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Executive Director

The West Virginia Bar Association

Job Title: Executive Director of The West Virginia Bar Association
Location: Remote
Compensation: Salary to be commensurate with experience.
Application Deadline: March 25, 2024
Submission Instructions: Submit resumes and cover letters to [email protected]

The West Virginia Bar Association (WVBA), through its Executive Council, retains the broad general power of supervision over the Executive Director as to the results of the work completed, and it is available for advice and counsel as the Executive Director works with Executive Council to fulfill the organization’s mission, strategic plans, operation and goals.

1. Governance
The Executive Director works with the Executive Council to fulfill the mission of the West Virginia Bar Association.
  • Responsible for working with the Executive Council in a manner that supports and guides the organization’s mission
  • Responsible for communicating effectively, timely, and regularly with the Executive Council in order to provide information necessary to facilitate the Executive Council’s work and decisions
  • Responsible for reporting activities to the Executive Council on a timely and regular basis
  • Works closely with the Executive Council on policy decisions and fundraising, and to increase the visibility and impact of the WVBA
  • Organizes and oversees Executive Council, committee, and division meetings as requested
  • Maintains the organization’s official records and minutes in an organized and easily accessible fashion
2. Financial Performance and Viability
The Executive Director works with the Executive Council to develop resources sufficient to ensure the financial health of the West Virginia Bar Association.
  • Responsible for the fiscal integrity of the WVBA, including the timely submission to Executive Council of a proposed annual budget and monthly financial statements which accurately reflect the financial condition
  • Planning for and operation of the annual budget
  • Responsible for fiscal management that anticipates operating and does operate within the approved budget, ensures maximum resource utilization and maintenance of the WVBA in a positive financial position
  • Responsible for collecting membership dues, other fundraising including sponsorships, and developing other resources to support the WVBA mission
3. Mission and Strategic Plans
The Executive Director works with the Executive Council to ensure that the mission and strategic planning efforts of the West Virginia Bar Association are fulfilled through programming, planning, and related outreach.
  • Responsible for implementing new revenue-generating programs
  • Responsible for preparing and implementing the strategic plan in order to ensure that the mission is fulfilled and advanced
  • Establishing and maintaining relationships with other bar associations and other organizations and thereby enhancing the mission of the West Virginia Bar Association
  • Organizing and executing the annual meeting of the membership and other membership and outreach/planning/meetings
  • Establishing administrative policies and procedures for all functions and for the day-to-day operations of the WVBA
4. Operations
The Executive Director oversees and implements resources to ensure appropriate operations of the West Virginia Bar Association.
  • Responsible for effective administration of operations
  • Responsible for reviewing and signing notes and contracts made and entered into and on behalf of the WVBA as approved by its Executive Council
  • Responsible for other duties as assigned by the Executive Council
5. Marketing / Member Engagement
The Executive Director is responsible for the development and execution of effective marketing programs that drive membership, improve member engagement, promote revenue-generating events, and strengthen brand awareness for the West Virginia Bar Association.
  • Responsible for the development and release of the “Weekly Digest” which is a weekly email campaign designed to engage and inform members of Association business
  • Responsible for developing multi-channel advertising campaigns that drive interest and awareness for revenue-generating events and conferences
  • Responsible for collaborating with the WV State Bar to effectively market events and conferences to lawyers across the state
  • Responsible for maintaining the Association’s website including performing regular member database maintenance, developing event landing pages for all major events and conferences, managing and monitoring conference registration activity, and uploading relevant news articles and legal updates for members
  • Responsible for managing the Association’s social networks including Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn & X
  • Responsible for enhancing WVBA’s brand awareness by remaining active and visible in the state and by working closely with other professional and civic organizations
  • Serves as a spokesperson to members, the media, and the public

Resumes and cover letters should be submitted to [email protected] by March 25, 2024.