February 16, 2010
Notre Dame Seeks to Hire Director for Tax & Estate Planning InstituteThe Notre Dame Tax & Estate Planning Institute is seeking to hire a Program Director to take over for Regis Campfield (SMU):
The University of Notre Dame invites applications for a Program Director to organize and implement all aspects of the annual Notre Dame Tax & Estate Planning Institute. This Institute, which is a nationally-recognized event in its field, has been offered by Notre Dame in South Bend for 35 years, and attracts between 800 to 1000 sophisticated attorneys, trust officers, accountants, and other estate planning professionals from across the country to a two-day event held in the fall. The Program Director will be responsible for creating a program addressing cutting-edge issues in the tax and estate planning field, securing nationally-recognized speakers for the event, and implementing all logistical details. The position is a one-year limited-term position, but may become a permanent position upon the demonstrated success of the Institute under the Program Director's leadership.
Specific duties include the following:
- Attend other national estate planning institutes, and meet with past organizers of the Notre Dame Institute as well as faculty of the Law School and of past institutes.
- Be sufficiently acquainted with the cutting-edge issues in the field of tax & estate planning to devise an outstanding program of great interest to practitioners.
- Secure nationally-recognized panelists and speakers for the program through existing or recently cultivated relationships either on one's own or through the support of an advisory board.
- Attend to all logistical details in organizing this two-day event, including communications and site preparation.
Minimum Qualifications: The Program Director should have a J.D. or other advanced degree and preferably 2 - 4 years in tax and estate planning experience. The Program Director should also have some event planning experience, such as planning and executing continuing education programs or conferences. Experience managing advisory boards is also desirable. The Director must have good project management skills and also strong interpersonal and communications skills, which will be essential to building interest in and loyalty among the speakers, many of whom have been long-time participants in past institutes.
Application Process: Please apply online to Job #10073. For additional information about working at the University of Notre Dame and various benefits available to employees, please visit here. The University of Notre Dame is committed to diversity in its staff, faculty, and student body. As such, we strongly encourage applications from members of minority groups, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and others who will enhance our community. The University of Notre Dame, an international Catholic research university, is an equal opportunity employer.
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Regis did a splendid job at the helm of this institute for so many years. His successor will step into awfully large shoes.
Posted by: Sam Donaldson | Feb 16, 2010 12:31:54 PM