Accounting, Information Technology and Web, Project Management/Program Development
We are looking for a talented professional to fill a newly created role in our organization. If you thrive and enjoy working in a collaborative, flexible, results-oriented culture, please read on.
The role of the Sr. Director of Operations is to develop and maintain internal systems and processes to achieve the objectives of the Association’s strategic plan. You will lead and manage the Operations Team which consists of Accounting and Finance, and Information Technology and Web functions. And very importantly, you will serve as the Association’s lead Project Manager, managing multiple projects simultaneously with a focus on improving processes and developing new strategies to meet organizational goals. Specific job responsibilities include:
Oversees financial accounting and risk management. Ensures legal and regulatory compliance for accounting and financial reporting functions.
Provide leadership, vision, and management of the Information Technology and Web department. Working in collaboration with the Associate Director of Information Technology develops business plans and budgets that support the objectives of the Association.
Manage project teams to create and track timelines and critical deadlines, monitor project team responsibilities and deliverables, and report regularly to the executive management team on the status of all projects. Ensures there is collaboration and coordination between operations and project teams.
Develop effective project communication and alternate problem-solving strategies that optimize time, money and resources. Resolve project issues to ensure successful outcomes are delivered within budget.
Create and maintain a contracts database for all association contracts. Create alerts for impending, important events such as contracts automatically renewing, expiring, or a key provision is taking effect.
The ideal candidate will have the following knowledge, skills and abilities:
A broad-based background of education as evidenced by a bachelor's degree in management, business administration or a related field. Advanced degree such as MBA preferred, but not required.
Minimum of seven years progressively responsible senior management experience in operations management or administration required.
Leadership skills to communicate effectively, build trust and lead multiple teams. Must have developed emotional intelligence skills.
Creative problem-solving skills needed to keep projects on track and overcome potential challenges. Advanced skills in negotiation and conflict resolution required to balance priorities versus demands.
Advanced knowledge of budget development, preparation and analysis.
Experience and knowledge of Office 365, specifically Outlook, Word, Excel, SharePoint; and iMIS required, or must be acquired within one year of employment.
Knowledge of and experience with complex project management. Ability to multi-task and have exceptional time management skills.
About Association of Legal Administrators
The Association of Legal Administrators (ALA) was founded in 1971 to provide support to professionals involved in the management of law firms, corporate legal departments and government legal agencies.
ALA is the undisputed leader for the business of law, focused on the delivery of cutting-edge management and leadership products and services to the global legal community. We solve the most critical strategic and operational challenges our members and customers face today, while we prepare them for the opportunities and challenges of tomorrow.
Located near O'Hare Airport in Chicago, IL our staff of 31 confirm that we are a great place to work. ALA was presented with the When Work Works award for 2016 and 2017, which recognizes employers that have effective and flexible workplaces: https://bit.ly/2roFeNg
We offer comprehensive benefits and very flexible work options. To learn more about us, visit www.alanet.org