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compensation: $69,000 To $105,000 (35 hours) employment type: full-time non-profit organization

MANAGING ATTORNEY (downtown / civic / van ness) Compensation MA: $69,000 To $105,000 (35 hours) employment type: full-timePEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES FOUNDATION (PWDF) is a small nonprofit located in San Francisco which focuses on psychiatric and/or developmental disabilities. See www.pwdf.org Temp or Permanent (if part time (4 days, 28 hours), on-site. Benefits include health insurance, vacation hours, commuter checks, etc., after 90 days. 6 months probation.Duties: The MA will report to the Board or Legal Director and be responsible for the following:
(1) General Supervisory Attorney responsible for supervision of Staff Attorneys, Advocacy Program Manager. Must produce result within 24 months to continue in position.
(2) Oversee Social Security and other laws including representation at all levels through the U.S. Supreme Court; Education; Health Care; Employment; Housing; and related subjects such as multi-culturalism, disability abuse and service animals, media including seminars, e newsletter, training videos, and guest speaking.
(3) Overseeing legal articles, legal aspects of seminars, trainings and guest speaking.
(4) Participation in preparing reports for the meeting of the Board of Directors of PWDF as needed.
(5) HR for staff jobs.
(6) Administration of contracts relating to all vendors,
(7) Communications, coordination and cooperation with private, public and other non-profit agencies and organizations serving our target population.
(8) Must be able to attend and fulfill duties for occasional liaison meetings, which may be called without due notice.
(9) Monitor income and expenses; prepare reports relating to advocacy side of Agency.Qualifications: The ideal candidate will be results-oriented, highly organized, and will possess the ability to work and communicate in diverse communities. Must be reliable, flexible and able to work within administrative deadlines e.g., work with bookkeeper, program managers attorneys and paralegals (legal assistants), financial spreadsheets for year-end audits. Proficient computer skills required, including , Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Mycase and other internet skills required; Most importantly, candidates must be committed to providing excellent education and advocacy for people with mental and/or developmental disabilities (DD) and must be willing to work enthusiastically toward achieving PWDF’s Mission.Additional qualifications: Required:
1. Licensed California attorney, MINIMUM of 10 YEARS relevant; e.g., civil rights nonprofit experience.
2. Exceptional communication skills, ability to write clearly including accuracy for detail with statistics in spread-sheets and other formats.
3. Management experience and a record of achievement in leading teams of people.
4. Strong entrepreneurial skills and the ability to establish and build a wide range of key relationships.

1. Experience in Social Security/SSI disability, employment, health care, housing, medicare, Medi-Cal, post-secondary education and other disability rights. Responsibilities: Program Management Leadership and Support: Oversee all agency operations and programs, services and activities. Work with staff to ensure that organization’s mission is being carried out in accordance with its strategic plan, and plan for periodic review and modification of programs to meet the continuously changing needs of beneficiaries, and to meet the organization’s goal of fiscal responsibility. Continue to develop collaborative programs with other agencies, and ensure the highest levels of quality and customer service by inspiring staff to perform at their peak. Current affairs and research requirement; responsible for keeping abreast of mental health and disability issues, e.g., gathering health care news articles and governmental agencies reports. Fiscal Management: Ensure that the budget supports implementation of the strategic plan. Ensure that the organization’s growth is supported internally in key areas: technology, facilities, human resources, fund development, and communications. Administrative Management: Maintain culture that fosters cooperation, open and frequent communications, and teamwork. Develop and foster an environment that maximizes employee growth and retention. Human Resources: Recruit, train, manage, and evaluate staff to ensure that resources are maximized and that organizational systems are effective. Manage the day to day development operations; supervise and evaluate development-related staff and contractors. Other duties as requested.

Compensation: Prorated to $70,000 to $105,000.00 base annual salary, prorated; e.g., to $80,000 for part-time, 4 days (28 hours) per week. This is at a non-profit organization. Principals only. Recruiters please do not contact this job poster. Please, no phone calls about this job.

To apply email cover letter, resume and writing sample to Farrell Goodman, Advocacy Program Manager at fgoodman@pwdf.org



POSITION DESCRIPTION: Program Manager for Education/Public Awareness  – Write for and manage publication of E-newsletters; arrange and promote seminars, workshops, and guest speaking; manage the expansion of agency communications across all multi-media, including website, live stream, traditional media, social media, and others; manage staff and vendors.

Permanent Full Time – 35 hours a week.


Benefits include medical, vacation, and Commuter Checks after 90 days, and holidays.

The Program Manager for the Public Awareness and Education program is responsible for managing operations relating to public awareness seminars, workshops and trainings, including production of training materials and promotion of events; writing, editing, and publishing electronic newsletters; arranging guest speaking; promotion of organization across different media, including website, live stream, traditional media, social media, and others; networking; outreach; updating website and related administration; organization and maintenance of databases; hiring and supervising program staff and vendors; ensuring staff has the tools and equipment needed for operations; oversight of costs and related budget development; and program compliance to internal standards, including filing and other organizational tasks.  Advanced computer skills required.  The Program Manager works collaboratively with the Advocacy Program Manager/Legal Director to meet and report on current status of all projects. Other duties as assigned.

The environment is flexible, team-oriented, with fixed and evolving procedures due to agency growth. PWDF is a small expanding agency headquartered in San Francisco.

For agency information see www.pwdf.org


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a related field, such as education, communication, marketing, mental health, program development, nonprofit management, and/or social services.  Minimum 5 years’ experience related to nonprofit civil rights, preferably disability (mental health helpful), and program management experience, or equivalent.
  • Superior organizational, written and oral communication skills. Ability to work under deadline pressure. Ability to manage competing priorities. Ability to work independently and to exercise appropriate level of discretion and judgment. Experience and skill collaborating in a team setting with staff at all levels.
  • Microsoft Word; Excel, WordPress, Constant Contact & FileMaker Pro (or comparable database) required.  Dreamweaver, data collection and management, and video editing helpful but not required.


$40,000 – $50,000 annual base range plus benefits, including medical, Commuter Checks, vacation, and holidays.


Email resume, writing sample not edited by another, and cover letter to:  April Banerjee, Executive Director, at education@pwdf.org. NO CALLS PLEASE.

Application Deadline: Position open until filled.

Proposed Start Date:  To be arranged