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Position Title: Senior Accountant
Department: Finance
Position Reports to: Manager of Financial Reporting
FLSA Status: Exempt

Job Function

Assist with Banking activities like setting up new accounts, adding new signatures, bank reconciling items, banking fees, positive pay exceptions, etc. Prepare journal entries and reconciliations for monthly general ledger close. Prepare and distribute monthly financial statements. Ensure that all deliverables comply with regulatory guidance and professional standards. Provide assistance to Accounting Manager with external audit. Assist with accounting related and general ledger projects. Assist with special projects assigned by management.

Major Responsibilities

  • Prepare deposits, journalize and input transactions into Great Plains
  • Prepare Association monthly investment schedules, entries, reconciliations, income and gains allocations
  • Prepare monthly balance sheets account analysis
  • Prepare City Bar Fund annual operating and salary budgets
  • Prepare various audit schedules
  • Prepare IRS Form 990 and CHAR 500
  • Prepare grants reports for City Bar Fund
  • Maintain fixed assets module for Association, record new assets, and record monthly depreciation
  • Prepare City Bar Fund monthly financial statements
  • Take on additional responsibilities/special projects as needed.

Knowledge and Education

  • A Bachelors degree in Accounting or Finance.
  • Three-Five Years Experience.
  • Strong analytical and accounting skills.
  • Thorough understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). Knowledge of Statutory accounting principles.
  • Must be able to effectively handle multiple projects simultaneously in a deadline driven environment.
  • Excellent verbal, written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, and take on new tasks with a high level of difficulty.
  • The individual will be expected to work with minimal up-front guidance and take ownership of his/her work product. The individual will work closely with many major functional leaders of the Organization.
  • Working Knowledge of Nonprofit Accounting.
  • Working Knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics Great Plains general ledger software, and the MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook) and FRx, or similar programs.

 

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: Project Coordinator - Planning and Estates Law Project (PELP) and Legal Hotline
Department: City Bar Justice Center
Position Report to: Director of the Legal Hotline of the City Bar Justice Center

Job Function

The City Bar Justice Center (CBJC) is a division of the City Bar Fund, the non-profit affiliate of The New York City Bar. Each year our staff and team of volunteer attorneys from the private bar provide free legal assistance, through direct representation projects and a telephone Legal Hotline, to approximately 20,000 low-income New Yorkers who do not have access to other legal resources.

The Planning and Estates Law Project (PELP) of the CBJC is made up of a panel of expert Trusts & Estates attorneys who provide free legal advice and assistance with document preparation for probate and administration of estates, and wills and other end of life care documents. The Project Coordinator will screen calls that come in through the PELP intake line and other sources, interview potential clients who may need assistance with an estate or personal life planning matter, record their data, provide basic legal information under the direction of the Project Director of the Legal Hotline, and refer appropriate cases to the PELP panel. In addition, the Project Coordinator will organize clinics in order for clients to meet with pro bono lawyers and arrange for law students to volunteer at the clinics under the supervision of attorneys. The Project Coordinator inputs data into the case management database and compiles and writes reports and short communications about the project. The Project Coordinator will serve as the liaison with the PELP panel. The Project Coordinator also provides administrative support to the Director of the Legal Hotline, including but not limited to general administrative tasks such as running monthly statistical reports.

Knowledge and Education

  • A college degree;
  • Outstanding verbal and written skills;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite;
  • Ability to analyze data and write reports;
  • Patient and pleasant on the telephone;
  • Some scheduled evening hours may be required; and
  • Ability to work well as part of a team.

In addition, we require a two year commitment. Spanish language skills are a plus.

The City Bar Justice Center is an equal opportunity employer. We pay commensurate with public interest salaries and experience and provide a generous benefits package. Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume and two references (including daytime telephone numbers) by e-mail to humanresources@nycbar.org or by regular mail to:
Director of Human Resources
New York City Bar Association
42 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036
Email: [humanresources@nycbar.org]


Position Title: Production Coordinator, Marketing and Communications
Department:City Bar Center for CLE
Position Report to: Director
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Department Function

The CLE Department offers various types of programs for attorneys to update and continue their education in the law as well as earn required CLE credit. In addition to the approximately 130 discreet live programs, we offer live webcasts, online/on demand programs and DVDs/CDs.

The CLE Department is committed to providing quality, timely and relevant programs to both newly admitted and experienced attorneys to serve the Bar's members and the Bar-at-large.  The excellent quality of the programs is on the level of long-standing organizations whose sole business purpose is CLE, such as PLI and ALI CLE.
In addition to New York, we are accredited in the States of California, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Job Function
Manage and design marketing and promotional pieces for CLE programs and coordinate timing of marketing pieces, including printed brochures, email marketing, CLE pages on the web site and building monitors.

Major Responsibilities

  • Create & maintain program charts, progress charts and CLE Calendar.
  • Design and layout course brochures, calendars, catalogues, posters and other marketing materials.
  • Create and maintain production schedules.
  • Maintain website with updated CLE content, including banner ads.
  • Proofread to ensure accuracy of materials.
  • Ensure e-mail distribution schedules are kept.
  • Act as liaison with printers and other vendors to Communications and Marketing departments, including providing specifications and analyzing bids.
  • Monitor invoicing of printing projects.
  • Assist with all aspects of customer service at selected programs, including setting up the registration desk, processing walk-in registrations, monitoring webcast links for participant questions and technical issues, distributing CLE certificates, ensuring that attendees and faculty members sign in/out and ensuring that the rooms are properly set up.
  • Work some evenings in connection with evening programs.
  • Take on additional responsibilities/special projects as needed.

Knowledge and Education

BA/BS. 1 year of production and/or graphic design experience. Must be detail-oriented; Graphic Design skills, including proficiency with design software, including Indesign; proficiency with HTML; ability to multi-task and prioritize, with good judgment and decision-making skills; excellent proofreading skills.

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: Legal Referral Counselor Part Time
Department: Legal Referral Department
Report to: Director, Legal Referral Department

Major Responsibilities

  • Respond to high volume of calls from the general public and direct callers to attorneys and other legal sources.
  • Provide basic legal information to the public
  • Other duties when needed.

Knowledge and Education

  • Bilingual Spanish and admission in New York required.
  • Experience in clinical environment or private law offices with knowledge of civil law (e.g., negligence, landlord/tenant or matrimonial) as well as general legal procedures helpful
  • Excellent phone manner and communication skills.  
  • Basic PC skills.

If interested and qualified, please send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to:

Human Resources Department
The Association of the Bar of the City of New York
42 West 44th Street
New York, NY  10036
Fax (212) 382-6769
e-mail: humanresources@nycbar.org


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]

 


 

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