Executive Director - Alabama Law Foundation

The Alabama Law Foundation is now accepting applications for the position of Executive Director which is the key management leader of this organization. The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing the administration, programs and strategic plan of the organization. Other key duties include fundraising, marketing and community outreach. This position reports directly to the Board of Directors. This is a full-time, salaried position with benefits. You can find the full job description below. Please submit your resume to: resumes@alabamalawfoundation.org on or before June 7.

Alabama Law Foundation – Executive Director

The Executive Director is the principal management leader of the Alabama Law Foundation, located in Montgomery, Alabama. The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing IOLTA administration, programming, development, and execution of the Foundation’s strategic plan. Essential duties include relationship building, collaboration with stakeholders, and hiring and supervising staff. The position reports to the Board of Trustees.

General Responsibilities

  1. Board Governance: Works with the Board to implement the strategic plan and fulfill the Foundation’s mission:
    • Communicates effectively with the Board by providing timely, accurate information that supports informed decision-making and good governance practices
    • Facilitates Board workflow and maintains up-to-date policies according to best practices.
    • Works in partnership with the Board Chair and the Governance Committee to develop the Board’s capacity and leadership.
  2. IOLTA and Program Administration: Manages the IOLTA program following the Alabama Supreme Court and Board of Trustee-established guidelines.
    • Serves as liaison between financial institutions, program participants, donors, volunteers, and grantee organizations.
    • Develops outreach strategies to grow program participation and maximize return on IOLTA accounts.
    • Administers annual grant-making plan in partnership with the Grants Committee, including establishing evaluation criteria, priorities, and reporting mechanisms.
    • Manages the fellows and scholarship programs according to established guidelines in partnership with the appropriate committees.
  3. Development, Fundraising, and Communications: Oversees implementation of plans for building individual and institutional donor and community support for the Foundation.
    • Monitors implementation of Board and Development Committee established fundraising goals.
    • Supervises external communications and outreach efforts.
    • Identifies grant opportunities and writes grants for particular projects.
  4. Financial Management: Exercises sound financial management and oversight, aligning resources with strategic priorities.
    • Develops and implements the annual Board-approved budget to maintain a strong financial position.
    • Oversees the integrity of financial practices and reporting of the budget, investments, development, and grant administration.
  5. Operations: Organizes and manages day-to-day work:
      • Aligns staff and operational resources with Foundation priorities
      • Deploys and stays current on appropriate technology
      • Ensures compliance with Federal and State laws and regulations, ALF bylaws, guidelines, and policies
  6. Administrative Support: Alabama Access to Justice Commission
    • Supports programs and initiatives.
    • Coordinates meetings of the Commission and its committees and task forces.
    • Maintains ATJ records and website.
    • Manages ABA Free Legal Answers, including volunteer recruitment, management and oversight.
    • Writes grant applications for funding particular projects.
  7. Staff Management: Designs and maintains an organizational structure and staffing to serve ALF’s goals and objectives effectively.
    • Recruits, hires, trains, evaluates, supervises, and manages staff.
    • Advances workplace culture and administers established human resources policies.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree is required, Master’s Degree in business, non-profit management or related field is preferred
  • Five-seven years of demonstrated successful management and supervisory experience in a non-profit or related setting

Necessary Skills and Knowledge

  • Strong writing, analytical and verbal abilities
  • Ability to supervise, train, and develop employees, including organizing and scheduling work assignments to maximize resources
  • Ability to establish and recommend policies and procedures
  • Skilled in the use of technology, including hardware and software
  • Interpersonal communications skills and the ability to work and collaborate with a range of stakeholders
  • Knowledge of non-profit management, development, and governance best practices
  • Familiarity with non-profit regulations and reporting requirements
  • Knowledge of budgeting, forecasting, and financial management
  • Commitment to access to justice and related issues

Salary range is $90,000-$120,000, depending on experience, plus customary benefits