Management Information Exchange (MIE) seeks its next dynamic Executive Director.MIE is a nonprofit organization that supports leaders, managers, supervisors,administrators, and fundraisers in legal aid programs. MIE’s mission is to promoteexcellence in management to ensure high quality civil legal advocacy on behalf oflow-income people across the United States. MIE advances best practices andinnovation in leadership, management, supervision and fundraising by supporting afull and free exchange of ideas and providing training, and consulting, an onlineresource library, and a flagship journal for the legal aid community.This position is an exciting opportunity for an organized, energetic, experiencedleader and manager who has an entrepreneurial streak and is passionate aboutsupporting the legal aid programs that expand access to justice across the UnitedStates. The Executive Director can be located anywhere with excellent internetservice and from which there is the ability to travel to MIE events without exorbitantcost.About MIEMIE was established in 1985 to provide training for Executive Directors of legal aidprograms, and to share expertise and cutting-edge ideas through its Journal andnational meetings. Over the years, MIE has expanded both its training and its Journalarticles to include content that supports middle managers, fiscal directors anddevelopment professionals working in legal aid programs and has developed anonline library of information and affinity listservs useful to legal aid managers. Itsponsors regular national conferences and provides consulting and technicalassistance to the legal aid field. It is an important member of the national legal aidsupport community, maintaining relationships and collaborations with other nationallegal aid and bar organizations. MIE has also become the preeminent hiringconsultant for legal aid programs engaged in Executive Director transition.MIE has a small staff and consulting team – the Executive Director, the Director ofPrograms, the Administrative Assistant, and the Resource Development SupportServices Consultant, assisted by other project-specific consultants. MIE’s work isheavily supported by and dependent upon the work of its very active Board ofDirectors and other volunteers committed to the delivery of legal aid to low-incomecommunities. For example, Journal articles are written by MIE’s readers - legal aidmanagers and staff – and trainings are planned and led by MIE staff, with trainingdelivered by legal aid managers. MIE’s Board is comprised of leaders in legal aidprograms who bring a high level of experience and commitment to their support forMIE.MIE’s small budget is reliably achieved through subscription, training, and consultingrevenues.ResponsibilitiesAreas of responsibility of the Executive Director include:- Planning and strategy: working with the Board and staff to plan and carry outthe established core work of the organization, including both the services tobe delivered and the revenue structure required to sustain MIE.- Identifying and anticipating developing trends and issues in the delivery oflegal aid so as to inform MIE’s work and develop new programs and businessopportunities.- Budget and finance: working with MIE’s CPA, accountant and the BoardTreasurer, planning and carrying out the annual budget and ongoingaccounting and financial oversight.- With the volunteer MIE Journal Committee and its Chair, quarterly productionof the MIE Journal.- With the Director of Programs, other MIE team members and volunteercommittees, design and implementation of MIE’s conferences and trainingprograms.- With MIE’s consultant network, meeting the need for executive transitionservices in the legal aid community.- Recruiting and engaging volunteers for all aspects of MIE’s work.- Maintaining subscribers and attracting attendees to MIE events.- Hiring and supervision of staff and consultants.- Collaborating with the Board of Directors and facilitating its work.- Expanding MIE’s capacity and role in the legal aid community’s efforts toenhance diversity, equity and inclusion and racial justice.- Maintaining relationships and collaborations with other national legal aid andbar organizations working on access to justice.QualificationsWhile all applications are welcome, the ideal candidate will have many of theseexperiences and skills:Required Skills Attributes and Experience:- J.D. or other graduate level degree or equivalent experience.- Demonstrated commitment to excellence in management, with a keenunderstanding of the role of management in building and sustainingorganizations that deliver great advocacy.- Proven leadership and management experience in the non-profit private orpublic sector including oversight or hands-on experience with finance andbudgeting, and business plans and operations.- Experience in managing staff and/or consultants with an inclusive,collaborative and transparent style.- Exceptional communications skills, including experience writing, speaking, andpresenting to a wide variety of audiences.- Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to rapidly build and maintain meaningfulrelationships with staff, partner organizations, Board Members, memberorganizations and volunteers.- Creative, entrepreneurial and visionary approach to organizational goal settingand performance.- Analytical and problem-solving skills that enable sound, strategic decisionmaking.- Willingness to engage in the broad range of activities required to maintain asmall organization (from paperclips to presentations!).- A demonstrated commitment to promoting racial justice and advancingdiversity, equity, and inclusion, including race, gender, sexual orientation,ethnicity, gender identity, family status, and disability.Other desired and valuable experience (candidates are likely to have some but not allof these experiences):- Experience as Executive Director or Deputy Director of a legal aid program.- Demonstrated experience with, commitment to, and expertise in the provisionof legal assistance to indigent and vulnerable communities.- Executive experience in legal aid or other nonprofit advocacy organizations.- Familiarity with the national legal aid system.- Experience with nonprofit fundraising.- Experience with inspiring, recruiting and managing volunteers.- Experience with producing and publishing newsletters or journals.- Facility with technology tools useful in organizational management.- Experience in serving as an organizational consultant.- Experience in planning and implementing training and conference events.- Experience using both traditional media and social media platforms fororganizational messaging.- Experience working with a non-profit board.CompensationCompensation appropriate to the applicant’s experience and the demands of thisposition.To ApplyApplicants should e-mail a cover letter explaining their interest, along with a resume,to ExecutiveHiring@MIELegalAid.org . MIE also welcomes nominations for theposition.Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but interested applicants arestrongly urged to apply by January 7, 2022. It is hoped the new Executive Directorwill start by April 1, 2022.MIE is an equal opportunity employer. We seek to build diversity, equity and inclusionwithin our organization, through our work, and in partnership and allyship with thelegal aid organizations we serve.