OneJustice is an innovative and award-winning nonprofit that brings life-changing legal help to
those in need by transforming the civil legal aid system. OneJustice works statewide and is beginning
to work nationally to build the capacity of all components of California’s civil legal aid system to
meet the legal needs of local communities and to ensure the availability of services statewide. The
organization has three core program areas: (1) Healthy Nonprofits, which ensures legal services
organizations have the business and management skills needed to survive and thrive; (2) Pro Bono
Justice, which expands legal services for Californians in need by developing and staffing innovative
and effective pro bono projects with law schools, firms, and businesses; and (3) Californians for
Legal Aid, which advocates for California legal services nonprofits on federal public policy and
funding issues. More information about OneJustice is available at www.OneJustice.org.

Position Description:

OneJustice is looking for a Staff Attorney to join our team of legal aid innovators. The Staff Attorney will manage the Northern California Pro Bono Justice Clinics team in implementing an annual schedule of pro bono legal clinics in underserved communities in Northern California via the Rural Justice Collaborative (RJC), Justice Bus, and Justice Bus Network projects. The Staff Attorney
will have some clinical responsibilities, in addition to a focus on effective project management,
responsibility for the annual project budget and grant management, and supervision and support to
the NorCal clinics team. The Staff Attorney will work with the Director of Strategic Partnerships to
ensure innovation in the clinics model to scale and expand projects, as well as cohesion with the Los
Angeles Pro Bono Justice team.

The Justice Bus Project connects pro bono attorneys and law students from the Bay Area and Los
Angeles with rural, isolated, and underserved communities across the state. Transported by bus,
these teams of volunteers partner with legal services organizations and community-based
organizations to conduct free legal clinics that provide critical legal help, in areas such as criminal
record change, DACA renewals, naturalization, general immigration consults, veteran issues, and
estate planning. The Justice Bus Network aims to expand the Justice Bus model in order to leverage
the impact of pro bono volunteers statewide. The Justice Bus Network and a corollary national
expansion of the Justice Bus will seek to increase the number of clinics taking place by transitioning
OneJustice’s role from executing Justice Bus clinics to providing consulting, technical assistance, and
support to legal service organizations participating in the Network. The goal of this transition is to
grow the local capacity of legal service organizations to respond to legal needs and to facilitate a
deeper commitment by pro bono volunteers in client communities. The Rural Justice Collaborative
is an innovative project that connects low-income Californians in areas of the greater San Francisco
Bay Area with pro bono attorneys for assistance, predominantly with immigration issues.

The Staff Attorney is based in San Francisco, and reports directly to the Director of Strategic
Partnerships. Travel within California is required, including to rural areas to help staff clinics.

 

Key Responsibilities:

1. Pro Bono Justice Program Work: Scaling NorCal Clinics and Piloting Justice Bus
Network and National expansion

  • Primary responsibility for oversight and implementation of Pro Bono Clinics in Northern
    California
  • Primary responsibility for piloting, implementing and iterating the new Justice Bus Network,
    a consulting and technical assistance program that builds the capacity of legal services
    organizations to run their own successful rural legal clinics on a range of civil legal aid needs.
  • Support to Director of Strategic Partnerships in expanding the Justice Bus nationally in the
    Justice Bus Network model
  • Build strategic partnerships with legal services nonprofits (particularly in rural areas) and the
    private sector (law firms and corporate legal departments)
  • Collaborate with OneJustice’s Pro Bono Justice Clinics team to help improve the efficacy
    and maximize the impact of pro bono service in California by assisting legal services
    nonprofits, law schools, law firms, and in-house counsel in developing new pro bono
    programs and improving existing pro bono partnerships
  • Participation in some clinics is required to support continual design innovation and to ensure
    quality control as well as to lead some clinics
  • Work closely with the Director of Strategic Partnerships, Chief Program Officer and Pro
    Bono Justice Director to set vision, theory of change, annual goals and objectives for the Pro
    Bono Justice NorCal clinics and Network
  • Work closely with the Director of Strategic Partnerships and in consultation with the Chief
    Program Office and the Pro Bono Justice Director to expand the Justice Bus project
    through a new networked scale model (i.e., the Justice Bus Network)
  • Coordinate with the Southern California Pro Bono Clinics Team to ensure consistent clinic
    approaches in both regions
  • Semi-frequent travel within California and some possible national travel is required

