The Executive Director of the Westchester County Bar Association provides the Association's Board and Officers with appropriate resources and innovative ideas for growth and development and initiates and advocates programs for consideration by the Board. The Executive Director advises the Board on all important matters under consideration.
The Executive Director will ensure that the Westchester County Bar Association is fiscally and administratively sound and that its operations, communications, programs, partnerships and membership service efforts are coordinated and support the mission, the policies of the Board, and the needs of the WCBA community. The Executive Director must have the flexibility to move comfortably between team and independent efforts, and between administrative and program and external representation work.
Realizing that the Executive Director must balance and manage internal and external organizational needs, the Executive Director will be an outstanding facilitator, collaborator, and communicator who can gain the trust and confidence of the staff, Board, membership, partners (both existing and potential), and other stakeholders. The Executive Director will have or build the necessary credibility to convey WCBA’s relevance and activities, as well as its impact on stakeholders and the broader community.
The Executive Director will have
strong business skills, including experience building a business/organization and responsibility for P&L;
leadership skills, including presence, vision, and the ability to lead and manage staff and volunteers in a collaborative and productive fashion;
the ability to work collaboratively with a volunteer Board of Directors;
a bachelor’s degree and either a graduate level degree or the equivalent work experience;
five or more years of progressively responsible executive supervisory and management experience with a non-profit or professional services organization;
strong computer skills with a working knowledge of Microsoft Suite applications;
strong financial management skills, including facility with Quick Books and at least the responsibility for the accounting and bookkeeping of a complex organization;
a strong comfort level with technology, website management, and social media;
a marketing orientation to promote the Association;
The Westchester County Bar Association is a not-for-profit corporation with a voluntary membership of more than 2,000 lawyers. The Association is the largest bar association in the County, and we also represent the local and specialty bar associations with the New York State and American Bar Associations. We are the voice of the Westchester bar in matters affecting our County and our profession,... locally, regionally and nationally.
Our membership is quite diverse: many practice as sole practitioners or in small or mid-size local or regional law firms, some are in-house counsel for closely-held or major international corporations, others serve the government and are in other forms of public service, and still others practice with major national and international law firms here and in the City.
We are dedicated to providing our members with ongoing help, including Continuing Legal Education programs, networking opportunities, and other guidance when needed. Each and every member matters to the Westchester County Bar Association. All for one and one member at a time.
Our Association's Sections and Committees are the bedrock of the organization. Our dynamic New Lawyers Section, which allows newly-admitted attorneys to meet one another and share experiences and concerns, is only one of our many active Sections and Committees that provide opportunities for our members. Other Sections and Committees provide our members with opportunities to meet with colleagues from their practice areas and to continue learning through interesting and affordable Continuing Legal Education (CLE, which is mandatory in New York) programs. Members also are encouraged to participate in and contribute to the Westchester legal community by becoming involved with committees such as Pro-Bono or Grievance, or by lending their literary talents to the Westchester Bar Journal and monthly Westchester Lawyer magazine.