Executive Director Search
The International Law Students Association (ILSA) is currently conducting a global search for a new Executive Director.
Originally founded in 1962, and an independent corporation since 1995, ILSA is a non-profit organization devoted to the promotion of international law through educational programs for students and lawyers. ILSA is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A. The organizationís activities include: organizing conferences, publishing books and periodicals, globally administering the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, and serving as an umbrella organization to ILSA chapters around the world. ILSA currently has more than 200 chapters in 32 countries. It is governed by a Board of Directors consisting of law faculty and practitioners from the United States and abroad. The organizationís day-to-day operations are conducted by the ILSA Executive Office, which currently has four full-time staff members and some student interns. ILSAís chapter activities are guided by three student officers, who also serve as members of the Board of Directors.
The Executive Director implements the goals and programs of the organization as established by the Charter, the Bylaws, and the Board of Directors. The Executive Director is the head of the ILSA Executive Office and supervises all staff and interns. He or she reports to the Board of Directors and assists the Board in fulfilling its responsibility to set policy for the organization.
All candidates must be willing to relocate to Chicago, and to begin working by May or June 2012. All candidates must also be willing to attend, at ILSAís expense, the 2012 Jessup International Rounds, which will take place 25-31 March 2012 in Washington, D.C. Candidates are expected to commit to at least two years of service as ILSAís Executive Director.
Compensation and Benefits
A salary and benefits package commensurate with experience will be offered to the top candidate.
ILSA will be accepting applications until 26 August 2011. The ED Search Committee will narrow the field of candidates, and in subsequent phases of the application process, may require additional materials and/or a personal interview. ILSA anticipates announcing the new Executive Director sometime this Fall.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcript and list of references by 26 August 2011. All materials and inquiries should be directed to the ED Search Committee and sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.