Director of IT

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1735 Telegraph Ave
Oakland, CA 94612
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Bay Area Legal Aid
Street address: 
1735 Telegraph Ave
Job type: 
Position Description: 

Bay Area Legal Aid (BayLegal) has an exciting leadership position for an experienced and energetic professional to serve as its Director of Information Technology (DIT). Supported by an excellent Board and Leadership Team, BayLegal staff provides critical legal services for the poorest and most vulnerable residents in seven Bay Area counties. The DIT will have an exceptional opportunity to help design, strategically grow, and direct BayLegal’s technology solutions to effectively support our team.

Position: This position is responsible for the design, maintenance, and support of BayLegal’s information technology systems for our seven office law firm. The DIT administers and serves as the primary staff person in the implementation, maintenance and reporting for BayLegal's client case management database system.

• Develop, recommend, and implement short and long-range strategic technology architecture and initiatives including Cloud based solutions
• Develop, document, and implement policy for the use of technology in the delivery of legal services
• Prepare, manage, and report on technology focused grants
• Maintain telecommunication network, IT infrastructure, and Internet connectivity
• Develop, recommend, and implement standards for equipment and software acquisition, installation, and use
• Chair the BayLegal Technology Committee
• Develop and administer program-wide computer training
• Develop, recommend, and administer budget for technology
• Negotiate and administer/monitor contracts for equipment, software, services, training, and other technology related matters
• Directly provide, and supervise individuals who provide, local office desktop support and network administration in regional offices
• Hire and manage technology professionals and/or consultants
• Communicate the technology vision of BayLegal to staff and others
• Keep up-to-date on the trends and advances in the utilization of technology in the provision of legal services


About the Successful Candidate:
• Hands on, results oriented
• Curious and self-directed with an ability to anticipate what needs to be done
• Experience with CMS programs; implementation and maintenance
• Strong organizational, language, and communication skills
• Sense of humor

To apply: 

Applications: Bay Area Legal Aid thrives on our diversity and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to building a culturally diverse workplace and strongly encourage women, persons of color, LGBTQ individuals, veterans, persons with disabilities, and persons from other underrepresented groups to apply. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible. Please send cover letter, resume, references, and writing sample to: David McGee, Director of Human Resources at [email protected]. Please reference Director of IT in your application.

Bay Area Legal Aid's (BayLegal) mission is to provide high quality legal assistance regardless of a client's location, language, or disability. Since our founding in 2000 as a regional poverty law firm, Bay Area Legal Aid has earned a strong reputation for outstanding legal services and advocacy. We are the largest provider of free civil legal services to low-income residents of the San Francisco Bay Area, with seven regional offices serving the counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, and Santa Clara. From Napa Valley to Silicon Valley, Bay Area Legal Aid ensures fairness in the civil justice system for the most vulnerable members of our community. We help our clients protect their livelihoods, their health, and their families. BayLegal's 100+ staff members provide wraparound legal services in housing preservation, domestic violence/sexual assault (including family law and immigration), economic security, consumer protection, healthcare access, and youth justice. Compensation and Benefits: Compensation is based on experience. Generous benefits package includes medical, dental, and life insurance; long term disability; paid vacation and sick leaves; and 401k retirement plan.
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Submission deadline: 
Wednesday, June 15, 2016