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Position Description: Executive Director
Status: Full Time Salaried, Exempt
Assigned Work Site: Oakland County Bar Association Main Administrative Office
Work Hours: Variable work hours, including evenings and weekends as required.
I. GENERAL STATEMENT OF RESPONSIBILITIES
The Executive Director is the chief executive officer of the Oakland County Bar Association (OCBA) and its charitable affiliate, the Oakland County Bar Foundation (OCBF). Under the direction of the OCBA Board of Directors and the OCBF Board of Trustees, the Executive Director manages and motivates the bar’s staff and oversees activities, operations, affairs, membership, marketing and resources of the OCBA and the OCBF and their committees and subcommittees. The Executive Director provides leadership and management in board relations, external relationships, strategic leadership, operations management and organizational development in support of the mission and vision of the OCBA and the OCBF; achieves economical, productive performance, forward-looking programming and constructive growth of the OCBA and the OCBF.
Duties and responsibilities
Within the parameters of the OCBA Articles of Incorporation, bylaws and policies, the Executive Director is responsible for and has authority to accomplish the duties set forth:
- Manages all human and capital resources, using best practices and creating a culture of positive interpersonal relationships within the organization including development of staff leadership, diversity, training and building capacity within the organization to be proactive in its member services function.
- Manages financial resources, including budgeting, auditing, governance, controls, projections and fiscal planning.
- Develops and manages programs and policies, including professional development activities, legislative policy initiatives, public service and fundraising.
- Supports the OCBA Officers and Board of Directors, committees and members.
- Supports the OCBF Board of Trustees, committees and volunteers.
- Supports the OCBA Committee chairs, vice chairs and members.
- Creates long term planning for promoting membership, member services and support for voluntary members.
See Appendix A – Specific Duties and Responsibilities Related to Each Area
Education and Experience
Bachelor’s Degree required. Advanced degree preferred.
Minimum of 3 – 5 years prior experience in the management of a professional association, non-profit organization or program, or related managerial and supervisory experience.
Demonstrated experience in areas including, but not limited to: non-profit management, program development, program grants, public relations, marketing and communications, staff supervision and fundraising.
Skills and qualifications
- Strong business and finance background
- Annual budget development
- Budget forecasting
- Fund development
- Cash management
- Investment knowledge
- Fundraising/Donor Development
- Ability to identify and secure sponsors for OCBA events
- Ability to identify and secure sponsors and donors for OCBF
- Familiarity with tax acknowledgement guidelines and procures/best practices for managing donors and donated funds
- Familiarity with grant development and funding criteria
- Communication Skills
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Ability to compose effective appeals for membership, donors, volunteers for both the OCBA and the OCBF
- Ability to write editorial column as required for Laches bar publication
- Ability to create effective social media campaigns
- Interpersonal Skills
- Ability to help individuals of all backgrounds feel welcome at the association
- Ability to handle politically sensitive and/or confidential information pertaining to members and others associated with the OCBA and OCBF
- Ability to supervise and train staff. Ability to effectively delegate, manage and support staff.
- Ability to adapt to changing environments, including annual change of leadership on OCBA and OCBF boards and committees.
- Demonstrated ability to engage in, create, implement and accomplish goals in long-range and strategic plans
- Ability to identify trends and adapt programs/services to changing member needs and legal community needs.
III. TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT
Wage and workweek are established by the OCBA Board of Directors.
In consideration for my employment, I agree to conform to the rules and regulations of the Association and my employment and compensation can be terminated, with or without notice, at any time, at the option of the Association or myself. I understand that no supervisor, administrator, or representative, other than the OCBA President, has any authority to enter into any agreement for employment for any specified period of time, or to make any agreement contrary to the foregoing.
Appendix A: SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES