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The Chief Mission Advancement and Accountability Officer (CMAAO) is a member of the Leadership Team and drives to advance the mission and long-term vision of the State Bar. The CMAAO is responsible for oversight and execution of data collection, analysis, and evaluation to ensure that the State Bar effectively executes its mission. The CMAAO is also responsible for the development and implementation of an internal programmatic audit program to ensure accountability and compliance with legal, rule, and policy mandates.
The CMAAO works to promote continuous improvement in support of the State Bar’s mission, and to ensure fair, effective, and compliant operating practices. In executing these responsibilities, the CMAAO works closely with virtually all parts of the organization, the State Bar Board of Trustees, and external stakeholders.
The CMAAO may serve as Deputy Executive Director (ED), pending circumstances and need.
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES
- Oversee the development of data collection, research, and evaluation plans and direct their implementation for all major program areas of the State Bar, including fiscal and operational analyses, policy studies, and specific outcome evaluation.
- Direct strategy and oversee development and implementation of internal operational performance audits to ensure that the State Bar’s core functions are being performed efficiently, effectively, and in compliance with all governing mandates including rules, statutes, and State Bar policy. Coordinate with financial audit on information, compliance, and outcomes.
- Serve as a member of the State Bar’s Leadership Team and establish and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues within the State Bar and professional relationships with external constituencies of the State Bar.
- Understand and monitor the core mission and policies of the State Bar of California; track emerging events and developments for any impact on or relevance to achievement of mission.
- Act immediately to address and remediate any issues of compliance or mission failure.
- Proactively and transparently communicate internally and externally on mission, policy and ongoing work and initiatives related to Bar mission and performance, including the writing and presenting of agenda items for the Board of Trustees.
- Initiate as appropriate, inter-office projects to improve the coordination of cross-divisional programs, and activities.
- Provide policy guidance and staff assistance to the executives and staff of the State Bar, the Board of Trustees, and other constituencies on institutional performance and accountability.
- Respond to inquiries from the Board of Trustees, other State Bar committees and commissions, and stakeholders in a timely manner.
- Prepare and administer the budget and manage and direct the resources and personnel in the areas assigned with institutional parameters
- Promote the mission, the integrity, objectivity, and efficacy of the State Bar.
- Facilitate the personal and professional growth of a team through active performance management and nurturing an inclusive team environment.
- Maintain appropriate confidentiality in administering the media and information functions of the State Bar and directs contractors, consultants, experts, vendors, and others in administering the work of the office.
- Work closely with, and acts a deputy of, the Executive Director.
The State Bar is seeking an innovative data-driven professional with an entrepreneurial orientation.
- Bachelor’s degree in a field that develops skills related to essential duties or equivalent academic achievement.
- Advanced degree in public policy, public administration, or related field is highly desirable.
- Minimum 10 (10) years progressively responsible experience in related program administration.
- Minimum five (5) years senior management/supervisor experience in administering personnel and budget requirements
- Master’s degree is preferred and may be substitute for up to two (2) years of experience.
Knowledge and Skills
- Expertise in program evaluation, policy assessment and
- Understanding of office management, budgeting, administration, and
- Ability to identify problems, analyze responses, and implement solutions.
- Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively with direct reports and key stakeholders.
- Effective writing and verbal presentation including public
- Understanding of organizational behavior and conflict
- Expertise in policy analysis and
- Ability to communicate effectively within institutional parameters considering different
- Ability to develop a high-performing team and promote individual professional growth and development of team members.
Essential elements / Ability to:
- Think creatively about the operations of complex systems and identify connections and interdependencies
- Learn quickly on the job
- Work within shifting, sometimes ambiguous parameters while still driving toward practical solutions in support of the State Bar’s mission
- Communicate effectively with officials in the legislative, judicial, and executive branch of California State government.
- Effectively support the Executive Director and the Board of Trustees in their oversight and communications duties.
- Receive and relay detailed information through verbal and written
- Communicate clearly and effectively in person, by telephone, by computer and in
- Review and analyze complex written
- Obtain and present material in oral and/or written
- Effectively speak publicly to large groups of
- Perform under stress and adopt effective courses of
- Effectively interact with others in a collaborative environment.
- Effectively address conflict toward resolution.
- Use performance management principles and techniques to develop a team and individual performance and development.
Condition of Employment
Employment with the State Bar of California requires full vaccination and proof of full vaccination for COVID-19 before starting work. Exemptions to the mandatory vaccination policy may be available for a medical condition, disability, or sincerely held religious belief and must be approved before starting work.
Created by the Legislature in 1927, the State Bar of California is a public corporation within the Judicial Branch of the state government, serving as an administrative arm of the California Supreme Court. The State Bar licenses attorneys and regulates the profession and practice of law in California by administering the California Bar Exam; enforcing Rules of Professional Conduct for attorneys; disciplining attorneys who violate rules and laws; advancing access to justice; and promoting diversity and inclusion in the legal system. The State Bar of California is the largest State Bar in the country and one of the largest in the world. The State Bar licenses more than 260,000 attorneys, investigates approximately 16,000 complaints of attorney misconduct annually, and distributes over $100 million in grants to legal aid organizations. The State Bar is led by a Board of Trustees and managed by staff. The Board of Trustees serves as the State Bar’s governing body and develops the guiding policies and principles underpinning its regulatory mission. The State Bar is funded largely by annual attorney licensing fees and is not part of the traditional State budget process. However, the majority of the Bar’s funding is dependent on a licensing fee bill that must be approved by the legislature and the Governor each year. The State Bar has a 2020 Adopted Budget that reflects $211 million in total revenue, $242 million in total expenses, and 609 full-time equivalent employees, the majority of whom are represented by Service Employees International Union.
Employees of the State Bar of California are eligible for a broad package of benefits.
Medical: The California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) administers health insurance coverage for employees. Employees can choose from a broad range of health insurance plans. The State Bar pays 80 percent of the plan premium.
Dental: Two dental plans are offered through Delta Dental for employees and dependents, one prepaid plan and one indemnity plan. The State Bar pays 80 percent of the plan premium.
Vision: Vision care is offered through Vision Service Plan (VSP) for employees and dependents at a nominal cost.
Life Insurance: All employees receive fully paid life insurance at two times their annual salary.
Employees become members of the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) under the contributory 2 percent @ 62 formula.
Existing CalPERS members or members of a reciprocal California public retirement system, who meet certain criteria, may be eligible to retain their classic membership under the contributory 2 percent @ 55 formula.
Employees receive 14 holidays per year.
Vacation leave is initially 15 days per year. In the 10th year it increases to 20 days per year and in the 15th year to 25 vacation days per year.
Sick leave is accrued at the rate of 12 days per year. Employees may accrue up to 240 sick days.
- 457 Deferred Compensation Plan
- Contributory Life Insurance
- Health Care Flexible Spending Account
- Child Care Flexible Spending Account
- Employee Assistance Program