Associate General Counsel-Committees & Programs

Posted Nov 8, 2012  

Essential Responsibilities:

1. Liaise with the Education Department to ensure quality programing of the Annual Meeting, CCU and other educational events to ensure the programming meets member needs on substantive legal issues.
2. Facilitate the ACC committees’ development and submission of the Annual Meeting programs.
3. Develop and manage member advisory committees for the various ACC educational programs including but not limited to the ACC annual meeting, Corporate Counsel University, Compliance & Ethics.
4. Develop and manage process to ensure the relevance and quality of substantive educational programs including both in person events and online programs.
5. Supervise webcast production, quality and sponsorship.
6. Provide assistance to Education organizing programs into tracks where appropriate.
7. Provide recommendations as needed for panelist for educational programs.
8. Manage process to track and develop ideas for new educational programs.
9. Manage ACC’s Committees to set and meet goals consistent with ACC’s strategic plan. Serve as Liaison advising Council of Committees.
10. Coordinated with Marketing and Director of Legal Resources to secure committee sponsorship and assist with maintaining sponsorship relationships.
11. Develop and manage budget.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Supervises one Assistant General Counsel and Legal Resources Manager

Minimum Requirements:

Education: Juris doctor required, Bar Membership
Work Experience: 7 years experience practicing law in the public and private sectors.

Project Management: Understands and applies principles of estimating, budgeting and work scheduling when managing projects. Understands expected outcomes and inspects work of others to ensure results match expectations before accepting work as final. Possess prior experience in supervising outside consultants, or organizing and motivating groups of professionals brought together for a specific purpose.

Writing Expertise: Ability to write clearly and illustrate effectively the subject matter of the writing. Experience in or desire to write articles of interest to members.

Technology: Effectively uses Internet and/or computer technology and demonstrates comfort with technological tools and concepts. Demonstrates familiarity with products, services, and online resources in the legal area.

Technology: Effectively uses Internet and/or computer technology and demonstrates comfort with technological tools and concepts. Demonstrates familiarity with products, services, and online resources in the legal area.

Capabilities: Incumbent is expected to perform by assuming significant responsibility, having a strong sense of initiative, working with a high degree of independence, and making important and well thought out decisions and successfully directing significant courses of action on behalf of ACC with minimal supervision. The ability to get along with diverse constituencies and personalities, including the Board, members, committee chairs, chapter directors, staff, and contacts at external organizations. Incumbent is expected to have a good sense of humor and maintain composure in stressful situations and to be a team player that consults appropriately with colleagues and provides them with support for their own operations, as needed. International experience and multi-lingual preferred.


Environmental and Physical Conditions:

1. Indoors in normal office environment with little exposure to excessive noise, dust, fumes vibrations, and temperature changes.
2. Frequent computer use at desk.
3. Frequently works at fast pace with high degree of concentration required.
4. Some light lifting of cartons and supplies (under 30 pounds).
5. Wears Telephone headset for portions of the day.
6. Travel 10% of the time.

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The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee(s) assigned to this title. This description should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of incumbents holding the position. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed. Furthermore, neither this description, nor completion of tasks associated with this title should be construed as a contract of employment. All employees of ACC, unless otherwise designated by the President, are at-will employees.


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On behalf of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), board of directors, staff and entire ACC community, our heartfelt sympathies go out to the victims and families of the tragic events in Paris.

Paris is the home of many of our chapter leaders, members, country representatives, sponsors and the in-house community at large. We share in the grief and sadness of those that have lost loved ones or suffered physically or emotionally.

At this time we are not aware of anyone from the ACC network of families and friends that have been injured or lost. Our hearts go out to our colleagues and friends and family of loved ones in Paris. We pray for your safety and security.

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