Assistant Director, Faculty Division

DESCRIPTION: The Federalist Society seeks an Assistant Director for its Faculty Division to support and manage existing programs for law students and young lawyers interested in pursuing careers in legal academia. This is an entry-level position. The Faculty Division seeks to broaden and deepen discussion among law professors about the character of law and to enhance the understanding of the law in both legal and civil communities. The Faculty Division’s programs are designed to foster dialogue among law students and faculty interested in limited government, the separation of powers, and the importance of property rights and free markets to a healthy society. We also strive to promote discussion with critics of these ideas to help all involved learn from each other.

Responsibilities include:

  • Coordinate the Director’s efforts to:

    • Meet students and recent graduates with academic promise.

    • Conduct outreach to faculty and potential academics, annotating interests and  facilitating relationships.

    • Mentor core groups.

    • Coordinate multiple small meetings each month.

  • Support the Deputy Director:

    • Send and track invitations for 1-2 “special invitation” events per month.

    • Administrative tasks supporting development

    • Process reimbursements and log program expenses

  • Plan and Execute Various Faculty Division Programs Relating to Aspiring Academics:

    • Invitations

    • Logistics

    • Onsite assistance

  • Manage Faculty Division Fellowship Programming:

    • Advertisement and management of fellowship applications

    • Correspondence including letters and additional materials with fellows

    • Scheduling and management of various programs within the purview of the fellowship program

  • Facilitate relationship development with and among students and faculty.

  • Some administrative work, including scheduling, database updating, email campaigns, social media advertising, and report drafting.


  • Bachelor’s degree. J.D not required, but interest in pursuing a law degree/ PhD is preferred

  • Strong people skills; effective oral and written communicator

  • Strong organizational, event planning, and task management skills

  • Demonstrated experience taking a project from beginning to end with little direction, communicating effectively with internal and external stakeholders throughout

  • Clear and effective writer

  • Strong interest in legal ideas and in supporting the work of legal academics

  • Commitment to limited government, separation of powers, and rule of law

  • 1-3 years of experience

If you are interested, please submit an application including a resume, cover letter, writing sample, and unofficial transcripts.

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