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    Chief Technology Officer

    The Missouri Bar, a statewide non-profit legal organization, seeks a Chief Technology Officer to lead the development and implementation of IT initiatives. This key management position is responsible for the organization's IT policies, aligning IT strategies with the organization's business strategies, and overseeing IT budgeting and staff.

    The ideal candidate will have a broad understanding of IT, the ability to learn and apply new concepts and the ability to manage numerous complex tasks simultaneously.


    • Strong business orientation with broad experience in managing IT or related activities
    • Demonstrated ability to use IT to solve business issues while also managing costs and risks
    • Ability to identify and evaluate new technological developments and gauge their appropriateness for the organization
    • Ability to communicate with and understand the needs of nontechnical internal clients
    • Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage central IT resources and applications as well as coordinate departmental resources and initiatives
    • Ability to conceptualize, launch, and deliver multiple IT projects on time and within budget
    • Ability to mesh well with the existing management team by being a good listener, a team builder, and an articulate advocate for the IT vision
    • Ability to successfully manage all aspects of technology, including infrastructure support, security, software development, telecommunications, system maintenance, and web services
    • Superb leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills
    • Ability to function in a collaborative and collegial environment
    • Sensitivity to others
    • High levels of integrity and intelligence
    • Excellent judgment
    • Ability to think conceptually, strategically, and pragmatically
    • Ability to generate trust and build alliances with coworkers

    This position plans, organizes, and directs the technical activities of The Missouri Bar; is responsible for the development of the organization's overall information systems strategy; coordinates organization-wide information systems planning and ensures that mid-to-long-term plans are prioritized and consistent with resource constraints; oversees the development of new automated systems and programs, as well as the modification and enhancement of existing systems to meet user needs; coordinates the organization's acquisition of new and replacement software and hardware; and manages customer support for enterprise applications, personal computers, networks, and telecommunication equipment.

    Primary Responsibilities

    • Oversee the operations of organization-wide computer systems
    • Ensure security for the organization's systems and data
    • Establish and maintain written policies and procedures for the acquisition, development, and implementation of new systems and the modification of existing systems
    • Establish organization-wide standards for hardware, software, and local area networks
    • Evaluate off-the-shelf software for personal computers and Software-as-a-Service and make recommendations to ensure compatibility and effectiveness
    • Provide technical assistance to organization staff members
    • Oversee vendors performing specialized technical tasks
    • Ensure that software development projects are delivered on schedule and within budget and that they meet organizational and technical requirements
    • Ensure that information systems and associated processes support operational requirements
    • Review requests for hardware and software and make recommendations, as appropriate, on alternative system options
    • Manage web services
    • Promote The Missouri Bar's mission through the deployment of appropriate solutions and innovation
    • Supervise IT staff and maintain appropriate and qualified skill mix
    • Ensure applications development for enterprise initiatives and overall coordination for all departments
    • Ensure IT infrastructure and architecture (e.g., computers and networks) are running and that ongoing investments are made​
    • Determine make-or-buy decisions relative to outsourcing versus in-house provisioning of IT services and skills
    • Establish strategic relationships with key IT suppliers, consultants, and colleague organizations
    • Provide enabling technologies that make it easier for clients and other constituents to engage with The Missouri Bar's services as well as do more with less
    • Identify users' training requirements and provision appropriate training to ensure productive use of existing and new systems
    • Ensure that IT initiatives have clear business goals and success metrics that align with The Missouri Bar's IT strategic plan
    • Prioritize IT capital investment
    • Ensure adherence to IT standards and policies
    • Ensure the protection of IT assets and the integrity, security, and privacy of information entrusted to or maintained by the department
    • Other duties as assigned

    Five years IT management or similar supervisory experience and bachelor's degree in computer science, business administration with a focus on MIS, or a closely related field required. Master's degree, nonprofit or association sector experience, and experience with CRM, AMS, ERP or other enterprise management software a plus.

    Position located in Jefferson City. Compensation will be commensurate with experience. Apply by sending cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Position will be advertised until filled. Preference given to applications received by Nov. 18, 2016. EOE 

    Continuing Legal Education Program Planner

    The Missouri Bar, a statewide nonprofit legal organization, seeks a CLE Program Planner. Bachelor’s degree preferred. Consideration will be given to applicants with experience in legal and/or professional services field. Must possess computer skills, meeting planning experience, including negotiating and contract drafting, excellent oral and written communications skills, proven organizational abilities, detail-oriented, good interpersonal skills, ability to focus and prioritize, self-starter and strong decision-making abilities. Ideal candidate must be willing to travel. 

    CLE Duties 

    • Work closely with the CLE Programs Director and CLE Programs Attorney to prepare and facilitate the presentation of CLE programs.
    • Work with faculty to coordinate course materials and audio visual requests. 
    • Assist in marketing programs through various mailings and e-mail notices. 
    • Provide on-site support at live CLE programs. 
    • Coordinate and schedule CLE on-site seminars, webinars, webcasts, telephone seminars and video replays. 
    • Manage multiple projects simultaneously and prioritize work with minimal supervision. 
    • Negotiate and contract with hotels and other entities. 
    • Review contracts for accuracy. 
    • Prepare and review banquet event orders. 
    • Travel is required (In-state overnight travel required at least 20 percent of time).  
    • Communicate clearly and effectively both verbally and in writing with attorneys, judges, professional staff and peers. 
    • Other duties as assigned. 


    Conference Duties 

    • Recruit sponsors and exhibitors to participate at conferences.  
    • Maintain sponsor and exhibitor database from year to year. 
    • Coordinate the registration packets for all conference attendees.  
    • Coordinate audio/visual needs of the faculty. 
    • Assist members with seminar/conference registration process.  


    General Office Duties 

    • Provide technical assistance/support staff with computer software applications. 
    • Provide customer service as needed. 


    Computer Skills 

    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products 
    • Adobe Acrobat (create & manipulate PDFs) 
    • Adobe InDesign (experience is a plus) 


    Position located in Jefferson City. Compensation will be commensurate with experience. Apply by sending cover letter, resume and salary requirements by Nov. 21 to EOE   


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