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Practising Law Institute (“PLI”) is seeking an on-call Multimedia Production Specialist for its talented, San Francisco-based Multimedia Services team.

 

Practising Law Institute seeks Multimedia Production Specialist to be available on an on-call basis. The candidate must be technical in nature. This position is complex and requires judgment on the Specialist’s part due to the fast nature of the live events that occur here. Candidate must be proficient in and be prepared to handle any/all of the production roles as assigned/required.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Technical Director: Cuts and directs the show for the room and web audience. Creates and tags lower thirds, syncs PowerPoint Events for Web Audience while closely working with a team of Multimedia Production Specialists to ensure that all audio visual components are implemented in such a way as to provide an exceptional product.
  • Audio Technician: Mixes the show live and communicates with Floor Manager to provide the best sound for the in room audience and online audience. Set up and test Polycom Video Conferencing & Audio Conferencing as needed for remote participants
  • Video Operator: Syncs the Records with our Webcast Encoders. Creates detailed logs of speakers and program topics
  • Floor Manager- Responsible for readying electronic files for presentation and managing new and revised files as they come in. follows live slide presentations with version that is fed to the webcast. Manages the presentation of polling and responses. Is responsible for greeting faculty and program chairs and ensuring that the materials that have been provided to us are up to date and that they’re comfortable with the operation of the equipment required to successfully present to the audience. Also monitors house audio levels and communicates with the control room techs to tweak presentation elements as needed.
  • Fluency in Windows and Mac OS
  • Equipment Maintenance: SOP & Logs
  • Is responsive to, and courteous toward, program attendees.
  • Maintains professional relationships within the department and through the organization.
  • Other duties, as assigned.

There are no supervisory responsibilities with this position.

 

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Experience in event production, entertainment, web, broadcast or cable television. Associates Degree (or higher) in Video Production preferred.
  • Proficiency with MS Office. Candidate must be able to edit, upload, display, embed media and link URL’s within PowerPoint presentations.
  • Must have “Live” event experience.
  • Must be able to work responsibly on own, but also to interact professionally with a wide range of internal clients.
  • Panasonic CCU and Production Switcher Experience a plus.
  • Must be able to work well under pressure
  • Willingness to work overtime is required.

 

ABOUT PLI 

 

For over 80 years PLI has been considered the “gold standard” as a leader in continuing legal and professional business training education. PLI presents over 400 live programs each year in state-of-the-art conference centers throughout the U.S. and abroad.  Recent international seminar locations include London and Hong Kong. 

 

In addition to hosting innovative live programs, PLI streams webcasts and offers on-demand programs for thousands of participants each day.  PLI publishes a variety of treatises, answer books, course handbooks and has an award-winning online research platform, PLI Plus. PLI offers the nation’s leading preparation course for the Patent Office’s Registration Exam, and provides SEC compliance and accounting training through its SEC Institute.  The organization also develops unique, engaging ways of learning through its Interactive Learning Center. Through its mission as a nonprofit organization, PLI is deeply committed to the pro bono community and public interest organizations.

 

PLI offers market-competitive and work-life balance initiatives.  The PLI work environment is interesting, collegial, intelligent and encouraging.

 

Only those applicants who meet our requirements for this position will be contacted.

 

Practising Law Institute is an equal opportunity employer.  More information about PLI may be found on our website www.pli.edu.

Job ID
2017-1126
US-CA-San Francisco

Practising Law Institute (“PLI”), an innovative leader in legal education programs and services, is searching for an experienced, dynamic professional to fill the role of Vice President, Programs.  This position requires a J.D. as well as a significant background in management and operations.  PLI’s client base includes a large array of prestigious law firms, corporations and government agencies.

 

This is an exciting opportunity for someone who is passionate about providing high quality, current and engaging education to the legal community and related business professionals.

