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(Archived) Director - Clinical Programs - School of Law

Last Updated: 8/13/22

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Director - Clinical Programs - School of Law
Position overview
Position title: Director of Clinical Programs
Salary range: The anticipated salary range is $125,000-$155,000, though the successful candidate could be hired above or below this range depending on qualifications.
Percent time: 100%
Anticipated start: August 1, 2022 or later
Position duration: One-year term position, with the possibility of renewal

Application Window
Open date: July 5th, 2022

Next review date: Tuesday, Jul 26, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Wednesday, Sep 7, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description
Berkeley Law's Clinical Programs is seeking to hire a Director (payroll title Academic Coordinator II). This an academic administrative (non-teaching) position that includes management and supervisory responsibilities.

The Clinical Program is an academic program and component of the core curriculum of the law school. Law students have an experiential education graduation requirement, which may be satisfied through participation in the clinical program.

Each year, the program trains more than 300 students in one of our six in-house clinics (Death Penalty Clinic; Environmental Law Clinic, International Human Rights Law Clinic; Policy Advocacy Clinic, New Business Community Law Clinic, and Samuelson Law, Technology and Public Policy Clinic), or in one of our eight community-based clinics housed at the East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC).

The in-house clinics are directed by nine (9) Clinical Faculty Directors. There are fellows and staff attorneys who also provide direct supervision of students. The in-house clinical program is expanding. It will add at least three (3) new clinics in the next five (5) years. In addition, students at the community-based clinics at East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC) are supervised by approximately 40 staff attorneys and fellows who hold lecturer appointments at the law school. Nearly two-thirds of Berkeley Law students participate in one or more clinics.

The Director is the administrative head of the Clinical Program and will lead, develop, and manage the full operations for an expanding academic program. This position will be an integral member of the Clinical Program's executive team and will be responsible for the development of the Clinical Program's management strategy and contribute to the development of the organization's strategic goals.

The Director will have substantive expertise in legal education and the administrative skills to conduct key high-level planning. This would include strategic planning for operations (i.e. space, administrative staffing, etc.), development of policies to improve efficiencies, ensure equity, and promote our educational mission (these policies include, but are not limited to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) across our operations), design professional and substantive programming on clinical education, spearhead budgeting, forecasting, communications, and development. In sum, the core responsibilities of this position are critical to support the development and administration of the educational mission of the program.

Primary Responsibilities

The Director will develop and run several programs, and will be responsible for identifying additional programming, as needed to support the mission of the Clinical Program: (1) training program for fellows and staff attorneys; the Director will upgrade, update, and strengthen our professional support and training program for in-house fellows and staff attorneys; (2) continuing education for Senate and non-Senate teaching faculty: in-house and EBCLC clinical faculty desire curated continuing education programs on best practices in clinical pedagogy, including but not limited to promoting DEIB values; (3) developing mentoring and review for in-house clinical program fellows and staff attorneys. We anticipate there will be more frequent review of Unit 18 represented fellows and staff attorneys and the clinical program will need the Director to rationalize this process for the more than one (1) dozen Unit 18 faculty in the program. While clinical faculty will play a critical role in providing substantive input in shaping such programs, the teaching and lawyering demands of our practices means that we are not able to keep up with the demands from students and clinical faculty for programming. The Director serves as the intellectual catalyst to design and implement ongoing professional development trainings for clinical faculty. The position will shape, deepen, and steward the institutional culture and climate to advance DEIB for the program by developing hiring, mentoring, and review practices that Clinical Faculty Directors will adopt vis-à-vis non-Senate teaching faculty and staff. Across these programs, the Director will shape the academic content and delivery to students.

With the planned expansion of the in-house clinics, the Director will spear-head strategic planning to support the increased demands of administering a growing program including but not limited to identifying space, appropriate staffing levels, IT, compliance policies with the rules of legal ethics, risk management strategies, etc.

Additional materials or contact information for references may be requested of candidates.


Health & Retirement Benefits:

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

  • Candidates must hold an advanced degree at time of application, such as an M.A., J.D., M.B.A., Ph.D. or equivalent international degree.
Preferred qualifications

  • 5-years of experience administering the provision of social services, such as legal, healthcare, or education services to marginalized communities, or 5-years of legal practice experience in the public sector.
  • At least 5 years in a senior leadership position or equivalent experience, with specific experience in leading through growth, infrastructure building and/or change.
  • Passion for clinical program's teaching and service mission and demonstrated commitment to social justice through prior professional experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in leading and managing diverse teams in a consensus-driven, collegial and collaborative work environment.
  • Ability to prioritize building authentic and respectful relationships with all colleagues and steward organizational culture through a lens of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging.
  • Direct experience leading internal administrative aspects of an organization,
    including budgeting, IT, finance, professional development, human resources, facilities, workplace culture
  • Experience leading a strategic planning process, and articulating strategic plans into work streams and tactics
  • Effective and persuasive communicator, strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to communicate and collaborate with a broad and diverse range of audiences
  • Action-oriented, flexible, and innovative approach to operational management with experience navigating complex and complicated bureaucracies.
Application Requirements Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired at Berkeley (for additional information go to
Reference requirements
Finalists may be asked to provide contact information for references.

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Campus Information

Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are core values at UC Berkeley. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and academic and non-academic staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our academic positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to advancing equity, inclusion, and belonging.

The University of California, Berkeley 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:

In searches when letters of reference are required 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 third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality ( prior to submitting their letter.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for the deadlines applicable to new University of California employees. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

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