Assistant Director of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration of The Center for American and International Law

The Center for American and International Law
March 17, 2023
5201 Democracy Drive, Plano, Texas
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The Center for American and International Law (CAIL) (, a leading international legal education center in Plano, Texas, seeks qualified candidates for the role of Assistant Director of its Institute for Transnational Arbitration (ITA). Founded in 1947, the Center provides professional development that aims to promote the rule of law.

Title: Assistant Director of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration of The Center for American and International Law

Job Description: The ITA Assistant Director works with the ITA Director, ITA staff, other CAIL staff, and the volunteer leadership of the Institute to develop the Institute’s educational programs and publications (including online); to develop membership in the Institute; to support the work of the Institute’s volunteer committees; to market the Institute’s programs and activities; to manage the Institute’s budget; to develop special projects; and occasionally to support other activities of CAIL. ITA is an extraordinary organization and an important division of CAIL, with over 3,500 members in 108 countries. This is an exceptional opportunity for persons interested in domestic and international legal education and professional development in the field of international arbitration.

Requirements: Legal background; excellent written and oral communication skills; substantial related work experience; commitment to the mission of CAIL and ITA; strong organizational and interpersonal skills with ability to work independently and with others; attention to detail with ability to multi-task and prioritize duties; location in the United States, preferably in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, with occasional travel to ITA programs convened elsewhere in the U.S. and abroad.

Preferences: Law degree and law practice experience; experience in professional education, international arbitration; program development; membership development; marketing and financial management.

Compensation and benefits:

Salary range begins at $100,000 annually, depending on qualifications and experience. This is a full-time, exempt position.

Medical, dental, and vision coverage for employee, spouse and dependents are available, with CAIL providing a partial benefits supplement. Short-term and long-term disability is offered at no cost to employee. CAIL offers participation in a 403(b) retirement plan, with CAIL making a 100% matching contribution of up to 6% of eligible compensation.

CAIL is an equal opportunity employer.

Start Date: May 1, or as soon as practical thereafter.

Application Instructions

Application Deadline - April 15: Please submit a cover letter, resume, and references via email by April 15 to Joan Copeland, Assistant to the President, at, The Center for American and International Law, 5201 Democracy Drive, Plano, Texas 75024-3561.

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