Until Labor Day, the City Bar’s building will be closed on Fridays (with staff working and programs taking place virtually) and open Monday - Thursday from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
CLE Program Coordinator/ Customer Relations
The New York City Bar Association (City Bar), founded in 1870, is a voluntary association of lawyers and law students. The City Bar’s mission is to equip and mobilize the legal profession to practice with excellence, promote reform of the law, and uphold the rule of law and access to justice in support of a fair society and the public interest in our community, our nation, and throughout the world.
Department(s) Function (Note: This is a hybrid role)
The Program Department offers various types of programs for attorneys including Continuing Legal Education (CLE) so they can remain current and continue their education in the law as well as earn required CLE credits. In addition to the approximately 130 discrete live CLE programs, we offer live webcasts, online/on demand programs. The CLE Program Department is committed to providing quality, timely and relevant programs to both newly admitted and experienced attorneys to serve the Bar’s members and the Bar-at-large. The excellent quality of the programs is on the level of long-standing organizations whose sole business purpose is CLE. In addition to New York, we are accredited in the States of California, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
The Customer Relations Department is the direct connection between City Bar members, customers and prospects and the broad array of membership benefits, CLE programs, events, and other services. The Department aims to exceed customer expectations by responding to all member/customer visits, calls, emails and requests in an expeditious, accurate, courteous and professional manner. The Customer Relations Department goal is to deliver outstanding customer service to our members, customers, faculty and guests.
CLE areas of responsibility include, but are not limited to:
Assist staff attorneys with all aspects of program coordination, including:
- Correspond with program faculty
- Set deadlines for course materials and follow up as necessary
- Obtain copyright permission for articles submitted as necessary
- Assist in organizing program materials
- Receive faculty RSVPs for faculty meetings and lunches
- Serve as a liaison to Meeting Services, to ensure food, beverage and A/V needs are properly provided at programs
- Prepare and submit monthly and annual CLE accreditation and WestLaw reports
- Process requests for financial scholarships to programs
- Assist with CLE administrative tasks such as processing registrations, cancellations, no shows, evaluations and CLE certificates
- Take on additional responsibilities/special projects as needed
Customer Service areas of responsibility include, but are not limited to:
- Create value for the City Bar member and customer by providing exceptional customer service
- Handle heavy volume of customer service calls and emails
- Resolve online programs technical issues by clarifying customer’s complaints and offering troubleshooting tips and solutions to solve the problem
- Accurate data entry of membership applications, registrations for events, CLE programs and/or audio/visual purchases into IMIS and Small Law Firm Center (SLFC) room requests and other services
- Understand membership benefits, policies, qualifications and its various categories, MCLE requirements, CLE programs, CLE policies
- Perform outbound member welcome calls to new members and CLE calls to Professional Development Directors, Passport holders and other calls as required
- Upsell membership, CLE programs, other events and services where appropriate
- Assist with all aspects of customer service at programs, including setting up the registration desk, processing walk-in registrations, monitoring webcast links for participant questions and technical issues, distributing CLE certificates, ensuring that attendees and faculty members sign in/out and that the rooms are properly set up
- Associate level degree or higher, or equivalent experience
- Minimum 6 months of work experience (internships acceptable)
- Strong data entry and general computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite
- Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
- Must be detail-oriented with strong organizational and proofreading skills
- Ability and desire to provide excellent customer service
- Can successful work collaboratively as part of a team as well as independently
- Must be flexible to work evening hours and early mornings, when needed for programs held before and after general work hours
The City Bar currently offers a hybrid work environment consistent with public health guidelines. Candidates for this position will be expected to work in our offices located in the City Bar building in midtown Manhattan some days of the time and to work remotely on other days. The hybrid schedule will remain subject to review and revision with the possibility of returning back to the office full-time in the future. The City Bar requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to entering our building. Additional information about this policy is available via Human Resources.
To apply: Please send a cover letter explaining your interest, a resume, and three professional business references. https://newyorkcitybarassociation.applytojob.com/apply/bW7GTZaAkt/Program-Coordinator-Customer-Relations-entry-Level
Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States. We are not able to sponsor visas for this position.
Starting salary for this role is in the low $40,000’s annually based on a 35 hour work week, plus additional pay for overtime. We provide a competitive benefits package including generous paid time off (vacation, personal, sick time, 15 paid days for holidays during 2022 calendar year, day off for volunteer work), choice of medical plans (some offered at almost no charge to employee), dental, vision, 401K, life insurance, commuter benefits program, Employee Assistance Program, short-term/long-term disability insurance, employee discounts, and more!
Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter explaining your interest along with your resume.
We actively seek a diverse applicant pool and encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply. We welcome all kinds of diversity. It is the policy of the Organization to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, creed, age, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, gender, sexual orientation, disability, arrest or conviction record, pregnancy, credit history, salary history, caregiver status, marital status, partnership status, or status as a victim of domestic violence, stalking and sex offenses, religion, sex, genetic information, military status, unemployment status or any other characteristic as protected by law. With regard to the Americans with Disabilities Act and other related laws, the City Bar will endeavor to make reasonable accommodations for persons due to their religious beliefs, disability, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition or because the individual was a victim of domestic violence, sexual violence or stalking.