Executive Director - Center for Consumer Law & Economic Justice - School of Law
Position: Executive Director - Center for Consumer Law & Economic Justice - School of Law Location: Berkeley, CA Salary: Commensurate with experience Anticipated Start Date: By or before December 1, 2020 This is a two-year, full-time (100%) appointment, subject to renewal.
The Berkeley Center for Consumer Law and Economic Justice (CLEJ) at Berkeley Law seeks applications for the position of full-time Executive Director (Academic Coordinator II) with an anticipated start date of December 1, 2020.
Overview The Center for Consumer Law and Economic Justice encourages and supports the study, research, and practice of consumer law with an emphasis on economic security, and safe, equal, and fair access to the marketplace, and aims to fuel meaningful policy change at the state and federal levels. The Center serves as an intellectual hub in the area of consumer law, convening the first conference of consumer law scholars in the United States. CLEJ now regularly brings together practitioners, advocates, academics, and students for speaker series, workshops, and collaborative projects.
The Executive Director works with the Faculty Director and other affiliated faculty and staff of CLEJ and Berkeley Law, and has oversight of administrative and research support for the Center. The Executive Director conducts external outreach, hosts research colloquia, conducts network development, and strategic planning. The incumbent will identify, build, nurture and maintain effective relationships with external constituencies and serve as one of the primary or principal advocates for CLEJ. Collaboration with other University-based research centers is expected.
Administration of CLEJ Programs and Activities The Executive Director (ED) is responsible for coordinating and administering all CLEJ programs and activities. These may include, but are not limited to, meeting with students, hosting and attending conferences and special programs, and managing CLEJ production of scholarly and policy work on consumer law topics. For example, CLEJ produces white papers, files amicus briefs in consumer law cases nationwide, advises legislatures and regulatory agencies on behalf of low-income consumers, and increases opportunities for Berkeley Law students to gain hands-on experience in consumer law policy.
The ED plays a central role in conceptualizing, planning, and administering conferences and workshops hosted by CLEJ. In consultation with the Faculty Director, the ED develops new programs and activities relevant to the mission of CLEJ, identifies prospective speakers for conferences and colloquia, arranges and coordinates the visits to campus of speakers, and serves as the point person for all CLEJ activities. The ED interacts and coordinates with other centers, departments, and campus entities in co-sponsoring and developing conferences and workshops of mutual interest, and may represent CLEJ at campus meetings or on committees. The ED is responsible for maintaining and improving the CLEJ web page, coordinating social media outreach and messaging to reach a broader audience, and publicizing and conducting outreach for CLEJ programs.
The ED also plays a central role in revenue generation, fundraising and budgeting. The ED assists the Faculty Director in identifying and pursuing grant and other revenue opportunities to support the activities of CLEJ, a well as its faculty affiliates, and may provide support for grant writing activities for faculty and graduate students affiliated with CLEJ. The ED has responsibility for the oversight of CLEJ staff and academic appointees.
Basic Qualifications (required at the time of application):
JD degree or equivalent international degree
Preferred Qualifications and Experience:
5+ years of professional experience
Admission to The State Bar of California
Experience working in higher education
Experience with events, budgets, and grant proposals
Excellent written communication skills and interpersonal skills
Demonstrated experience in all aspects of U.S. consumer law, including the roles of practitioners and judicial officers, state and federal court rules and procedures, the applicable law, as well as academic research into the current challenges faced by litigants in consumer law matters.
To apply, please use the following link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF02079. Letters of reference and/or additional materials may be requested of candidates. Any 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 dossier service or career center, to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html) prior to submitting their letters.
This position will remain open until filled, but early applications are encouraged. Inquiries may be addressed to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Berkeley Law values diversity and aims to build a law school with a multiplicity of backgrounds, identities, and lived experiences that inform and strengthen our mission. Qualified women and members of historically marginalized groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
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. UC has an excellent benefits package as well as a number of policies and programs to support employees as they balance work and family. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.
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