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 72,000 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.

Senior Director of Marketing and Communications
The Senior Director of Marketing and Communications is responsible for operational success of assigned departments and employees; providing leadership and strategic direction to ensure seamless product/service delivery and member/employee satisfaction with quality control and evaluation; participating in the advancement of the Association’s mission, goals and objectives through strong management and support of current initiatives, innovation, collaboration, strategic thinking and assessment, and thoughtful, open and respectful communication.  A Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications, or related field is required.  A Master’s degree in Marketing, Communications, or related discipline is preferred.   Five (5) to ten (10) years of demonstrated experience in marketing, public relations or communications is required as well as prior success with budget development and project management, experience in managing functions, and direct supervision of individuals and teams.  Additionally, proficiency in the Microsoft suite of Office applications, familiarity with survey software such as Survey Monkey or Qualtrics, media monitoring services such as Meltwater or Cision, social media, web content development, and video production is required.  Excellent written and verbal communication skills, ability to multitask projects and work effectively with high level attorneys and judiciary is also required.

Immigration Pro Bono Fellow
The Immigration Pro Bono Fellow is a one year grant funded position responsible for overseeing the day to day operations of the Pro Bono Immigration Portal Project focused on matching volunteer attorneys offering pro bono services to organizations serving immigrant communities across the state.  Duties include managing the online portal; collaborating with our technology partner in the development of the portal; developing and maintaining relationships with legal service organizations; assisting with the development of immigration legal trainings; developing an online presence through the portal, NYSBA website, and other social media vehicles; and serving as a resource on immigration-related issues. The ideal candidate should have 1-5 years of experience in a legal setting, preferably in immigration.  An Associate’s degree and understanding of technology platforms are required. A Bachelor’s degree or Juris Doctor degree is preferred.  Applicants should possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills and be comfortable functioning in a team environment. Some travel required.

Web Developer
The Web Developer will join a small, cross functional development team as the association moves in a new direction with technology over the coming year.  Duties include working closely with the development team to respond to business needs, develop design strategies and communicate design solutions; Establishing coding conventions and supporting documentation, Developing and maintaining new and existing web content/infrastructure (dynamic pages, web forms, web services, etc.), migrating legacy Cold Fusion to .NET based platforms, contributing to all phases of the software life cycle, including requirements gathering and post deployment, learning software modules and platforms supported by the organization through formal training and self-study, gaining expertise on the multitude of technologies that are currently in use will be paramount to the applicant's long-term success. These include association management software (iMIS), web content management (Ektron, iMIS RiSE), e-commerce (ATS Online Marketplace), reporting (SSRS), intranet, accounting, and other systems. The ideal candidate will be able to work alone and as part of a group on a variety of projects.  Excellent interpersonal skills are a must as there will be extensive interaction with team members, end users, subject matter experts, and leadership.  The ideal candidate will have a good working knowledge of the Microsoft .NET platform (specifically C# and ASP.NET), IIS, and current web technologies including HTML5 and jQuery.  Experience working with relational databases using SQL is required, and knowledge of .NET data access methodologies is ideal.  Experience developing in ColdFusion and developing against a web content management system are a plus. Education and/or experience with similar technologies will be given full consideration. A Bachelor's degree from a college or university accredited by a U.S. Department of Education or internationally recognized accrediting organization or an equivalent combination of education and experience, along with two (2) years of web development experience with technologies such as HTML5, JQuery, ASP.NET and MSSQL required. A Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Management Information Systems and two (2) to five (5) years of demonstrated experience of the development, maintenance and support of data driven web applications and database applications. Proficiency with Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft .NET, web design and programming languages, and CMS preferred.  Experience with equivalent technologies will also be considered.