The Virginia State Bar, an administrative agency of the Supreme Court of Virginia, invites applicants to apply for the position of Executive Director, who is also the Secretary-Treasurer and Chief Operating Officer.
The VSB is Virginia’s mandatory Bar based in the City of Richmond with over 32,000 active members and 13,000 inactive members with the mission of protecting the public, regulating the legal profession of Virginia, advancing access to legal services, and assisting in improving the legal profession and the judicial system.
VSB activities include, but are not limited to, lawyer discipline, mandatory continuing legal education and other regulatory compliance requirements, ethical advice and counsel for attorneys, pro bono support, public awareness and communications regarding VSB programs such as the Virginia Lawyer Referral Service and Clients’ Protection Fund; support and liaison for the VSB standing committees, voluntary sections, and conferences; and assistance and implementation of special projects of the Supreme Court of Virginia as requested. The VSB is governed by a 13-member executive committee and a council of 81 members, who are elected or appointed from every judicial circuit in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
With a staff of 93 and an operating budget of approximately $15M, the Executive Director is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Bar including supervision of the senior staff, management of the budget and assisting the officers in their roles as spokespersons for the VSB. Additionally, the Executive Director works closely with VSB staff, officers, and the Supreme Court of Virginia to help identify, communicate, develop, and implement the strategies, priorities, and infrastructure needs necessary for achieving the goals, objectives, and mission of the VSB as directed or as circumstances require in conjunction with the judicial branch, the legislative branch, the executive branch, other bar organizations, members, and other outside entities.
Necessary qualifications include:
Proven leader with significant progressively responsible management and administration experience. License to practice law, and if not already admitted in Virginia, eligible to be admitted within one year. Significant experience in managing a multi-function organization; the ability to communicate clearly and persuasively both orally and in writing; budget and financial management skills. Ability to work with diverse groups and build consensus and respectful working relationships, both within and external to the organization. Significant experience working with law-related organizations or professional associations is a plus.
The selected candidate is subject to a criminal background check and the VSB mandatory vaccination program. Competitive state benefits package. Reasonable relocation expense reimbursement is available within state limits.
To apply, submit your cover letter, detailed resume, and salary requirements by e-mail to the VSB HR office at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 5:00 p.m. July 15, 2022. EOE
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