Staff Careers

Qualified applicants, please email cover letter and resume to April Van Wye, Chief Administrative Officer, at

Branch Office Manager

The firm has enjoyed the exciting expansion of its practice to the Bay Area in recent years.  Burke has the opportunity for an experienced professional to manage its offices in Oakland, Mountain View, San Francisco, and Marin County under the direction of the firm’s Chief Administrative Officer. We are fully committed to the importance of diversity within the legal profession, as well as all workplace environments and strongly encourage the interest of diverse candidates in the firm.

The successful candidate will have the ability to analyze and take initiative to address problems, have the ability to work independently with a variety of people and be motivated and have the ability to motivate others.  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The following are the most common duties/responsibilities of the position, but are not limited to:

• Communicate policies and procedures, enforcing same
• Develop and administer local office practices and procedures that complement and are consistent with firm policies and procedures
• Conduct interviews and assist with selection of staff employees
• Facilitate new hire orientation with other personnel/firm senior managers responsible for same
• Train new employees
• Coordinate and provide feedback on annual staff evaluations
• Identify and document performance issues and work collaboratively with CAO to resolve through counseling, performance improvement and/or terminations
• Directly supervise some staff members
• Chair local office staff meetings
• Plan office social functions

• Assist Marketing Department with local Marketing functions
• Manage special projects as assigned by CAO

• Provide input for and monitor local office annual budgets
• Oversee purchases of office supplies  

Computer Systems
• Coordinate technology needs with IT department

• Act as liaison between firm and landlord under direction of CAO
• Act as safety coordinator and train personnel on emergency procedures

• Degree and five or more years of office management and/or HR experience, or eight years combination of education and experience.
• Have strong leadership skills and experience managing others, including directing workload, performance management, training, staffing and recruitment.
• Proficient with technology, including all Microsoft applications, including but not limited to, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Document Management Systems.
• Understand concepts of e-discovery and litigation support.
• Ability to multi-task, be detail-oriented and accurate.
• Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, including the ability to professionally communicate with a wide variety of individuals, respond to inquiries, and provide feedback in a timely manner.
• Ability to adjust quickly to changes and keep things flowing smoothly throughout the offices.

Burke, Williams & Sorensen, LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Contact April Van Wye at