 

SUMMARY

 

The Vice President is responsible for leading and managing the operational, financial performance and legal content development of the Programs department which produces highly regarded Continuing Legal Education (CLE) and other professional programs.  The talented staff of the department includes Program Attorneys, Program Assistants and Conference Center employees located in New York and San Francisco.

 

The Vice President will maintain a thorough understanding of legal developments in multiple areas of U.S. and international law, as well as stay abreast of competition in the CLE field.  The Vice President will proactively provide strategic ideas on updating current content, as well as introducing new content and new ways to deliver CLE and other professional courses.  This role will also work closely with the accreditation and compliance department to ensure that PLI programs meet appropriate criteria for CLE and other professional credit.

 

The Vice President is a member of the senior management team and reports directly to the President.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

 

The Vice President of Programs will oversee staff and content in the Program, Pro Bono, SEC Institute, and Patent Office Exam areas.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Oversees the successful creation and execution of live and webcast programs, and One-hour online audio briefings produced by PLI’s Program Attorneys.

 

  • Responsible for developing and achieving goals set in annual Program department budget.

This includes anticipated registration and attendance, and expected revenue and expenses.

 

  • Research and maintain current knowledge of legal developments to ensure that existing and new programs address relevant topics, attract a large number of program participants and meet revenue goals. 

 

  • Monitor new developments for “first to market” One-hour briefings and programs.

 

  • Provide guidance to the Program Attorneys regarding research and design of programs, and evaluation of current and prospective faculty speakers.

 

  • Works closely with VP, Membership to gain information on feedback provided by Privileged Members and program participants to PLI’s Sales and Customer Service teams regarding content requests, program offerings and delivery of programs.

 

  • Works closely with VP, Marketing and Communications to ensure programs are marketed effectively, and program website content is accurate and appealing.

 

  • In collaboration with the CIO, ensure that all technology and multimedia needs for live, webcast, online and archived programs are successfully met and IT problems are resolved.

 

  • Collaborate with CLE department to ensure programs adhere to MCLE rules, requirements and policies across all states and jurisdictions.

 

  • Works closely with Publishing to identify key legal developments and opportunities for new publications.

 

  • Collaborate with Research & Development group on development of content for both dedicated immerse online courses and incorporation of cutting-edge technology into live programs.

 

  • Work directly with other key departments at PLI as appropriate, including Finance and HR.

 

  • The Vice President has ultimate responsibility for PLI’s volunteer faculty with respect to any policies, issues, or questions.

 

  • Develops and maintains relationships with members of relevant professional organizations. Attends CLE-related association conferences, as appropriate.

 

  • Attend and present reports at select Board Committee Meetings.

 

  • Other projects, as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

 

  • Minimum of 8 to 10 years of management and operational experience in continuing legal education or other continuing professional education.
  • J.D. and admittance to a U.S. state bar is required.
  • Demonstrated senior level management experience with the proven ability to lead a large team and effectively manage the operations of a sizable department.
  • Demonstrable success leading transformation and growth through innovative content development and delivery of continuing education programs and platforms.
  • Experience motivating and developing employees and instilling the importance of accountability to achieve success is highly imperative.
  • Demonstrates proactive approach to maintaining knowledge of current legal developments.
  • Periodic travel is required.

 

LEADERSHIP COMPETENCIES

 

  • Strong Manager: Effectively gets the team to work together toward a common goal. Selects and positions individuals in his/her department for success. Able to develop team members.
  • Productive Relationship Builder: Capable of initiating and cultivating productive relationships with both internal and external constituencies.
  • Skilled Communicator: Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strategic Thinker: Armed with information about current legal developments, is able to see opportunities for PLI to strengthen and expand its position in the CLE marketplace, and set overall strategy for program content and delivery to align with organizational priorities.

 

PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

 

  • Passionate about continuing legal education and training of the current and next generation of lawyers.
  • Demonstrates curiosity; is enthusiastic about learning.
  • Ethical and trustworthy as shown by consistent action.
  • Highly intelligent with strong performance standards.
  • Anticipates and deals with issues proactively.
  • Serves as a role model for the organization; has an appropriate professional image.
  • Well-organized and self-directed.
  • Energetic with a strong work ethic.
  • Collaborative team player, caring and collegial.

