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Executive Director

Company: Association of the Bar of the City of New York
Location: New York
Posted on: January 15, 2021

Job Description:

The City Bar will close at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 24, and remain closed, with most staff on holiday, until Monday, January 4. /--The City Bar's building is--open on a limited, appointment-only basis. To schedule a visit, and for the latest on how the City Bar is responding to the coronavirus, click here .-- Executive Director, City Bar Justice Center Position: Executive Director, City Bar Justice Center Reports To: Executive Director, New York City Bar Association

The City Bar Justice Center (CJBC) is the 501(c)(3) affiliate of the New York City Bar Association (City Bar), one of the nation's largest bar associations. CBJC partners with New York City's leading law firms and corporate legal departments and with City Bar committees to advocate for low-income New Yorkers with civil legal problems, including by recruiting, training and matching volunteer attorneys to provide advice and representation and by issuing reports and recommendations. CBJC's Legal Hotline, the largest operation of its kind in New York, provides referrals and brief advice to 1,000 people per month. The CBJC's work is organized into a dozen projects designed to address areas of unmet civil legal need in a variety of fields including immigration, homelessness, veterans, LGBTQ, bankruptcy, small businesses, elder law and estate planning. CBJC, conveniently located in a historic building at 42 West 44th--Street in midtown Manhattan, is working remotely during the pandemic. The Executive Director leads a staff of approximately 20 attorneys at different levels of experience and other staff including 8 non-attorney project coordinators. The Executive Director is a thought leader in shaping discussions within the legal and non-profit communities around improving access to justice.-- Areas of responsibility include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide strategic vision and leadership for CBJC and its programs;
  • Ensure the quality of legal services provided to 26,000 clients annually;
  • Strengthen and build relationships with stakeholders including client communities and pro bono law firms and corporate legal departments;
  • Collaborate with City Bar departments and committees, the City Bar Fund Board and the other programs of the City Bar Fund (Office for Diversity & Inclusion, Vance Center for International Justice and Lawyer Assistance Program);
  • Create budgets and manage financial health of organization;
  • Oversee government and foundation grants and lead fundraising efforts (historically at least an additional $2 million annually);
  • Lead diverse team of experienced lawyers and administrative staff and provide substantive supervision;
  • Oversee communications for CBJC and engage in speaking and writing about pro bono legal services and serving the legal needs of low-income people. QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE: The successful candidate will be an attorney who is an accomplished and dynamic leader, advocate, and manager committed to expanding legal services through pro bono and direct representation and who is passionate about social justice and racial equity. Professional Experience includes:
    • Significant senior non-profit or legal-related leadership;
    • Management, fundraising, litigation and operational experience;
    • Enthusiasm for fundraising and governmental relations;
    • Deep understanding of New York City's legal community, bar associations, and law firm and corporate legal departments and their capacity to provide pro bono legal services;
    • Engagement with and support for public interest law organizations in New York City and the populations they serve;
    • At least ten years of legal experience including prior experience working as a public interest and/or pro bono attorney;
    • Technology-forward orientation to all aspects of legal practice, operations and fundraising.
    • Editing and writing, including engagement on social media. Personal Attributes include:
      • Strategic and positive leadership;
      • Inclusive approach to management and decision-making;
      • Commitment to delivering high-quality legal work;
      • Excellent communicator and relationship builder who can represent and advocate for the organization to diverse stakeholders.
      • Commitment to the pro bono service model;
      • Ability to innovate and work in a prolonged remote environment; To apply,--send a cover letter, resume and salary expectations--via email to--humanresources@nycbar.org and include Executive Director-CBJC--in the subject line. We offer a generous benefits package. Salary commensurate with skills and experience. Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States. We are not able to sponsor visas for this position. The City Bar Justice Center is a proud equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We encourage diverse candidates to apply. It is the policy of the organization to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, creed, age, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, gender (including gender identity and sexual harassment), sexual orientation, disability, arrest or conviction record, pregnancy, credit history, salary history, caregiver status, marital status, partnership status, or status as a victim of domestic violence, stalking and sex offenses, religion, sex, genetic information, military status, unemployment status or any other characteristic as protected by law. With regard to the Americans with Disabilities Act and other related laws, the organization will endeavor to make reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities. 42 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036 - 212.382.6600 The City Bar Justice Center wishes you and your loved ones a safe and Happy Holiday! Thank you for your generous response to the legal needs of NYers hit hard by the pandemic. We look forward to working together to build a fairer, healthier, and more equitable NY in 2021! "With the stroke of a pen, the Governor can release hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers from a cycle of debt and punishment, one that vastly and disproportionately impacts low-income communities and people of color." Read the full report here: https:// bit.ly/34CCGQU @ NYCLU "Live performance venues are a vital part of the American cultural experience, provide thousands of jobs to artists and other workers, and fuel the economy." https:// bit.ly/2HaXbf7 As a new lawyer, resolve to gain new skills in 2021 with our # NewLawyerInstitute . Each month we host events to successfully prepare you for the legal profession. Register for January's programs today: http:// bit.ly/NewLawyerInsti tute-- --- . *Members + sponsoring law schools attend FREE* This holiday season we're offering our members 50% all On-Demand CLEs! City Bar CLEs feature experts in their fields, and satisfy all required credits. Offer ends Jan. 4.

        Not a member? Get 20% off, or join now for the full 50% discount.

        Browse On-Demand: https:// bit.ly/2ITnzew 16-Hour # BridgeTheGap : Corporate & Litigation 1/22 & 1/29 - Earn all of your annual NY MCLE credits. This program offers one day of litigation-focused topics and one day of corporate; you can purchase both days, or just one. Register: https:// bit.ly/3oTthfu # CityBarCLE Read what our Consumer Bankruptcy Project Director, Ramona Morel, had to say on the unexpected drop in bankruptcy filings in 2020 amid an economic crisis due to the COVID pandemic: http:// bit.ly/2JjifkQ Thank you @ CoquiTheChef for the virtual trip to La Isla del Encanto - Puerto Rico, Zoom style! Your virtual cooking class made for an unforgettable (and very tasty) holiday party! Spread the joy and support a # smallbiz today: http://www. coquithechef.com The Vance Center wrote a letter to United States Senator Chris Coons raising concern about a loan the World Bank made to the Ugandan Government for COVID-19 pandemic relief that may be financing ongoing # HumanRights abuses in Uganda. Read the letter here: http:// ow.ly/8Yjq50CSyap This holiday season we're offering our members 50% all On-Demand CLEs! City Bar CLEs feature experts in their fields, and satisfy all required credits. Offer ends Jan. 4.

        Not a member? Get 20% off, or join now for the full 50% discount.

        Browse On-Demand: https:// bit.ly/2ITnzew Whether you're in a virtual meeting, on the phone or anywhere else: your ability to speak and communicate with confidence will enhance your practice - just as a lack of confidence will frustratingly hold you back. Bolster your communication skills on 1/14. https:// bit.ly/PDW011421 There are no more Tweets in this timeline.

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