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Des Moines, IA

Nashville, TN
Late Summer 2013

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The American Judicature Society, an independent, nonpartisan, membership organization working nationally to protect the integrity of the justice system, seeks an executive director.

AJS is currently forming a new affiliation with Vanderbilt Law School in Nashville, TN. The executive director will be resident in Nashville and will oversee the relocation of the Society?s headquarters from Des Moines to Nashville beginning in late summer 2013.

Key responsibilities include:
  • Overseeing all programs, publications, and operations of the AJS;
  • Overseeing fundraising and annual budgeting;
  • Building relationships with Vanderbilt Law School faculty, students, and alumni;
  • Recruiting and managing professional staff; and
  • Working with volunteer leaders to maximize organizational effectiveness.
Significant travel is required, and may comprise up to 40% of time.
  • Law degree (J.D.)
  • Substantive knowledge of law, courts, and research on judicial process
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated success in fundraising and resource development
  • Strategic planning and organizational management skills
Salary & Benefits
Salary commensurate with experience. Benefits include group health insurance and dental plan, paid vacation and sick leave, group life insurance plan, and defined contribution pension plan (eligible after two full years of service).
To Apply
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, r?sum?, three writing samples, and three professional references through the secure job application portal on the American Judicature Society website.

Applications may also be submitted in hard copy form to:

Executive Search Committee
American Judicature Society
The Opperman Center at Drake University
2700 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311

Or by e-mail to: hiring@ajs.org.

No telephone calls accepted.


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