Committee Applications are now open!*

ALSA’s 2020 Conference will be held in Perth, Western Australia. The conference will take place from Friday 10 July to Wednesday 15 July.

The ALSA Conference is the major event for our year. It is an opportunity for delegates from law schools across the country and our region to come together and compete, share knowledge, and building lasting professional and personal friendships for the rest of their degree and the beginning of their career.


Currently, ALSA is looking to start building the organising committee for the Conference. A lot of groundwork has been done to date by the Conference Convenor but as Conference gets closer the Competitions, Events and Administration Coordinators will work directly with the Conference Convenor and ALSA Committee to bring together the key event of our year.

As a member of the Conference Committee you will take a lead role in helping to manage this event. Details on each currently available positions are below.

Whilst the work for Conference Committee is significant, it is also an invaluable opportunity to apply and build your experience in project management and organisation across Conference events, competitions and administrative planning.

Click the button below to apply or keep reading for position descriptions. If you have any questions feel free to contact Tom Boyle, Conference Convenor, at conference2020@alsa.asn.au

We look forward to reviewing your applications, and thanks for getting involved in Conference 2020!

*Please note that only applications for the below described positions are open. Other committee positions will be opening at a later date.


Competitions Coordinator (1 role available)

Responsibilities:

  • Liaise with ALSA Competitions officer to facilitate the smooth running of the Competitions

  • Oversee the organisation of questions, rooms and judges for all Competitions

  • Manage the workflow and outcomes for the Competitions team

  • Ensure the smooth running of all competitions 

  • Point of contact for concerns and questions about competitions during the conference

  • Lead liaison between competition sponsors

    • Ensure Sponsorship requirements for Competitions are met

  • Work with Administration Officer to organise rooms for competitions

  • Regular reporting to the Conference Convenor and ALSA Committee 

Skills:

  • Organisational skills 

  • Ability to deal with conflict

  • Experience working in a team

  • Problem solving and the ability to make creative solutions 

  • Previous involvement in competitions is preferred but not essential 

Time commitment:

  • Minimum 10 hours per week with increased hours leading into Conference

  • Be available for a Committee meeting every week

  • MUST be available in the week before and during Conference 2020-
    Friday, 10th July 28th to Thursday 16th July 2019. Full-time availability required the week of Conference.

Events Coordinator (1 role available)

Responsibilities:

  • The lead organiser for all social events at conference: Opening Night, Break Night; Equity Lunch; Closing gala (and any other additional informal social events)

  • Liaise with venues to ensure all requirements for each event

  • Create and manage each event on the night, including planning, run sheet, speakers, entertainment, decorations, dietary requirements, seating chart

  • Ensure the smooth running of each event 

Skills:

  • Organisational skills 

  • Ability to deal with conflict

  • Ability to liaise and negotiate with industry professionals and sponsors

  • Experience organising similar size events preferable
    (300-400 PAX, such as law balls and cocktail parties)

Time commitment:

  • Minimum 5 hours per week with increased hours leading into Conference

  • Be available for a Committee meeting every week

  • Be available for in-person meetings and inspections with venue managers 

  • MUST be available in the week before and during Conference 2020-
    Friday, 10th July 28th to Thursday 16th July 2019. Full-time availability required the week of Conference.

Administration Coordinator

Responsibilities:

  • Manage Conference planning documents and Conference Sub-Committee workflow

  • Coordinate Conference Registrations (in conjunction with ALSA Committee)

  • Organising room bookings for Competitions, Council and rooming allocations for Accommodation 

  • Communicating and liaising with all WA Universities 

  • To maintain a presence during the conference, and assist with grievances, complaints and venue issues

  • Work in conjunction with the ALSA Committee and Executive to ensure conformity to ALSA’s current commitments

What are we looking for:

  • Project Management Experience

  • High organisation skills 

  • Leadership and teamwork

  • Proactive and ability to develop creative solutions

  • Attention to detail 

  • Dedication and ability to manage time

Time commitment:

  • Minimum 10 hours per week with increased hours leading into Conference

  • Committee meeting every 2 weeks

  • MUST be available in the week before and during Conference 2020-
    Friday, 10th July 28th to Thursday 16th July 2019. Full-time availability required the week of Conference.