Sidley Austin LLP

  • Marketing Programs Coordinator

    Recruiting Location US-DC-Washington
  • Summary

    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.  

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • 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 (current employees should contact Human Resources).


    Education and/or Experience:


    • Bachelor’s degree
    • 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
    • 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
    • Good judgment
    • 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.


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