Careers

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

Program Assistant: Institute for Law Enforcement Administration (F/T)

Description

Position reports to the Manager of Operations providing program, marketing, and administrative support to the Institute for Law Enforcement Administration (ILEA), an institute of The Center for American and International Law (CAIL).  The ideal candidate is a highly organized self-starter with strong attention to detail who can work in a fast-paced environment managing multiple projects at once.

ILEA is a premier provider of professional education and technical support to the law enforcement community. We provide numerous in-person programs ranging from one-day to eight-weeks across the United States and Canada. Other ILEA programs include webinars and an annual Contemporary Issues and Ethics Conference.

Some potential tasks may include:

  • Act as the primary administrative coordinator of assigned programming for the planning and preparation of successful educational events which are held on- and off-site
  • Arrange faculty and ILEA staff travel to include flights, hotel and other transportation needs
  • Assist at educational programs, conferences, and social events—work with faculty, registrants, and co-workers
  • Perform administrative tasks such as answering the phone and responding to telephonic and email inquiries; completing monthly expense reports for assigned staff; routine correspondence and other general assistance.

Education: A bachelor’s degree and/or significant administrative experience working in an office setting.  

Desired Skills or Traits

  • The ability to work effectively with co-workers to accomplish a common objective
  • Highly organized and very attentive to details and follow-through
  • Ability to work independently and to plan the accomplishment of tasks
  • Willingness to learn and try new things
  • Intermediate to Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook), and creating and editing PDFs
  • Interpersonal, organizational, time management, customer service, and leadership skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with editing and proofreading proficiency

Physical Demands:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee must be able to sit for long periods of time at a computer or desk, be able to use a computer, and be able to talk with customers and members via phone.

CAIL is an equal opportunity employer.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Job Terms

Hours: 37.5 hours a week Monday through Friday, with hour flexibility between 7:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.  (During conferences, meetings and events, hours may start earlier and end later than usual.)

Salary: $22.50 per hour

Benefits: Medical, dental, vision coverage for employee, spouse and dependents is available, with CAIL providing a partial benefits supplement. Employee’s short-term and long-term disability is offered at no cost to employee. CAIL offers participation in a 403(b) retirement plan, with CAIL making a 100% matching contribution of up to 6% of eligible compensation after three months of employment. Vacation accrues at one day per month up to a maximum of ten days annually for new employees.

Limited travel may be required.

To Apply

Send a resume and cover letter explaining your interest in the position to:
Tracy Harris (tharris@cailaw.org

Staff Assistant (Institute for Law & Technology and Other CLE Programs (F/T))

Description

Position reports to and partners with the Vice President/Director providing program, committee, marketing, and administrative support to the Institute for Law & Technology (ILT), an institute of The Center for American and International Law (CAIL), and CAIL’s Other CLE Programs.  The ideal candidate is a highly organized self-starter with strong attention to detail and the interest and ability to prioritize and work on multiple projects at once.

ILT is a member-based organization providing numerous in-person conferences, online webinars, meetings, and social events each year. Other CLE programs include several webinars, an Estate Planning program, and labor law update program each year, as well as a bankruptcy bench-bar conference held every two years.

Some potential tasks may include:

  • Assist at educational conferences, programs, and social events—working with faculty, registrants, co-workers, and conference A/V
  • Record and edit video recordings of sessions done in-person or on a virtual platform
  • Maintain membership database, assist with institute membership recruitment and retention efforts, assist members in utilizing their member benefits
  • Work with the Director and attorney and business volunteers to plan and prepare programs and events
  • Perform administrative tasks necessary for conferences and other events
  • Assist in the solicitation of sponsorships and the fulfillment of sponsor benefits
  • Develop social media posts

Education: A bachelor’s degree and/or significant administrative experience working in an office setting.  

Desired Skills or Traits

  • The ability to work effectively with co-workers to accomplish a common objective
  • Highly organized and very attentive to details and follow-through
  • Ability to work independently and to plan the accomplishment of tasks
  • Willingness to learn and try new things
  • Intermediate to Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook), and creating and editing PDFs
  • Interpersonal, organizational, time management, customer service, and leadership skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with editing and proofreading proficiency

Physical Demands:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee must be able to sit for long periods of time at a computer or desk, be able to use a computer, and be able to talk with customers and members via phone.

CAIL is an equal opportunity employer.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Job Terms

Hours: 37.5 hours a week Monday through Friday, with hour flexibility between 7:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.  (During conferences, meetings and events, hours may start earlier and end later than usual.)

Salary: $22.00 to $25.00 an hour

Benefits: Medical, dental, vision coverage for employee, spouse and dependents is available, with CAIL providing a partial benefits supplement. Employee’s short-term and long-term disability is offered at no cost to employee. CAIL offers participation in a 403(b) retirement plan, with CAIL making a 100% matching contribution of up to 6% of eligible compensation after three months of employment. Vacation accrues at one day per month up to a maximum of ten days annually for new employees.

Limited travel may be required.

