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Executive Director - Center on Reproductive Rights and Justice - School of Law

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Position: Executive Director - Center on Reproductive Rights and Justice – School of Law
Location: Berkeley, CA
Salary: $65,904.00 - $128,376.00 (Commensurate with experience)
Anticipated Start Date: August 1, 2018
This is a one-year, full-time (100%) appointment, subject to renewal.

The Center on Reproductive Rights and Justice at the University of California, Berkeley (CRRJ) seeks applications for a new full-time Executive Director (Academic Coordinator II, FY) with an anticipated start date of August 1, 2018.

The Executive Director works with the Faculty Director and other affiliated faculty and staff of CRRJ. The Executive Director is responsible for conducting original research and policy analysis for internal and external constituencies; supervises and manages activities of the center and assists with multiple fundraising efforts. The Executive Director also conducts external outreach, network development, strategic planning; identifies, builds, nurtures and maintains effective relationships with external constituencies and serves as one of the primary or principal advocates for the center to its various audiences. Works with the CRRJ Faculty Director and staff to strengthen the ability of reproductive rights and justice organizations to become more effective and informed participants in the national and state-level reform policy debates. Collaborates with other University based research centers on research development and program activity in the field. Assists in formulating and administering policies and programs for the unit and functions with autonomy. Represents the unit at campus meetings or committees. Reports to the Dean and works with both research and advocacy associates to develop high caliber research with a strong policy focus. May participate in curricular planning for courses related to reproductive rights.

For more information about the Center on Reproductive Rights and Justice visit our website at:

Primary Responsibilities

Fundraising, Fiscal Management, and Employee Supervision

  • Primary fundraising responsibility for the Center, from a variety of sources, to meet the Center's annual budget
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with long-term funding partners, and lead fundraising efforts with major donors
  • Manage all aspects of individual, foundation, and corporate fundraising
  • Develop a fundraising plan to meet Center's strategic goals
  • Set performance standards and goals; hire, train, and develop staff to provide optimal program support
  • Supervise the activities of staff to ensure that programs are executed successfully
  • Create a teamwork environment fostering accountability, development and results

Program Development and Management

  • Develop and manage the Center’s current portfolio of programs and activities to meet its strategic objectives
  • Oversee strategic projects that meet long-term objectives of the Center
  • Advocate for the Center among research units and with UCB leadership and media relations. Liaise with academic centers in the Law School, and other UCB departments and programs
  • Inform students, faculty, staff, partners and organizers of ongoing research
  • Coordinate with the Center's Faculty Council to engage potential partner organizations/entities at UCB and externally for possible collaborations
  • Manage strategic long-term planning for the Center in conjunction with the Center's Faculty Director and its Advisory Board

Minimum Qualifications Required (at the time of application):

  • Post-secondary degree (PhD, JD, or equivalent international degree).

Preferred Qualifications

  • Academic and/or work experience related to the selected area of research
  • Leadership experience and the ability to supervise and motivate others, encourage teamwork, work collaboratively within large organizations, and provide clear direction to achieve exceptional results.
  • Advanced interpersonal, cooperative, and organizational skills and ability to work collaboratively with diverse groups of internal and external peers and managers to achieve results. Significant experience in developing superior relationships with key stakeholders and demonstrated ability to articulate the Center's priorities, objectives and mission.
  • Advanced oral and written communication skills to include active listening, persuasiveness, and ability to work with diverse groups and individuals to achieve positive results
  • Advanced knowledge and experience directing a variety of administrative and operational activities including events planning, fundraising, contracts and grants regulations and various guidelines preferred.
  • Advanced program development, marketing, strategic planning, organizational development, and analytical/problem-solving skills.
  • Advanced ability to think creatively and independently on concepts requiring advanced analytical skills.
  • Advanced skills in short and long term strategic planning and analysis. Must demonstrate successful innovative problem-solving skills using diplomacy and judgment within a complex environment.
  • Demonstrated successful political and organizational acumen within a complex environment, with significant experience conducting and developing research strategies and programs within a complex unit or organization serving multiple constituencies.
  • Previous teaching experience and/or equivalent facilitation. UC Berkeley has an excellent benefits package as well as a number of policies and programs to support employees as they balance work and family.

Application Procedure:
To apply, please visit the following link: Applications must include in pdf format a cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three (3) references.

The position will remain open until filled.

If you have questions about this position, please contact the CRRJ Administrator, Karen Chin (

CRRJ Values diversity and aims to build a team with a multiplicity of backgrounds, identities, and lived experiences that inform and strengthen the work.

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:

Job location

Berkeley, CA

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Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae/Resume

  • Cover Letter

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)