The Office of Legal Affairs supports UC Berkeley’s teaching, research and public service mission by timely delivery of ethical, cost efficient and high quality legal services. These legal services include monitoring litigation, drafting and negotiating agreements, providing advice, counsel and interpretation of laws, regulations and policies, and assisting with development of effective compliance and risk mitigation strategies to facilitate the UCB’s complex operations.
Responsible for independently handling a variety of very important, moderately to very complex, assigned legal projects for the campus. Generally not assigned to the most “mission critical” priorities of the campus administration, which assignments are performed by the Chief Campus Counsel and/or a Deputy Campus Counsel. Performs legal consultation and advisory work of importance to the institution. Drafts reviews and revises a variety of instruments involving the University’s interest such as policies and contracts.
Requires moderate oversight and supervision by more experienced attorney.
Collaboration and Communication: Demonstrates a proactive approach to establishing effective relationships with key internal and external constituencies; understands the diverse needs and agendas of various stakeholder groups; creates and fosters an environment that ensures collegiality and information sharing, while recognizing the need for timely decision making. Effectively communicates with administrators, students, faculty and staff.
Resource Management and Financial Budget: Develops strategic goals and objectives to achieve accountability and efficient stewardship of University resources (operational, financial, and human), in a manner consistent with campus objectives and initiatives.
Diversity: Demonstrates an active and engaged commitment to diversity. Works to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates and promotes respect for diversity of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition, ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, citizenship, or status as a covered veteran in the University. The percentage assigned this responsibility reflects the actual time expected to be devoted to this responsibility, but it is a responsibility that should be practiced in all aspects of the position.
Client Service: Understands that UC Berkeley is a large, complex organization with many internal and external clients. Carries out UCB’s organizational philosophy to provide the best possible services in support of its mission: teaching, research and public service. Determines whether a program or activity impedes or advances the campus’s goals.
Fosters a positive working and learning environment, by maintaining a climate of collaboration, fairness, cooperation, and professionalism. Practices and integrates these basic principles in all interactions.
Requires J.D. from an accredited law school and a member, in good standing, of the California State Bar.
• Six or more years of relevant experience after receiving law degree.
• Ability to provide legal advice regarding business contracts, specifically complex, novel, revenue-generating arrangements between the campus and non-governmental parties.
• Overtime, Travel (inside and outside of normal business hours) required.
• Background checks for: license/certificate/degree critical, and protected/personal/sensitive data critical
Salary & Benefits
Salary midpoint $161,600 annually.
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
How to Apply
Please apply here and submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment by November 9, 2018.