Sr. Manager of Equity and Social Justice Programs

  • BART
  • Oakland, California
  • Jun 28, 2022
Full Time Administration and Management Legal Services

Job Description

Ride BART to a satisfying career that lets you both: 1) make a difference to Bay Area residents, and 2) enjoy excellent pay, benefits and employment stability. BART is looking for people who like to be challenged, work in a fast paced environment, and have a passion for connecting riders to work, school and other places they need to go. BART offers a competitive salary, comprehensive health benefits, paid time off, and the CalPERS retirement program.


Office of Civil Rights

Pay and Benefits

BART offers comprehensive compensation and benefits programs. Benefits include CalPERS pension; excellent medical (effective January 1, 2022 current employee cost $157.35 monthly for most plans), vision, and dental coverage; supplemental insurances; paid holidays and vacation; as well as two investment programs, one of which is entirely funded by BART. BART does not participate in Social Security. Complimentary BART passes for employee and qualifying dependents.

Pay Rate

$129,038/annual to $195,493/annual - (Non-Rep PB10)

Salary commensurate with experience

Posted Date

June 27, 2022

Closing Date

Open Until Filled

Reports To

Director of Office of Civil Rights

Days Off


Who May Apply

All current BART employees and qualified individuals who are not yet BART employees.

Current Assignment

The incumbent in this position is responsible for the management, supervision, and coordination of the activities and operations of the Workforce and Policy Compliance Division of the Office of Civil Rights (OCR). The position will ensure all OCR Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Environmental Justice and Equal Employment Opportunity Program and Diversity Program requirements & initiatives are completed in compliance with all applicable regulations, District policies and programs.

The position is also responsible for providing complex and specialized support to the Director of the Office of Civil Rights and performs related duties as assigned.

Essential Job Functions

  • Oversees and manages the manages the development, implementation, and administration of the District’s Equity Programs including financial planning, staffing, training, audit, reporting and compliance oversight; makes recommendations for action and assists in the development and implementation of policies, procedures, goals and objectives.
  • Conducts a variety of organizational, operational, and analytical studies and investigations; recommends modifications to existing programs, policies, and procedures as appropriate; prepares a variety of formal reports.
  • Monitors the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; recommends, within department policy, appropriate service and staffing levels.
  • Participates in the development and administration of an assigned budget; forecasts funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; monitors and approves expenditures; recommends adjustments as necessary.
  • Directs, coordinates, and reviews the work of staff and outside contractors; serves as liaison between departments and executive offices to ensure program and project implementation within budget.
  • Directs and ensures timely response to legislative, media and community requests; develops and implements changes to existing State and federal law.
  • Plans, prepares, and coordinates the preparation of reports including recommendations to the Board of Directors, committees, and other management staff.
  • Serves as the liaison within the District and with outside agencies; provides solutions and methodologies for effective support to District operations; negotiates and resolves sensitive and controversial issues. Audits, explains, justifies and defends programs, policies, and activities.
  • Selects, trains, motivates, and evaluates assigned personnel; ensures the cost effective and efficient use of staff and resources in accomplishing goals and objectives, provides or coordinates staff training; works with employees to correct deficiencies; implements discipline and termination procedures when necessary.

Minimum Qualifications

Education: Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Political Science, Psychology, Public Administration, Public Policy, Sociology, Law, or a related field from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Five (5) years of (full-time) verifiable professional experience in Equity Programs which may include EEO/Title VII, Title VI, Environmental Justice, Racial Equity, Social Justice, Affirmative Action, diversity, equity, inclusion and/or other related Civil Rights program administration experience which included at least two (2) years of managerial experience.

Substitution: Additional experience as outlined above may be substituted for the education on a year-for-year basis. A college degree is preferred.

Knowledge of:

Related Federal, State, and local laws, codes, and regulations, including but not limited to Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Americans with Disabilities Act of 1991, California Fair Employment Act, Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection Procedures

Professional office administration practices and procedures

Diversity, equity & inclusion practices and principles including racial equity and related social justice principles

Methods and techniques of research and policy analysis and development

Principles and practices of project coordination and management

Principles of strategic planning and managing change processes

Principles of management and training

Principles and practices of business math, accounting, and budgeting

Current office procedures, methods and equipment including computers and supporting word processing and spreadsheet applications

Principles of business writing and report preparation

Skill/Ability in:

Developing, implementing, interpreting, and applying department policies, procedures, goals, and objectives

Exercising sound independent judgment within general policy guidelines

As assigned, leading, organizing, and reviewing the work of staff

Independently preparing correspondence and memoranda

Planning, organizing, and administering special projects and programs

Planning, organizing and scheduling office priorities

Researching, analyzing, compiling, and summarizing a variety of materials

Preparing and administering department budgets

Responding to requests and inquiries from the general public

Understanding the organization and function of a public agency

Developing Interpreting and explaining policies and procedures

Analyzing problems, identifying alternative solutions, and making recommendations

Communicating clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing

Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work

Selection Process

Applications will be screened to assure that minimum qualifications are met. Those applicants who meet minimum qualifications will then be referred to the hiring department for the completion of further selection processes.

The selection process for this position may include a skills/performance demonstration, a written examination, and a panel and/or individual interview.

The successful candidate must have an employment history demonstrating reliability and dependability; provide copies of certificates, diplomas or other documents as required by law, including those establishing his/her right to work in the U. S; pass a pre-employment medical examination which may include a drug and alcohol screen, and which is specific to the essential job functions and requirements. Pre-employment processing will also include a background check. (Does not apply to current full-time District employees unless specific job requires additional evaluations).

Application Process

External applicants may only apply online, at Applicants needing assistance with the online application process may receive additional information by calling (510) 464-6112.

Current employees are strongly encouraged to apply online, either at, or on WebBART. Current employees may also apply using a BART paper application by delivering the completed form to the Human Resources Department, or by mailing it to P. O. Box 12688, Oakland, CA 94604-2688.

All applicants are asked to complete the application in full, indicating dates of employment, all positions held, hours worked, and a full description of duties. On line applicants are invited to electronically attach a resume to the application form to provide supplemental information, but should not consider the resume a substitute for the application form itself.

Applications must be complete by the closing date and time listed on the job announcement.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 and above), religion, national origin (including language use restrictions), disability (mental and physical, including HIV and AIDS), ancestry, marital status, military status, veteran status, medical condition (cancer/genetic characteristics and information), or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.

The BART Human Resources Department will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate persons with disabilities or for religious reasons. Please advise the Human Resources Department of any special needs in advance of the examination by emailing at least 5 days before your examination date at .

Qualified veterans may be eligible to obtain additional veteran's credit in the selection process for this recruitment (effective Jan. 1, 2013). To obtain the credit, veterans must attach to the application a DD214 discharge document or proof of disability and complete/submit the Veteran's Preference Application no later than the closing date of the posting. For more information about this credit please go to the Veteran's Preference Policy and Application link at

Other Information

Please be prepared to present documentation in support of any required licenses, degrees, or certifications upon request.

Remote-eligible (Remote work is a type of flexible working arrangement that allows an employee to work from remote location)


Job Address

Oakland, California United States View Map