Job Requisition Number: 24697. At Berkeley Law, we are committed to excellence in education and scholarship, as well as equality of opportunity. We believe we have a responsibility to use our substantial intellectual capital to help solve real-world problems and to create a more just society through our experiential education program that includes clinics, research, and policy engagement. We believe that a Berkeley Law degree is a tool for change, both locally and globally, and that we should be educating the leaders of tomorrow. We maintain an environment that nurtures academic and personal growth, respects a diversity of ideas, and stimulates independent thought and critical reasoning.
The Experiential Education Program is designed to introduce students to the theory and practice of professional lawyering skills. Experiential Education includes legal research and professional writing, counseling skills, interviewing skills, litigation skills, transactional skills, negotiation skills, mediation skills, legal drafting skills, legal problem solving skills legislative drafting and lobbying skills, and other legal practice skills. Two programs under the Experiential Education Program include the Field Placement Program (FPP) and the Pro Bono Program, which includes our Student-Initiated Legal Services Projects Program (SLPS).
The FPP supports the law school’s student body in securing academic-credit opportunities for students doing legal work under the supervision of attorneys in the non-profit and government sectors, including in judicial settings. The FPP enables students to get hands-on experience in real world environments in the San Francisco/Bay Area, nationally and internationally. The Program is governed by both American Bar Association Standards for Law Schools and Berkeley Law’s academic rules. Consistent with those rules, students who participate in the Program also take a class and/or reflective component in addition to their work and reporting requirements in the field.
The Pro Bono Program supports students that engage in pro bono and volunteer legal work under the supervision of volunteer attorneys. Students may pursue pro bono as a part of a student-led group or as individual in the community. Currently, there are approximately 31 of these student-created and student-run groups.
The Field Placement and Pro Bono Programs Administrator will support the Field Placement Program and the Pro Bono Program. The Administrator will be supervised by the Director of Experiential Education, and will work closely on a day-to-day basis with the Field Placement Director and the Pro Bono Director.
The position involves managing or performing the administrative tasks and the full general operations of the FPP and Pro Bono Programs in the Experiential Education Program at Berkeley Law. Administrative services include activities in finance and human resources and may also include IT, facilities, or student services. General management includes long and short range strategic planning in determining the mission and directing all activities of multi-disciplinary departments through subordinate management staff, and other duties as assigned.Knowledge/Skills: •Excellent computer skills, including proficiency with MS Office and experience with online calendaring systems. •Working knowledge of common campus-specific and other computer application programs. •Outstanding oral and written communication skills, active listening, and critical thinking to communicate effectively with all levels of staff, both verbally and in writing. •Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact diplomatically with diverse groups and vendors. Ability to work independently, as well as a team member, and to establish and maintain effective working relationships. •Excellent organizational and time management skills and demonstrated ability to prioritize, exercise initiative and sound judgement, while effectively executing multiple projects with competing deadlines and demanding time-frames. •Experience in event planning and availability to attend evening or weekend events. •Ability to use discretion, manage sensitive and confidential information and use discretion and maintain all confidentiality. •Ability to use sound judgment in responding to issues and concerns. • Education/Training: •Bachelor’s degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training
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