 

ABOUT PLI

 

For over 80 years PLI has been considered the “gold standard” as a leader in continuing legal and professional business training education.  With employees located in our New York City and San Francisco offices, PLI presents hundreds of live programs each year in state-of-the-art conference centers throughout the U.S. and abroad.  Recent international seminar locations include London and Hong Kong. 

 

In addition to hosting innovative live programs, PLI streams webcasts and offers on-demand programs for thousands of participants each day.  PLI publishes a variety of treatises, answer books, course handbooks and has an award-winning online research platform, PLI Plus. PLI offers the nation’s leading preparation course for the Patent Office’s Registration Exam, and provides SEC compliance and accounting training through its SEC Institute.  The organization also develops unique, engaging ways of learning through its Interactive Learning Center. Through its mission as a nonprofit organization, PLI is deeply committed to the pro bono community and public interest organizations.

 

BENEFITS AT PLI

 

PLI offers market-competitive compensation and a generous benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans for employees and their families, PLI contributions to a retirement account, ample paid time off and holidays, summer Fridays, career development opportunities, and work-life balance initiatives.  The PLI work environment is interesting, collegial, intelligent and supportive.

 

Only those applicants who meet our requirements for this position will be contacted.

 

Practising Law Institute is an equal opportunity employer. 

 

More information about PLI may be found on our website www.pli.edu.

 

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Recruitment Ad for VP Programs

Job ID
2017-1125
US-NY-New York

Practising Law Institute (“PLI”) is seeking a Digital Marketing Specialist for its Manhattan-based Marketing team.   PLI’s array of world-class legal education programs, publications and services continues to grow, as does PLI’s client base of prestigious law firms and Fortune 500 companies.  PLI is a nonprofit learning organization dedicated to keeping attorneys and professionals at the forefront of knowledge and expertise, as well as preparing them to fulfill their pro bono responsibilities.

 

SUMMARY

 

Do you have experience growing a business using search engine optimization and social media outreach? Do you enjoy analyzing data and building strategies based on your findings?

 

Practising Law Institute (PLI) is looking for an SEO, web analytics and social media whiz! The Digital Marketing Specialist will report to our Senior Digital Specialist and will lead SEM/PPC, SEO, social outreach, analytics and reporting. This position will help us improve organic and paid lead generation, analyze key marketing metrics and report on marketing performance using Google Analytics.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop and execute paid and organic search strategies. Track, analyze, report and optimize on a regular basis including keyword research, ad copy, landing pages, bidding, budget management, competitor analysis.
  • Hands-on optimization; working with IT teams to improve site and internal linking architecture, UX, page construction, meta-data, content, and SEO copywriting.
  • Manage and post to all PLI social platforms to promote PLI products, services and employer branding efforts.
  • Create consistent messages and grow PLI’s social presence.
  • Track and report on all marketing campaign results with full data analysis including PPC, SEO, social, and email performance.
  • Measure and improve key performance indicators such as traffic, clicks, CTR, CPC, email opens, conversion, contacts, marketing qualified leads, sales qualified leads, opportunities, sales, spending, ROI, etc.
  • Develop and present weekly and monthly reporting dashboards on DataStudio.
  • Proactively seek information about the latest search engine changes and updates.
  • Communicate to PLI marketing staff what’s working on PPC, free and paid social.
  • Effective presentation of strategy and recommendations.
  • Learn our business. Understand services and markets well enough to build effective keyword strategies.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • A Bachelor’s degree is required. Degree with focus on marketing or digital marketing strongly preferred.
  • 3 – 5 years’ of relevant experience required.
  • Passion for analyzing, reporting and improving ROI of marketing activities. Highly motivated to improve lead generation.
  • Experience with use of platforms for developing and monitoring such as:
    • SEO tools (Search Console, ranking tools, BrightEdge, Ahrefs, Screaming Frog, SEMRush)
    • Analytics (Google Analytics, Omniture)
    • Paid advertisements (Adwords, AdGrants, Twitter, LinkedIn)
    • Content management for social (HootSuite)
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent analytical skills, data-driven thinking and attention to detail.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks, multitask and manage time efficiently.
  • Self-starter approach to work, with an eagerness to consistently meet and exceed objectives and take on more responsibility.
  • Ability to work in teams and/or individually to meet client goals.
  • Passion to stay up-to-date of news and trends in SEO and online marketing.
  • Good understanding of HTML, link-building, website design, and web analytics as well as CSS and Javascript preferred.
  • Knowledge of best practices for organic search engine optimization including knowledge of search engine spiders and search engine ranking factors a plus.
  • Experience with campaign strategy, planning and execution including free and paid social media, paid advertising, and page optimization for keywords a plus.

