Through a rigorous, confidential review and screening process, the NBA Search Committee is seeking a Executive Director who will shepherd the organization beyond its current phase and into its next period of growth and effectiveness. Specifically, the executive function’s charge and responsibilities include but are not limited to: • Effectively building a strong and sustainable funding base for the organization by demonstrating the ability to generate and/or procure ample revenue and resources required to support the mission and work of the National Bar Association; direct leadership role in the organization's development programs, including its annual fund-raising efforts, endowment, capital, and planned giving; • Possessing a track record of success in managing complex organizations, including fund development, budgets, mission-based programming, infrastructure administration and constituent relations; • Demonstrating access to a nationwide network of leaders, influencers and stakeholders in the public, private, legal and not-for-profit sectors; • Possessing strategic planning experience, including the ability to think and act strategically and help others, including the staff, do so; • Providing the NBA President and the Board of Governors support to develop a strong leadership infrastructure to maintain long-term organizational success; • Possessing ability to consistently deepen relationships with a growing community of attorneys, community organizations as well as individual and organizational donors and foster existing and new collaborations with organizational partners; • Understanding of the planning and implementation process through which the National Bar Association carries out its mission; • Facilitating the policy formulation process, and recognizing the key role the National Bar Association plays in its development; • Overseeing and expanding NBA branding efforts and public communication, including the NBA website, digital communiqués and social-media activities; • Displaying a passion for the mission and work of the National Bar Association, and excellent communication and interpersonal skills to convey that passion to the public, media, legislature and other partners and stakeholders.
Requirements: The successful candidate will exhibit qualifications and proven skills that promise to be the best fit for the organization at its current stage of development. Criteria such as financial acuity and fundraising abilities, programmatic experience and managerial skills, professional outlook and personal character, leadership qualities, community service, and communications ability will inform the selection outcome.
The ideal candidate will have relevant experiences in organizational leadership, executive management and/or development with a proven track record of achieving results; collaboration-building abilities; emotional maturity; an entrepreneurial spirit; and a global outlook. It is further anticipated that the Executive Director will seek to gain a deeper understanding of and personal experience with, the NBA culture and governing documents over time.
Internal Number: 001
About National Bar Association
The National Bar Association was founded in 1925 and is the nation's oldest and largest national network of predominantly African-American attorneys and judges. It represents the interests of approximately 65,000 lawyers, judges, law professors and law students.The NBA is organized around 23 substantive law sections, 9 divisions, 12 regions and 80 affiliate chapters throughout the United States and around the world.