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Position Title: Director of Pro Bono Partnerships
Department: Cyrus R. Vance Center
Position Report to: Executive Director, Cyrus R. Vance Center
FLSA Status: Exempt

The Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice seeks qualified candidates for the Position of Director of Pro Bono Partnerships. This Position, reporting to the Executive Director, has responsibility for developing and managing the Vance Center's global collaboration with law firms and other legal institutions on pro bono legal representation projects, as well as conferences, fellowship programs, special events, and delegations.

The Vance Center advances global justice by engaging lawyers across borders to support civil society and an ethically active legal profession. A program of the New York City Bar Association Fund, a New York State non-profit corporation affiliated with the New York City Bar Association, the Center has a current staff of six lawyers and two administrators and offices at the Bar Association.

The Vance Center has two principal focuses: 1) providing pro bono legal representation, in partnership with more than 500 lawyers from more than 150 law firms in 75 countries, to international, national, and local human rights and environmental organizations, through four thematic program areas; and 2) strengthening ethical practice in the Latin American and sub-Saharan African legal professions through promotion of pro bono engagement, professional responsibility, and diversity.

The Vance Center has a cash budget of approximately $1 million, funded by law firms and Vance Center Committee members, as well as public and private foundations, and receives contributed administrative services from the New York City Bar Association. The estimated value of its programs to its clients exceeds $10 million, based on the pro bono contributions of partner law firms in the United States, Europe, and Latin America.

The Vance Center is the international pro bono program of the New York City Bar Association, and Vance Center staff and Committee members participate actively in Bar Association committees and activities, including the board of the Bar Fund, the Council on International Affairs and the Committees on International Human Rights, Inter-American Affairs, and African Affairs. The Vance Center organizes, hosts, and co-sponsors frequent public and Bar Association members-only conferences, meetings, and other events, often co-hosted with Vance Center partners like the Coalition on the International Criminal Court and the International Coalition on the Responsibility to Protect. The Bar Association supports the Vance Center's public and internal communications and its financial, technology and human resources management.

Position

The Director of Pro Bono Partnerships plays a vital role at the Vance Center, developing and managing relationships with law firms and other legal institutions which collaborate on pro bono legal representation with Vance Center lawyers on behalf of clients worldwide and on Vance Center programs promoting pro bono practice, diversity in the legal profession and professional responsibility.  The Director maintains active communication with members of the Vance Center Committee, pro bono counsel of law firms represented on the Committee, staff or pro bono clearinghouse partners in Latin America and elsewhere, U.S. and Latin American law school representatives, and others, in order to managed pro bono collaboration, plan and implement frequent meetings, videoconferences, and conferences in the United States and throughout Latin America. S/he acts as liaison between Vance Center program lawyers and collaborating law firms and maintains the Vance Center's data base of pro bono projects and law firm participation, supervising an administrator of the data base.

Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain relationships with law firms and other legal institutions participating in Vance Center pro bono legal representation
  • Maintain the Vance Center's data base for pro bono partnerships, including supervising administrator
  • Coordinate with Vance Center program lawyers placing pro bono legal matters with pro bono counsel
  • Maintain communications with Vance Center Committee members and pro bono counsels of law firms represented on the Vance Center Committee, as well as others, seeking feedback and taking initiatives to strengthen collaboration
  • Maintain communications with Vance Center partner pro bono clearinghouse organizations, including those in the Pro Bono Network of the Americas, to strengthen collaboration and extend and institutionalize the Network
  • Develop and implement strategies with Vance Center Committee members and Network members on promoting pro bono practice in Latin America and elsewhere, including planning and participating in periodic meetings, videoconferences, and conferences in the United States and Latin America
  • Develop and implement strategies with members of the Vance Center Committee and the steering committee of the Women Lawyers of the Americas program to develop and pursue the goals of the program, including planning and participating in periodic meetings, videoconferences, and conferences
  • Collaborate with Vance Center Committee members and program lawyers and partner organizations on planning and holding other meetings and conferences in the United States and elsewhere
  • Frequent travel to Latin America and elsewhere to participate in meetings and conferences, including related to pro bono practice
  • Participation in strategic planning sessions, regular staff meetings, Vance Center Committee meetings, New York City Bar Association events and other meetings

