The Marketing Programs Coordinator supports the marketing program's initiatives and activities. These initiatives and activities focus on the firm's alumni initiative and various legal industry networks, Sidley-executed marketing programs and events, and third-party sponsorships and conferences. This position will interact with colleagues across the global Sidley marketing team, as well as clients, firm lawyers, alumni, and program vendors. The coordinator also works with her/his team to support best practices that encourage consistency across Sidley marketing programs and events.
Support planning and execution of alumni and legal network programs.
Support best practices, planning tools and templates for various programs and/or sponsorships.
Assist the marketing programs team and overall Marketing department with tasks supporting the launch and implementation of programs/events for clients and alumni.
Maintain lists and databases related to marketing programs, alumni and industry networks.
Perform research for contact record updates, alumni news, meeting venues and other research as needed.
Assist with communications related to marketing programs, alumni and industry networks.
Support alumni social media posts and related metrics.
Support practices to communicate effectively about Sidley marketing programs and initiatives, both internally and externally.
Coordinate metrics and tracking tools to report on results of programs.
Assist, as needed, in the planning of high-level programs, such as our General Counsel roundtables and other key programs.
Work with marketing colleagues and lawyers to identify third-party conferences of interest.
Support firm relationships, as needed, with preferred external conference providers and serve as additional point of contact to negotiate sponsorships and to place Sidley speakers.
Liaise with marketing staff to gather feedback on third-party conference providers and specific programs; support and maintain systems to track such information.
Liaise with other groups/departments to:
Ensure consistency in presentation of Continuing Legal Education (CLE)/Continuing Professional Development (CPD) information.
Evaluate webinar and conference providers
Refine and improve use of CRM system to create targeted invitation lists.
Provide program support and perform other duties as assigned.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the Duties and Responsibilities (Duties) above satisfactorily and meet the requirements below. The requirements listed below are representative of the minimum knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. If you need such an accommodation, please email firstname.lastname@example.org (current employees should contact Human Resources).
Education and/or Experience:
A minimum of 2 years experience with a concentrated focus on program/event planning, recruiting, or similar field
Demonstrated ability to maintain event planning tools and resources, including budgets
Experience with coordinating long-term projects
Ability to execute programs and projects across multiple locations
Previous presentation experience
Ability to travel as needed
Law firm/professional services marketing experience
Other Skills and Abilities:
The following will also be required of the successful candidate:
Strong organizational skills
Strong attention to detail
Strong interpersonal communication skills
Strong analytical and problem solving skills
Able to work harmoniously and effectively with others
Able to preserve confidentiality and exercise discretion
Able to work under pressure
Able to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines and priorities
A self-starter who desires to show ownership and commitment to the job
Sidley Austin LLP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.