ABOUT PLI

 

For over 80 years PLI has been considered the “gold standard” as a leader in continuing legal and professional business training education.  With over 260 employees located in our New York City and San Francisco offices, PLI presents over 400 live programs each year in state-of-the-art conference centers throughout the U.S. and abroad.  Recent international seminar locations include London and Hong Kong. 

 

In addition to hosting innovative live programs, PLI streams webcasts and offers on-demand programs for thousands of participants each day.  PLI publishes a variety of treatises, answer books, course handbooks and has an award-winning online research platform, PLI Plus. PLI offers the nation’s leading preparation course for the Patent Office’s Registration Exam, and provides SEC compliance and accounting training through its SEC Institute.  The organization also develops unique, engaging ways of learning through its Interactive Learning Center. Through its mission as a nonprofit organization, PLI is deeply committed to the pro bono community and public interest organizations.

 

PLI offers market-competitive compensation and a generous benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans for employees and their families, PLI contributions to a retirement account, ample paid time off and holidays, summer Fridays, career development opportunities, and work-life balance initiatives.  The PLI work environment is interesting, collegial, intelligent and encouraging.

 

Only those applicants who meet our requirements for this position will be contacted.

 

Click the link to apply. Please be sure to include your resume and a cover letter which includes your salary expectations.

Job ID
2017-1124
US-NY-New York

Practising Law Institute (“PLI”) is seeking an IT Business Analyst for its talented, Manhattan-based Information Technology team.   PLI’s array of world-class legal education programs, publications and services continues to grow, as does PLI’s client base of prestigious law firms and Fortune 500 companies.  It is an exciting time to join PLI.

 

SUMMARY

 

The IT Business Analyst ensures continuous delivery of clear business value to stakeholders and customers.  The analyst communicates organization needs, designs new or refines existing processes, and manages system change in general.  Furthermore, the analyst facilitates DevOps and agile methodology in software development through scrum, quality assurance, and project portfolio management.  The position is highly cross-functional in areas of business analysis, quality assurance, project management, and application support.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Business Analysis
  • Analyze and evaluate the needs of stakeholders, and accordingly, any products, services, systems, processes, or workflows affected by those needs.
  • Scope, elicit, analyze and document business requirements for both new and existing applications using a variety of techniques and tools.
  • The Business Analyst will conduct requirements-gathering, impact analysis and document user stories, use cases, scenarios, system features, business rules, functional requirements, and others as needed.
  • Evaluate and draw conclusions from data related to customer behavior.
  • Drive the resolution of issues identified during the analysis, design and testing phases.
  • Scrum Management - Manage multiple projects simultaneously and follow-through on all assigned features to ensure they are ready for release within the allotted sprint.
  • Application Support - Investigate, analyze and prioritize activities to support Level 2 IT maintenance and enhancement efforts.
  • Support DevOps - Coordinate closely with DevOps team to support continuous delivery.
  • Quality Assurance - Conduct quality assurance with Behavior Driven Development (“BDD”) approach to validate working/viable software. Perform regression tests and participate in Integration Testing and User Acceptance Testing (UAT).
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

