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)

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.

Director of Marketing

The Director of Marketing is responsible for directing the planning and implementation of the Association’s marketing communications initiatives.  The Director will work closely with senior management, department directors, members of the Association and other State and local Bars. The ideal candidate will possess a minimum of seven years of experience in marketing communications, a successful track record managing and implementing integrated communications plans, excellent computer skills, demonstrated success using Social Media and Web based communications, and experience with market research and statistical analysis.  Specific experience with voluntary membership associations and continuing education program marketing is preferred.  A Master’s Degree in Marketing or related subject matter is preferred.

Liaison to Association Sections

Sections are self-sustaining, smaller chapters of the Association which develop initiatives to support members in various legal practice areas in addition to having their own separate governance structures (executive committees). The Liaison's duties include assisting sections in achieving their goals and objectives, serving as a communications liaison, coordinating program arrangements, and providing general support.  Preferred applicants will have a Bachelor’s degree in Business or Communications and three to five years experience working with executive boards of associations or non-profit organizations.  Excellent organizational, computer and written and oral communication skills are required.  Some travel required.

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 and excellent oral and written communication skills are required.  Knowledge of Visual Basic, .NET and Crystal Reports preferred. 

Executive Director

The Executive Director of the New York State Bar Association is the chief administrative officer of the Association with management responsibility for its administrative and staff operations and for implementing the policies of the Association. 

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