Director, Education Equity Program (0378U)
University of California Berkeley
UC Berkeley - Main Campus
UC Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall) is one of the nation's great centers for legal education, ever exploring and pushing new intellectual boundaries while tackling urgent, real-world issues. Berkeley Law 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.
The Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Law and Social Policy is a multidisciplinary, collaborative venture to produce research, research-based policy prescriptions, and curricular innovation on the most challenging civil rights, education, criminal justice, family and economic security, immigration and healthcare issues facing California and the Nation. The Warren Institute’s mission is to engage the most difficult topics in a wide range of legal and public policy subject areas, providing valuable intellectual capital to public and private sector leaders, the media and the general public, while advancing scholarly understanding. Central to its methods are concerted efforts to build bridges connecting the world of research with the world of civic action and policy debate so that each informs the other, while preserving the independence, quality and credibility of the academic enterprise.
The Director of the Education Equity Program will work closely with the Faculty Director and other external constituents to develop a research-based policy agenda for K-12 education reform through the education reform initiative, Each and Every Child (EEC). This initiative evolved from the work of the national Commission on Equity and Excellence in Education at the Department of Education and will aim to achieve education reforms by serving as a hub and resource for communication, research, convenings and advocacy strategies to support a national network of education reform advocates.
35% Program & Policy Development:
*Identify, build and promote stable/productive relationships between the Warren Institute, the campus and federal, state, and/or local governments, and other community or civic groups (external contacts are typically at the highest and most influential levels). *Design, develop and implement effective strategies through a thorough and in-depth knowledge of key issues in K-12 education and proposed/pending legislations to ensure a favorable outcome for under-served and disadvantaged communities of color. *May coordinate visits between senior campus administration and key federal, state, and local government officials, including identifying and facilitating meeting sites, agendas, and other relevant details. *Represent and advocate for the institution on various committees, task-forces, etc., including national and local community boards/committees. *Provide information, advice and counsel to the Faculty Director in the creation of programs and policies and the strategic direction of the Education Equity Program within the Warren Institute. *Assist in the implementation of short and long term goals and objectives. *Collaborate with social science researchers, attorneys, advocates and scholars to conduct and commission new research and develop policy analysis, briefings, and other convenings.
20% Program Support:
*Assist with fundraising activities including writing grant proposals and attend meetings with funders as required. *Write proposals for solicitation of individual, corporate, and/or foundation prospects. *Identify, cultivate, solicit and/or steward gift prospects and work to build ongoing relationships with a broad and multi-tiered donor base.
*Select, train, lead, direct, and motivate staff, taking corrective action as necessary.*Supervise administrative staff; may supervise research and legal staff working on education equity initiatives. *Work with other staff to integrate students into the Warren Institute’s programs and research activities and advise and supervise law and graduate students.
35% Research and Advocacy:
*Assist in developing appropriate research design and methodologies. *Assess advocacy efforts to determine the complimentary research needed. *Conduct literature reviews of existing research. *Identify new avenues of policy research that will address racial and ethnic disparities in the education sector. *Develop institutional relationships with advocacy, research, and policy partners within targeted communities and in organizations in Washington, DC and around the country. *Shape the content for convening’s and briefings, developing agendas, materials and speakers. *Conduct meetings, events, briefings, roundtables and campus visits or other opportunities to discuss key issues. *Condense and distill research into formats that are understandable and useful for advocacy groups, legislators and other policy makers, and the media. *Guide, direct, and manage activities within the education equity portfolio of the unit. Incumbent is charged with identifying, building, nurturing and maintaining effective relationships with external constituencies. *Build/maintain excellent working relationships with key internal and external partners, typically at the highest level. *Serve as a strong advocate for Warren Institute and Education Equity Program goals and objectives. Fulfill other responsibilities related to the Warren Institute’s educational equity initiative.
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Salary: Hiring salary range: $80,100 - $112,000. For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
To Apply: Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying through http://jobs.berkeley.edu click on ‘Job Listings’ followed by ‘External Applicants’, and then search for job number 17254.
Additional Information: This is a one year contract position with possibility of renewal. This position has been designated as sensitive and may require a Criminal Background Check. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of a Criminal Background Check.
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