Public Service and Diversity Specialist

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $54,677
Maximum: $61,511



Start Date



1325 4th Avenue
STE 600
United States


Public Service and Diversity Specialist

Advancement Department 

Job Grade N11; Non Exempt; Full-time; Monday-Friday

Starting Salary Range: $54,677 - $61,511/year DOE +benefits

(Posted 07/13/18)

 About us:

The WSBA’s mission is to serve the public and the members of the Bar, to ensure the integrity of the legal profession, and to champion justice.


The WSBA operates under the delegated authority of the Washington Supreme Court to license the state’s nearly 40,000 lawyers and other legal professionals. In furtherance of its obligation to protect and serve the public, the WSBA both regulates lawyers and other legal professionals and serves its members as a professional association — all without public funding. The WSBA’s mission is to serve the public and the members of the Bar, to ensure the integrity of the legal profession, and to champion justice. For more information, visit www.wsba.orgOpens a New Window..

The WSBA is a national leader in innovative programming and services, with the nation’s first Access to Justice Board, as an early adopter of diversity as one of our strategic goals, and with the ground-breaking Limited License Legal Technicians (LLLT) program, a first-of-its kind affordable legal support option to those unable to retain the services of an attorney. In addition, the WSBA works extensively with a host of volunteers and members, who partner with us across Committees, Sections, Boards, Task Forces and other WSBA entities in the fulfillment of our mission.

 About our career opportunity:

The Public Service and Diversity Specialist is part of a team that coordinates and executes a range of programs and initiatives focused on public service and diversity, with an emphasis on the public service portfolio. The primary purpose of Public Service and Diversity (PSD) Specialist is to collaborate with and support the Diversity and Public Service Programs Manager in the leadership, development and implementation of the public service and diversity portfolios. The Public Service and Diversity Specialist is the primary liaison to the Pro Bono and Public Service Committee. Under the strategic direction of the manager, this position provides a wide range of leadership and coordination in the areas of outreach and training, committee support, and communications. 

Principal Responsibilities:


Program Development and Training

  • Collaborate with the CLE Team on the development and delivery of public service programming.
  • Lead a process for identification of members’ public service-related educational needs via focus groups, surveys, seminar evaluations or other forms of outreach.
  • Planning and delivering non-CLE trainings, orientations, and presentations for public service and diversity, including the annual committee orientation for the Pro Bono & Public Service Committee.
  • Develop integrated initiatives, strategies and events for public service and diversity, with an emphasis on public service.
  • Collaborate with the manager and other internal and external stakeholders to evaluate WSBA member and public needs and monitor and evaluate strategies for offering and delivering public service programming efficiently and effectively within the resources and framework of what the WSBA is uniquely positioned to provide,
  • Maintain and update public service program manuals, the public service viewing guide, pro bono toolkits and related program materials


Outreach and Communication

  • Supporting the manager with public service and diversity outreach, with an emphasis on public service.
  • Drafting content for external communications.
  • Regularly produce various content types, including email, social media posts, blogs and memos. Create content to drive program recruitment and increase awareness of Pro Bono/Public Service opportunities.
  • Collaborating with the WSBA communications team to design and execute online resources including WSBA volunteer opportunities and
  • Managing and updating Qualified Legal Service Provider (QLSP) contact information in the membership database.
  • Collaborating with the WSBA communications team to coordinate and develop content for multiple channels, including WSBA outreach presentations, new member guides, NWLawyer Magazine, NWSidebar blog, partner outlets, event marketing, and e-blasts.
  • In collaboration with the Public Service and Diversity Programs Manager and the Access to Justice Manager, serving as a liaison for the WSBA’s public service portfolio with the Alliance for Equal Justice.



Pro Bono and Public Service Committee (PBPSC)  

Serve as primary staff liaison to provide leadership, direction, logistics and support for committee meetings, activities, and annual planning and reporting. Maintain PBPSC web content, archives and files.


Team Collaboration

Help to plan, develop and coordinate an integrated approach to Public Service and Diversity programming.


EducationBachelor’s degree or a combination of education, training or experience which provides an equivalent background required to perform the duties associated with this position. A JD or graduate degree is preferred.



A clear and concise communicator both orally and in writing; Able to anticipate next steps, take initiative and exercise sound judgment; Adaptable and flexible; Knowledge of cultural differences within the region


Proficiencies: Project or event management in a fast paced, deadline-driven environment; financial/ budget accountability; volunteer management. Preferred:   Experience planning and/or delivering adult education in multiple formats; familiarity with the Alliance for Equal Justice


The position requires a high degree of competence using common office productivity software (i.e., Word, Outlook Excel and PowerPoint) and a high degree of proficiency with the use of standard office equipment (telephone photocopier and fax machines as necessary). Standing for long periods of time, occasional lifting (from 10-40 lbs.) and moving (40-100 lbs.) may be required. Work on some evenings, weekends, and in-state travel are required.


Our Culture:

  • To promote justice and serve our members and the public, the WSBA values the following:
  • Trust and respect among employees, management and members
  • Open and effective communications
  • Individual responsibility, initiative and creativity
  • Team work and cooperation
  • Ethical and moral principles


For more details and to apply, upload your résumé  and cover letter. Please note that cover letters are required.


The WSBA is committed to fostering a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.


Medical/Dental/Vision – The WSBA participates in the State of Washington medical and dental plans, which include a choice of coverages. WSBA pays the majority of the premium and employees pay a small monthly premium for coverage based on the chosen plan and coverage. Vision coverage is included.

Retirement Plan

All full-time regular employees are required to participate in the Washington State Employees’ Retirement System (PERS Plan 2 or 3). The WSBA pays approximately 11.18% of the gross salary, while the employee contributes approximately 7.38% for Plan 2. For Plan 3, the employee chooses the percentage rate they wish to contribute. Employees are 100% vested in Plan 2 after 5 years of service and Plan 3 after 5 or 10 years of service, dependent on their age. The retirement plan also provides participants with a $150,000 life insurance benefit should their death result from injuries sustained in the course of employment.


Time Off Benefits

Holidays – There are ten paid holidays.

Personal Days – Two personal days accrue each January 1.

Vacation – Vacation accrues

at the rate of 12 days per year for the first 36 months of employment

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree