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Clinical Supervisor - Policy Advocacy Clinic - School of Law
University of California Berkeley

Date Posted Jul. 22, 2022
Title Clinical Supervisor - Policy Advocacy Clinic - School of Law
University University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline 09/02/2022
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Law - General

Clinical Supervisor - Policy Advocacy Clinic - School of Law

Position overview Position title: Clinical Supervisor Salary range: Hiring at salary point Level 16 (projected to be $116,258 effective 7/1/2022) Percent time: 100% Anticipated start: July 1, 2022 Position duration: Initial one-year term with eligibility for renewal Application Window
Open date: May 10th, 2022

Most recent review date: Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Friday, Sep 2, 2022 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 description

The Berkeley Law Policy Advocacy Clinic (PAC) seeks applications for a Clinical Supervisor.

Under the supervision of the clinic directors, the Clinical Supervisor's general responsibilities include training and supervising students to provide policy advocacy support to PAC's clients, managing one or more clinic projects independently (i.e., without a co-supervisor), and performing varied administrative and other tasks to assist in the clinic's operation.

In PAC, interdisciplinary teams of JD and MPP students support high-impact, non-litigation campaigns on behalf of historically marginalized communities to address systemic racial and economic injustice. PAC's approach is ground-up (informed by impacted people), problem-based (addressing pressing issues) and client-driven (accountable to community organizations). The clinic's substantive work is currently focused on ending racialized wealth extraction in the criminal legal system by abolishing fines, fees, and other monetary sanctions.

PAC is committed to building an equitable and inclusive staff to teach and work in a multicultural and antiracist learning environment. The clinic provides support for Clinical Supervisors to attend conferences and other trainings to advance their professional development goals and interests.

Under the supervision of the Clinic Directors, the Clinical Supervisor will be responsible for:

Clinical Supervision and Advocacy (80%)
  • Teach, train, and supervise six to eight clinic students per semester
  • Manage clinic projects and vet new clinic projects
  • Develop and maintain clinic relationships with clients, partners, and other stakeholders
  • Travel to offsite meetings to work on clinic matters (often with students and out of state)
  • Attend and participate in the weekly clinic seminar
  • Manage clinic projects during summers, winter break, and faculty leaves

    Administrative Duties (15%)
  • Help maintain clinic and project files, course materials, website, and social media feeds
  • Organize programmatic events, such as convenings, workshops, and speaker series
  • Promote the clinic to prospective students and other constituencies
  • Engage in media relations and development
  • Speak at public events and with the press, and participate in professional networking, training, and development activities
  • Work with other law school clinical faculty and staff to improve PAC and the clinical program

    Other Duties as Assigned (5%)
  • Perform other duties as needed

    UC Field Work Supervisors are academic appointees in an organized bargaining unit and are exclusively represented by American Federation of Teachers - Unit 18.

    Additional materials may be required of applicants.

    You can read more about the clinic's matters and staff, here:

    Labor Contract:
    Qualifications Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
  • J.D. degree, M.P.P degree, or equivalent international degree
    Additional qualifications (required at time of start)
  • Three (3) years of professional work experience
    Preferred qualifications
  • At least three (3) years of post-graduate experience in criminal, economic, and/or racial justice advocacy
  • Excellent research, writing, analytical, communication, organizational, and planning skills
  • Strong collaboration, mentoring, and facilitation skills
  • Experience in clinical teaching and supervision, other University teaching, or as a clinical student
  • Ability to manage projects and supervise students independently
  • Ability to develop constructive and respectful relationships with community members, policymakers, media, academics, advocates, and activists
  • Ability to contribute to an equitable, inclusive, and antiracist workplace, including sensitivity and empathy in interactions with people from different backgrounds
  • Sense of humor, positive attitude, and self-awareness
    Application Requirements Document requirements

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

    • Cover Letter

    • Writing Sample - A sample of written policy advocacy work no longer than 12 pages

    • 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
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    Campus Information

    Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are core values at UC Berkeley. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and academic and non-academic staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our academic positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to advancing equity, inclusion, and belonging.

    The University of California, Berkeley is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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    As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for the deadlines applicable to new University of California employees. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

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    Job location Berkeley, CA

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