  • 3+ years IT/IS business analysis experience Experience in the legal industry a plus.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology or a related field highly preferred.
  • Experience with gathering and documenting requirements. Ability to create Use Cases, User Stories and Business Process Models.
  • Must demonstrate superior analytical ability with logic, reasoning, and attention to detail. Ability to investigate and analyze data with appropriate tools.
  • Work experience in an agile development environment is required. Candidate must have the know-how to execute a project using agile methodologies, software, and tools.
  • Experience with developing QA test plans/scripts.
  • Ability to develop and foster strong relationships with business and IT teams.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral. Ability to communicate requirements in a clear manner which can be easily interpreted.
  • Proactive, self-motived, highly organized, curious, and creative.
  • Proficient mastery of Microsoft Office applications, SQL, Jira, Confluence, major Internet browsers, HTML and XML structure is necessary.
  • Knowledge of programming languages, Google Analytics, Mongo database, and Salesforce is a plus.
  • Experience working on legacy modernization projects is a plus.

 

ABOUT PLI

 

For over 80 years PLI has been considered the “gold standard” as a leader in continuing legal and professional business training education.  With over 260 employees located in our New York City and San Francisco offices, PLI presents over 400 live programs each year in state-of-the-art conference centers throughout the U.S. and abroad.  Recent international seminar locations include London and Hong Kong. 

 

In addition to hosting innovative live programs, PLI streams webcasts and offers on-demand programs for thousands of participants each day.  PLI publishes a variety of treatises, answer books, course handbooks and has an award-winning online research platform, PLI Plus. PLI offers the nation’s leading preparation course for the Patent Office’s Registration Exam, and provides SEC compliance and accounting training through its SEC Institute.  The organization also develops unique, engaging ways of learning through its Interactive Learning Center. Through its mission as a nonprofit organization, PLI is deeply committed to the pro bono community and public interest organizations.

 

PLI offers market-competitive compensation and a generous benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans for employees and their families, PLI contributions to a retirement account, ample paid time off and holidays, summer Fridays, career development opportunities, and work-life balance initiatives.  The PLI work environment is interesting, collegial, intelligent and encouraging.

 

Only those applicants who meet our requirements for this position will be contacted.

 

Practising Law Institute is an equal opportunity employer.  More information about PLI may be found on our website www.pli.edu.

Job ID
2017-1119
US-NY-New York

Practising Law Institute (“PLI”) is seeking a QA Analyst for its talented, Manhattan-based Information Technology team.   PLI’s array of world-class legal education programs, publications and services continues to grow, as does PLI’s client base of prestigious law firms and Fortune 500 companies.  It is an exciting time to join PLI.

 

SUMMARY

 

As part of the Product Management team within the Information Management, the QA Analyst will work closely with product owners, development teams, UX/UI resources and business analysts to ensure that software applications and systems work according to requirements and end user satisfaction.  The QA Analyst will coordinate with team members under an Agile Scrum process to rapidly deliver functionality to users in small, manageable pieces in order to learn quickly through a “fail fast, learn fast” iterative process.    

    

The Information Management team evaluates, recommends and implements technologies; performs maintenance and upgrades / updates on software, hardware, operation systems and databases in the PLI offices and a co-location facility.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop test plans and test cases based on user story acceptance criteria and other requirements.
  • Estimate, prioritize, plan, and coordinate testing activities.
  • Execute test cases and identify tests as candidates for inclusion in the automated functional regression suite.
  • Document functional and non-functional defects, working with product owners to triage and prioritize defects for resolution by the development team, and verify that defects have been addressed.
  • Report on all aspects of the testing process.
  • Identify gaps and suggest improvements to both the systems under test and the overall testing process.
  • Work with development resources in order to leverage PLI’s Selenium testing framework in order to develop test scripts.
  • Other projects, as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s level degree in Computer Science or other technical field.
  • Minimum of two years in QA or development role.
  • Experience in writing clear, concise and comprehensive test plans and test cases.
  • Strong understanding of QA methodologies.
  • Strong ability to communicate and collaborate with software developers and other QA members.
  • Knowledge of Selenium or other automated testing frameworks required.
  • Knowledge of Jira or other test management system is preferred.
  • Experience working within an Agile/Scrum development process is preferred.

