Employment at NYSBA

The New York State Bar Association, a nonprofit, professional association, seeks to fill the following positions:

The New York Bar Association is an equal opportunity employer and offers a competitive salary with a comprehensive benefit package. Please submit a resume, cover letter and salary requirements in confidence to the e-mail address below.

New York State Bar Association
Attn: Human Resources
One Elk Street
Albany, NY 12207
[email protected]


Currently Available Positions

Government Relations Policy Manager

$50,000 – 60,000
The New York State Bar Association, a nonprofit professional association based in Albany, is currently seeking a full time Government Relations Policy Manager. The position is responsible for assisting in coordinating policy activity for NYSBA sections and committees and creating content and programs as it relates to our government relations initiatives. Additionally, the position will assist in tracking key bills pending in the state legislature. Duties also include preparing summaries of legislative initiatives and reports regarding the status of those initiatives.

Two (2) to five (5) years of experience in substantive program planning and/or legislative policy is required. Proficiency in the Microsoft suite of Office applications, strong organizational skills, and a pleasant and professional demeanor are also required. Knowledge of Fonteva/Salesforce and CE21 is preferred. A college degree is preferred. A hybrid office/remote schedule may be available.

Digital Marketing Coordinator

$21.00 – 25.00 / hr
The New York State Bar Association, a non-profit professional organization, is seeking applicants for a full-time Digital Marketing Coordinator. The position is responsible for assisting with the research, creation, and deployment of content for NYSBA digital marketing projects.

The Digital Marketing Coordinator will organize all digital marketing aspects, liaise with third party partners to ensure deliverables are being executed, and assist with monthly digital marketing planning and implementing strategic marketing plans. In addition, the Digital Marketing Coordinator is responsible for compiling monthly ad billing; assisting in the editing and posting of website content; and, organizing promotions for Association events and programs.

The qualified candidate will have an associate degree in marketing, communications, English, business or related field, and minimum of one year of experience in an office environment. Excellent communication and time management skills, and the ability to collaborate and meet deadlines are essential.

Director Government Relations

$90,000 – 125,000

The New York State Bar Association, a nonprofit professional association based in Albany, is seeking Director of Government Relations. The position will assist in the development and implementation of the Association’s governmental relations program, including representing the interests of the Association before the New York State legislature, the Governor’s office, State agencies and others, conducting legal research, reviewing legal issues, and collaborating with others to develop and advance concepts for legislative and Association initiatives and policy positions.

Responsibilities also include working with member leadership and colleagues to help develop and advance overall legislative strategy and create content relevant to the membership including articles, blog posts and podcasts, reviewing legislation to find possible areas of interest for Association sections and committees, reviewing all legislation reports, tracking legislation, managing direct reports, as well as assisting Association sections and committees in the development of legislative positions and serving as staff liaison to certain Association committees.

Minimum qualifications include a Juris Doctor and at least six to ten years of experience in the legislative and lobbying field, including successful management of staff. Experience in researching, drafting and developing legislation, and knowledge of the state legislation tracking system are preferred. The successful candidate should possess excellent written and oral communication skills and must be a highly motivated self-starter with strong organizational abilities. The applicant should have the ability to engage in government lobbying activity.

Director of Acquisitions and Publications

$90,000 – 115,000

The New York State Bar Association, a non-profit professional organization based in Albany, NY, is seeking an innovative leader with a strong background in content and product development to lead our team as Director of Acquisitions & Publications. The position is responsible for the oversight of the Association’s robust publications library that serves our target market, and for assessing the existing portfolio and determining areas of product growth, particularly as it pertains to digital development. We are seeking an experienced person, who has been actively involved in a digital transition during their career, to spearhead our efforts as we maximize our electronic deliverables. The incumbent will be expected to take some of the strongest content in the profession and leverage it in order to augment and scale our offerings. The ideal candidate will have strong experience in content tagging, working with Learning Management Systems, and an understanding of 3rd party eBook providers, etc. B2B/B2C sales knowledge is a plus, specifically as it relates to eCommerce principles and how they may drive changes to subscription-based delivery. Strong management, communication, and team building skills are a must in this role.

Minimum qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in a related field and 10 years of publishing experience, with at least half of that time involved in digital product development. Strong technological proficiency is a must, and a desire to apply innovative principles to decision-making while maintaining a strong level of data-driven strategies.