (CLE) programs, operates a successful Lawyer-to-Lawyer Mentoring Program, and partners with Illinois law schools to enhance awareness of professionalism issues among lawyers.