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Job Announcement: Director of Operations


About the Bar:
The Alabama State Bar (ASB) is the regulatory authority for the legal profession in Alabama with over 19,000 attorney members and approximately 35 employees.  The ASB is dedicated to promoting the professional responsibility and competence of its members, improving the administration of justice and increasing the public understanding of and respect for the law.

Job Description:

The Director of Operations is responsible for direction of day-to-day administrative and operational functions of the Alabama State bar, including organizational structure, personnel management, designing and implementing internal policies to meet external regulations, running internal audits which check for adherence with external policies, and educating both senior management and lower-level staff on compliance issues. The Director of Operations participates in the hiring and training of departmental managers, organizes and oversees the work and schedules of departmental managers, conducts performance evaluations that are timely and constructive, and handles discipline and termination of employees as needed and in accordance with company policy.  The Director of Operations reports directly to the Executive Director.

Essential Functions:

  • Review personnel matters and make recommendations for personnel actions to Executive Director.
  • Make documented entries to personnel files and ensure proper management of personnel files by personnel records custodian.
  • Establishes quantitative and qualitative metrics, guidelines, and standards by which the Alabama State Bar’s efficiency and effectiveness can be evaluated; identifies opportunities for improvement.
  • Reviews, analyzes, and evaluates business procedures.
  • Implements policies and procedures that will improve day-to-day operations.
  • Ensures work environments are adequate and safe.
  • Communicates and explains new directives, policies, or procedures to managers; for major changes, meets with entire operations staff to explain changes, answer questions, and maintain morale.
  • Improves service to members and the public through policy and procedural changes.
  • Leads coordination and integration of efforts among operations to produce smoother workflow and more cost-effective business processes.
  • Projects a positive image of the organization to employees, members, affiliate organizations, and the public.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by the Executive Director.
  • Educating agency on compliance issues.
  • Liaison to regulatory boards and affiliate entities.

Primary Qualifications:

  • Must be a lawyer, licensed to practice in Alabama, with legal research and writing skills.
  • Extensive and diversified background with at least 10 years of related experience in government operations.
  • Experience in associational administration
  • Thorough understanding of practices, theories, and policies involved in law practice management, legal and/or court administration, business and finance.
  • Superior verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Superior managerial and diplomacy skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent analytical, decision-making, and problem-solving skills.


The duties and responsibilities must be performed from the Alabama State Bar building in Montgomery, Alabama.

Salary and Benefits:

The salary will be commensurate with experience.  Benefits include participation in the State Employees’ Health Insurance Program and the Retirement Systems of Alabama.


Qualified candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and references to Terri Lovell at No phone calls, please.

The deadline for applications is October 28, 2022.