Job Requisition Number: 23979. 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.
The Associate Director for Public Interest Programs (“AD”) utilizes his/her extensive contacts in the public interest/public sector legal community and his/her continually updated (and in-depth) knowledge of the rapidly evolving job market in this community (and its likely future direction) to provide individually tailored, client-driven career counseling to our 900+JD students interested in an internship or career in public interest or the public sector.
The AD also utilizes her/his knowledge, experience, and the results of her/his on-going market research and analysis to independently create, plan, develop, and implement cutting-edge programs, networking events, other activities, services, and resources. The goal of these programs, events, services and resources is to educate students about the full range of their public interest/public sector career options and to assist them in developing their job search and networking skill sets in the public interest/public sector setting. The AD also administers programs that offer financial support to students pursuing public interest or public sector work. He/she oversees the delivery of these services, programs and resources through career services staff and through various print, digital, and social media.
The AD must go beyond merely maintaining and enhancing existing contacts with potential public interest employers (and others in the public interest legal community with specialized expertise). She/he must also cultivate new relationships in order to ensure our students have the best available access to public interest networking and job opportunities as soon as they present themselves.
Because the AD needs to have current knowledge of the state (and direction) of the public interest legal job market, the full range of public interest legal career options, potential employers, and potential networking contacts with relevant expertise, he/she must be familiar with relevant information sources and be a tenacious, exhaustive, and creative researcher.•Advanced knowledge of career development theories helpful. •Advanced knowledge of career decision making, and job search techniques. •Knowledge of needs assessment theory, processes, and practice, workshop and program design and implementation helpful. •Knowledge of UC programs helpful. •Knowledge of career services, employer, alumni, and faculty needs and expectations, recruiting and staffing methods, employment trends. •Highly effective problem identification and solving skills, presentation skills, verbal communication, written communication, and organization skills. •Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds and levels of experience. •Detailed knowledge of the public interest legal job market and at least general knowledge of the private sector legal job market. •Extensive professional network of practicing attorneys and potential employers. •Creative, entrepreneurial, forward-looking, and energetic approach that can identify and pursue new potential programs and innovative ways to present and deliver their content. •Highly developed knowledge of principles and processes for providing outstanding client and personal services. This includes client needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of client satisfaction. •Excellent knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; and learning and motivation. •Excellent computer skills (including Excel and Powerpoint and other presentation software) and the ability to quickly adapt to new software programs and on-line resources.
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.