Provide leadership in developing organizational and financial plans with Board of Directors (BOD).
Carry out plans and policies as authorized by BOD, and report to the BOD concerning the effectiveness of such plans and policies.
Design, develop, and implement short and long-range strategies for FJA in a cost-effective and time-efficient manner.
Ensure positive and growth-oriented performance of the entire organization, as dictated by the BOD’s overall strategy.
Provide and ensure consistent quality standards are met in the areas of finance, administration, communication, and technology.
Develop and promote organizational culture and to inspire the membership, leadership, and staff to exemplary performance.
Oversee the legal, legislative, and political operations of the organization and its related PACs.
Travel inside and outside the state to events and fundraising meetings.
Speak to and on behalf of the membership.
Have a clear understanding of the precise nature of the FJA’s purpose and mission.
Develop and foster relationships with other associations, interest groups, and trade organizations to help advance FJA’s mission and objectives.
Develop and oversee an effective communication strategy to help advance FJA’s mission and objectives through media outreach, public relations, and targeted messaging.
Work to improve the perception of the FJA and its members by the legislature and the public, and help promote the value and importance of the trial lawyers’ work.
The responsibilities of the Executive Director will be to:
Manage daily operations of organization.
Develop the staffing plan, with input from the Legislative/Political Director and General Counsel, and ensure the goals of the FJA, including the support and development of qualified women and minority employees, are implemented.
Develop the budget, with input from the Legislative/Political Director and General Counsel. Oversee and directly participate in fundraising for the FJA and its related Political Action Committees.
Maintain a working knowledge of the development of Florida law, both in the legislature and the courts, as well as, the regulation of attorneys and industries related to the practice areas of FJA’s members.
Oversee membership benefits offered by the organization to insure FJA members receive the greatest customer value proposition through our offerings of CLE, networking and appreciation events, publications, enhanced network opportunities, discount programs, and relationships with local TLA’s, among others.
Engage young lawyers participation, and encourage use of their skills and talents to help carry out FJA’s mission, i.e., recruit young lawyers, uplift them, and encourage them to be in leadership.
Be cognizant of the changing needs of the FJA and balance those needs effectively by implementing strategic changes. Be engaged in various FJA committees, i.e., Diversity, Young Lawyers, etc., attend committee meetings, gather thoughts and suggestions from the various committee members to work together on issues affecting the organization.
Focused, driven, and organized with 5 years of experience or an equivalent degree in management or finance is preferred. A Juris Doctorate is preferred, but not required.
Past success working with a Board of Directors with the ability to cultivate existing board member relationships and promote new growth.
Experience in executive management of an organization including accounting oversight, budget development, marketing, public relations, fundraising, personnel recruitment and evaluation, asset management, information management, internet communication and SEO, and leadership development is essential.
Be an effective, persuasive, and passionate communicator with strong written and verbal skills, with the ability to inspire others to greatness, in a sometimes hostile political environment.
Have a thorough understanding of the elective, political, and legislative process in the state of Florida.
Have a working knowledge of the law related to campaigns lobbyist, and political finance.
Additional Salary Information: Salary will be commensurate with experience. Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter and resume directly to Recruitment Committee at Hiring@srsfl.net. No phone calls or faxes, please.
The Florida Justice Association (FJA) is dedicated to strengthening and upholding Florida's civil justice system and protecting the rights of Florida's citizens and consumers. We passionately believe that all Floridians benefit when deserving individuals have a fair chance to seek justice in our state's courts, and that Florida's consumers are safer when large corporations and industries are held... to a high ethical standard and accept fair responsibility for their actions.
The FJA provides services to its members in the areas of Continuing Legal Education, member-to-member networking, practice operation training, and connections with value-added sponsors and providers of products and services which support the claims and litigation processes of our members. We also serve as the cornerstone for local trial lawyer associations around the state that are comprised of similar members focusing on more local goals and purposes.
The FJA works in the legislative, political, and public arenas to ensure that Floridians know and understand the importance of their rights to justice and to make certain that these rights, which are foundational to being American, are safeguarded, protected, and developed.