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| ||Departmental Overview |
| ||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 Executive Director of the Center for Law, Energy, & the Environment (CLEE) will manage the administration of the center, ensuring successful completion of the goals and mission of the center in the critical areas of fundraising, project and event management, strategic planning, administration of center operations, staff supervision, and coordination with other Centers. The ED will also participate in the Center's research and policy work, supervise center publications, publicity (in coordination with the Berkeley Law public relations office), alumni mailings and website revision.
The Executive Director reports to a Faculty Co-Director and consults regularly with the CLEE external advisory board.
| ||Responsibilities |
| ||50% - With the Faculty Co-Directors, identifies and pursues funding opportunities and revenue streams from foundations, alumni, individual donors, law firms and corporations, and the alumni advisory board. Develops a business plan that outlines strategies and action steps for generating earned revenue. Collaborates with the Alumni Relations and Development Office to coordinate fundraising activities. Drafts grant proposals in support of CLEE's work; manages the grant writing process (grant preparation, submission, and reporting requirements). Drafts reports to funders. May serve as special resource for pre- and post-contracts and grants work, interpreting regulations and guidelines on grants and/or contracts, ensuring expenses are paid according to contract, monitoring contract and grant expenditures. |
20% - Participates in the Center's research and policy missions by framing projects, supervising research, and editing white papers and reports; interfaces with policymakers.
15% - Manages, plans, and administers a full range of administrative operations in a small to medium academic program (Center) where operations are significantly complex in terms of budgetary funding, number of faculty, projects, staff and students, and broad in scope due to focus of operations (eg., fundraising, grant writing, etc.). With the Faculty Co-Directors, directs and administers CLEE's environmental research activities and monitors strategic direction of all program areas impacting relevant research groups and with respect to funding new areas of research; provides ongoing oversight of projects to ensure timely completion of all deliverables to funders and achievement of the Center's overall mission. Prepares short and long range planning for administrative services operations and improvement to processes, including coordination with other Centers, appraisal of future funding opportunities, and designing strategies to reach the Center's long-term goals
5% - Performs administrative operations activities, with accountability for operational and budget processes, staff FTE, finance, human resources and space planning as well as oversight of various center activities including conferences, briefings, workshops and other convenings. Helps the Faculty Co-Directors and project leaders to shape the agenda and materials for various conferences, briefings and other meetings.
5% - Develops and prepares complex budgets with multiple funding sources for grants, general appropriations.
5% - Supervises center publications and publicity, alumni mailings and website revision;coordinates with law school public relations office and Alumni and Development Office, and with other Centers. Represents the Center to outside constituents.
| ||Required Qualifications |
| || JD or other relevant graduate degree is required, JD preferred. |
Broad knowledge of fundraising practices and substantial experience raising funds from high-level donors for new programs and initiatives.
Prior work or educational experience related to environment, natural resource, or energy policy.
Advanced knowledge of rules and regulations, processes, protocols and procedures for budget, account and fund management, and personnel supervision; experience in project/research management; experience in an academic setting preferred.
Advanced knowledge of a variety of administrative operations activities such as events planning, basic fundraising processes, and contracts and grants regulations and guidelines is preferred.
Advanced interpersonal communication skills to include verbal and written, active listening, critical thinking, persuasiveness, and ability to work with diverse groups to achieve results.
Advanced skills in short and long term strategic planning, analysis and problem-solving.
Must demonstrate successful innovative problem-solving skills using diplomacy and judgment within a complex environment.
Advanced ability to work collaboratively with internal and external peers and managers.
Demonstrated successful political and organizational acumen within a complex environment, with significant experience conducting and developing research strategies and programs within a complex unit or organization serving multiple constituencies.
Sound judgment, tact, and a willingness to take initiative.
Significant experience in developing superior relationships with key stakeholders and demonstrated ability to articulate the Center's priorities, objectives and mission.
Ability to successfully deal with confidential, complex situations involving coordination and consultation with high level constituents.
Leadership experience and the ability to supervise and motivate others, encourage teamwork, work collaboratively within large organizations, and provide clear direction to achieve exceptional results.
Ability to do some traveling and attend evening and weekend events.
Must be able to successfully complete a criminal background check.
| ||Salary & Benefits |
| ||Hiring salary range: $65,800-$100,600 (targeting $80,000-$95,000) commensurate with experience. |
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
| ||How to Apply |
| ||Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying. |
| ||Other Information |
| ||This is a full-time 12 month contract position with possibility of renewal. |
| ||Criminal Background Check |
| ||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. |
| ||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, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: |
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