At this time, job functions at CAIL are primarily being performed remotely, although office facilities are available if preferred. A determination has not been made regarding remote work at CAIL, but remote work may be available post-pandemic.  However, this position will not be a 100% remote work position and weekly time in the office will be required.

To Apply

Send a resume and cover letter explaining your interest in the position to:
Sue Bliss (sbliss@cailaw.org) – please use the subject line “Staff Assistant Position”

Staff Assistant (Grant-funded programs)

Position Description: **Seeking candidates for a full time position.** Provide administrative support that is quality and goal-oriented to The Center for American & International Law’s grant-funded Criminal Justice programs. The ideal candidate is organized and can pay close attention to all small particulars when working on a task or project and minimize error; is resourceful, a good problem solver and collegial, willing to take initiative with assigned or team responsibilities. Able to begin tasks for others to finish and pick up tasks where another has left off.

Work Schedule: Work must occur during the workday: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Essential Duties:

  • On-site support of legal educational conferences, including:
    • managing setup, assisting with check-in and registration desks,
    • assisting speakers and participants throughout the duration of a conference;
  • draft, organize and/or proofread text for program materials or reports;
  • draft and/or review electronic communications to speakers and participants;
  • read, interpret and apply policies and conditions;
  • electronic document control.

    Qualifications: College degree and/or significant administrative experience working in an office setting. Excellent communication skills. Intermediate-Advanced proficiency with Office 365 (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook), ability to work with templates, to create and edit PDF documents, and knowledge of standard office best practices, procedures, equipment and support techniques. Must be able to multitask, use good judgement to juggle and prioritize different work activities in order to meet the demands of multiple stakeholders. Desktop publishing and Conference audio/visual equipment operation experience a plus.

    Seeking candidates for a full time position (contingent on funding approval). Priority consideration given to submissions received by July 12. Anticipated Start Date: As soon as practical. Qualified applicants should submit for consideration a resume and cover letter explaining your interest in the position.

    Staff Assistant (Institute for Energy Law)

    Energetic and intelligent team player who likes to generate and share ideas, enjoys working with others and causes others to enjoy working with them, takes responsibility and pride in their work, and is not afraid to try new things, be a leader, and become the go-to person. 

    Description:

    The person hired for the position will be an important member of a diverse and talented team providing program, committee, publication, marketing, and administrative support primarily to the Institute for Energy Law (IEL), which is an institute of The Center for American and International Law (CAIL).

    CAIL was formed in 1947 as the Southwestern Legal Foundation by Robert Storey, Dean of SMU Law School, upon returning from his service as Executive Trial Counsel at the Nuremberg Tribunal following World War II.  Dean Storey believed there needed to be an organization to provide continuing legal education for attorneys and to promote and explain the importance of the rule of law.  CAIL has fulfilled this mission by training attorneys from over 130 countries on a broad range of international and U.S. legal issues, by promoting the rule of law, such as through its actual innocence programming, and by providing ethics and management training to law enforcement officers from around the world.  

    IEL is a member-based organization for energy attorneys and professionals that hosts 12 to 15 in-person conferences and events each year, primarily in Houston, but also in other parts of the U.S. and outside the U.S. IEL also provides numerous online webinars, conferences, and social events each year. IEL provides non-conference member benefits, manages and promotes a strong young energy professional network, builds member communities through committees, produces three quarterly publications, and creates a professional community through usage of social media.

    The ultimate job functions for this position will be partly determined based upon the skills and talents of the person hired. As with any member of our team, responsibilities may change and shift based upon team members’ employee’s strengths, interests, and needs. We work as an effective team and do not get bogged down with a mindset of “I do this and only this.” Instead, we do what is necessary to accomplish our mission and we help each other succeed. 

    The position may include significant tasks related to working with IEL members, overseeing activities of member committees, assisting with publications, aiding in the development of social media posts, working with program sponsors, and assisting with the development of programs. Candidates must also be dedicated to good customer service and should like people because we work with members and customers from around the world.

    Some potential tasks may include:

    • Assist at educational conferences, programs and social events
    • Assist with membership database updates, including aiding institute membership recruitment and retention efforts and assisting members in utilizing their member benefits
    • Assist in the operations of member committees, including governance, facilitating meetings, assisting in the planning of programs
    • Work with attorney volunteers to prepare conference programs
    • Perform administrative tasks necessary for conferences preparation
    • Assist in the solicitation of sponsorships, the fulfillment of sponsor benefits, and ensuring sponsor satisfaction
    • Assist with social media posts
    • Assist with the preparation and editing of publications

    Education: A bachelor’s degree preferred, but relevant work experience will be considered.  Experience/Skills/Traits:

    Although we are heavily focused on attitude, drive, and fit within our team, relevant skills or traits for an applicant include:

    • The ability to work effectively with a team of co-workers to accomplish a common objective and to build a positive relationship with co-workers
    • Highly organized
    • Very attentive to details
    • Ability to work independently and to plan the accomplishments of tasks without constant direct supervision; accountable for performance
    • Willingness and ability to guide and manage voluntary member leadership to accomplish organizational goals
    • Experience in supporting and communicating with customers and volunteer leadership
    • Ability and willingness to solve problems for members, customers, and co-workers
    • Willingness and desire to learn and try new things
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
    • Interpersonal, organizational, time management, and leadership skills
    • Experience with IMIS management system a plus
    • Experience with the legal profession or non-profit organizations a plus
    • Publication or strong writing credentials a plus
    • Ability to maintain social, ethical, and organizational standards in job related activities, at work and in the community
    • Sales experience or experience working with non-profit sponsors a plus
    • Ability to maintain workplace and member confidentiality
    • A good sense of humor
    • A desire and ability to enjoy your job

    Physical Demands

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee must be able to sit for long periods of time at a computer, be able to use a computer, and be able to talk with customers and members via phone.

