Position: Coordinator, Pro Bono Program
Location: Berkeley, CA
Start Date: January 1, 2018 (approximate)
This is a one-year, full-time (100%) appointment, subject to renewal.
Berkeley Law invites applications for the position of Pro Bono Programs Coordinator.
This is a 100% time, one-year term contract position, with the possibility of renewal contingent upon satisfactory performance.
Berkeley Law offers a robust program in Experiential Education, through which students engage in the development of their legal skills by working on “real world” cases under the close supervision of faculty, staff, and outside practitioners. Students gain hands on experience through participation in legal clinics, skills classes, field placements, Student-Initiated Legal Services Projects (SLPS), and Advocacy Competitions, among other programs.
Berkeley Law’s Pro Bono Program offers students the opportunity to engage in meaningful community legal service as early as their first semester of law school. Students can apply to participate in our Student-Initiated Legal Services Projects (SLPS) or volunteer independently with community organizations. Students do not receive academic credit for participating in SLPS or other pro bono work, and we do not have a pro bono requirement. 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 students, and SLPS provide leadership opportunities to the upper-division students.
For more information the Pro Bono Program visit our website at: https://www.law.berkeley.edu/experiential/pro-bono-program/slps/.
The Coordinator for the Pro Bono Program will continue to build, coordinate and supervise the Pro Bono Program and the Student-Initiated Legal Services Projects, working closely with the Pro Bono Program Faculty Co-Directors. The Coordinator will operate as a part of a team that focuses on public interest and service learning activities at the law school, and works to raise the profile of pro bono both within the law school and in the larger community.
● Oversee approximately 30 student-led pro bono projects and other student pro bono opportunities
● Train and supervise student leaders
● Manage recruiting process for new participants
● Prepare content for and lead mandatory orientation and assist in developing and organizing other trainings for new participants
● Communicate and collaborate with supervising attorneys, law school administration, law school pro bono professionals, and other stakeholders
● Oversee budget and maintain website
● Coordinate with Alumni & Development in identifying and reaching out to donors
● Help students develop, identify and connect with new pro bono projects
● Build and support collaborations with community organizations on pro bono projects
● Develop and maintain mechanisms to enhance relationships with pro bono partners at legal organizations, law schools, and other relevant stakeholders
Minimum Qualifications Required (at the time of application):
● J.D. degree or equivalent degree.
● Excellent writing and communication skills
● Outstanding mentoring, advising, and interpersonal skills
● Previous teaching experience and/or equivalent facilitation experience
● Previous experience working with and supervising law students
● Excellent organizational skills and ability to manage multiple tasks
● Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
● Ability to relate to diverse audiences – students, faculty, academic administrators, practicing lawyers – within the legal profession
● A strong sense of initiative, including a commitment to pro bono work and experiential legal education
Please visit the following link to apply: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01548.
Applications must include in pdf format a cover letter and CV.
Applicants must also provide in AP Recruit the names and contact information for three (3) references.
The position will remain open until filled.
Letters of reference may be requested at a future date. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a dossier service or career center, to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html) prior to submitting their letters.
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Berkeley Law is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching or research. Qualified women and members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.