ABOUT PLI

 

For over 80 years PLI has been considered the “gold standard” as a leader in continuing legal and professional business training education.  With over 260 employees located in our New York City and San Francisco offices, PLI presents over 400 live programs each year in state-of-the-art conference centers throughout the U.S. and abroad.  Recent international seminar locations include London and Hong Kong. 

 

In addition to hosting innovative live programs, PLI streams webcasts and offers on-demand programs for thousands of participants each day.  PLI publishes a variety of treatises, answer books, course handbooks and has an award-winning online research platform, PLI Plus. PLI offers the nation’s leading preparation course for the Patent Office’s Registration Exam, and provides SEC compliance and accounting training through its SEC Institute.  The organization also develops unique, engaging ways of learning through its Interactive Learning Center. Through its mission as a nonprofit organization, PLI is deeply committed to the pro bono community and public interest organizations.

 

PLI offers market-competitive compensation and a generous benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans for employees and their families, PLI contributions to a retirement account, ample paid time off and holidays, summer Fridays, career development opportunities, and work-life balance initiatives.  The PLI work environment is interesting, collegial, intelligent and encouraging.

 

Only those applicants who meet our requirements for this position will be contacted.

 

Practising Law Institute is an equal opportunity employer.  More information about PLI may be found on our website www.pli.edu.

Job ID
2017-1118
US-NY-New York

Practising Law Institute (“PLI”) is seeking an on-call Event Coordinator for its talented San Francisco based team.

 

SUMMARY

 

This on-call role supports all the conference needs on the day of a Practising Law Institute (“PLI”) program, including setting up the food and beverage needs in the conference lounge area, as well as the registration of participants on the day of a program.  In addition, this role is a resource for any program participant questions.  This position may also support conference center needs for outside entities who rent the PLI conference center space for private company events.  This Event Coordinator will have the opportunity to work on an as-needed basis.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Works with outside food caterer in the mornings and afternoons. Helps place and maintain food, beverages, and water pitchers for participant lounge, faculty green room, and speaker dais on the morning of a PLI program, and monitors these needs throughout the day.  Works with caterer to set up faculty lunch, including preparing water and utensils.  In the afternoon, dispose of leftover food, and collect dishes in preparation for pickup by caterer.
  • Monitors and maintains cleanliness of lounge area throughout the day. May involve light lifting of equipment and chairs. 
  • Prepares registration desk and seminar registration material in advance of program start time, including but not limited to collating course books and inserts, making copies, file folders and speaker signs. Checks posted program notice for any special instructions.
  • Maintain registration desk supplies.
  • Checks-in seminar registrants and faculty. Distribute program materials, as appropriate.
  • Process customer registration fees for walk-in registrants.
  • Answers all participant questions, including those related to CLE credits, PLI products, books for sale in the bookstore, and the iPad sign-in process.
  • Assists participants with travel-related needs.
  • Monitors and forwards questions that come in related to webcast programs.
  • Collect all necessary customer seminar closeout material at the conclusion of the seminar.
  • Assist with onsite bookstore orders for live and offsite locations.
  • Assist attendees with iPad sign-in or iPad related issues.
  • Assist all conference center team members with other related duties as needed.
  • Cleans and vacuums chairs, tables, floors, and iPads, as needed. Straightens chair and table placement in lounge area. Plug in and straighten iPads as necessary.
  • Maintains kitchen supplies and inventory.
  • Occasional administrative duties as assigned by the Center Manager
  • Other duties, as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum three to five years customer service-oriented experience required
  • Polished and professional demeanor
  • Ability to capably use and learn PLI software systems related to program and conference center needs required
  • Experience with all features of Microsoft Office
  • Ability to lift 25 pounds
  • Must demonstrate patience, along with a cheerful, welcoming disposition at all times
  • Must be able to prepare light refreshments and maintain cleanliness of conference spaces
  • Flexibility with regard to work schedule