Skills and Requirements

  • Admission to practice law in New York State or other appropriate jurisdiction
  • At least 2-3 years of legal work experience at a law firm or in public interest law organization or social justice NGO using pro bono legal assistance from law firms
  • Familiarity with civil law and the legal system and profession of Latin America
  • Knowledge of political, social and economic conditions in Latin America, Africa and other regions of the world
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to write and speak persuasively and professionally
  • Excellent analytic and writing skills
  • Superior organizational and strategic planning skills
  • Native or equivalent fluency in English and Spanish
  • Knowledge of Salesforce and familiarity with Microsoft Office (including Word and Excel)
  • Authorization to work in the United States indefinitely, such as with U.S. citizenship or permanent residence

Additional Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Fluency in French, Portuguese or another commonly-used language
  • Legal experience in a civil law jurisdiction, preferably in Latin America
  • Knowledge and experience with web design and website management
  • Expertise with Salesforce and other data base systems

Compensation
Compensation will be commensurate with experience and qualifications for the Position.
We offer an attractive benefits package.

Application
Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume with salary requirements to: New York City Bar Association, ATTN: Human Resources Director, 42 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036. The cover letter and resume may be submitted by email to humanresources@nycbar.org. No phone calls please. Applications are due by April 15, 2015.
The New York City Bar is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Position Title: Deputy Executive Director
Department: Cyrus R. Vance Center
Position Report to: Executive Director, Cyrus R. Vance Center
FLSA Status: Exempt

The Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice seeks qualified candidates for the Position of Deputy Executive Director. This Position, reporting to the Executive Director, has responsibility for all of the Vance Center's programs and activities, with principal focus on communications and development.

The Vance Center advances global justice by engaging lawyers across borders to support civil society and an ethically active legal profession. A program of the New York City Bar Association Fund, a New York State non-profit corporation affiliated with the New York City Bar Association, the Center has a current staff of six lawyers and two administrators and offices at the Bar Association.

The Vance Center has two principal focuses: 1) providing pro bono legal representation, in partnership with more than 500 lawyers from more than 150 law firms in 75 countries, to international, national, and local human rights and environmental organizations, through four thematic program areas; and 2) strengthening ethical practice in the Latin American and sub-Saharan African legal professions through promotion of pro bono engagement, professional responsibility, and diversity.

The Vance Center has a cash budget of approximately $1 million, funded by law firms and Vance Center Committee members, as well as public and private foundations, and receives contributed administrative services from the New York City Bar Association. The estimated value of its programs to its clients exceeds $10 million, based on the pro bono contributions of partner law firms in the United States, Europe, and Latin America.

The Vance Center is the international pro bono program of the New York City Bar Association, and Vance Center staff and Committee members participate actively in Bar Association committees and activities, including the board of the Bar Fund, the Council on International Affairs and the Committees on International Human Rights, Inter-American Affairs, and African Affairs. The Vance Center organizes, hosts, and co-sponsors frequent public and Bar Association members-only conferences, meetings, and other events, often co-hosted with Vance Center partners like the Coalition on the International Criminal Court and the International Coalition on the Responsibility to Protect.  The Bar Association supports the Vance Center's public and internal communications and its financial, technology and human resources management.

Position

The Deputy Executive Director, a newly-established Position, will support the Executive Director in all aspects of organizational management, including budgeting, finance, fundraising and development, strategic planning, program supervision, communications, staffing and personnel supervision, and liaison with the New York City Bar Association, New York City Bar Fund, including its board of directors, the Vance Center Committee, including its executive sub-committee and working groups, and other constituencies.

