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Executive Director (Wichita Bar Association) - Posted February 27, 2020
The Wichita Bar Association (WBA) is seeking to hire an Executive Director (ED).  The WBA located in Wichita, Kansas, is a non-profit, voluntary bar organization of 1,188 attorneys.  It provides services, assistance, education and networking opportunities to attorneys and judges in Wichita and the surrounding areas.

The ED is chief operating officer responsible for the administration, programming, operation, planning, financial management, and public outreach for the WBA, the Sedgwick County Law Library, the Sedgwick County Law Center, the Wichita Bar Foundation (the charitable affiliate of the WBA) and the Wesley E. Brown Inn of Court.  The ED reports to and works closely with the WBA Board of Governors, and the governing boards of the other affiliated organizations.

Working with the President of the WBA, the ED is responsible for developing Board meeting agendas, maintaining Board minutes and records, carrying out plans and programs of the Board, serving as representative of the Board for contacts with its members and the public, initiating and advocating programs, providing the Board with innovative ideas for growth and programing, and advising the Board on all important matters under consideration and affecting members of the WBA.

The ED supervises and provides leadership to seven WBA employees.  The ED, with the support of the WBA staff, participates in activities to further the purposes of the WBA, administer programs, execute quality continuing legal education, and provide membership communication and effective member relations. The ED oversees the planning of monthly membership luncheons, special events and activities of WBA committees. 

The combined budgets of the WBA and affiliated organizations is $1.7 million.  The ED is responsible for the management of the finances of each entity.  The ED submits monthly financial reports, prepares and submits an annual budget, and administers the resources in accordance with the budget.  The ED prepares monthly payroll, files payroll taxes, prepares quarterly payroll taxes forms, and coordinates with the accountant to prepare the annual tax return. 

The WBA office and the Sedgwick County Law Library are located in the Sedgwick County Law Center, along with other tenants, in downtown Wichita.  The ED works with the management company and the building management committee to oversee the efficient management of the building.

Professional Qualifications:

A Bachelor’s degree is required, preferably in the areas of business, management, public administration, marketing, or a field related to the work of the WBA or its members.

Candidates must have a minimum of ten years of executive management experience, including supervision of staff. Experience in non-profit sector, legal industry, property management, event planning, financial management and accounting a plus.

The ED must be highly organized and a strategic thinker, with excellent interpersonal and customer service skills. The ability to develop and meet goals is required. The ED must be able to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, and be able to forge relationships with the diverse membership of the legal community.  The ED must be flexible enough to take direction as well as work effectively and as an independent professional.

The ED must be able to work evenings and weekends on occasion, to manage events.

The WBA firmly supports the principle and philosophy of equal opportunity for all individuals, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, national origin or ancestry, disability, marital status, political affiliation or veteran status.

Salary is commensurate with experience.  Candidates should send a full resume, references and salary requests to: Ed Watson, Chair of Selection Committee at WBAResume@foulston.com

Hearing Officer, USD 259 - Posted January 15, 2020
The Hearing Officer position reports to the Assistant Superintendent of Student Support Services and is responsible for providing technical assistance to building level staff and Special Education Coordinators regarding placement and due process rights of pupils in Special Education programs.  Represents USD 259 staff in Special Education due process hearings. Provides building assignments to students assigned to Special Education programs.  Supervises the review of Special Education referrals for Executive Director of Special Education. Coordinates and assists School Board attorneys regarding all Special Education litigation.  Supervises the Hearing/Central File Secretary and Central File Clerk(s). Minimum qualifications include Bachelor’s Degree.  Please send resume and cover letter to Jenna Ginest, Staffing Manager at jginest@usd259.net by March 1st.

Chief Human Resources Officer, USD 259 - Posted January 6, 2020
The CHRO position reports to the Superintendent and is responsible for managing all Human Resources and Employee Benefits and Insurance Management departments, functions and staff.  The CHRO is directly responsible for providing leadership in developing and executing Human Resources strategy in support of the overall strategic direction of the District.  Provides strategic leadership and advice on Human Resources matters to the District Leadership Team.  Responsible for strategic recruitment, hiring, succession planning, talent management, change management, organizational and performance management, compensation and benefit programs.  Serves on the negotiations committees.  Minimum qualifications include Master’s Degree, but JD preferred and 5-7 years experience in HR matters and Employee Relations matters.  Please send resume and cover letter to Jenna Ginest , Staffing Manager at jginest@usd259.net by March 1st.

Sumner County Attorney - Posted December 30, 2019
WANTED: Due to retirement, candidate needed for Sumner County Attorney position. Experience preferred. Community support and financial backing is present. If interested, contact Mike Brown 316-777-1186 or ElderLawKS@gmail.com

Attorney Specializing in Criminal Defense Research & Writing - Posted November 14, 2019
Wanted immediately: Attorney specializing in Criminal Defense Research & Writing to join fast-paced, criminal defense firm with a vision for the future and a state and federal national practice, including white collar.  Please send resume and 3 writing samples to Monnat & Spurrier, Chartered, 200 West Douglas, Suite 830, Wichita, Kansas 67202.  Resumes can be emailed to receptionroom@monnat.com, or faxed to our office at 316-264-4785.

Attorney/Lawyer - Family Law 
Stange Law Firm, PC has an opening for a dynamic, highly motivated lawyer to join the team that provides legal support and guidance for their office in Wichita, Kansas.  This position offers a competitive starting salary, an outstanding benefits package, employer matched 401K after one year and paid time off. Salary ranges from $65k to $100k based on experience.  Please email your resume to the Recruiting Director at stangelawfirm@stangelawfirm.com if interested.

 

The Wichita Bar Association is now accepting postings for available career opportunities in the legal field or for those individuals seeking an opportunity in the legal field.

Submissions are limited to Wichita Bar Association members, individuals who have recently graduated from law school, and 3rd year law students.  The charge to run an ad for up to one month is $10 for the first 30 words and .30 per word after that.

Please contact Robin Burnside at 316-263-2251, ext 108 or RBurnside@wichitabar.org if interested in placing an ad.

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