ABOUT PLI

 

For over 80 years PLI has been considered the “gold standard” as a leader in continuing legal and professional business training education.  With over 260 employees located in our New York City and San Francisco offices, PLI presents over 400 live programs each year in state-of-the-art conference centers throughout the U.S. and abroad.  Recent international seminar locations include London and Hong Kong. 

 

In addition to hosting innovative live programs, PLI streams webcasts and offers on-demand programs for thousands of participants each day.  PLI publishes a variety of treatises, answer books, course handbooks and has an award-winning online research platform, PLI Plus. PLI offers the nation’s leading preparation course for the Patent Office’s Registration Exam, and provides SEC compliance and accounting training through its SEC Institute.  The organization also develops unique, engaging ways of learning through its Interactive Learning Center. Through its mission as a nonprofit organization, PLI is deeply committed to the pro bono community and public interest organizations.

 

PLI offers market-competitive and work-life balance initiatives. The PLI work environment is interesting, collegial, intelligent and encouraging.


Only those applicants who meet our requirements for this position will be contacted.


Practising Law Institute is an equal opportunity employer. More information about PLI may be found on our website www.pli.edu.

 

Job ID
2017-1117
US-CA-San Francisco

Practising Law Institute (“PLI”) is seeking a Application Developer to join its dedicated, Information Technology team.  This position is located in midtown Manhattan.  

 

SUMMARY

 

The Application Developer is responsible for developing and maintaining PLI software applications.  Application Developer will be involved in all aspects of the software development cycle, and will be working with architects, technical leads, as well as collaborate with analyst and business stakeholders on projects from concept through completion.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Design, develop and implement applications and services using specific programming languages such as C#, ASP, .Net, Javascript, Java, SQL and other development tools/framework to support business requirements.
  • Collaborate with agile team in requirement gathering, defining user stories and providing solutions.
  • Assisting in maintaining and creating test automation scripts.
  • Work with DevOp to ensure the successfully in continuous delivery of the software on the CI/CD process.
  • Other duties, as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in software development.
  • Strong knowledge with software development lifecycle and software development common practices (code reviews, unit testing etc.).
  • Development experiences in C#, Java, HTML, CSS, Javascript/jQuery.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong understanding of MVC architecture, SOAP and RESTFUL web applications.
  • Experiences of relational (MSSQL) and non-relational (MongoDB and Apache) databases.
  • Experiences with writing automated tests using Selenium.
  • Experiences in mobile development and big data technology.
  • Good understanding of the Source code control (GIT) and CI/CD processes.
  • Keeps up to date with market trends and other changes in technology.

ABOUT PLI

 

For over 80 years Practising Law Institute (PLI) has been considered the “gold standard” as a leader in continuing legal and professional business training education.  With over 250 employees located in our New York City and San Francisco offices, PLI presents over 400 live programs each year in state-of-the-art conference centers throughout the U.S. and abroad.  Recent international seminar locations include London and Hong Kong. 

 

In addition to hosting innovative live programs, PLI streams webcasts and offers on-demand programs for thousands of participants each day.  PLI publishes a variety of treatises, answer books, course handbooks and has an award-winning online research platform, PLI Plus. PLI offers the nation’s leading preparation course for the Patent Office’s Registration Exam, and provides SEC compliance and accounting training through its SEC Institute.  The organization also develops unique, engaging ways of learning through its Interactive Learning Center. Through its mission as a nonprofit organization, PLI is deeply committed to the pro bono community and public interest organizations.

