East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC) is a non-profit legal services organization, the community-based clinical program for U.C. Berkeley Law School, and one of the Bay Area’s largest and most effective systems disrupters. With a dual service and teaching mission, EBCLC is a racial justice organization committed to building a culturally diverse workplace, centered on equity. With about 80 staff, 150 law students a year, and a nearly $10 million annual budget, EBCLC is the largest provider of free legal services in Alameda County, providing multimodal, collaborative, and holistic legal services to over 5,000 clients annually and engaging in legislative and policy advocacy at the state and local level.
The Clinical Program Coordinator provides essential administrative support for EBCLC’s Clinical Program, which provides hands-on legal experience for Berkeley Law students during the academic year as well as a summer training program for law students from around the country. Under the direction of EBCLC’s Clinical Director, the Program Coordinator supports good working relationships with Berkeley Law and its in-house clinics, working closely with students, EBCLC clinical supervisors, and law school faculty and administrators. The position requires someone with solid organizational skills, strong attention to detail, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to work well with a wide variety of people.
- Assist the Clinical Director in planning and implementing student recruitment strategies & processes for EBCLC’s clinical program. Create, update, and distribute collateral material for student recruitment.
- Plan, publicize & coordinate open houses and other appropriate recruitment activities as directed.
- Support the integration of EBCLC’s Clinical Program with Berkeley Law’s Clinical activities (alongside Berkeley Law’s in-house clinics), ensuring EBCLC is included in all clinic activities such as the all-clinic info session and that clinical written materials are up to date and accurate.
- Oversee the application process for each of the three clinical terms over the year (Fall, Summer, and Spring) and manage the enrollment of returning students in coordination with EBCLC practice areas.
- Support the triannual EBCLC Bootcamp orientation by arranging all logistics including facilities, media, and catering, and handling all communications and required paperwork with students before & after Bootcamp. Ensure EBCLC student and supervisor information is collected and communicated to the law school.
- Provide administrative support for the fall, spring, and summer terms, including managing and reconciling student enrollment & registration in appropriate courses in CalCentral and bcourses (online platform).
- Provide logistical support for EBCLC’s classroom seminar (Law 289) for the Spring & Fall semesters, including communicating student assignments through bcourses, monitoring attendance, corresponding with students, assisting with student accommodation requests, etc.
- Assist with scheduling and logistics for EBCLC’s monthly Clinical Supervisors’ trainings.
- Support the Clinical Program’s relationship with EBCLC’s Development Team to optimize opportunities for clinical student recognition and clinical program publicity.
- Assist the Clinical Director in coordinating participation, identifying attendees, handling registration logistics, and communicating with staff for the annual Northern CA Clinical Conference, the annual AALS Clinical Conference, and other offsite clinical programs.
- Assist with publicizing and coordinating events between EBCLC and Berkeley Law’s in-house Clinics, within EBCLC related to the clinical program, and at/with Berkeley Law (i.e., From Classroom to Courtroom).
- Provide the Clinical Director with general administrative and meeting logistical support, including maintaining databases, compiling presentation materials, making copies, scanning, faxing, and editing documents, arranging conference calls, setting up video conferences, and the like.
- Plan logistics for and coordinate, execute, and manage the annual EBCLC graduation event (Spring semester).
- Other duties as assigned by Supervisor.
- High school diploma or GED required.
- Two years of administrative experience, including proficient to intermediate skills with Microsoft Office suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, and Power Point). An AA or BA degree will substitute for two years of administrative experience.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Strong organizational skills that reflect ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail.
- Ability to work effectively with a diverse range of groups, including law students, attorneys, faculty and administrators.
- Proven ability to handle confidential information with discretion, be adaptable to various competing demands, and demonstrate the highest level of customer/client service and response experience with de-escalation desirable
Salary and Benefits
Starting hourly rate for this full-time non-exempt position is $31.32-$34.62 based on the number of years of prior relevant experience, as dictated by EBCLC’s salary scale. This is a bargaining unit position.
Benefits include fully paid health insurance (medical, dental, and vision) for employees and their dependents, life and disability insurance, and generous paid leave (vacation, sick, and holidays); EBCLC also offers flexible spending accounts for qualified health, dependent care, and commute expenditures; and retirement options.
Due to COVID19, EBCLC employees are primarily working remotely. The expectation is that the Clinical Program Coordinator will work in our office in Berkeley, California when it is safe to do. EBCLC will provide the necessary equipment to fulfill the job responsibilities of working from home.
Working at EBCLC
EBCLC is a unionized workplace and members of the bargaining unit are represented by the Engineers and Scientists of California Local 20, IFPTE.
EBCLC is strongly committed to advancing justice through education and advocacy, and the need to transform legal services and legal education. Please take time to review EBCLC’s mission, vision, programs, and website, and ensure that your cover letter reflects how your background, experience, and expertise have prepared you to be successful in performing the responsibilities of the position.
Additionally, EBCLC is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace centered on equity and providing an inclusive, welcoming, and culturally responsive environment for all members of our staff, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.
To achieve this goal, EBCLC works actively to improve our office climate, systems and structures, communications, and community engagement to create an inclusive and respectful workplace where differences are acknowledged and valued. In your cover letter, please address how your personal background and experiences, professional or otherwise, have prepared you to contribute to our commitment to cultural responsiveness and diversity amongst our staff.
We strongly encourage individuals from traditionally underrepresented communities to apply. EBCLC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, sex, gender, gender expression, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, prior contact with the criminal legal system, or any other basis prohibited by law.
Interested applicants should submit a complete application by visiting https://eastbaycommunitylawcenter.easyapply.co/. The deadline to apply is xx/xx/xxxx. EBCLC will review applications on a rolling basis until filled and will only review complete applications. A complete application must include a cover letter, resume, and names/contact information for two professional references. Please submit your complete application as one single pdf file by uploading it under “Upload Your Resume.”
*If you need technical assistance to submit your application, please message us or email firstname.lastname@example.org.