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Program Specialist

San Diego, CA 92101
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POSITION: Program Specialist

REPORTS TO: Director of Programs & Events


JOB PURPOSE: Provide administrative and logistical support for the educational activities of the SDCBA, including social events of the SDCBA's practice based sections.


Educational Programming (SDCBA & Sections)

Coordinates all educational programming, including but not limited to the following:

  • Understand and adhere to the CA State Bar requirements for MCLE certification of individual programming;
  • Assist with annual accreditation renewal through the CA State Bar for general and specialization certification;
  • Work closely with Section and other volunteer leadership to implement educational content identified, including format and pricing
  • Assist with contacting and securing speakers in alignment with the SDCBA's Diversity Speaker Panel Policy;
  • Assist with identifying and securing sponsorship either directly or in conjunction with other SDCBA team members, including invoicing sponsors and creating sponsor signage;
  • Create registration pages and gather all required event materials, including any required substantive handout material;
  • Assist with event marketing, including working closely with our marketing team to ensure all target audiences are identified and a marketing plan is created;
  • Handle all day-of program logistics, including program set-up, catering arrangements, venue accommodations, as well as registration check in;
  • Track details of registration, attendance, and CLE credit;
  • Coordinate recording of programming, as needed, and work with vendor to ensure the recordings are made available online, including quarterly review of online programming for items needing to be sunset;
  • Create and send evaluation forms and surveys in accordance with CA State Bar regulations;
  • Manage the MCLE email and calendar and other assigned calendars and emails as needed;
  • Provide administrative assistance at bar-wide events in coordination with the Event Specialist;
  • Other duties as assigned

Section Networking Events

Coordinates all section networking and social events, including but not limited to the following:

  • Create registration pages and assist with marketing;
  • Assist with securing sponsors;
  • Secure venue and/or vendor accommodations, including food and drinks;
  • Handle all day-of logistics, including set up and registration check in;
  • Track all registration, attendance and costs;

Events Include:

  • Section networking mixers
  • Section meet-ups
  • Section mentoring events
  • Section community service events
  • Other section events as assigned


  • 3-5 years related customer service-oriented experience in a bar association, marketing/PR, business, legal service or non-profit environment with experience supporting special projects, members, marketing or policy implementation preferred;
  • BA degree;
  • Comfortable working in databases and web solutions;
  • Comfortable researching comparable services;
  • Excellent customer service skills;
  • Must be extremely organized and detail oriented;
  • Must have the ability to multi-task, prioritize and work under pressure in a busy environment;
  • Must be computer literate: word processing, desktop publishing, excel and databases;
  • Must possess excellent proofreading skills;
  • Must be a team player;
  • Must be able to communicate effectively at all levels and with all members;
  • Must be able to set priorities, take initiative and work independently, yet thrive in a team environment;
  • Must be able to see projects through to completion;
  • Must be able to follow the association's policies, procedures and timelines;
  • Must be able to exercise sound judgment and know when to involve leaders

SDCBA requires a COVID-19 vaccination of all employees as a condition of employment, subject to accommodation obligations.


Posted: 2021-08-26 Expires: 2021-09-27

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