The Philadelphia Bar Association (the "Association") announces a national search for a successor to its long-serving executive director, who will retire at the end of 2013.
Founded in 1802, the Philadelphia Bar is the oldest association of lawyers in the United States. It is devoted to serving the interests of its 13,000 members and to improving access to justice for the Philadelphia community.
The executive director manages the affairs of the Association and supports the Association's Chancellor and board of governors. Significant responsibilities include:
Supervising a staff of 25
Preparing and overseeing a budget of $4.5 million
Helping establish and manage Association programs and policies
Working with bar leaders to create distinctive services and strategic initiatives to enhance the value and importance of bar association membership
Developing new sources of non-dues income
Interacting with a diverse membership and community
Helping the Association fulfill its commitment to support and expand legal services for the needy.
Bachelor's degree required. A law degree or advanced degree in another relevant field would be useful but is not a prerequisite.
Excellent leadership, management and communication skills
Management experience with a non-profit or professional services organization, preferably with a connection to the legal profession
High personal integrity, sound judgment and a strong work ethic are essential, together with energy, imagination and a passion for the opportunity to lead the Association through the 21st century
Salary & Benefits
An attractive compensation package will be offered, commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Interested applicants should email a statement of interest and r?sum? to:
Alan M. Feldman, Esq.
Chair, Executive Director Search Committee
Use the following subject line in your email message: Applicant for Philadelphia Bar Executive Director: [Applicant Name]
Applications should be submitted on or before April 15, 2013. Selected applicants will be contacted to arrange for interviews.