Employment at NYSBA

The New York State Bar Association, a nonprofit professional association, seeks to fill the following positions:

The New York State Bar Association, a 74,000 member non-profit professional association based in Albany, offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefit package. All applicants should send a resume with qualifications, letter of application and salary requirements in confidence to:

New York State Bar Association
Attn: Human Resources
One Elk Street
Albany, NY 12207
(518) 487-5544 (FAX)  

Download the NYSBA Employment Application Here.

Graphic Designer
The full time Graphic Designer will join the NYSBA's fast paced, in-house Design Services team. Responsibilities include conceptualizing, designing, and developing a variety of promotional and informational materials such as brochures, catalogs, ads, book production and other materials for both print and electronic distribution. The ideal candidate must be able to demonstrate strong graphic design and production skills, as well as have the ability to work well under pressure, meet deadlines, effectively collaborate with a team and be a self-starter. Strong organizational skills and the ability to embrace third party input and feedback are essential. Required skills include: Extensive knowledge of InDesign, Photoshop, Acrobat Pro and web design. Basic knowledge of Illustrator, Framemaker and Copy writing skills are a plus. A 2 year degree from a Graphic Arts program, or 4 years of experience as a graphic designer with a diverse portfolio is required.  Some overtime may be necessary.

Administrative Assistant, Section Services
The full-time Administrative Assistant will provide support and assistance in the planning and organizing of Association meetings and programs.  Duties include preparing materials, correspondence and reports; maintaining database information and updating Assn. web pages; and providing other related administrative support to the department.  3-5 years of experience as an Administrative Assistant with a focus in meeting or program planning desired.  Proficiency in the Microsoft suite of Office applications, and database and web maintenance required.  Ability to handle and prioritize multiple projects, and strong organizational and customer service skills required.  Associate’s degree preferred.

Senior Writer
The Senior Writer will be responsible for writing State Bar News articles and press releases, pitching stories to reporters and responding to inquiries from the press, public and members. The position also monitors news developments and prepares news summaries for leadership. The ideal candidate will be adept at professionally interacting with reporters, members and the public. At least five years of experience writing and editing for publications is required. Public relations or publication management experience is preferred. The incumbent must be proficient in the Microsoft suite of Office applications, and possess social media and photography skills. Some travel is required. A bachelor’s degree is required, preferably in journalism, communications or liberal arts.

IT Support Specialist
The IT Support Specialist provides technical assistance to NYSBA staff and members with regard to queries and issues related to computer systems, software, and hardware.  Duties include monitoring the help desk request system, creating and managing documentation on IT processes and procedures, implementing training initiatives, creating and delivering classroom curriculum and video tutorials, installing, modifying and repairing computer hardware and software, responding to customer emails and escalated calls from the Member Resource Center, following up and collecting feedback about resolutions and computer usage. Requirements include a minimum of 5 years, full-time professional work experience in computer end-user support, ability to teach others on use of equipment, software and peripherals, strong analytical skills, capable of timely addressing & resolving computer problems in a helpdesk environment, strong customer service and interpersonal skills, as well as excellent verbal and written communication skills. An Associate degree or higher in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Technology or related field is preferred.

Senior Developer / Database Administrator
The iMIS System Administrator will report to the CTO and be responsible for NYSBA's member database (iMIS 15 moving to 20) and ensure that it performs at optimum levels with data integrity, and that it successfully integrates with external applications and NYSBA’s website. We have a sophisticated iMIS 20 environment with integrated 3rd party software. The candidate will work with the staff and members to ensure all database needs and expectations are met, will be part of a team of developers and be responsible for aspects of development and support of the public website, Intranet, databases, and a multitude of internally developed web applications.  This position requires someone who is self-motivated and hands-on with excellent communication, organization, and technical skills to work cross functionally with other teams (internal and external) and who can communicate at all levels of management.  Responsibilities extend from software development and application design, through to application configuration, deployment, and support. Other responsibilities will include budget planning, change management, system maintenance, mentoring, training staff and escalated help desk calls. Requirements include a Bachelor's degree from a college or university accredited by a U.S. Department of Education or internationally recognized accrediting organization, a minimum of 5 - 7 years of experience, with an emphasis on applications development, and package installs or technology planning and implementation, 3+ years of demonstrated experience in web application development with excellent knowledge of web programming languages (such as HTML 5, JavaScript, C# and .NET, JQUERY), a broad understanding of iMIS and database operations, knowledge in server architecture and configuration, and knowledge of data analytics and reporting systems.