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Position Title: Director of Programs
Department: Programs
Position Reports to: Executive Director
FLSA Status: Exempt

Department Function
The Programs Department, which includes Continuing Legal Education (“CLE”), is committed to providing high-quality, timely and relevant programs to both newly admitted and experienced attorneys with a reasonable price structure to serve the City Bar’s members and the profession-at-large. We offer a menu of various types of media for attorneys to update and continue their education in the law as well as earn required CLE credit in California, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. In addition to the live programs, we offer live webcasts, on-line/on-demand programs, and DVDs/CDs.

Job Function
The Director oversees a multimillion-dollar program by creating quality CLE and non-CLE programs, instituting a marketing strategy and implementing business systems and procedures. Collaborates with other departments of the City Bar as well as committees to develop strategy and implement programs.

Major Activities

  • Work with committees and outside faculty to create, develop and oversee a calendar of CLE and non-CLE programs.
  • Responsible for a multimillion-dollar budget, a significant revenue stream for the Association.
  • Implement a marketing plan which includes obtaining sponsors, designing materials and promoting the program, all of which create a branding for our programs.
  • Manage a large staff, including full and part-time employees. Encourage teamwork, open communication and professional development of the staff.
  • Manage the work of outside vendors and consultants in a variety of areas, including regarding the printing and mailing of materials and distribution of books.
  • Create and manage strategic partnerships with online companies to use our program content for live web casts and archived programs.
  • Undertake joint ventures with other entities including law schools, trade associations, other bar associations and other professional associations.
  • Contract with firms and in-house legal departments to purchase passports, providing attendance to programs in exchange for a flat fee.
  • Investigate use of new technology options for management of program and for online programs.
  • Maintain accreditation and where appropriate increase it (currently in the states of California, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania).

Knowledge and Education
JD strongly preferred. At least 5 years legal conference planning, including business development of CLE programs and involvement in bar associations, preferred.

Salary range is commensurate with experience. Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume with salary requirements to:
New York City Bar Association
Director of Human Resources
42 West 44th Street
New York, N.Y. 10036

Position Title: Front Desk Assistant – Evening Shift
Department: Building Operations
Position Reports to: Front Desk Manager

Department Function
The Building Operations department maintains and operates a 60,000 square foot landmark building in midtown Manhattan. The department ensures that the building remains in compliance with all NYC Fire Department and Department of Buildings current codes and regulations. Additionally, environmental control, front desk/security operations, purchasing and mailroom functions are integral parts of the Building Operations department.

Job Function
The Front Desk Assistant reports directly to the Front Desk Manager. Primary responsibilities are to greet and welcome all guests and members to the New York City Bar. Additionally, the Front Desk Assistant will need to multitask the activities listed below at times in a hectic environment, while still adhering to our Customer Service charter ( The hours for the Front Desk Assistant evening shift are Monday – Thursday 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm & Friday 2:00 pm – 10:00 pm.

Major Activities

  • Direct members and visiting guests to appropriate meeting rooms.
  • Answer front desk telephone calls and transfer to the correct department.
  • Greet walk in guests and give them available resources & contact information.
  • Receive clients for the SLF and advise counsel that their client has arrived.
  • Monitor the front desk security cameras, answer intercom and grant access at the service entrance.
  • Ensure that vendors sign in and out of the log book.
  • Operate the sidewalk handi-lift to assist guests in wheelchairs.
  • Maintain cleanliness and assist as need in the cloak room.
  • Accept incoming FedEx/UPS & messenger service packages.
  • Perform evening rounds to ensure the building is empty prior to setting the alarm and locking the building.
  • Filling out incident reports for any onsite building accidents.

Knowledge and Education
NYC Fire Safety Director Certification is required.
2 years of related experience required.
Good decision making skills and the ability to work and coordinate tasks.
Must be able to communicate effectively with staff and guests at all levels.
Some PC skills required

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: Human Resources
42 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036
Email: []

Position: Sales Account Specialist
Department: Membership & Marketing
Position Reports to: Director of Membership & Marketing
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

General Summary:
The Sales Account Specialist will identify, prospect, and develop relationships with large and mid-size law firms, corporations and government entities to present City Bar offerings, including CLE Passports, sponsorships for CLE and other programs and membership, achieving increased sales and penetration. The Sales Account Specialist will contact and secure new business accounts/customers, as well as focusing on growing and developing existing client relationships.

Core Functions:

  • Promotes/sells/secures orders from existing and prospective customers through a consultative approach.
  • Demonstrates products and services to existing/potential customers and assists them in selecting those best suited to their needs.

Details of Function:

  • Establishes, develops and maintains strong business relationships with current customers and prospective customers to generate new business for CLE Passports, online offerings and membership.
  • Develops and recommends strategies for increasing Passport participation, attendance at CLE programs (live and online), sponsorships of CLE programs and other events, and City Bar membership.
  • Makes outbound calls and on-site visits for presentations to existing and prospective customers.
  • Researches sources for developing prospective customers and for information to determine their potential.
  • Develops clear and effective written proposals/quotations for current and prospective customers.
  • Expedites the resolution of customer problems and complaints.
  • Coordinates sales effort with marketing, CLE, and membership services groups, and any outside partners.
  • Analyzes the territory/market’s potential and determines the value of existing and prospective customers’ value to the organization.
  • Creates and manages a customer value plan for existing customers highlighting profile, share and value opportunities.
  • Identifies advantages and compares organization’s products/services to its competitors.
  • Supplies management with oral and written reports on sales, customer needs, problems, interests, competitive activities, and potential for new products and services.
  • Keeps abreast of technical services, market conditions, competitive activities, advertising and promotional trends through the reading of pertinent literature and consulting with marketing and technical service areas.
  • Participates in trade shows, events, programs, conferences, and fairs, as required.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge and Education

  • 4 Year Degree in business or related field.
  • 1-3 Years sales experience in a professional services environment.
  • Understanding of the legal industry.
  • Must have great drive and be self-motivated.
  • Superior oral and written skills.
  • A high level of emotional intelligence, collaborative style; solid judgment.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team player.
  • High attention to detail and ability to adhere to deadlines.

Salary range is commensurate with experience. Only qualified candidates with salary requirements will be considered. Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume with salary requirement to:

New York City Bar Association
Attn: Human Resources
42 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036
Email: []

Position: Legal Referral Counselor Part Time
Department: Legal Referral Department
Reports 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


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