2. Manage the Talent, Finances, and Projects of the Pro Bono Justice NorCal Clinics Team

  • Supervision and mentoring: manage the NorCal clinics team and two direct reports, including ensuring effective delegation, communication, and project management
    throughout the team
  • Ensure professional development strategies for all team members
  • Responsibility for ensuring all program and grant deliverables are performed on time and
    with excellence for both of the Pro Bono Justice NorCal Clinics projects, and all relevant
    Immigration Pro Bono projects
  • Implement the Pro Bono Justice Clinics portions of the strategic plan, project assessments,
    and set and ensure achievement of annual and multi-year program goals
  • Lead Pro Bono Justice NorCal Clinics team participation in OneJustice’s Evaluation, Impact
    and Learning processes – including monitoring and evaluating existing and proposed clinical
    and immigration projects, using data to continuously improve and innovate, as well as to
    drive decisions

3. Manage Revenue Strategies Related to Pro Bono Justice NorCal Clinics and Immigration
Pro Bono Projects

  • Responsible for overseeing implementation and compliance with the NorCal clinics grant
    portfolio & applying for new grants as needed (foundation and government sources)
  • Work with the Director of Strategic Partnerships and participate in the Grants Committee to
    achieve annual goals for revenue from grants
  • Responsibility for the NorCal Clinics earned income streams, including overseeing invoicing
    and payment
  • Responsible for building and stewarding strong relationships with the private sector (law
    firms and corporate legal departments) to ensure pro bono participation and financial
    support
  • Represent the OneJustice clinics team at conferences, statewide meetings, local and regional
    coalitions, and other events, including conducting trainings and other public speaking
    engagements
  • Present at occasional meetings of the OneJustice Advisory Board and Strategy Council

Qualifications:

  • J.D. and California Bar Membership
  • An equity mindset (awareness of the inequities that exist at multiple levels from the personal
    to the systemic) and demonstrated commitment to the values of diversity and inclusion
  • Strong commitment to pro bono as a strategy for increasing access to legal services for lowincome
    Californians
  • Enthusiasm for innovation, creative problem-solving and continuous learning
  • Demonstrated experience as a self-starter, with a history of independently managing projects
  • Previous experience working with low-income and/or underserved communities preferred
  • Experience working at a legal services nonprofit or providing pro bono assistance as a law
    firm associate preferred
  • Experience in immigration and/or criminal record clearance work preferred
  • Spanish language fluency preferred

Salary & Benefits:

  • Competitive salary with increases possible for each year of prior directly relevant nonprofit
    legal services experience. The possible salary range is $49,600 (no prior experience as a Staff
    Attorney) to $74,400 (ten years of prior Staff Attorney experience), as dictated by the
    OneJustice salary scale.
  • Benefits include fully paid health insurance (medical, dental, and vision), life and disability
    insurance, and generous paid leave (vacation, sick, and holidays – including a full week off
    during the winter holidays)
  • OneJustice also offers a flexible spending account for qualified health and commute
    expenditures
  • An opportunity to work on the cutting edge of legal services innovation and growth
  • A supportive, team-based environment and commitment to ongoing professional
    development

Application:

To apply, please visit: https://onejustice.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=31
Applications are due as soon as possible, interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis.
In the online application system listed above, be prepared to submit the following information: 1) a
cover letter explaining your interest in and qualifications for the position that describes relevant
work and/or volunteer experience; 2) your resume; 3) three references; and 4) a response to the
following question:

OneJustice serves highly diverse communities in our clients and in the broader legal services
sector. To ensure that our agency is best positioned to serve these communities, OneJustice
strives to promote an evolving set of behaviors and attitudes amongst our staff, as well as
policies that enable us to work effectively in all cross-cultural situations, with clients, with our
coworkers, and with our communities. We see this as a commitment to enhance the provision of
our services to all clients and nonprofits and to create an inclusive and respectful workplace in
which differences are acknowledged and valued. Please address in your cover letter how your
personal background or experiences, professional or otherwise, have prepared you to
contribute to our commitment to cultural competency and diversity amongst our staff.
Feel free to think broadly about your response to this question, applying various aspects of your
life and personal experiences.

To promote social justice and best serve our various communities, OneJustice is committed to
maintaining a diverse staff and providing culturally competent services. We strongly encourage
candidates from traditionally underrepresented communities and historically oppressed groups, as
well as bilingual and bicultural candidates, to apply.

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