Associate Director, Private Sector Programs (4517U), Berkeley Law (Job ID 39331)
Company: CALIFORNIA MINORITY COUNSEL Program
Posted on: September 17, 2022
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.
The Associate Director for Private Sector Programs ("AD") assists
Berkeley Law's 900 J.D. students and the members of its 10,000+
alumni community, in particular those interested in pursuing
private sector legal careers, in shaping and attaining their short-
and long-term career goals. As a well-connected, knowledgeable
expert on the legal job market, the AD accomplishes this by
providing individually tailored, client-driven career counseling as
well as by creating, planning, developing, and implementing
cutting-edge programs, networking events, other activities
(including social media), services, and resources that address a
full array of traditional as well as non-traditional private sector
practice areas and settings.
The AD must also assist in maintaining the CDO's current employer
relationships as well as engaging in employer outreach efforts to
cultivate new relationships to ensure our students have the best
available access to private sector networking and job opportunities
as soon as they present themselves.
- Researches, and analyzes the current state of the private
sector legal services and legal job markets and forecasts emerging
trends in those markets.
- Identifies existing and up-and-coming career and job options,
assesses (on a continuing basis) their short-and long-term
feasibility for our alumni, and explores alternatives to
traditional legal practice.
- The AD must also research and periodically assess the evolving
career development needs of our students interested in private
- Based on this on-going research, analysis, assessment and
trend-spotting, the AD designs and develops, and implements an
array of workshops and programs, services, and resources (including
online guides and webcasts) to meet the career needs of our
students interested in pursuing a career in the private
- Recommends and manages improvements, revisions, changes, and
adjustments to the existing array of career counseling services,
programs, and resources AND devises, develops and implements
entirely new services, programs and resources.
- Liaises with various other Law School departments and
individuals to understand their needs and goals and explore and
develop mutually beneficial programs, resources, and
- Develops and maintains the Law School's professional network of
potential employers, other law school legal career professionals,
and others in the legal field who may be in a position to provide
information and assistance to our students interested in pursuing
private sector work.
- Maintains and enhances own professional network and leverages
it on behalf of students and alumni.
- Establishes new positive working relationships with law firm
recruiters, in-house legal departments, corporations, and others
who may be of assistance to our private sector oriented students
(and who may be of assistance in fundraising and in enhancing the
campus's relationship with outside organizations).
- Develops and oversees presentation and delivery of broad and
complex career-focused programs and events workshops, and
- Coordinates with Career Services administrative staff and Event
Services Unit on specific administrative tasks to support private
sector programming (e.g., room reservations, technology, catering
arrangements, drafting and posting event announcements,
- Determines, based on knowledge of technical systems, the most
innovative and effective media for delivering content - online,
print, blogs, social networking website posts, twitter, live
- Provides one-on-one, individually tailored and client-driven
career counseling services to students interested in pursuing
private sector careers (a particularly complex area that requires
- Assists students in conducting their own
- Provides students with general advice based on their expert
knowledge of the private sector legal market, as well asspecific
job leads and networking contacts developed through continuing
cultivation and expansion of the Law School's - and the AD's -
- The incumbent will be expected to amplify and promote best
practices in diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging when
working with students and when helping to create professional
pathways and opportunities for career growth.
- Participates in panel discussions and presentations and
researches and writes articles relating to the private sector legal
job market and the provision of private sector career services
through local and national recruitment associations, like the Bay
Area Legal Recruiters Association and the National Association for
Law Placement, and other legal organizations, like the American
Association of Law Schools and the American Bar Association, and
even through the local and national press as the opportunities
- Advanced knowledge of career development theories
- Advanced knowledge of career decision making, and job search
- Knowledge of needs assessment theory, processes, and practice,
workshop and program design and implementation helpful.
- Knowledge of or ability to learn UC programs helpful.
- Knowledge of career services, employer, alumni, and faculty
needs and expectations, recruiting and staffing methods, employment
- Highly effective problem identification and solving skills,
presentation skills, verbal communication, written communication,
and organization skills.
- Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds and levels
- Detailed knowledge of the private sector legal employment
market (and general knowledge of the public sector and public
interest job markets)
- Extensive professional network of practicing attorneys and
- Creative, entrepreneurial, forward-looking, and energetic
approach that can identify and pursue new potential programs and
innovative ways to present and deliver their content
- Highly developed knowledge of principles and processes for
providing outstanding client and personal services. This includes
client needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services,
and evaluation of client satisfaction.
- Excellent knowledge of human behavior and performance;
individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; and
learning and motivation.
- Excellent computer skills and the ability to quickly adapt to
new software programs and on-line resources.
- Demonstrated commitment to and understanding of diversity,
equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB), and ability to apply and
integrate core concepts of DEIB into everyday practice.
- Must be committed to creating a community that fosters equity
of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty,
and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and
- Must demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the
diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender
identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our
- Advanced degree in Law, such as a Juris Doctor (J.D.), and/or
- Significant (3+ years) private sector legal practice
Salary & Benefits
- This is a full-time (40 hours/week), career position, and
eligible for full UC benefits.
- This is an exempt, monthly paid position. The annual salary is
commensurate with experience within the range of $80,000.00 -
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by
the University visit:
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
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, or protected veteran status. For more
information about your rights as an applicant see:
For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and
affirmative action policy see:
How to apply
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment
when applying. Please upload the document in the Resume section,
then skip the (optional) Cover Letter upload section. You can apply
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