Position: Executive Director of the Military Spouse JD Network and the Military Spouse JD Network Foundation
Type: Part Time – Flexible Schedule: The Executive Director works a total of approximately 1,000 hours per year with an average of 20 hours per week (once the candidate is trained and in place). Depending upon program needs and productivity, there will be occasional increases and decreases in weekly hours. Two times per year (typically in July and October), the Executive Director will be expected to work additional hours to support MSJDN’s annual events: the Making the Right Moves professional conference and the annual reception. If held in-person, the events last 1-2 days and will require the Executive Director to travel to the event location somewhere in the United States, often the Washington, D.C. area. In addition, the Executive Director may be required to travel to one or two professional conferences each year, held in the United States or Canada.
Location: The position is fully remote.
Salary: Approximately $25,000 to $30,000 per year plus reimbursement for travel expenses.
Summary: MSJDN is looking for an energetic, emotionally intelligent self-starter with management and communications experience. MSJDN’s Board of Directors (the Board) will consider candidates even if they do not currently possess every skill listed in this notice.
The Executive Director oversees the day-to-day management of both MSJDN and MSJDNF and plays a large role in engagement and outreach on behalf of the organizations. The Executive Director works under the guidance and authorization of the Board of Directors and supervises an administrative assistant responsible for a large range of administrative tasks. The Executive Director assists in the planning, direction, execution, and evaluation of MSJDN programs and services. The Executive Director represents MSJDN to its members, external stakeholders, vendors, and the general public. The Executive Director works independently in an office provided by the candidate. MSJDN provides all Cloud-based software required to fulfill the Executive Director’s responsibilities.
For general information about the Military Spouse JD Network and the Military Spouse JD Network Foundation, visit msjdn.org.
MSJDN is two organizations in one. The Military Spouse JD Network is a 501(c)(6) bar association which provides a network of support for law students, paralegals, and attorneys who face unique professional challenges as military spouses. The Military Spouse JD Network Foundation is MSJDN’s 501(c)(3) arm, which advocates for military spouses and the larger military community.
MSJDN supports military spouses in the legal profession by advocating for licensing accommodations for military spouse attorneys; educating the public about the challenges faced by career-minded military spouses and their families; encouraging the hiring of military spouses; and providing a network connecting military spouse attorneys with each other and their supporters.
Qualified applicants must have a bachelor’s degree from a four-year institution or equivalent experience. Experience with non-profit management, particularly a legal service organization, is preferred. A juris doctor or experience in the legal profession is a plus.
Preferred Skills and Abilities
MSJDN is looking for an energetic, emotionally intelligent self-starter with management and communications experience. The Board will consider candidates even if they do not currently possess every skill listed here:
The Executive Director compensation range is $25,000 to $30,000 depending on experience. Airfare, hotel, registration costs, and reasonable related expenses for required travel are reimbursed. Upon approval by the Board, a professional development stipend may also be provided. Work schedule and leave are flexible so long as the candidate is able to fulfill responsibilities and work the required 1,000 hours per year.
In order to be considered, the Application Package must be received by January 15, 2022 at 11:59 p.m., EST. The Application Package must include:
Please submit the completed Application Package as a single PDF file to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please list “[Applicant’s Full Name] Executive Director Application” in the subject line. Early applications are encouraged.
MSJDN’s executive search committee will review all applications and schedule interviews to be held in late January 2022. The chosen candidate will begin work in February 2022.