The Deputy Executive Director will have particular responsibility for managing the organization's communications and restricted grant funding, including supervision of the communications and administrative staff, strategic planning and implementation of communications initiatives, and identification and development of foundation, U.S. government, and other grant opportunities. S/he also will participate in the Vance Center's programmatic work, providing legal representation to clients in one or more thematic areas alongside pro bono law firms, and directing and/or supervising one or more ethical practice programs, in both cases based on her/his interests and experience.

Skills and Requirements

  • Admission to practice law in New York State (or another appropriate jurisdiction)
  • 2-3 years or legal practice in private law firm or non-governmental organization
  • 5-10 years experience in non-profit management as executive, deputy, chief operating officer, program director, or the equivalent, such as active board service
  • Demonstrable knowledge of contemporary communications tools and methods
  • Substantial experience with seeking, obtaining, and managing restricted grants from public foundations, with U.S. government grant experience preferred as well
  • Established familiarity with issues of international justice, including human rights, transitional justice, accountability, transparency, economic and social development and the environment
  • Native or equivalent fluency, written and spoken, in Spanish and English
  • Public communication experience and skills, as well as excellent writing ability
  • Authorization to work in the United States indefinitely, such as with U.S. citizenship or permanent residence

Additional Qualifications
The ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience using social media and/or blogging to engage targeted audiences
  • A demonstrated commitment to social justice issues, especially international
  • Knowledge of database management (particularly Salesforce)
  • An understanding of content delivery methods (web/email/newsletter/mobile/audio/print/video) and web analytics
  • working knowledge of French and/or Portuguese

Compensation
Compensation will be commensurate with experience and qualifications for the Position.
We offer an attractive benefits package.

Application
Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume with salary requirements to: New York City Bar Association, ATTN: Human Resources Director, 42 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036. The cover letter and resume may be submitted by email to humanresources@nycbar.org. No phone calls please. Applications are due by April 15, 2015.
The New York City Bar is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Position Title: VP Development and External Relations
Department: City Bar Fund
Position Report to: Executive Director, New York City Bar Association
FLSA Status: Exempt

In this position, the Vice President of Development and External Relations supports the board's fundraising activities and is a key fundraiser responsible for expanding and diversifying the base of support of the City Bar Fund, the charitable arm of the New York City Bar Association. The position requires the ability to sharpen and implement the organization's strategic development plan.

Job Function

Reporting to the Executive Director of the New York City Bar Association, the VP Development and External Relations, serves as a key leadership team member and an active participant in making strategic decisions affecting the City Bar Fund. In partnership with the ED (who oversees the 501(c)(3) City Bar Fund, the nonprofit organization related to the Association), this position is responsible for fundraising and development activities in collaboration with the directors of each program line. The successful candidate will help forge new relationships to build the City Bar Fund's visibility, impact, and financial resources. The VP Development also will implement and sharpen a comprehensive plan for developing key external alliances by cultivating individual and institutional philanthropic support.

The VP Development will have primary responsibility for establishing and implementing the infrastructure needed to grow a $5M budget through the solicitation of major gifts, foundation and government grants, planned giving, special events, and corporate support.

S/he will expand and diversify City Bar Fund's donor base/pipeline and work closely with other team members to secure funding for new initiatives. In addition, the VP will work closely with the City Bar Fund board of directors (and its development committee) and support board members as they take on a more active fundraising role.

It is expected that the amount raised by City Bar Fund will increase in future years as the VP Development systematically and effectively strengthens the organization's overall fundraising capacity.

