Temporary Pro Bono Manager

(3.5 month position, July to early October 2023)
FLSA: Temporary, Non-Exempt, Full time 35 hours/week
Compensation: $44 to $47 per hour DOE (equivalent to $80k-$85k/year)
Reports to: Director of Pro Bono and Strategic Partnerships
Location: Remote, with San Francisco office open as an option. Must reside in California.

Are you an attorney interested in working with one of the Bay Area’s leading civil rights organizations to provide legal support to low-income San Francisco Bay Area residents and work with the pro bono community? The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area (LCCRSF) is seeking you for a 3.5-month assignment! 

About You 

We are looking for an attorney with experience working with pro bono attorneys, and managing our hybrid virtual GLIDE Unconditional Legal Clinic (visit our website to learn more about GLIDE). You will be an essential part of the team as you bring your dedication to dismantling inequities in our society, strong organizational skills, and experience building strategic relationships across diverse sectors. If you are passionate about racial justice, civil rights and committed to working in a collaborative environment, this role could be a good fit for you! You will work directly with clients and collaborate with LCCRSF staff and pro bono attorneys to ensure quality legal services are provided to members of our community. This position is to cover an employee’s three-month sabbatical, with a little overlap for transition and training. 

About LCCRSF  

As one of the most enduring civil rights institutions on the West Coast, LCCRSF works to dismantle systems of oppression and racism and to build an equitable and just society. Formed in 1968 to bridge the legal community and the Civil Rights Movement, we’re known for advancing the rights of people of color, immigrants, refugees, and low-income individuals. We also invest in legal fellows and support a network of over 1,000 active pro bono attorneys and volunteers. We are in this work for the long haul. Our goal is to make this work sustainable, to rest as needed and take care of each other and our communities, so we can be fierce in the face of power through our core issue areas of Racial Justice, Immigrant Justice, Economic Justice, and Educational Justice. Learn more at lccrsf.org

Your Work 

This is a great opportunity to provide direct services to the most vulnerable members of our community. This position also provides the opportunity to recruit, train, and supervise local pro bono attorneys staffing the GLIDE clinic and other program areas. 

Staff a weekly community hybrid virtual legal clinic

  • Train, supervise, and provide support to pro bono volunteers;  
  • Perform client intakes; 
  • Communicate with clients before and after clinics as needed; 
  • Problem-solve legal and related non-legal issues; 
  • Assist clients in navigating difficult bureaucracies; 
  • Supervise and review client referrals; 
  • Draft legal letters, administrative claims, and other documents for brief legal services; 
  • Supervise and support in-person clinic volunteer and operations; 
  • Provide MCLE trainings to pro bono volunteers; 
  • Prepare and submit clinic client demographic reports. 

Manage pro bono volunteer work

  • Assist Pro Bono Director in high-level pro bono firm recruitment including outreach and response to firms; 
  • Help prepare communications and pitch emails to pro bono attorney volunteers with descriptions of new cases and volunteer opportunities, and respond to interested volunteers; 
  • Prepare and distribute pro bono newsletter with assistance from communications team; 
  • Keep track of internal pro bono needs across each program area and work with Pro Bono Director;  
  • Work with program staff to support and problem solve ongoing pro bono involvement in each of LCCRSF’s three program areas: economic justice, racial justice, and immigrant justice; 
  • Assist Pro Bono Director with other projects, as needed. 

Other tasks:

  • Monitor MCLE compliance and support program staff with MCLE needs; 
  • Coordinate law student and other non-attorney volunteers; 
  • Assist with pro bono database upkeep. 

Essential Qualifications 

  • Member of the California Bar in good standing with 3 years minimum relevant experience 
  • Knowledge of and demonstrated commitment to the mission, goals and priorities of LCCRSF;  
  • Experience in the social justice or legal sector;  
  • Ability to develop strategic partnerships and enhance relationships across a wide variety of sectors. Experience working with San Francisco Bay Area firms and corporate legal departments offering pro bono services strongly preferred;  
  • Excellent written and oral advocacy skills;  
  • Ability to think creatively and strategically about pro bono services. Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain relationships in support of pro bono strategies;  
  • Values and enjoys working cooperatively with others, both within the organization and in the community. Ability to relate to and communicate with a broad range of clients, colleagues and other stakeholders;  

Salary, Benefits, Work location 

This position is full-time, exempt, with a starting hourly rate of $44-$47/hr (equivalent to $80k-$85k/year) depending on experience, and reports to the Pro Bono Director. Full benefits package includes 100% paid medical + 80% for dependents, phone and internet reimbursement, wellness bonus, vacation, sick time, paid holidays, and short Fridays. 

Our office is located on the Embarcadero in downtown San Francisco, close to many transit options. We’re currently remote with our office available for optional use, or as needed. We do not yet have a target date for return to the office, but we expect to offer, at minimum, part-time remote. While remote, may not work outside CA for more than 30 consecutive days at a time. Employees must be fully vaccinated according to CDC COVID-19 guidelines for in-person work. 

General working hours are 9am-5pm, M-F. LCCRSF is woman- and minority-led, with 35 staff. We are flexible, family-friendly, and value health, wellness and balance. We follow ADA guidelines – reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with different abilities to perform the essential functions. 

Working Environment and Conditions 

The working conditions described here are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. While performing the duties of this position, the employee must be able to remain in a stationary position, constantly operate a computer, and must have the ability to communicate information and ideas so others will understand. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. 

To Apply

Deadline to apply is May 31, 2023 and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Applicants should submit 1) a thoughtful cover letter; 2) a resume; and, 4) three professional references by email to  careers@lccrsf.org(put “Temp Pro Bono Manager” in the subject line.) Questions can also go to that email.  

In your cover letter, in addition to describing your interest in the position and qualifications, please respond to the following question: What in your background and experience has prepared you to work for an organization dedicated to advancing racial equity and justice? Feel free to think broadly about your response, applying professional or personal experiences.  

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area thrives as an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. BIPOC, LGBTQ+ candidates, people of all gender identities, persons with disabilities and individuals over 55 are encouraged to apply.