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Position Title: Program Coordinator
Department: City Bar Center for CLE
Position Reports To: Director/Deputy 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 discrete 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

Assist with the coordination of CLE programs.

Major Activities

  • Assist staff attorneys with all the aspects of program coordination, including:
    • Corresponding with program faculty;
    • Confirming faculty information;
    • Setting deadlines for course materials and following up as necessary;
    • Obtaining copyright permission for articles submitted as necessary;
    • Assisting in organizing and sending materials for reproduction;
    • Taking faculty RSVPs for faculty meetings and lunches;
    • Acting as a liaison to Meeting Services, to ensure food, beverage and AV are provided at programs;
    • Sending marketing materials to faculty;
    • Acting as liaison to on-line providers providing them with assistance as necessary; and
    • Assisting with all aspects of customer service at 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 or equivalent experience. Proficient in computer skills and data entry. Excellent proofreading skills and attention to detail 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: Director of Human Resources
42 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036
Email: [humanresources@nycbar.org]


Position Title: Counsel
Department: Executive Director
Position Reports To: Executive Director
FLSA Status: Exempt

Job Function

The Executive Department Counsel provides legal advice concerning the day-to-day operations of the New York City Bar in various areas.  Collaborates with various departments of the City Bar as well as committees to ensure smooth operation of the Association. Provide legal support to the New York City Bar Association (a 501(c)(6) organization) and the City Bar Fund (a 501(c)(3) organization).

Major Responsibilities

  • Advise on issues related to not-for-profit laws, lobbying laws, organization governance, intellectual property, ethics, insurance, liability, labor & employment and other matters.
  • Review agreements and manage infrequent litigation.
  • Pre-publication review of various City Bar materials.
  • Meet with various foreign delegations of lawyers and judges and coordinate activity with United Nations, international bar associations and LLM programs.
  • Provide support for various City Bar programs as needed.
  • Sound judgment and practical legal advisor.

Knowledge and Education

  • At least 7 years experience practicing law.
  • Excellent research, writing and editing skills.
  • Strong verbal communication abilities.
  • Some familiarity with the work of a bar association is a plus, but not required. 
  • Prior experience advising non-profit organizations (or experience as an in-house counsel) is a plus but not required.

Other Considerations

  • Sound judgment and practical legal advisor.
  • Team player but self-motivated and self-directed.
  • Big picture thinker but also attention to details vested in the role of the City Bar and its success.
  • Flexible position with some work-from-home opportunities.
  • Significant room for growth.
  • Not afraid to ask questions.

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

New York City Bar Association
Attn:  Director of Human Resources
42 West 44th Street
New York, N.Y. 10036
E-mail: [humanresources@nycbar.org]

 


Position Title: Policy Counsel
Department: Executive Director
Position Reports To: Senior Policy Counsel
FLSA Status: Exempt

 

Department Function

The City Bar, through its committees, authors over 200 reports per year, including, amicus briefs, op-ed pieces, hearing testimony, letters to heads of state or public officials, reports on legislation or comments on proposed rules. The Policy Counsel will support the committees in the drafting, review, approval and dissemination of the City Bar’s policy positions.

Major Responsibilities

  • Support City Bar committees in the development and communication of policy positions
  • Assist the City Bar President with his/her review of a broad range of committee work product.
  • Facilitate inter-committee cooperation.
  • Otherwise provide support for the City Bar’s policy and advocacy work.

 

Other Considerations

  • Invested in the City Bar having a voice in matters of public policy, law reform and judicial administration.
  • Big picture thinker with strong attention to detail.
  • Strong conflict resolution, organizational and multi-tasking skills.
  • Comfortable with short deadlines.
  • Able to synthesize and summarize positions for communication purposes.
  • Flexible position with significant work-from-home opportunities.

 

Knowledge and Education

  • At least 7 years experience practicing law
  • Excellent research, writing, editing and communication skills
  • Some familiarity with the work of a bar association is a plus, but not required
  • Prior policy or advocacy work is a plus, but not required

 

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

New York City Bar Association
Attn:  Director of Human Resources
42 West 44th Street
New York, N.Y. 10036
E-mail: [humanresources@nycbar.org]


Position Title: P/T Clinical Coordinator (14 hours per week/evenings required)

Position Reports to: Director, Lawyer Assistance Program

Job Function

The clinical coordinator contributes to the overall functioning and coordination of services provided by the New York City Lawyer Assistance Program. The clinical coordinator must demonstrate:

    1. Excellent clinical judgment;
    2. A working knowledge of effective assessment and treatment procedures for clients with addiction, mental health disorders, family, work related and interpersonal issues.
    3. Must be experienced in working with clients who are professionals;
    4. Must possess a knowledge of local and national treatment providers;
    5. Have excellent networking skills
    6. Have excellent communication skills;
    7. Have the ability to be flexible, creative, and work well as a member of a team.

Major Responsibilities

The clinical coordinator is expected to:

  1. Provide assessment, supportive counseling, and referral to clients presenting with a broad range of addiction and mental health disorders, including, but not limited to:

    Alcoholism and drug dependence; depression, anxiety, stress and burnout; personality disorders; eating disorders; gambling; computer/internet addiction; sexual addiction, career transition-work/life balance; family, marital and interpersonal issues.

  2. Provide intervention and follow-up to assess the effectiveness of the referral plan.
  3. Provide educational and supportive groups for attorneys suffering from addiction, mental health problems and work-life balance issues.
  4. Provide educational presentations on addiction, depression, work-life balance issues and recovery to the local legal community;
  5. Implement activities that assist lawyers to function more effectively in the profession;
  6. Work cooperatively with the members of the NYC Bar's Committee on Lawyer Assistance and its peer volunteers;
  7. Attend meetings of local and specialty bar association committees to assist in development of NYC LAP network;
  8. Work in collaboration with the Director of NYC LAP to determine ways to increase program visibility and services to NYC lawyers, judges, and law students;
  9. Maintain membership in professional organizations and attend seminars to remain current with clinical trends and professional practice;
  10. Carry out other duties assigned by Director as necessary to provide optimum services.
  11. Maintain the highest level of confidentiality and professionalism

Knowledge and Education

  1. The clinical coordinator must possess a graduate degree and be currently licensed in the state of New York as a psychologist, social worker, mental health counselor, or marriage and family therapist.
  2. The clinical coordinator must have a minimum of five years experience working in the field of addiction and mental health and be proficient in psychosocial assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning, counseling techniques for individuals and groups, intervention and referral
  3. The clinical coordinator must have experience providing education and outreach programs.
  4. Candidate must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  5. Must have strong computer skills.
  6. Knowledge of the New York State Appellate Division Character and Fitness and Disciplinary Committees a plus.

Salary range is commensurate with experience. Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume with salary requirement to: Eileen Travis, Director at etravis@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: 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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