Responsibilities

  • Support and partner with the New York City Bar Association ED, the City Bar Fund program leaders, and board members on all major fundraising initiatives
  • Collaborate with senior staff counterparts to develop and implement the City Bar Fund's financial strategy
  • Actively work with the ED, Board, Development Committee and senior staff to develop and implement a comprehensive development strategy to include corporate, foundation, government grants, etc.
  • Coordinate the fundraising activities of the City Bar Fund and its constituent units and assist the constituent units in their fundraising efforts.
  • Implement the fund development plans in accordance with ethical fundraising principles
  • Have primary responsibility for development and execution of all proposals; write and archive all proposals with a long-term relationship-management approach
  • Identify and develop corporate, community and individual prospects for the City Bar Fund's fundraising priorities and those of its program areas
  • Oversee the administration of a donor mailing list and database which respects the privacy and confidentiality of donor information
  • Oversee research funding sources and trends, with foresight, to help position City Bar Fund stay ahead of major funding changes or trends
  • Monitor all donor information; provide and present statistical analysis to board and senior leaders
  • Foster an understanding of philanthropy within the City Bar Fund and its board
  • Promote the organization to its donors and maximize public awareness of the fundraising activities of the City Bar Fund
  • Develop and implement a stewardship program aimed at cultivating deeper ties with donors, especially City Bar members at all career levels
  • Monitor and report regularly on the progress of the development program
  • Identify, develop, and mentor the development team

Education and Qualifications

  • At least five years of professional experience in a nonprofit organization and demonstrated success in a development function (managing and forging relationships with multiple donor sources) is preferred
  • Bachelor's degree required, Master's preferred
  • Tangible experience of having expanded and cultivated existing relationships over time
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral; ability to influence and engage a wide range of donors and build long-term relationships
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Flexible and adaptable style; a leader who can positively impact both strategic and tactical fundraising initiatives
  • Ability to work both independently without close oversight, but also a team player who will productively engage with others at varying levels of seniority within and outside the City Bar
  • Management experience preferred
  • High energy and passion for the City Bar Fund's mission of mobilizing New York's legal community for good is essential
  • Ability to construct, articulate, and implement an annual strategic development plan
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with exceptional attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • A professional and resourceful style; the ability to work independently and as a team player, to take initiative, and to manage multiple tasks and projects at a time

 

Salary range is commensurate with experience. Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume with salary requirement to:

New York City Bar Association
Attn: Director of Human Resources
42 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036
Email: [humanresources@nycbar.org]

 


 

Position Title: A/V Coordinator (Part-time or Full-time)
Department: City Bar Center for CLE
Position Report to: Director/Deputy Director
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Department Function

The New York City Bar Association produces various types of programs, events and meetings, including those hosted by our Committees, or by the City Bar Center for CLE for attorneys to continue their education in the law, as well as a variety of outside groups who may rent our facility. Many of our programs require A/V assistance, including appropriate microphone and podium set-up, and laptops and screens for PowerPoint presentations; many of the events are audio and/or video recorded and some are webcast; and there are teleconferences and web conferences from time to time.

Job Function
Coordinate the A/V needs for all events at the New York City Bar Association.

Major Activities

  • Coordinate A/V needs for events, programs and other City Bar meetings, including:
    • Room A/V set-up as required by event and program hosts;
    • Providing technical assistance during events and programs;
    • Coordinating with Meeting Services Department, CLE Department and others to identify and plan for A/V needs; and
    • Coordinating with the outside A/V vendor and webcast partners for CLE programs.
  • Videotape events.
  • Edit video and audio.
  • Work some early mornings and evenings in connection with events and programs.
  • Take on additional responsibilities/special projects as needed.

Knowledge and Education

High School Graduate. College degree preferred. Proficient with A/V equipment including projectors, microphones, cameras. Advanced editing skills and experience a plus. Customer service-oriented and ability to work well with others. Exhibits excellent troubleshooting skills under high stress situations. Accomplishes assigned projects utilizing highly-developed communication, project management and time management skills.

 

Position available immediately.
If interested and qualified, please send cover letter, salary requirements and resume to:

New York City Bar
Attn: Human Resources Director
42 W 44th Street
New York, NY 10036
Fax (212) 382-6769
E-mail:
humanresources@nycbar.org
EOE

 


 

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