The Legal Resources Specialist will participate in and assist with ACC resource projects, to publish and offer best-in-class resources to its global community of in-house legal counsel - articles, guides, sample contracts, and other resources that ACC makes available to its members through various channels (such as its online Resource Library). The Specialist will help to identify key topics/trends, and work on the sourcing, production, publication, promotion and curation of resources and resource collections/microsites, on topics relevant to in-house counsel’s practice and career, such as compliance, privacy, intellectual property, employment law, professional skills, diversity and inclusion, career development, and many other topic areas.
This position requires strong editing, writing, and organizational skills, familiarity with the production and maintenance of digital publications/libraries and with topics relevant to in-house counsel, excellent communication skills and a service-oriented, global mindset, including the ability to communicate effectively with resource stakeholders located in a variety of countries.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS, DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Assist the ACC Legal Resources team in the development and/or implementation of projects for the sourcing, production, review, editing, upload, publication, promotion, and curation of Legal Resources in various formats to meet ACC member’s needs, and other resources projects.
Among other duties:
Identify and monitor trends and hot topics in the legal world that affect in-house counsel, update the ACC team with such information, identify, procure, develop and/or compile resources for publication by ACC on such trends.
Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders (such as law firms, ACC departments, members, authors, and others) to publish high-quality resources to ACC members, and for other Legal Resources projects;
Assist with the identification of relevant third-party content (such as on law firms’ websites), obtain republication permissions, handle the republication process (tagging, upload, etc), liaise with content providers.
Assist with the editing, drafting, compilation, upload, and/or tagging of content for publication and use by ACC, and draft short summaries describing the resources uploaded in the library.
Respond to requests from ACC members/library users, participate in maintenance of ACC’s online Resource Library, liaise with stakeholders to improve the library and to resolve issues.
Assist with the identification of resource materials from the ACC website for ACC events.
Assist with campaigns to collect sample contracts, policies, and other resources from ACC members for publication (identifying ACC forum discussions, liaising with members, compiling discussions into resources, and other tasks).
Participate in the identification and implementation of functional and design improvements to ACC’s online library.
Assist with the creation and/or update of online resource collections/sites.
Collect and/or analyze data analytics and feedback pertaining to resources and library usage; formulate recommendations regarding resources and topics; prepare reports as needed for ACC stakeholders.
Prepare and track of invoices related to projects, participate in budget preparation.
Help to develop/update as needed editorial guidelines and other materials, workflows and operating procedures.
Curate existing resources in the online ACC Resource Library to keep it current.
Deliver presentations (in person/remotely) as needed regarding ACC resources to internal/external stakeholders.
Assist with the implementation of campaigns and communications to promote ACC resources.
Perform other related duties as required and assigned.
Bachelor’s degree required. Legal education is a plus.
A minimum of 3 to 5 years of experience in a role involving digital content publication (such as sourcing and editing/writing articles/content for online publication) on legal topics is required.
Incumbent must demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills and team spirit, a strong ability to work in a collegial environment in project teams, and the ability to get along with diverse constituencies and personalities, including the Board, members, staff, and contacts at external organizations.
Understands unique nature of in-house practice and issues confronting the global business community. Able to identify and follow current topics and trends relevant for in-house legal counsel.
Writing and editing skills: Excellent writing skills, able to edit resources and to draft resource descriptions/summaries.
Able to promote resources using social media and other channels such as emails/newsletters.
Project Management: Excellent organizational and prioritizing skills. 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. Able to work within deadlines, create and sustain workflow, adjust when necessary, delegate responsibilities as needed, and work within a team atmosphere.
Technology: Effectively uses Internet and/or computer technology and demonstrates comfort with technological tools and concepts. Familiarity with Drupal and Google Analytics is a plus. Demonstrates familiarity with products, services, and online resources in the legal area.
Experience participating in projects with cross-functional teams and successfully communicating and interacting with members representing other functions within the organization.
Incumbent is expected to be self-motivated, have a strong positive attitude toward challenges, work with a high degree of independence, make well thought out decisions, and successfully take action with minimal supervision.
WHAT ACC PROVIDES YOU
The flexibility of a hybrid schedule (only two days in the office on either Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday) and remaining days you can work from home.
Competitive base salary and benefits including:
23 PTO days, 11 holidays, and a paid one-week end of year break
401K match, annual bonus, and an additional annual employer retirement contribution
Subsidized healthcare plans, you can choose from an HMO, PPO, or HSA plan
Office conveniently located in downtown Washington, DC with onsite fitness center and easy access to the Metro Center station.
Please visit our Careers page at https://www.acc.com/about/careers-at-acc to view a complete job description and to apply for this opening. ACC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace.
The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) is a global bar association that promotes the professional and business interests of in-house counsel who work for corporations, associations, and other organizations. We support our members by delivering a mix of relevant, timely services including information, education, networking, and advocacy.
We work diligently to anticipate and understand the needs of the in-house bar, help members deliver services to their corporate clients efficiently, promote the value of in-house services, and influence the practice of law as it affects the in-house bar.
With more than 45,000 members employed by over 10,000 organizations in 100 countries, ACC connects its members to each other and to the people and resources necessary for their personal and professional growth.