Executive Director

Detroit Bar Association and Foundation
United States of America
Job Type


Executive Director, Detroit Bar Association & Foundation
Responsible for the overall operation of the 501 (c)6 trade association and 501 (c)3 foundation by overseeing the administration, programs and strategic plan of the organizations. Other key duties include fundraising, marketing, grant writing and community outreach.  Contract position and mostly remote work but onsite at headquarters and events when necessary.
General Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Report directly to the Board of Directors
  • Develop and lead the strategic planning
  • Hire, supervise, and support staff and volunteers
  • Provide leadership for all existing programs as well as developing new programs/services that meet the mission and goals of the organization
  • Oversee all grant and funded activities to ensure all requirements are met in accordance with the contracts or award notifications including reporting as needed
  • Responsible for fiscal management that generally anticipates operating within the approved budget, ensures maximum resource utilization, annual audit and maintenance of the organization in a positive financial position
  • Support and promote Committees and Sections
  • Identify and apply for additional funding opportunities including grants, foundations and donations to support the strategic goals
  • Appropriately manage membership and donation database
  • Identify and recruit new members
  • Oversee bimonthly magazine
  • Sell sponsorships for events, ads for magazine and develop partnerships for events and the organization
  • Communicate effectively with the Board and provide, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for the Board to function properly and to make informed decisions
  • Recruit and orient new board members or assist the board as needed
  • Report to and work closely with the Board of Directors to seek their involvement in policy decisions, fundraising and to increase the overall visibility of the organization

Please email letter, resume and salary requirements to apply for this position to Darlene Trudell dtrudell@detroitlawyer.org.
The mission of the Detroit Bar Association is to serve its members and the legal community in Southeastern Michigan by supporting the ethical and successful practice of law and the fair administration of justice.
 CAE preferred, knowledge of office 365, word, excel, database management, social media, zoom, meetings management, budgeting/financial, excellent communication and presentation skills.
About Detroit Bar Association & Detroit Bar Association Foundation
As the oldest legal Bar association in Michigan and one of the three oldest in the country and founded in 1836, this association serves Detroit’s legal community through networking, practice development and community service. Members of all ages and experiences continue Detroit’s tradition of the ethical, successful practice of law and fair administration of justice.


Only registered members can apply for jobs.

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