The Indiana State Bar Association serves its 11,500 members, their clients and the public interest as the independent voice of the legal profession in Indiana. The Association has an annual budget of approximately $3MM and a staff of 20. It is located at the ISBA headquarters in downtown Indianapolis, IN.
The ISBA’s core purpose is to support the professional interests of members of the Indiana State Bar Association It focuses on member satisfaction, professionalism, and quality services. It endeavors to make membership in the ISBA indispensable and relevant to all Indiana legal professionals. Additional information on the ISBA can be found on its website: http://www.inbar.org .
The ISBA’s long-tenured Executive Director, Tom Pyrz, will retire in late 2017, thus the ISBA’s Board of Governors has embarked on a national search to recruit a new Executive Director.
The Executive Director serves as the chief executive officer of the Association under the direction of its officers and Board of Governors. The Executive Director is responsible for the effective conduct of the affairs of the Association and assists the officers and the Board of Governors in the formulation of the Association's mission, goals and objectives. In frequent consultation with the Association President, the Executive Director plans, organizes, coordinates, and directs the ISBA’s staff, programs and activities and is responsible for its fiscal management and staffing.
The Executive Director reports to the 25-member Board of Governors and oversees a staff of 20 full-time employees.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
Interacting with the Board of Governors
Working closely with the Association President, the Executive Director is responsible for developing Board meeting schedules and agendas, maintaining Board minutes and records, carrying out plans and programs of the Board, initiating programs for consideration by the Board, and advising the Board.
Membership Activities and Interaction
Provide leadership to and oversee the ISBA staff and volunteers as they work to retain existing members, enhance the diversity and expand the size of the membership. Also, the Executive Director will oversee those activities necessary to maintain effective member relations and meet member expectations.
Programs and Services
Responsible for the effective delivery of ISBA programs and services to members and, as appropriate, to the public at large. This includes web content, publications, CLE programs, special events, and fund raising opportunities.
Oversee employment, assignment of duties, supervision, evaluation, training and ongoing leadership of all ISBA professional and support staff.
In concert with the Board, outside auditors, and financial staff, ensure the efficient preparation of financial statements.
Participate in advocacy activities including communications with the American Bar Association, ICLEF (Indiana Continuing Education Forum), Indiana Bar Foundation, other Indiana municipal, specialty, and state bar officials as well as elected officials. Assist the President in communicating the ISBA’s position on industry and public issues.
Interaction with Related Associations
Maintain awareness of trends and developments in the legal profession, and activities and programs of other state, local, specialty, and national bar associations and other professional associations.
Association and Headquarters Operations
Supervise the operations of the Association and manage the personnel, facilities, operations and assets of the Association. The Executive Director is responsible for the internal structure of the ISBA to ensure that the organization is effectively and efficiently managed.
The Executive Director is expected to earn an attractive compensation package; appropriate perquisites and some relocation assistance will be provided.