Saturday, December 4, 2021

Associate Director in the Academic Skills Program at Berkley


Position title: Associate Director

Salary range: Salary commensurate with experience
Percent time: 100%
Anticipated start: December 1, 2021
Position duration: One-year, full-time (100%) academic appointment, subject to renewal.


Open date: November 17th, 2021

Next review date: Friday, Dec 17, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Friday, Dec 17, 2021 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 and Program Overview
Berkeley Law is committed to fostering a supportive academic environment that allows students to achieve their full potential. The Academic Skills Program provides instruction and individual advising in a law school environment. Effective study methods are crucial to law school success, and the goal of the program is to ensure that students gain the necessary skills to succeed as law students and as lawyers.

The Associate Director will assist and collaborate with the Director in all aspects of the Academic Support Program. The position is primarily engaged in the coordination of academic programs but may include a separate but accompanying lecturer appointment.

Job Description
The Associate Director will assist in planning and implementing a summer pre-orientation program, a student tutor program, workshops for students and faculty, and individual support for students. The Associate Director will also collaborate with the Director in developing new programming, including additional bar preparation support.

Key responsibilities include:
• Assist in administering the Academic Skills Program’s student-facing programs, including exam preparation workshops, study sessions, one-on-one meetings, orientation programs, and other special events at the law school;
• Lead workshops on study and exam-taking techniques for various audiences;
• Assist in supervising and training student tutors;
• Develop and implement innovative programming, including bar preparation support; and
• Attend conferences and/or professional workshops to stay informed of current trends in the field of legal education and academic support.

Additional materials may be required of applicants.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

• J.D. degree or equivalent degree

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

• At least one year post-law school professional experience

Preferred qualifications

• At least three years post-law school professional experience;
• Familiarity with the operations of a law school and legal organizations;
• Previous teaching experience and/or equivalent facilitation experience;
• Advanced program-development and problem-solving skills;
• Ability to relate to diverse audiences—students, faculty, academic administrators, practicing lawyers—within the legal profession;
• Ability to create a welcoming and inclusive environment for all students;
• Excellent oral and written communication skills; and
• Excellent interpersonal skills.


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • 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
  • 3 required (contact information only)
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