Seeking Part-Time Bar Administrator

The Buncombe County Bar invites applications for a part-time Bar Administrator. This is a professional position with significant responsibility leading and managing the mandatory 40th Judicial District Bar, also known as the Buncombe Bar. The Bar Administrator evaluates and develops strategies to support the 800+ attorney members of the district, and maintains an excellent working relationship with the 17-member Buncombe Bar Executive Committee, assisting the committee in the development and implementation of budgets, policies and procedures, and managing events and communications. Ideal applicants will have experience in providing clear and solution-oriented guidance to non-profit or public boards; writing and public relations; special events coordination; development of continuing education; and collaborating with local and state agencies.

Minimum Education, Training or Experience: Bachelor’s degree in related field and experience in management and direction of an organization; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience working with stakeholders across various jurisdictions or organizations is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Ability to balance priorities to accomplish assigned tasks within the required time frame and to be able to shift quickly between several tasks without loss of continuity.
  • Knowledge of organization’s office systems, practices, procedures, and administration.
  • Knowledge of general office equipment and personal computers to include word processing, spreadsheet, and related software including advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office software.  (Specifically, Word, Excel and Outlook) as well as the ability to stay current with emerging office technologies.
  • Knowledge of WordPress, MailPoet, QuickBooks, Zoom, and survey software.
  • Possess solid financial, analytical, business, and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to effectively evaluate and process forms; verify data for accuracy, completeness, and compliance within established procedures; enter data into computer system, maintain confidential files and data; identify problems and propose feasible solutions.
  • Ability to type, compose and edit correspondence, memos, letters, and reports; revise schedules, forms, reports, records, and other information; prepare statistical information for use in reports.
  • Initiate and answer telephone calls; screen and direct calls; direct callers to appropriate outside resources.
  • Engage in meaningful and intentional professional development appropriate for areas of responsibility.

Part-time position (20 hours per week). Flexible hours and remote work opportunity, with appearances at in-person events in Asheville, North Carolina.  Compensation DOE $27-$29 per hour.

To apply, please email a resume and cover letter to by March 6.

The Buncombe Bar is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, natural hair or hairstyles, ethnicity, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin or ancestry, marital or familial status, pregnancy, veteran status, religious belief or non-belief, age, or disability or any other characteristic protected by law.

About Janet Amburgey

Janet Amburgey is a Board Certified Specialist in Family Law. Since graduating from Appalachian School of Law in 2008 she has focused her practice exclusively on family law matters, assisting people through family chaos, ensuring the protection of their rights and property and helping to blend and expand families.  She has represented clients in divorce and separation with issues surrounding child custody, child support, alimony, and in property settlement matters. She also assists families through adoption, name changes and protects parents and children in both domestic violence matters and DSS matters.  Janet believe’s problem-solving is a primary responsibility of a lawyer, and through her family law practice she facilitates the transition to newly designed futures, which is the heart of any family law practice. Janet joined Gum, Hiller & McCroskey in 2012 and became a named partner in 2018.     Janet is a member of the Family Law Section of the North Carolina Bar Association where she has previously served as the co-chair on the parents rights committee in 2017.  She is an active member in the 28th Judicial Bar, serving on the executive committee since 2015, and currently, serving as Secretary since 2018.  Janet has been listed for inclusion in the North Carolina Super Lawyers master list since 2020 and was listed in their  “Rising Stars” category  in both 2017 and 2018. She has been recognized in the Legal Elite Family Law Section in 2017 and 2018 and included in their Young Guns section in 2015.  Janet has also been recognized by Best Lawyers in America, Family Law Section since 2019 and maintained a BV Distinguished Rating from Martindale Hubbell since 2015.