Careers

Staff positions currently available (please scroll down for complete listings):

  • VP of Membership & Business Development
  • Manager, International Programs
  • Internships

VICE PRESIDENT OF MEMBERSHIP AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Position Overview: Key role at a small (15 person) legal non-profit located in Murray Hill, Manhattan, the Vice-President of Membership and Business Development will have primary responsibility for growing the organizational membership base and for developing new revenue opportunities.  The person in this role will work closely with the CEO and Program Leaders to identify prospective members and market other services offered by the organization.   The position reports to the CEO and will work closely with senior staff, and the Board's Membership Committee, providing strategic guidance and direction. 

Position Responsibilities:

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop and implement long-term, integrated membership strategies and plans, aimed towards acquisition of new members;
  • Acquire new members through personal outreach, targeted marketing efforts, presentations; attending events and leveraging resources of the organization, including Board, leadership and current members;
  • Effectively communicate the organization’s unique value proposition to senior-level decision makers;
  • Promote and sell CPR’s Dispute Resolution Services to inside and outside counsel;
  • Utilize social media in collaboration with other organizational marketing efforts;
  • Track and report the success of recruitment initiatives and special programs using the organization’s membership database;
  • Provide guidance and support to other staff members’ efforts in membership acquisition;
  • Work closely with Manager of Member Services to oversee all retention and engagement efforts for existing membership;
  • Serve as liaison to Board Membership Committee and prepare appropriate reports for meetings.

Skills & Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree;
  • Experience in membership, legal marketing or business development highly preferred;
  • Experience formulating high level and tactical strategies;
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills a must;
  • Ability to develop strategic, proactive relationships with prospects, current members, partners, and other supporters;
  • Ability to work collaboratively, build trust internally and externally, and maintain a reputation of strong customer service, competence, integrity and professionalism;
  • Law degree and/or familiarity with ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution) and/or legal industry a plus;
  • Strong Microsoft Office Suite skills (Word, Excel and Outlook);
  • Experience with association databases or sales programs.

This is a full-time, permanent position. Compensation, including an incentive component, is commensurate with experience. Includes a generous 401K plan and benefits package including: vacation, medical, dental, FSA and transit.

For more information, please contact careers@cpradr.org

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MANAGER, INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS

Position Overview:
The Manager, International Programs will support the international activities of a legal non-profit located in Murray Hill, Manhattan.  Primary responsibilities will include the growth of the organization’s international thought-leadership initiatives, membership and dispute resolution services. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who is hands-on, enthusiastic, well-organized, detail-oriented, with a strong interest in international dispute resolution, and will thrive in an international fast-paced and results oriented environment.  This position reports to the Senior Vice President, International. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Support CPR’s International Advisory Boards, including:
    • communicating with members;
    • scheduling meetings, circulating materials, tracking participation, maintaining current rosters;
    • maintaining assigned committee webpages; and
    • attending committee meetings and drafting agendas and meeting minutes
  • Provide support for the planning and execution of international meetings and events and trainings, including preparation and/or compilation of materials, processing and tracking registrations, managing speaker communications and maintaining website notices and changes for these events
  • Ability to follow-through to ensure that appropriate and timely actions are taken
  • Conduct research on legal topics to support public policy work, international initiatives and publications
  • Support acquisition of new members through personal outreach, targeted marketing efforts, presentations; attending events and leveraging resources of the organization;
  • Support retention of existing members through personal outreach;
  • Support CPR’s dispute resolution team in managing cases.

Skills and Requirements:

  • Must be detail-oriented, proactive and resourceful and take pride in work product
  • Must be able to interact with high-level executive members in writing and in person with minimal oversight
  • Ability to work well independently or as a team member in a small professional office environment
  • Strong writing and editing skills and professional communication skills are critical
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize, with good judgment and decision-making skills
  • Strong computer skills - Candidate must be fluent in all Microsoft Office applications (Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint). Experience with databases a plus
  • Must be flexible and adaptable to changing priorities and workload
  • Ability to work collaboratively, build trust internally and externally, and maintain a reputation of strong customer service, competence, integrity and professionalism
  • Experience in business development a plus
  • Experience in working in an international environment
  • Foreign language skills a plus
  • Law degree and familiarity with ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution) and/or legal industry preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States.  We are not able to sponsor visas.

Please submit cover letter and resumes to Beth Corman at careers@cpradr.org.  No phone calls please.

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INTERNSHIPS

Interns at CPR conduct research and compose content for CPR’s website, courses, and publications and articles under development by CPR staff. 

Learn more about the CPR Intern Experience, including videos, photographs, testimonials, articles written by our interns, and descriptions of past projects.

LAW STUDENT INTERNSHIP - UNPAID 

Hours: 
Fall and Spring Semesters: either 10-12 hours per week (partial semester internship) or 37.5 hours per week (full semester internship)
Summers: 37.5 hours per week

Interns at CPR participate in the organization's research and activities to expose them to the organization's cutting-edge advocacy for the increased use of and development of commercial conflict resolution. CPR's work varies--no intern will have the same experience.  Typically interns conduct research and compose content for CPR’s website, CLE courses, publications and articles. Interns also conduct background research for programs by CPR's Industry and Practice Committees, and for Institute-wide surveys and studies, where appropriate. 

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LAW STUDENT INTERNSHIP - UNPAID - Fluent in Portuguese (including Writing)

Hours: 
10-12 hours per week - For internships after May 2019

Interns at CPR conduct research and compose content for CPR’s website, CLE courses, its publications and articles being developed by CPR staff.  This intern will work on CPR’s Brazil Initiative.

Recent illustrative projects handled by interns working on the Brazil Initiative:

  • Work with SVP and Graphic Manager to put together coursebook for International Business Mediation Workshop
  • Monitor progress of Brazilian Mediation bills
  • Prepare draft article for publication in Brazilian journal
  • Assist with CPR’s annual Brazil Congress, including correspondence with potential speakers and sponsors, gathering materials for CLE book, and maintaining registrations for Congress
  • Compile and input into spreadsheet list of attorneys in member firms working in various Brazilian cities.
  • Translate materials for CLE Book and website.
  • Attend and take minutes at meetings of substantive Congress panels
  • Perform legal research as issues arise in connection with Initiative

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