NOW HIRING! Next Generation Law & Economics Scholars Program Manager

Next Generation Law & Economics Scholars Program Manager – International Center for Law and Economics – Portland, OR, Washington, DC or Virtual Office

The International Center for Law and Economics (ICLE), a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank and policy research center, is looking for a full-time Program Manager for its nascent Next Generation Law & Economics Scholars Program. Significant event planning expertise is required and prior work in an academic or research setting is preferred. Some travel and public speaking are required. This role features a highly competitive salary, excellent benefits, and a flexible schedule, that includes an allowance for remote work. The ideal candidate will be in, or willing to relocate to, the Portland, OR or Washington DC area. For the exceptional candidate, fully virtual work will be considered.


ICLE’s Next Generation Scholars Program is designed to encourage and foster the development of new L&E scholars in the legal academy. The program will identify, and support the work of, promising young scholars and incorporate them into the larger intellectual tradition and community of law and economics scholarship via lectures, workshops, and guided work. Working at the direction of the President, and in collaboration with ICLE senior management, the Program Manager will be responsible for the implementation of this program.

The Program Manager will:

  1. Build and grow a network of academics
  2. Plan and facilitate events, workshops, roundtables, and conferences
  3. Position ICLE as a focal point of engagement for L&E scholars & scholarship
  4. Operate as a source of information about scholars and scholarship for academic institutions, policymakers, think tanks, etc.
  5. Help ICLE senior scholars mentor and guide new scholars as they establish themselves in academic and policy circles.

Key Accountabilities

General Skills:

  • At least 4 years of experience preferred, preferably in a similar capacity
  • Be willing to travel to facilitate monthly or semi-monthly events
  • Motivated self-starter; ability to work independently
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Positive, collaborative attitude
  • Obsessive attention to detail
  • Demonstrated project management skills, establishing and managing deadlines
  • Ability to manage peers & senior members of the team to achieve project goals
  • Ability to set project deadlines and keep team members informed about the impacts of shifting priorities
  • Ability to manage stakeholders, from junior to VIP, in a courteous and professional manner
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide range of both generalist and technical subject-matter experts and academics, policymakers and regulators, industry experts, and media
  • Ability to fulfill flexible working hours during busy periods

Event Planning:

  • Develop and implement procedures and processes to facilitate events, from small workshops to large conferences;
  • Solicit, select, negotiate and manage external vendors such as audiovisual, venue/hotel, catering, printers, photographers, and others as necessary;
  • Manage event budgets, direct costs, invoicing and accounts payable process;
  • Ensure the smooth execution of all operations related to events,
  • Perform post-event analysis to determine success and growth areas of events.

Application Process

Qualified candidates should submit the following application materials in one PDF document:

  • A cover letter including your interest in this role/ICLE, your salary requirements, and your location preference
  • Resume

Applications should be submitted to Talent Market via this link:

Questions can be directed to Katy Gambella, Network Engagement Manager of Talent Market, who is assisting with the search: [email protected]

Only direct applications will be considered. No phone calls, please.

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