Sample Job Description—Membership Chair

Position Impact

While the Masters of the Bench or the executive committee make the actual selection of new members, a small membership committee, lead by a chair, can serve the valuable function of building a file of potential members for consideration.

Position Responsibilities

  • Maintain process for new member solicitation
  • Coordinate presentations at local or state bar meetings and presentations at section bar meetings for recruitment of new members
  • Screen applicants and make recommendations
  • Create a waiting list of potential members suggested by current members
Position Qualifications

  • The person in this position must maintain an active status with the Inn throughout his or her term.
Commitment Required

  • The term of this position is two years, commencing on July 1 following the elections.


  • Meet with the outgoing Membership Committee Chair to review the current standing of the membership rolls and ratios and the waiting list of potential members
  • Review the Inn’s most recent self-evaluation to determine previous successes or challenges encountered in the position.

Responsible To/Responsible For

  • Reports to the Executive Committee