    CAIL is an equal opportunity employer.

    Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

    Job Terms

    Hours: 37.5 hours a week Monday through Friday, with hour flexibility between 7:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.

    Salary: $22.00 to $25.00 an hour.

    Medical, dental, vision coverage for employee, spouse and dependents is available, with CAIL providing a partial benefits supplement. Short-term and long-term disability is offered at no cost to employee. CAIL offers participation in a 403(b) retirement plan, with CAIL making a 100% matching contribution of up to 6% of eligible compensation after three months of employment. Vacation accrues at one day per month up to a maximum of ten days annually for new employees.

    Limited travel required, which will periodically include a one or two night stay out of town for a conference. Travel obligations is divided among staff in order to accommodate personal and family needs.  The person hired for this position should expect three to seven overnight trips a year.

    At this time, job functions are CAIL are primarily being performed remotely, although office facilities are available if preferred. A determination has not been made regarding remote work at CAIL once the pandemic is over. Although it is believed remote work may be available post-pandemic, this position will not be a 100% remote work position and weekly time in the office will likely be required.

    To Apply

    Send cover letter and resume and schedule requirements (preferences) to:

    Vickie Adams at vadams@cailaw.org (preferred method) or mail to

    Vickie Adams
    The Center for American and International Law
    5201 Democracy Dr.
    Plano, Texas 75024

    E-mail Marketing Specialist (F/T)

    This staff person will partner with the Technology Director and Communication Manager to develop, optimize, support and execute email and other marketing initiatives for The Center for American and International Law. The ideal candidate is a highly organized self-starter with strong attention to detail and can work in a fast-paced environment managing multiple projects at once.

    Position reports to the Technology Director.

    Description

    Email marketing has become a critical part of the modern online marketing funnel, as there are many benefits to running successful email marketing campaigns. An E-mail Marketing Specialist is a valuable “behind-the-scenes” member of the team, responsible for executing all promotional and transactional email marketing campaigns.

    Components of the position include:

    • Design and implement direct email marketing campaigns using automation software
    • Proofread emails for clarity, grammar, and spelling
    • Ensure messages are sent in proper form and template
    • Monitor email trends and make recommendations for keeping emails in alignment with industry policies and best practices
    • Track and analyze campaign performance and suggest improvements
    • Manage email marketing calendar
    • Collaborate with the Technology Director and Communications Manager to coordinate email messaging in conjunction with all electronic and print media

    Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

    Ideal Candidate Traits

    • Attention to Detail - Emails must be sent with proper brand messaging. The first impression counts!
    • Analytical Skills - Highly analytical and able to derive meaning and results from data along with excellent written and verbal communications skills with an eye for design
    • Flexibility - the ability to manage short-term and long-term goals and strategies, and work with various teams across the organization
    • Lifelong Learner - a desire and interest in keeping current with email best practices, tools and strategies

    Education and Experience

    • Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Advertising, Communications, or related field preferred; will consider candidates with strong industry experience in lieu of a degree
    • Experience with CRMs, Marketing Automation systems, and/or Email Marketing Platforms – HigherLogic (Communications Professional (fka Informz) and iMIS a plus
    • Basic HTML and CSS knowledge desired

    Physical Demands

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee must be able to sit for long periods of time at a computer and repeat the same movements daily.

    Job Terms

    Hours: 37.5 hours a week

    Working Days: Monday through Friday

    Salary: $23.00 to $25.00 an hour.

    Benefits: Medical, dental, vision coverage for employee, spouse and dependents is available, with CAIL providing a partial benefits supplement. Short-term and long-term disability is offered at no cost to employee. CAIL offers participation in a 403(b) retirement plan, with CAIL making a 100% matching contribution of up to 6% of eligible compensation after three months of employment. Vacation accrues at one day per month up to a maximum of ten days annually for new employees.

    CAIL is an equal opportunity employer.

    At this time, job functions at CAIL are primarily being performed at the office as well as remotely. A determination has not been made regarding remote work at CAIL once the pandemic is over. Although it is believed remote work may be available post-pandemic, time in the office will likely be required.

    To Apply

    Send cover letter and resume and schedule requirements (preferences) to:

    Marissa Kramer
    Technology Director
    mkramer@cailaw.org

    Job Type: Full-time
    Pay: $23.00 - $25.00 per hour
    Working Days: Monday to Friday