The South Carolina Bar Foundation Executive Director

Organizational Overview
The South Carolina Bar Foundation (“Foundation”) is a 501(c)(3) organization, and its mission is to promote justice by funding legal access and education. The Foundation Board and the staff aspire to meet this mission through the management of the state mandated Interest on Lawyer Trust Accounts (“IOLTA”) program as well as through philanthropy and fundraising. Established in 1971, the Bar Foundation has provided over $50 million in grants to law related non-profit organizations that fall into three main categories- civil legal aid, administration of justice, and law-related education.

A 17-member Board of Directors governs the Foundation. The executive director is accountable to the Board of Directors.

Position Summary
The Executive Director is the chief staff executive officer and is responsible for the overall leadership, administration, and day to day management of the South Carolina Bar Foundation (“Foundation”). This role requires a professional that understands the mission of the Foundation as well as the role of a statewide nonprofit leader and funder.

Key Duties
• Advise and support the Board of Directors

• Collaborate with the president and other officers to assist them in fulfilling their roles and responsibilities

• Manage and staff all Board Committees

• Oversee the administration of the grant programs

• Oversee, administer, an ensure compliance with the state mandated IOLTA program

• Maintain and continue to develop philanthropic and fundraising activities including events throughout the state

• Maintain and cultivate strong relationships with the South Carolina Bar, the South Carolina Supreme Court, and appropriate legislative and executive branch leaders to further the Foundation’s mission

• Advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in the organization and the profession

• Exercise sound financial management and oversight in compliance with best practices and applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations

• Oversee sound risk management policies and procedures, including cybersecurity

• Assure adequate resources, training, and support to retain and develop staff

• Communicate regularly with internal and external stakeholders

• Maintain and cultivate relationships with bar members throughout the state as well as leaders in the non-profit community.

Required Skills
• Strategic Collaboration
• Excellent interpersonal skills for developing and managing relationships
• Financial management and budgeting
• Excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills
• Familiarity with the legal profession, non-profit management, and emerging trends

Experience as a chief staff executive or in a senior management position with a non-profit, foundation, government agency, or law-related organization is preferred.

Education & Qualifications
A law degree and a license in good standing to practice law is strongly preferred.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
It is the policy of the South Carolina Bar Foundation to extend equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants for employment without regard to race; color; religion; national origin; sex (including sexual orientation); pregnancy, childbirth, or other related conditions; age; disability or handicap; genetic information; citizenship status; service member status; or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.

To Apply
Please submit a cover letter and resume to
The deadline to apply is Friday, June 23, 2023.
Submissions are confidential.