Berkeley Law is one of 14 schools and colleges at the University of California, Berkeley. It is consistently ranked as one of the top law schools in the nation. The law school has produced leaders in law, government, and society, including Chief Justice of the United States Earl Warren, Secretary of State of the United States Dean Rusk, Attorney General of the United States Edwin Meese, United States Secretary of the Treasury and Chairman of the Federal Reserve G. William Miller, and former Solicitor General of the United States Theodore Olson.
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 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.
Student Services provides Berkeley Law students with academic and personal advising and counseling. Students are encouraged to come to Student Services to discuss academic plans, questions about the profession, personal concerns, summer activities, and other matters. In addition to counseling individual students, Student Services works with the Boalt Hall Student Association (BHSA) and all the student organizations, supporting their social and community activities such as conferences, workshops, and community-building social occasions.
GENERAL OFFICE ADMINISTRATION •Provides front-line customer service and answering inquiries from students, faculty, staff and the general public •Acts as a first point of contact for purposes of scheduling and calendar maintenance for Dean of Students •Functions effectively with frequent interruptions in a busy environment while maintaining a pleasant and respectful demeanor and providing attention to detail •Assists with a variety of correspondence to students •Maintains lost & found items •Works with and coordinates activities with the Boalt Hall Student Association (BHSA) board members on various issues, including working closely with the BHSA Treasurer to facilitate the reimbursement of students •Oversees production of the Boalt Hall yearly planner •Calendars and coordinates various larger meetings with students and faculty for the Dean of Students
ACCOUNTING AND BUDGET ADMINISTRATION Oversee the process for funding student activities: •Collects applications for funding and generating responses •Explains application procedures to students •Shepherds requests through the accounting process, from application to reimbursement •Maintains an office budget and account tracking system following procedures established by the campus, the law school Business Office and the law school CFO •Maintains and organizes records •Works closely with the law school’s business office to master financial transactions and utilize the campus online enterprise systems including BearBuy, Connexxus, and other customized tools and job aids developed by the Business Office
SPECIAL PROGRAMS Help plan and organize various aspects of the law school’s orientation, graduation, and admitted students’ day programs: •Helps to plan orientation and commencement receptions as well as plan other Student Services events throughout the academic year •Helps with publicizing Student Services events throughout the year •Coordinates event best practices and event capacity needs with the Special Projects and Event Services unit within the law school •Compiles materials for various programs and awards •Works with outside vendors to arrange services consistent with the Business Office guidelines and best practices; •Works with various students and committees •Plans and oversees the exam breakfast program•Ability to provide excellent customer service in interacting with a diverse community and the general public. •Ability to make recommendations for business process improvements and handle complaints and requests in a professional and calm manner. •Ability to effectively organize and execute numerous projects with interruptions in a fast-paced environment. •Ability to organize calendar and address competing priorities. •Professional appearance and the ability to maintain decorum and a high degree of quality communication between the various constituents served. •Pro-active, self-starter working style. •Proficiency, speed, and accuracy in utilizing computer software programs for word processing (MS Word), spreadsheet (Excel), internet, and other basic software applications. •Strong problem-solving, analytical, and organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and pay close attention to details, with a goal of achieving high quality outcomes and 100 percent accuracy. •Solid written/oral communication skills and an ability to understand a broad range of information about the organization and give information about the same over the phone and in person. •Ability to prioritize work effectively; exercise appropriate initiative; demonstrate proper perseverance and follow through; and display sound judgment. •Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and be an effective team-oriented member of the unit. This position is governed by the terms and conditions in the agreement for the Clerical & Allied Services Unit (CX) between the University of California and Teamsters Local 2010. The current bargaining agreement manual can be found at: http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/labor/bargaining-units/cx/index.html
The University of California was chartered in 1868 and its flagship campus - envisioned as a "City of Learning" - was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay. Today the world's premier public university and a wellspring of innovation, UC Berkeley occupies a 1,232 acre campus with a sylvan 178-acre central core. From this home its academic community makes key contributions to the economic and social well-being of the Bay Area, California, and the nation.