The Kansas Bar Association and the related Kansas Bar Foundation are seeking an executive director to help execute their vision for serving the legal community and advancing the interests of the legal profession in Kansas. With more than 7,000 members, the KBA is a voluntary, statewide association for legal professionals in Kansas. The KBF promotes charitable and educational projects throughout the state.
Reports to: Kansas Bar Association Board of Governors & Kansas Bar Foundation Board of Trustees
Principal Responsibility: Administer the affairs and resources of the Kansas Bar Association (KBA) and the Kansas Bar Foundation (KBF) in the best interests of the membership and the public in accordance with stated policies and directives of the respective boards.
• Execute the policies as determined by the Board of Governors and the Board of Trustees.
• Make recommendations regarding programs and policies to the Board of Governors and the Board of Trustees. Assist the president, officers, and boards in discharging their duties. This includes, among other matters, informing the boards of developments and issues that could affect the KBA, the KBF, and the legal profession.
• Submit annually a proposed budget for the KBA and the KBF to the officers of each board for approval. Administer both KBA and KBF resources in accordance with the adopted budgets. Manage the finances of the KBA and its subsidiary corporations as approved by the respective organizations’ boards.
• Communicate KBA policies and objectives to the membership and the public with a focus on increasing engagement by the legal community and enhancing the KBA’s influence as a voice for the legal community.
• Employ, terminate, and establish the compensation of KBA and KBF personnel positions as required to carry on the work of the organizations within the adopted budgets and within the guidelines and policies of the organizations.
• Define the duties of the organizations’ personnel, supervise and evaluate their performance, assign and delegate their responsibilities.
• Maintain an efficient and effective level of service in relation to the organizations’ personnel, procedures, and equipment.
• Administer programs and activities as directed by the Board of Governors and the Board of Trustees.
• Serve as trustee signer to the Employee Retirement plan.
• Oversee the KBA and KBF finances in accordance with all generally accepted accounting standards and policies.
• Perform other job tasks as needed.
• Ability to travel in-state and out-of-state to represent the KBA and KBF, including occasional overnight stays. Travel advance scheduling and approval to effectively utilize resources.
• Flexibility to work outside normal business hours.
Education and Experience:
• College degree required with a minimum of 5 years’ experience in association and/or not-for-profit leadership.
• Proven leadership skills and exceptional communication skills.
• Competitive compensation commensurate with experience, including full benefits.
To apply, submit a resume and cover letter to the Executive Director Search Committee, Attention KBA President, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Application review will begin September 14, 2018.