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 75,000 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)  

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Senior Media Writer
The full time Senior Media Writer, responsible for writing State Bar News articles and press releases, pitching press releases to reporters and responding to inquiries from the press, public and members. The position also monitors news developments and prepares news summaries for leadership, and assists with the production of the Association newspaper. The ideal candidate will be adept at professionally interacting with reporters, members and the public. At least seven years of experience writing and editing for publications, and publication management or public relations experience is required. 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 in journalism, communications or liberal arts is required.

Associate Executive Director for Business Operations
The Associate Executive Director for Business Operations serves as the chief business officer and provides both operational and financial oversight in support of the Association's mission, vision and goals. The position directly assists the Executive Director in strategic planning and tactical matters as they relate to budget management, cost benefit analysis, and financial forecasting needs making a real impact on productivity and growth. The Associate Executive Director embraces new opportunities and thrives in a constantly evolving environment with a strong entrepreneurial spirit. The position also ensures the daily optimization of various business operations including Technology and Facilities management. For more information, please click here:
Indications of interest, inquiries, applications and nominations for the Associate Executive Director for Business Operations should be directed to:
Barbara Mendel Mayden
Young Mayden, LLC

Associate Director of Media Services

The Associate Director of Media Services position requires a strong, versatile writer who is able to craft polished press releases, articles for association newspaper, opinion pieces, reports and other projects. The job also involves: answering press inquiries and pitching stories to reporters; and helping to develop and implement the association’s media strategy. Successful candidate should be a highly motivated self-starter with an analytical mind, interest in public policy, and strong communication and organizational skills. A bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, government or liberal arts is preferred. A minimum of seven years of experience in media relations or journalism is required. Proficiency in Microsoft suite of Office applications required. Social media and photography skills preferred.

Database / Web Developer

The Database / Web Developer will possess a minimum of 3 years experience and demonstrated proficiency with MS SQL Server, MS Access, ColdFusion, HTML and Web interconnectivity.  A Bachelor's degree is preferred.  Excellent oral and written communication skills are required.  Knowledge of Visual Basic, .NET and Crystal Reports preferred. 

Member Development Specialist
The Member Development Specialist is responsible for providing outreach and support for all law school and law student programs, events and new initiatives; communications support that includes writing and editing marketing copy for law student collateral materials and other related student communications, as well as membership projects such as recruitment and retention materials; promoting the NYSBA affinity partner benefits, and finding ways in which members can draw more value from NYSBA’s extensive informational resources. Organizational skills and effective communication through verbal and written form required.  Three (3) to five (5) years of copy writing and event coordination experience required. Experience with web content management, the ability to multitask and attention to detail is essential. Moderate travel throughout New York State required. Associate’s Degree in communications or related area required. Bachelor’s degree in marketing/communications, journalism or a related field preferred. Knowledge with the law or legal field desired.