The State Bar Association of North Dakota is seeking applicants for the executive director position which will become available on July 1, 2013.
The Executive Director is responsible for implementing the goals, strategies, programs, and policies established by the Association's Board of Governors on behalf of its 2,400 members. Within that framework, the Executive Director coordinates and directs the staff, programs, finances, and activities of the Association and of the North Dakota Bar Foundation. The successful applicant will assist the Board of Governors in leading the State Bar Association in providing services to North Dakota attorneys in a changing and challenging environment. In order to fill that role, the following skills are required:
Qualifications for the position include a requirement that applicants be eligible to be licensed to practice law in the State of North Dakota. The salary for this position, and a transition period before July 1, 2013, are negotiable. Applications should be sent to Search Committee SBAND, 504 N. Washington St. Bismarck, ND 58501, and must be received no later than February 15, 2013.
The State Bar Association of North Dakota Executive Director is responsible to the Board of Governors for the smooth and efficient operation of the Association. The Executive Director is responsible for implementing the goals, strategies, programs, and policies established by the Associationfs Board of Governors on behalf of its 2,400 members. Within that framework, the Executive Director coordinates and directs the staff, programs, finances, and activities of the Association and of the North Dakota Bar Foundation.
Juris Doctor Experience with and understanding of the lobbying process Eligible to be a member of the State Bar Association of North Dakota
General Functions and Responsibilities
The duties of the Executive Director include, but are not limited to:
1. Strategic Planning. Implement the goals of the Association as developed and approved by the Board.
2. Policy and Program. Recommend and implement Board approved policies and programs.
3. Procedure. Develop and implement Association operating procedures.
4. Public Representative. Serve as the public representative of the Association and promote the Association and its members in and to the public.
5. Office Administration. Manage Association staff and business to ensure smooth operation of the office and the Association.
6. Staff Management. Hire, supervise, evaluate, and terminate Association staff. Define and delegate staff duties. Motivate and inspire staff to provide excellent service to its members and the public.
7. Finance. Manage the financial affairs of the Association by providing regular financial reports to the Board of Governors, securing clean annual audits, and reporting annually to the membership on the budget and financial condition of the Association.
8. Budget. Prepare an annual, balanced budget for review and adoption by the Board.
9. Publisher and Editor-in-Chief. Oversee all aspects of the publication of SBAND communications.
10. Information Technology. Ensure the Association stays current with technical improvements in order to provide appropriate and current information and services to the membership.
11. Liaison. Serve as the Associationfs liaison to government and private organizations at local, state, and national levels in order to enhance the image of the Association and make use of the resources of those organizations.
12. Board. Provide staff support to the Board of Governors by setting agendas, scheduling meetings, and providing advice and counsel on governance issues, policies, procedures, and other matters under consideration.
13. Legislative. Serve as the chief lobbyist of the Association and work with the Legislative Committee to develop and implement the Associationfs legislative priorities. Draft legislation and work with legislators to introduce bills as needed to further SBANDfs legislative agenda.
14. Annual Meeting. Oversee all aspects of the annual meeting planning to ensure a successful event that provides educational and social opportunities for the membership.
15. Committee, Commission, Section and Task Force Responsibilities. Coordinate and staff meetings for numerous committees, commissions, sections, and task forces as needed or as required by statute or rule.
16. CLE Production. Oversee the development and implementation of high-quality CLE programs at a reasonable cost.
17. Volunteer Lawyer Program. Manage the SBAND Volunteer Lawyer and Lawyer Referral programs.
18. Professional Development. Stay current with changing trends in association management and the practice of law in order to provide outstanding service to the legal profession, the public, and the justice system.
19. Secretary/Treasurer of the North Dakota Bar Foundation/Director of the IOLTA program. Responsible for managing the North Dakota Bar Foundation, the charitable 3arm of the Association, under the direction of the Foundation Board of Directors. Invest and manage the Foundation and IOLTA funds, programs, and grants.
Other Duties: Other duties may be assigned by the Board of Governors, as needed.
December 21, 2012