The Orange County Bar Association, Inc. (“OCBA”) is seeking an Executive Director. The current Executive Director, Kimberly Homer, is relocating due to an urgent family matter. Founded in 1933, the OCBA is a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit, voluntary bar association located in Orlando, Florida. The OCBA membership of over 3,250 people includes attorneys, judges, paralegals and many other legal professionals. Dedicated to serving the legal needs of its community, OCBA attorney members founded the Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association, Inc., a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, in the 1960s with a mission of providing pro bono legal services for Central Florida residents. All OCBA attorney members must take cases with the Legal Aid Society of the OCBA, donate funds to the organization, or undertake specific community projects each year as a requirement of OCBA membership. The OCBA is a highly active and engaged bar association, both with its membership and community.
The OCBA is located in downtown Orlando, a city located in the heart of sunny, Central Florida. Orlando is not only the top tourist destination in the world, with Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, SeaWorld, and many other theme parks, it has wonderful neighborhoods, parks, urban bike trails and schools. The arts are alive in Orlando, home to numerous art museums and the world-class Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center. Sports fans can enjoy the Orlando Magic, the local NBA team, as well as the Orlando City and Orlando Pride soccer clubs. Conveniently located between both sides of the Florida coastline, the beach is only an hour away!
The Executive Director is responsible for strategic leadership by recommending and assisting the Executive Council (Board of Directors) in formulating the Association’s mission, goals, objectives, and related policies. The Executive Director is also responsible for budget and fiscal management for the OCBA and serves as an ambassador to the membership. Specific duties include:
Supervise a staff of 10 employees
Oversee the creation of the annual OCBA budget and manage all finance matters, including those involving the OCBA Foundation, Inc.
Manage association programs and policies and collaborate with volunteer attorneys who chair OCBA projects and events
Research and develop new sources of nondues revenue
Oversee general management of the OCBA building
Represent the OCBA locally, regionally and nationally
Certified Association Executive (preferred but not required)
Excellent interpersonal, leadership and communications skills
Collaborative working style
Ability to work with volunteers and multitask several key projects at once
Experience and knowledge of information technology
Significant human resources experience
Strong work ethic, personal integrity and sound judgment
Passion for the opportunity to lead the association
Successful career track record in association management including experience in member recruitment/retention and growth of a voluntary association (preferred but not required)
Currently serving as the top executive of a comparable professional member organization, bar association or law firm; alternative experience includes serving as a senior level executive of an association
Interested applicants should email a cover letter expressing your interest in this position along with your resume/CV and the name, title, street address, telephone number and email address of three (3) non-family member, professional references who may speak to your qualifications and experience. Please include your salary requirements. Please direct this information and any questions to the OCBA Executive Director Search Committee at: firstname.lastname@example.org. No calls please.
Application Deadline: March 18, 2019.
The OCBA is an equal opportunity employer. We prohibit unlawful discrimination based on age, ancestry, color, gender identity, HIV status, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, military status, or any other non-job-related factor or consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws. This policy applies to every aspect of employment. The OCBA selects volunteers and provides program services to clients and members according to the same equality standards as those used for employment. The OCBA complies with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunities
About Orange County Bar Association
The Orange County Bar Association of Orlando, Florida, has 10 employees. The OCBA is an attorney membership organization that provides legal education, networking, social and other programs to its members and also serves the Central Florida community with a number of public programs.