Position Openings at the BI

Site Manager 

Position Summary

BI leads system stakeholders and community members through a data-driven, consensus-based process designed to identify and change policies and practices that perpetuate existing racial and ethnic disparities and negatively impact people of color. The Site Manager position leads the facilitation of this process along with other BI staff who are experts in community engagement, data analysis and policies affecting people of color. Site Managers must be based in the Bay Area and report directly to the Site Management Director.

The Site Manager’s primary duties will be to:

  • Facilitate difficult conversations around race and ethnicity in the justice system with key justice system and community stakeholders to ensure they have an adequate understanding of the issues within their jurisdiction and consistently participate in BI’s disparity reduction process;
  • Develop site-specific strategies to collect and analyze qualitative and quantitative justice system data and implement reforms in policies and practices that reduce racial and ethnic disparities;
  • Write clear, concise technical assistance summaries that identify policies and practices perpetuating disparities and offer data-driven, community-informed recommendations on how to improve existing policies or pilot new reforms;
  • Train collaborative bodies of high-ranking justice system officials, community members and system-involved individuals and families on the history of racial and ethnic inequity in the administration of justice as well as successful strategies for reducing racial and ethnic disparities in the justice system;
  • Conduct focus groups, facilitate in-person interviews and develop surveys that gauge perceptions of disparities and assess the impact of specific justice system policies on individuals and families of color and inform the development and implementation of policy reforms;
  • Attend and lead ongoing (often monthly) site visits at various jurisdictions throughout the United States;
  • Attend and present at relevant professional development trainings and conferences as scheduled;
  • Be an active thought partner in developing innovations to enhance and ensure the relevancy of BI’s process of reducing racial and ethnic disparities; and
  • Respond to relevant grant reporting requirements in a timely manner.
  • 5 years of experience working with or within youth and/or adult-serving systems, especially the justice system;
  • Exceptional public speaking, presentation and facilitation skills, including facilitating difficult conversations around race or equity with both adults and youth;
  • Exceptional writing ability;
  • Knowledge of and experience with justice system best practices;
  • Excellent communication skills, including consistent and prompt internal and external communication;
  • Demonstrated leadership skills, including ability to work effectively with diverse individuals, groups and organizations, including system and community stakeholders;
  • Ability to analyze and make use of data to develop and evaluate policies, practices and programs;
  • Demonstrated creative and strategic thinking ability; and
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

A successful Site Manager applicant will have the following attributes:

  • Highly organized, proactive and self-motivated individual;
  • Adept at multi-tasking;
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team setting;
  • Ability to travel up to 70% of the time;
  • Flexible availability between all US time zones

Bi-lingual and bi-cultural candidates, including Latino and Native American, as well as candidates with former justice system involvement are particularly desired.

The W. Haywood Burns Institute is an equal opportunity employer. Salary is dependent upon experience. The Burns Institute provides extensive benefits including fully paid health, medical, dental, vision, long-term disability insurance, Health Savings Plan (HSA), Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) and 401(k) retirement plan. This is a full-time position.

How to Apply
Please send your complete applications including:

  • A letter of interest;
  • Your resume;
  • A minimum of three references;
  • A brief writing sample;
  • and Salary requirements

Please send your application to and use “Site Manager” as the subject of your email.

Only complete applications will be reviewed.