The Center for American and International Law is an exciting and inspiring place to work. We offer competitive employment benefits for full-time employees which include medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, a 401(k), and more. 

Current Vacancies

Vice President of Development

Position Summary: 

The Vice President of Development for The Center for American and International Law works with the President and its Board of Trustees and Development Committee in developing, planning, and implementing a strategic approach to fundraising for the organization, its central programs, and its five educational institutes.  This comprehensive approach should include major donor gifts, planned giving, corporate and law firm giving, sponsorships to the extent not handled by the leadership of individual institutes, and in-kind donations.  The focus will be on both new donor relationships and existing donors.  The position will also assist in the encouragement and monitoring of expected support from our Trustees and others.

The Vice President of Development will report to the President and will assist in supervising The Center for American and International Laws Sponsorship Coordinator.  He or she should be a strong leader who understands and is passionate about the mission and vision of CAIL, embraces CAIL’s values, and can compellingly articulate CAIL’s mission to donors and prospects.

Important Attributes:

Experience and knowledge relevant to the duties and responsibilities of the position, including development concepts, methodologies and techniques.  Experience meeting annual fundraising goals utilizing multiple fundraising strategies and methods.  Strong analytical skills.  Excellent writing, editing and oral communication skills.  Excellent managerial skills and the ability to foster teamwork.  Experience in individual donor development and major gift solicitation.  Experience in fundraising for an institution of higher education.  Experience working with the legal and/or law enforcement communities.  Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.  CFRE is not required, though desirable.  A law degree is not required, though desirable. 

Compensation:  Annual compensation commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To applyPlease submit a resume, references and cover letter via email to Mark Smith at or via USPS to Mark Smith, The Center for American and International Law, 5201 Democracy Drive, Plano, Texas  75024.

Communications Manager

Position Summary:

The Center for American and International Law (CAIL) seeks an experienced and creative individual with strong writing, editorial, management, and organizational skills to serve as its Communications Manager. CAIL is a nonprofit institution dedicated to advancing the administration of justice by educating and inspiring communities of legal and law enforcement professionals throughout the world. The Communications Manager works closely with the Vice President of Development and other key staff to develop and manage CAIL’s overall communication strategy, overseeing all CAIL communications, and developing promotional and collateral materials.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develops and manages CAIL’s overall communications strategy - establishes communications goals; identifies resources and sets priorities for pursuing established communications objectives; ensures overall communications strategy aligns with CAIL Strategic Plan; coordinates the work of communications project contractors and vendors as required.
  • Oversees all CAIL communications - enables flow of information from the institutes to highlight their current and planned program work; provides quality assurance for communications content of the CAIL website and social media communications; serves as editor for the CAIL annual report; prepares and distributes appropriate news releases on strategically selected work in coordination with the institutes and programs as required; researches and writes effective success stories from institute and program work then disseminates these stories through appropriate communications channels; oversees the creative direction of all CAIL branding campaigns.
  • Develops promotional materials and cultivates outreach opportunities - works with Vice President of Development to provide materials specifically for the cultivation of corporations, foundations, and individual donors; creates promotional material including fundraising collateral and CAIL programs and events materials; designs and participates in special event outreach opportunities to promote the work of CAIL and to build and maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

QualificationsBachelor’s degree in Communications, Public Relations English, or Journalism required; graduate degree preferred. Minimum of 5 years of professional experience in communications or public relations. Candidates must have ability to perform quality research and writing for a variety of audiences. Strong computer skills including expert use of Microsoft Office, database, publishing software, and social media tools.

CompensationThis is a full-time, exempt position that offers a competitive salary, outstanding benefits, and collegial work environment. CAIL is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

To applySend a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to: or Mark Smith, The Center for American and International Law, 5201 Democracy Drive, Plano, TX 75024. (Writing samples will not be returned.) Candidate screening to begin October 15, 2019 and will remain open until filled. No phone calls.