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Diversity Pipeline Programs Director

Be part of an organization dedicated to enhancing the practice of law and improving our community through programs that provide equal access to legal services. The Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF) has a strong commitment to employee work-life balance and provides a stimulating work environment. BASF currently has an exciting opportunity for a Diversity Pipeline Programs Director to be part of the team!

About BASF
BASF is a nonprofit organization and the oldest voluntary bar association in California. Today, over 7,000 San Francisco lawyers are members of BASF, which prides itself as being one of the most active and innovative local bar associations. Our offices are located in the Financial District. In addition to services and benefits to our members, BASF provides a variety of legal services to San Francisco residents including our Lawyer Referral and Information Service, Alternative Dispute Resolution, and the Justice & Diversity Center (including the Homeless Advocacy Project) which is the largest provider of legal services to San Franciscans.

BASF also offers a variety of charitable programs, including Food from the Bar, Head Start Holiday Gift Program, Law Academy, School-To-College, Destination Law School and the Minority Law Student Scholarship programs.

About the Job
The Diversity Pipeline Programs Director is responsible for the operation of diversity pipeline programs, community based programs and directly manages the School-To-College Coordinator. The Director shall organize and develop programs within the policies and mission of BASF and assume accountability for the financial results and the outlined program goals and objectives of BASF/JDC’s diversity efforts. Specific responsibilities will include overseeing diversity pipeline programs in elementary through law school; establishing and developing working relationships and partnerships with SFUSD, colleges and universities, Community Based Organizations, law schools and other related educational institutions.  The Director shall recruit and manage lawyer volunteers and donors, and work with the BASF Barristers Club and BASF committees in reaching BASF’s diversity goals; evaluate program effectiveness and improvements; collaborate with the Development Department to do fundraising and support grant proposals; and collaborate with the Communications Department on handling public relations and marketing of diversity programs, projects and events. The successful candidate will have the following:


Bachelor’s Degree in a related field or an equivalent combination of relevant education, training, and expertise sufficient to perform the essential duties of the position


Experience working with diverse and underserved students on education (K-12), college and law school needs

Skills and Requirements

  • Strong project management skills with attention to details
  • Develop and implement organized youth, community and educational programs and services
  • Collaborate and conduct outreach (both inside and outside of the organization)
  • Plan and market events
  • Build relationships with professionals, public administrators and students
  • Excellent interpersonal skills (professional and diplomatic interactions)
  • Manage staff and provide leadership to project teams and volunteer committees
  • Cultural competency and effective relationship building with a cross-section of society
  • Think creatively and critically, and to drive ideas
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Establish and manage budgets
  • Effectively raise funds
  • Multi-task and independently prioritize tasks; work under pressure in a positive, professional, and supportive manner
  • Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel) Skills

Why Work For Us

We offer a collaborative work environment, a progressive work culture, and a wonderfully diverse staff.  Additionally, we have a standard 35-hour workweek, flexible scheduling (manager’s discretion), and we are a mission and values based organization.

We also offer competitive pay and a generous benefits package that includes: a choice of medical insurance plans, dental insurance, vision insurance, pretax commuter, health, and dependent care accounts, employer paid short- and long-term disability insurance, life insurance, and a retirement and profit-sharing benefit, and more!

To Apply
BASF is strongly committed to diversity and we encourage applications from people who can contribute to our diversity, including people with disabilities.

Please submit your resume and cover letter to: or Human Resources, BASF, 301 Battery Street, Third Floor, San Francisco, CA 94111 by October 31, 2017.

No phone calls please. Due to the amount of resumes we receive each day, we will not be able to respond individually with the status of your application.