 

PLI offers market-competitive compensation and a generous benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans for employees and their families, PLI contributions to a retirement account, ample paid time off and holidays, summer Fridays, career development opportunities, and work-life balance initiatives.  The PLI work environment is interesting, collegial, intelligent and encouraging.

 

Only those applicants who meet our requirements for this position will be contacted.

Job ID
2017-1116
US-NY-New York

The Practising Law Institute (“PLI”) is seeking Workshop Instructors to join our SEC Institute. Founded in 1983, The SEC Institute’s long-standing mission of providing the most up-to-date SEC compliance and accounting education through innovative Workshops and Seminars continues under PLI’s leadership.  

 

This is a great opportunity to join a dynamic organization dedicated to training business professionals.  It is also a great way to network with industry peers, generate supplemental income and travel periodically. 

 

SUMMARY

 

The SEC Institute, a leader in SEC compliance education for over 30 years, is seeking SEC Workshop Instructors to be part of an experienced team of SEC professionals who conduct 50+ workshops per year in various cities throughout the U.S. These are contract positions and we are seeking instructors who have expertise to conduct workshops on various SEC reporting and accounting topics relevant to SEC reporting professionals.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

 

The Workshop Instructors will possess an in-depth expertise in one or more of the following workshop areas:  

 

  • SEC Reporting Skills
  • Form 10-K In-Depth
  • MD&A In-Depth
  • SEC, FASB and PCAOB Update for SEC Reporting Professionals
  • Implementing the New FASB Revenue Recognition Standard
  • Debt versus Equity Accounting for Complex Financial Instruments
  • Workshop Instructors must have the ability to travel to the designated workshop location and must be comfortable teaching in a classroom setting. Workshops are held at the PLI Conference Centers in New York and San Francisco, as well as in cities across the United States, including Chicago, Dallas, Atlanta, Houston, Orlando, Las Vegas and San Diego.
  • Workshops are typically one to two days in duration, have approximately 20-40 attendees, and are conducted at various times throughout the calendar year. The Instructors must have the ability to spend time preparing to teach the course in advance of each session and the ability to participate in several sessions per year.
  • Workshop Instructors must lead an interactive course designed to make the learning experience participant focused. Because of the highly technical and complex material in the workshops, Instructors are to use a variety of teaching and discussion techniques to actively engage participants in the learning process and help participants accomplish their learning objectives.
  • Workshop Instructors are expected to research the companies of the registered participants in advance of each workshop to identify relevant topics and to provide targeted examples designed to encourage participant discussion and questions.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

None

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

 

Technical Background

 

  • Workshop Instructors must possess an in-depth, technical understanding of the content, as well as current knowledge of recent developments in SEC reporting and accounting issues most relevant to SEC reporting professionals.
  • Candidates must have prior relevant work experience; such experience may come via public accounting or industry.

Teaching and Communication Skills

 

  • Workshop Instructors must have the appropriate teaching and communication skills needed to translate technical and complex information to participants at all levels of experience, as well as the ability to discuss subjective and gray areas using practical examples.
  • Instructors are to guide class discussion to ensure that all participants are fully engaged and are accomplishing their learning objectives.
  • Candidates with prior teaching experience and demonstrated success documented by classroom evaluations or other similar feedback tools is a plus.

PLI offers market-competitive compensation and a generous benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans for employees and their families, PLI contributions to a retirement account, ample paid time off and holidays, summer Fridays, career development opportunities, and work-life balance initiatives.  The PLI work environment is interesting, collegial, intelligent and encouraging.

 

Only those applicants who meet our requirements for this position will be contacted.

 

Practising Law Institute is an equal opportunity employer.  More information about PLI may be found on our website www.pli.edu.

 

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SECI Instructor

 

Job ID
2016-1047
US-NY-New York