-Douglass Adams

"To give real service you must add something which cannot be bought or measured with money, and that is sincerity and integrity."

Job type: Legal - Civil

The Legal Aid Society of San Bernardino County (LASSB) seeks an Executive Director to lead
an evolving non-profit organization looking to continue its sixty-two-year history of providing
high-quality, cost-effective legal services to low-income residents of San Bernardino County.
LASSB was founded in 1958 and has a staff of twelve, supported by numerous community

About the Position:

The Executive Director will lead a strong client-centered organization with a dedicated staff and
Board of Directors committed to grant management and compliance and fostering collaborative
relationships with the Courts, community leaders and the private bar. The Executive Director
will be expected to bring passion, vision, compliance, litigation, and administrative experience.
Additionally, the Executive Director will provide leadership to a growing organization dedicated
to advocating for the indigent and senior communities. LASSB’s challenges include a need to
strengthen its financial position, implement effective internal controls, and ensure compliance
with State Bar and other funder requirements.
Salary commensurate with experience.


 Serves as the public face of LASSB; provides leadership in local, state civil legal aid forums;
participates in administrative and private forums; engages with the local courts, community
leaders, and with the private bar
 Assists members of the Board of Directors in developing the knowledge and skills needed for
effective stewardship of LASSB
 Keeps the Board of Directors fully apprised of all aspects of the organization’s work, with a
strict focus on grant compliance and fiscal transparency and accountability
 Increases and diversifies financial support through private fundraising initiatives; maintains
and strengthens governmental funding and provides strong financial stewardship
 Develops and cultivates relationships with individual and corporate donors, as well as grant
 Leads LASSB advocacy and promotes teamwork among all LASSB programs, staff, and
 Thinks creatively about gaps in civil legal services and works to close those gaps, in
partnership with other local, regional and state leaders
 Leads and promotes collaboration with other civil legal services providers and human
services organizations in the region and throughout the state
 Mentors and builds other leaders within the organization; actively promotes supervisorial
training, improved communication, and the development of skills to address personnel and
resource allocation issues
 Envisions and implements technological innovations that enable staff to work effectively and
enable the public to access legal services
 Hires and retains top quality staff
Requirements and Desirable Qualifications:
 California State Bar License in good standing
 Significant civil law practice experience (three years minimum)
 Experience in compliance with grant, contract and legal-aid principles and requirements
 Demonstrated supervisory experience at a policy-making level including non-profit program
planning, evaluation, staff supervision, legal systems development, financial oversight,
reporting and budget development
Other Desirable Skills & Characteristics:
 Excellent leadership and communication skills; a positive leadership style; a collaborative
and visionary approach to problem-solving
 Experience developing relationships for resource development and fundraising
 Commitment to the use of technology to improve and extend services
 Experience and skill in engaging with the legal-aid client community and with an active
Board of Directors
 Good judgment, integrity, a sense of humor, strong interpersonal skills

To apply:

Applications will be accepted electronically ONLY, and until the position is filled. To receive
full consideration, please submit application materials to the Secretary of the Board of Directors,
Connie Johnson at csjohnson@b3law.com by May 31, 2020. Please include a cover letter
expressing in detail your interest in the position, your qualifications, and what you hope to
contribute to the organization’s future, a current resume, and the names and contact information
for three professional references.
Equal Opportunity Employer