ABOUT THE ACBA

The Alameda County Bar Association (ACBA), an Equal Opportunity Employer, is a nonprofit, voluntary bar association and has a membership of approximately 1,500 attorneys, judges, law students and other professionals working within the legal profession in the greater Bay Area. The ACBA administers numerous programs and activities to benefit attorneys and the community.

If you are interested in learning more about working at the ACBA, or open ACBA jobs, please contact ACBA CEO Tiela Chalmers at  tiela@acbanet.org.


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Current Openings

Events and Development Coordinator

The Events and Development Coordinator position at the Alameda County Bar Association (ACBA) and Alameda County Bar Association Volunteer Legal Services Corporation (VLSC) is a non-exempt, full-time position responsible for planning and executing special events and fundraising, along with providing assistance to the Director of VLSC and the Chief Executive Officer. 

Key Duties

1. Coordinates the planning and implementation of our two major annual special events (Installation and Distinguished Service Awards event in January, and VLSC major fundraiser in May) as well as about 14 smaller events, including ACBA: quarterly Bench Bar lunch meetings, a tech vendor fair, social events, and VLSC’s donor and volunteer appreciation receptions. Works with Communications staff on publicity and marketing; works with vendors and venues; develops and reconciles event timelines, budgets, and scripts, and other needed event logistics.

2. Provides assistance to the VLSC Director on fundraising efforts including communications with major donors and potential major donors, coordinating multiple fundraising campaigns (Dine Around for Justice, Guardians of Justice, etc.), updating, maintaining, and creating fundraising materials, communication with VLSC Board members on fundraising activities and efforts, and provides assistance with other special projects that promote pro bono legal services in Alameda County. 

3. Maintains VLSC fundraising database and records including responsibility for all aspects of donation tracking including data entry, processing donations, generating thank you notes, and creating/gathering donation reports on an as-needed basis. Responsible for creating and updating online donation pages. Works collaboratively with the Communications Director and VLSC Director to update VLSC website content. 

4. Helps create and maintain ACBA and VLSC Board orientation materials; responsible for ACBA and VLSC Board meeting set-up (e.g., conference room configuration, ordering food, copying materials), and attend VLSC Board meetings to record minutes.

5. Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum of two years’ experience in event management, research, public relations, accounting, marketing and IT experience all valuable. Experience with non-profit fundraising preferred.

BA/BS required.

Skills: Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access and Outlook) proficiency; database management; communicate well orally and in writing; organize projects and handle details; recognize and maintain confidentiality; perform well under pressure; exercise sound judgment. Ability to take initiative on projects. Experience in/knowledge of basic website management a plus. 

Commitment to social justice and legal services access issues preferred, good sense of humor important.

Compensation

$44,290 plus medical, vision, dental benefits

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to VLSC Director Christina Wiellette at christina@acbanet.org.

Financial Program Manager

The Community & Business Resiliency Project, a joint project of Start Small Think Big and VLSC, serves low- to moderate-income entrepreneurs who are looking to start or grow a small business in order to accumulate assets and increase their personal financial security.

The Community & Business Resiliency Project believes that access to high-quality legal, financial management, and marketing services is an essential part of starting or growing a successful small business, especially for small businesses owners who are currently lower income. We focus on pairing entrepreneurs positioned to grow their businesses with top pro bono attorneys and financial and marketing experts.

We are seeking a talented and dynamic individual to assist in expanding and refining our Financial Program. 

Job Responsibilities shall include, but shall not be limited to:

  • Maintaining an active client caseload. This consists of identifying and addressing Small Business Financial Program clients’ financial needs, including through:
    • conducting one-on-one financial assessment with clients at intake
    • providing one-on-one ongoing financial counseling and coaching including assisting clients with the implementation of a bookkeeping system and answering questions about tax forms, deadlines and requirements.
  • Creating and refining internal processes and procedures for the delivery of financial services to clients. Create and update the necessary resources to facilitate the delivery of financial services, focusing on bookkeeping and tax services.
  • Coordinating of financial referrals to the Project’s pro bono partners. Ensure the effective, efficient, and professional coordination of all aspects of such client referrals.
  • Overseeing a series of small business financial education workshops. This consists of developing the strategy, design, and production of content with respect to the workshop series, facilitating such workshops as appropriate, and working with the Programs & Communications Associate with respect to marketing, coordinating, and administering such workshops.
  • Establish, maintain and enhance strong collaborative relationships with community and governmental organizations, and other relevant financial service providers. Represent Start Small Think Big at community partner events to provide subject matter expertise as needed. Assist in the recruitment of Financial Referral Partners.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited school in finance, business, accounting, or related field required.
  • Bookkeeping and tax preparation experience required, CPA preferred.
  • Advanced knowledge of QuickBooks, Wave and/or other Accounting Microsoft Office (emphasis on Excel) required.
  • Ability to read, write, interpret, and advise with respect to business financial statements, to conduct financial analyses, and provide growth plan support and guidance, required.
  • Prior experience in direct client service required. Direct experience advising low- to moderate-income individuals preferred.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish or Spanish proficiency preferred.
  • Demonstrated commitment to inclusive community/economic development, social and economic justice work, and/or anti-poverty work.
  • Meticulous attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently.

How to apply: Submit resume and a one-page cover letter to: Christina Wiellette at christina@acbanet.org. Include subject line: “[your name] – Financial Program Manager.” Position open until filled.

Salary: $43,000 or 54,000 per year, depending on experience.  Benefits and generous vacation offered.