Job Requisition Number: 26741. Berkeley Law is one of the nation’s premier law schools, located at one of the world’s great universities, in one of the most vibrant places on the planet. As 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 Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies (BIJLIS) at Berkeley Law was launched in 2011 by a 15-member faculty committee drawn from the faculties of Economics, History, Jewish Studies, Music, Political Science, Sociology, and Law as well as Business.
The Institutes’ two initiatives – one focused on Jewish law, thought, and identity; the other on the multidisciplinary study of Israel – serve undergraduates, graduate students and faculty by developing opportunities for research, programming, visiting scholars, colloquia and classes to strengthen academic inquiry and discourse across the Berkeley campus.
The Coordinator for Student Engagement and Programs reports directly to the Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies (BIJLIS), Executive Director and works closely with the Executive Director, Program Administrator, Advancement Director, and Faculty Directors of the Berkeley Institute.
The Coordinator for Student Engagement and Programs will take the lead in engaging students and supporting and organizing student programs and mentorship initiatives. Specifically, the Coordinator will facilitate communication and collaboration with students and student groups to bring them into the courses and programs of the Institute, will support the Institute’s undergraduate fellows program, and will work to support and empower both undergraduates and other students from around campus to develop student-oriented initiatives, and coordinate support and mentorship opportunities.
Additionally, the coordinator will assist with Berkeley Institute event planning, publicity and execution, and with managing listservs, databases and website updates regarding events and activities. Additional desired skills include social media and graphic design.
•Under general supervision, implements non-complex programs, events and/or communication strategies designed to inform internal and external constituencies of institutional programs, policies, and practices; constituencies may include the general public, current and prospective students, parents, donors, campus visitors, government and/or community representatives. •Promotes outreach and engagement with students. •Facilitates communication and collaboration with students and student leaders. •Manages advertising of Institute programs, including public events and conferences, among students and student groups. •Works with student groups to spread information about the Berkeley Institute and programs. •Assists in developing substantive events and series directed at students, working with our faculty and with student group leaders. •Helps the Institute to identify student-initiated programs that the Institute can support. •Builds and coordinates a network of student fellows affiliated with the Institute: an “Undergraduate Fellows Program” engaged in the work of the Institute and taking leadership roles in creating student programming, with guidance and effective management from the coordinator. •Promotes Institute curriculum among students, working with various academic departments, undergraduate advisors, and student groups to advertise Institute courses and help bolster course enrollment. •May provide front-line BIJLIS customer service to students and campus visitors and answer routine inquiries, including questions received on-line via the internet. •May research various topics and gather relevant data to inform strategic planning or event planning at BIJLIS. •Prepares and/or assists in preparing written and visual materials. •May help maintain and update the Institute website regarding events and activities. •Creates flyers and announcements and provide support for newsletter texts and graphics. •Maintain RSVPs for events on Excel. •Helps manage listservs and databases; help with the planning, set up, and advertising for events. •May coordinate meeting or events logistics between institutional and outside constituencies. •May assist with longer term planning and logistics for conferences.•Knowledge of basic concepts and principles of building and maintaining effective relations with a variety of constituencies, including a diverse student population. •Basic knowledge of the institution, its mission, vision, goals, achievements, policies, and infrastructure. •Organizational skills including skill to meet prescribed deadlines; event planning skills. •Written, verbal and interpersonal skills, including tact and political acumen to effectively represent the institution. •Analytical and critical thinking skills. •Applicable computer skills. •Ability to work effectively on a team as well as independently. •Ability to occasionally work unconventional hours, especially for student programs.
Education/Training: •Bachelor’s degree in any relevant field, and/or equivalent professional experience. This is a full-time, two-year contract with the possibility of renewal.
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.