Associate Director

The University of California, Berkeley
February 13, 2017
Berkeley, CA
Job Type


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Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: 2/13/2017

Departmental Overview

The Berkeley Center for Law & Technology (BCLT) at the University of California, Berkeley is seeking a highly organized self-starter to fill the role of Associate Director. This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic team that works with faculty, students, law firms and leading tech companies to address cutting edge legal and policy issues posed by the internet and other rapidly changing technologies.

BCLT, a center within the UC Berkeley Law School, is widely recognized as providing the nation’s #1 program in law and technology.  Berkeley Law is known for its vibrant and engaged community of students and scholars who are committed to making a difference on problems of local, national and global import.


Plans and implements a complete fundraising program for law firm and corporate sponsors, including

• Develops and maintains relationships with donor representatives;

• Initiates and maintains communication with donors;

• Coordinates Advisory Committee comprised of major donors;

• Identifies, cultivates, and solicits potential donors;

• Maintains donor database.

• Manages, plans and administers a range of administrative operations in a small to mid-sized academic research center.

• Applies strong project management skills across all Center activities.

• Supervises all subordinate Center staff and student workers.

• Assigns tasks and ensures their successful completion.

• Reviews work practices and task allocations and proposes new strategies for consolidating and/or reorganizing workflow to achieve efficiency and manage resources.

• Develops and prepares budgets and financial reports for funding, which may be complex. Performs or supervises recharge administration, reconciliation, procurements, reimbursements, and expense allocation in compliance with UCB rules. Monitors actual income and expenses against budget throughout the year. Gathers, analyzes, prepares, and summarizes financial reports.

• Coordinates and participates in a variety of human resources activities including recruitment, employment, training, classification, scheduling, and ensuring the completion of forms and documents related to HR and Payroll for unit/department. Reviews and approves timesheets and prepares employee evaluations and other HR reports.

• Assists in the planning and execution of an extensive schedule of complex events.

• Provides assistance on events and student activities as needed.

• Interacts with sponsors and partners on co-sponsored or co-branded events.

With Executive Director and Assistant Director for Communications and Events, develops strategies for outreach to all constituents. Assists in the design and drafting of organizational website content; newsletters and correspondence to Center constituents.

• Supervises maintenance of Salesforce database of all contacts, sponsor participation, and event attendance, for tracking and reporting purposes; ensures Center is taking full advantage of Salesforce’s capabilities to manage constituency relationships.

Required Qualifications

• Thorough knowledge of University rules and regulations, processes, protocols and procedures for budget, account and fund management, personnel management.

• Thorough knowledge of law firm recruiting and marketing/business development practices.

• Thorough knowledge of financial analysis and reporting techniques, human resources policies and procedures for staff and academic employees.

• Knowledge of a variety of administrative operations activities such as events planning, basic fundraising processes, accounting and payroll, and contracts and grants regulations and guidelines.

• Knowledge of common University-specific computer application programs.

• Competency with Salesforce and ability to use it strategically for relationship management.

• Interpersonal communication skills to include verbal and written, active listening, critical thinking, persuasiveness, advising and counseling skills.

• Strong leadership and team-building skills

• Strong skills in short term planning, analysis and problem-solving and customer service.

• Strong political acumen and the ability to use discretion and sound judgment in managing sensitive information and in responding to issues and concerns.

• Ability to attend evening and weekend events as required.

• Ability to successfully pass a criminal background check required.

• Bachelor’s degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training

Salary & Benefits

This appointment is a one(1) year contract subject to annual renewal.

Annual salary range: $60,200-$85,000

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.

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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