Akron Bar Association Seeks Executive Director
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The Akron Bar Association is a diverse, voluntary association of lawyers, paralegals, and law students, located in Akron, Ohio. It has approximately 1,300 lawyer-members and approximately 30 paralegal-members. All law students of the University of Akron Law School are offered free student memberships. Approximately 70 to 80 % of the Association’s members take part in one or more of the Association’s activities in the course of a year. The Association has nineteen (19) Committees and thirteen (13) Sections that meet regularly. Affiliated with the Association is its charitable arm, the Akron Bar Foundation, a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization. The Association owns and operates a $2.5 Million facility, a fully restored historic building, at 57 South Broadway in downtown Akron, which is the center of numerous educational, social, civic and professional activities weekly. A staff of 14 oversees the Association’s activities in continuing education, professional responsibility, community service and social events. The Association operates under an annual budget of approximately $1.5 Million.
The Association, through education, advocacy and community service empowers its members to reflect the highest professional standards, enabling them to earn the community’s utmost respect so our legal system will be recognized as fair, accessible and just. The Association seeks to be recognized as the voice of the legal community to promote the highest respect for the law and justice system, thereby creating a thriving democracy.
The Association seeks to fill the position of Executive Director with an experienced manager who will be visible and active in the community, promoting the interests of the Association and its members, and working in peer-to-peer relationships with governmental, civic, professional and educational leaders. In addition, the Executive Director will lead the Association in growth and programming initiatives, providing tangible value to members and the community at large. The Association provides benefits comparable to other private, non-profit organizations and is an equal opportunity employer. Resumes, including references, and salary requirements, should be sent to:
John C. Weisensell
President, Akron Bar Association
c/o Bernlohr, Niekamp & Weisensell, LLP
23 S. Main Street
Akron Ohio 44308
Applications and related materials may be e-mailed to JACK@B-WLAW.COM
or faxed to 330-434-1001. Applications must be received here in Akron no later than February 15, 2013.
AKRON BAR ASSOCIATION Qualifications
(Responsible to the Board of Trustees)
1. Proven administrative skills in program management.
2. Demonstrated experience and/or training in areas such as program development, public relations, public speaking, and volunteer program coordination.
3. Proven ability/skill in personnel management.
4. Proven fiscal management ability.
5. Demonstrated skills in written and verbal communication.
6. Demonstrated understanding of the Federal and State judicial systems and of the Ohio attorney grievance/disciplinary system.
7. Substantial experience in Non-Profit Management.
8. A Bachelor’s Degree is mandatory. A Master’s Degree or other advanced degree is preferred. Duties and Responsibilities
1. Assumes final responsibility for efficient, orderly administration of all aspects of the office staff; assumes final responsibility for day-to-day operation of the office.
2. Prepares annual budget in cooperation with the Finance Committee for presentation to the Board of Trustees in a timely fashion and with consideration of fiscal requirements for funding sources.
3. Authorizes all budgetary expenditures in cooperation with the Treasurer and/or Finance Committee.
4. Prepares/submits reports as required by the Board of Trustees.
5. Assumes final responsibility for the maintenance of accurate case records and statistical reports.
6. Assumes responsibility for all staff processes: recruitment, hiring, supervision and evaluation, in accordance with the personnel policies.
7. Represents and promotes the services of the Akron Bar Association to the public at large.
8. Networks with appropriate local, state and national Bar Associations, community resources and others for the enhancement of the programs and image of the Bar Association.
9. Networks with appropriate governmental, civic, educational, political, and professional organizations to advance the interests of the organized Bar and the legal community in Summit County, Ohio.
10. Presents a monthly written report to the Board of Trustees according to a mutually agreed upon format established by the Finance Committee.
11. Pursues knowledge of current developments in Bar Association matters.
12. Attends as required by the Board of Trustees, meetings of local, state and national Bar Associations.
13. Works closely with the Bar Association President to implement the agenda established by the President and to carry out appropriate tasks as directed by the President.
14. Evaluate all Bar Association programs and make recommendations as appropriate to the Board of Trustees.
15. Oversees volunteer participation in Bar Association programs and ensures that appropriate staff support is available to volunteer.
16. Assumes final responsibility for implementation of policies set by the Board of Trustees.
17. Communicates with Bar Association members concerning any questions, concerns, recommendations or complaints; conveys, members’ concerns to the Board of Trustees when warranted.
18. Attends as many committee and section meetings as schedule permits; acts as an informal liaison between committees to avoid duplication of work.