Job Requisition Number: 26152. 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, American civil rights activist Pauli Murray, California Supreme Court Justice Cruz Reynoso, president and founder of the Equal Justice Society Eva Paterson, United States Northern District of California Judge Thelton Henderson, and Attorney General of the United States Edwin Meese.
This position will support the efforts of Berkeley Law's Clinical Program. For more information about the Clinical Program, please refer to the departmental website: https://www.law.berkeley.edu/experiential/clinics/
•In coordination with the Communications Department, responsible for clinic written, visual, and online materials (including social media outreach, website content, newsletters, brochures, and all other print and online outreach materials) designed to inform various external constituencies (alumni, friends, donors, other law schools, interested stakeholders, prospective students, governmental agencies, affiliated community groups, etc.) about the clinics’ work. •Responsible for managing clinic report publication, which includes liaising with designers, editors, printers, etc. to prepare written and visual materials. This may also include working with faculty and consultants to strategize a communications/media roll out of high profile reports and other breaking news and coordinating and managing lists of interested parties/news agencies. •In coordination with the Development Office, support all clinics’ donor relations activities including alumni/donor outreach activities, communications with alumni and donors, alumni events, “Big Give” appeals, annual appeals, support for major gift solicitations, and donor/alumni database tracking and reporting. •Develop and implement comprehensive short and long range strategy for communications (for internal and external stakeholders) and development and create consistency across the Clinical Program “brand” •In coordination with Director of Administration (and with support from the clinic staff) responsible for comprehensive event planning for larger scale Clinical Program events, including registration, coordination, communications, implementation and post-event evaluation. Ensures smooth-running, effective events, including recognizing and resolving potential and actual problems in a timely manner using tact, discretion and political acumen.•Knowledge of concepts and principles of building and maintaining effective relations with a variety of constituencies. •Basic knowledge of Berkeley Law and its Clinical Programs, e.g. mission, vision, goals, achievements, policies, and infrastructure. •Organizational skills including skill to meet prescribed deadlines; event planning skills. •Analytical and critical thinking skills. •Expert written and oral communication and interpersonal skills preferred to successfully interact with diverse constituents and present information in a manner that is appropriate for the needs of the audience. •Excellent analytical skills preferred, with the ability to think creatively to solve problems and develop solutions. •Demonstrated experience managing and planning events and outreach including publicity and communication strategies, generating reports, tracking data and maintaining databases. •Knowledge of fundraising best practices and experience in developing written materials associated with development outreach preferred. •Ability to be a self-starter, to take initiative, and work independently as well as on a team preferred. •Ability to apply poise under pressure and use sound judgment in responding to issues and concerns. •Detail-oriented and able to work rapidly and accurately under deadline pressure and with interruption. •Solid organizational skills with demonstrated ability to prioritize and coordinate several projects simultaneously with demanding timeframes. •Adept with technology and willing to learn new software applications as needed to support program goals. •Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, with advanced knowledge of Excel spreadsheet applications. Web page software experience (such as Wordpress), graphic design experience, and familiarity with desktop publishing software (such as InDesign) preferred. •Willingness to apply a lens of equity and inclusion to all aspects of communications. •Ability to use discretion and maintain confidentiality. •Ability to attend occasional evening or weekend events.
Education/Training: •Bachelor’s degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training
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.