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The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.
We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.
Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: June 7, 2021
UC Berkeley's School of Law is one of the nation's great centers for legal education, ever exploring and pushing new intellectual boundaries while tackling urgent, real-world issues. The law school is also known for its vibrant and engaged community of students and scholars who are committed to providing leadership and making a difference on problems of local, national and global import. Currently ranked among the top law schools in the country, the School of Law has ambitious development goals as it looks to continue producing leaders in law, government, and society.
Berkeley Law's Pro Bono Program offers students the opportunity to engage in meaningful legal service in the community as early as their first semester of law school. Students can apply to participate in our Student-Initiated Legal Services Projects (SLPS), Berkeley Law Alternative Service Trips (BLAST), or volunteer with community organizations individually or with the Call for Necessary Engagement in Community & Timely Response (CNECT). Students do not receive academic credit for participating in pro bono work, and we do not have a pro bono requirement. Rather, Berkeley Law has a pro bono culture and students who engage in pro bono work learn the value and importance of providing access to justice. Students who perform a certain number of hours of pro bono legal service are recognized with honors and celebrated at graduation.
SLPS are the heart of our Pro Bono Program and a vital part of the first-year experience at Berkeley Law. These pro bono projects are founded and led by Berkeley Law students. The Pro Bono Program serves as an introduction to Berkeley Law's experiential education program for most Berkeley Law first year J.D. students and LL.M. students, and SLPS provide leadership opportunities to the upper-division students.
In addition to providing students with hands-on legal services experience, the Pro Bono Program also hosts programming throughout the year to educate students about the justice gap, the collaboration between the public interest community and the private bar, and the legal ethics commitment attorneys have to perform pro bono services throughout their career.
For more information the Pro Bono Program visit our website at: https://www.law.berkeley.edu/experiential/pro-bono-program/.
The position of Pro Bono Administrator involves providing administrative services and general operations support for the Pro Bono Program in the School of Law. Administrative services include activities in finance and human resources, as well as IT, facilities, and student services. The role may participate in long and short range strategic planning in support of the program, student supervision, and academic programming.
- Handles administration of the Pro Bono Program, including activities which may include some of the following functions: finance, facilities, payroll, space planning, student services, human resources, communications, informational technology or safety.
- Manage all administrative functions of office, such as ordering supplies, compiling and copying marketing or other materials, etc.
- Participates in the development and revision of standard operating procedures and guidelines.
- Gathers and analyzes financial and other resource data; prepares reports or analyses of operational activities, evaluation of current and proposed services, etc. Primarily assists in the management of the administrative and financial functions of the Pro Bono Program and the roughly 40 student-led pro bono projects and other student pro bono opportunities. Activities include:
- Managing travel logistics and cash advances for Pro Bono students and staff.
- Processing and submitting all student reimbursements.
- Assisting students with university finance policies to ensure compliance.
- Serves as the point of contact with the Berkeley Law Business Services Office.
- manages student group budgets along with assisting the Director in managing student group budget applications.
- Liaises with HR to hire and onboard student assistants and volunteers to support the program.
- Coordinates, assigns and monitors the day-to-day administrative duties of the student program assistants and volunteers.
- Helps develop and maintain the Pro Bono Program budget. Functions as a resource on issues such as researching complex financial discrepancies, escalated customer service problems and vendor concerns.
- Helps assess and recommend changes to office processes to maintain compliance with federal and state requirements and internal policies as needed.
- Plans and manages Pro Bono events. May collaborate or partner with the Event Services Team at Berkeley Law. The Pro Bono Administrator will:
- Plan and manage, or assist in the planning, of pro bono-related events throughout the academic year, including room reservations, catering, and promotion.
- Serve as liaison with the Business Services Office and Event Services Team at Berkeley Law, as well as external constituents (if any), when planning events.
- The Pro Bono Administrator may also host pro bono events.
- Supports the Pro Bono Programs communications efforts, including social media.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Working knowledge of or the ability to learn quickly common campus-specific and other computer application programs, such as BearBuy and UC travel and reimbursement systems.
- Experience and success in working with Adobe Acrobat DC, Excel, and Google Suite features.
- Solid communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with all levels of staff, both verbally and in writing.
- Solid organizational skills and ability to multi-task with demanding timeframes.
- Excellent organizational skills, ability to manage multiple tasks.
- Ability to use discretion and maintain all confidentiality.
- Ability to use sound judgment in responding to issues and concerns.
- Ability to relate to and desire to work with diverse audiences within the legal profession, including students, faculty, academic administrators, and practicing lawyers.
- A strong belief in the importance of public interest work and a desire to support and work with students.
- Bachelors degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
- Event planning experience.
- Excellent writing and communication skills.
- Strong attention to detail.
Salary & Benefits
This is a non-exempt, biweekly paid position. Hourly pay range is $26.00-$30.00, commensurate with experience.
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
How to Apply
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
This is a full time (M-F; 40 hours/week) career position.
Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
Equal Employment Opportunity
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