PROGRAM DIRECTOR ASSOCIATION OF FAMILY AND CONCILIATION COURTS Madison, Wisconsin
The Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) seeks a full-time program director at its office in Madison, Wisconsin. AFCC is an interdisciplinary and international nonprofit membership association of professionals who work in the family law, mental health, and dispute resolution arena. There are approximately 5,500 AFCC members in more than 30 countries, with the majority of members in the United States. The program director will work with and report to the executive director on development and execution of a variety of association programs that implement the AFCC mission of improving the lives of children and families through the resolution of family conflict.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
CHAPTER SUPPORT Responsible for guiding and supporting AFCC’s 22 chapters, including (1) maintaining strong connections between chapter leaders and members, and the international association; (2) guiding the development of new chapters; (3) conducting biennial chapter leadership institutes; (4) facilitating chapter planning retreats; (5) ongoing support and communication with chapter leadership; (6) supporting and overseeing chapter core activities such as newsletters, conferences and website development; and (7) staff support to AFCC Chapter Committee and AFCC Chapter Council.
EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS Work with the executive director and corresponding committees to develop and execute programming for 2-3 conferences, 12 webinars and four training programs annually. Develop and implement online or hybrid training programs. Responsibilities will include but not be limited to: identifying subject matter, drafting program material, recruiting and supporting program faculty, managing schedules, working with partner organizations, overseeing the proposal review process, and participating in program evaluation.
SPECIAL PROJECTS Provide staff support for AFCC special projects, which include policy think tanks, professional practice guidelines and model standards, publications, user guides, and other projects as assigned.
COMMUNICATIONS Collaborate with communications coordinator to develop and disseminate monthly AFCC eNEWS, and oversee content for website, weekly member updates, and social media. Writing, editing, and proofreading for reports and special projects.
CONTINUING EDUCATION MANAGEMENT Working closely with the AFCC Continuing Education Committee, manage all aspects of continuing education program, including AFCC sponsorship of continuing education for psychologists through the American Psychological Association, continuing legal education, and other CE programs for mental health, dispute resolution, judicial, and other professionals.
MEMBERSHIP DEVELOPMENT Identify and execute strategies for membership development and retention.
AFCC’s six-person staff manages an association of nearly 5,500 members. AFCC hosts numerous conferences, training programs and webinars each year, and publishes a monthly e-newsletter and a quarterly research and academic journal, which is based at Hofstra Law School. AFCC members are our customers; assisting them is job one. Everyone from our executive director to our program assistant answers the phone, fielding questions ranging from registration and membership to substantive questions about our professional journal. This is not a remote or work-from-home opportunity.
Strong organizational and project management skills
Outstanding editing and proofreading skills
Ability to combine vision and attention to detail
Demonstrated ability to strategically plan and execute programs
Innovative and creative thinker
Demonstrated ability to work with volunteer leadership (which may involve responding to emails in the evening and on weekends)
Experience facilitating meetings and retreats preferred
Experience in family law/dispute resolution/mental health field strongly preferred
Fundraising and grant writing experience preferred
Ability to develop relationships with people/organizations with different perspectives
About Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
AFCC is the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts – the premier interdisciplinary and international association of professionals dedicated to the resolution of family conflict. AFCC members are the leading practitioners, researchers, teachers and policymakers in the family court arena.