Pro Bono Director

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

The Pro Bono Director is responsible for deepening relationships with law firms and corporate legal departments, as well as expanding BayLegal's affirmative litigation through co-counsel with the private bar. The Pro Bono Director reports to the Executive Director and serves as a member of BayLegal's leadership team. Responsibilities include:

• Develop and monitor BayLegal pro bono projects, including: limited scope or full representation, participation in BayLegal's legal clinics, and co-counsel on individual cases and impact litigation
• Assist in the development and presentation of substantive law trainings to the private bar attorneys
• Oversee and maintain co-counsel relationships and monitor case status
• Work with Director of Litigation and Advocacy to ensure productive relationships with pro bono co-counsel on impact cases
• Actively engage in trainings and meetings concerning pro bono and participate in pro bono working groups/committees
• Support pro bono relationships between the private bar and BayLegal attorneys in all seven counties
• Support relationship-building efforts with local bar associations
• Manage award nominations for our outstanding pro bono volunteers
• Maintain a pro bono panel for case referrals and manage cases referred to pro bono attorneys
• Recruit and coordinate placement of BayLegal volunteers and law clerks
• Supervise and manage the work of BayLegal's Pro Bono Program Associate
• Actively participate in BayLegal's development and communications activities
• Support BayLegal's overall mission, standards, policies, procedures, and confidentiality guidelines
• Ensure pro bono data integrity in BayLegal's Salesforce instance
• Oversee pro bono interests in development of new case management system
• Work with HR department to incorporate volunteer recruitment in new online HR platform


The Successful Candidate Is/Has:
• Curious and self-directed with an ability to anticipate what needs to be done
• Demonstrated experience envisioning and implementing new projects
• Strong organizational, language, and communication skills
• Exceptional listener and strategist who can thrive in a collegial environment
• Experience managing volunteers and giving presentations
• Self-directed and comfortable working in a fast paced, ever-changing environment
• Experience working in legal services or at a large private firm
• Membership in good standing in a State Bar Association required; California preferred

To apply: 

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. Please send cover letter, diversity statement (see for details), resume, references, and writing sample to: Human Resources at [email protected]. Please reference [Pro Bono Director/Oakland] in your application.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Expiration date: 
Friday, November 24, 2017