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Project Policy Analyst, Berkeley Center for Law & Business (7397U), Berkeley Law - 66284
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Mar. 22, 2024
Title Project Policy Analyst, Berkeley Center for Law & Business (7397U), Berkeley Law - 66284
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
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Project Policy Analyst, Berkeley Center for Law & Business (7397U), Berkeley Law - 66284

About Berkeley

At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.

We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.

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Departmental Overview

UC Berkeley's School of Law is one of the nation's great centers for legal education, ever exploring and pushing new intellectual boundaries while tackling urgent, real-world issues. The law school 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. Currently ranked among the top law schools in the country, the School of Law has ambitious development goals as it looks to continue producing leaders in law, government, and society.

The Business in Society Institute (BISI) is a project of the Berkeley Center for Law and Business. Society's expectations of companies are changing, and companies are responding. Many companies today go beyond compliance with the law to implement policies in line with the values of their shareholders, employees, customers, and other stakeholders. An increasing number are engaging in activities that were traditionally conducted by governments and nonprofits. Navigating fiduciary duties and competing stakeholder interests raises a number of complex corporate governance questions. BISI's mission is to define and advance a legal and policy agenda that encourages companies to account for stakeholders and the environment.

The purpose of companies in society is changing, and Berkeley Law's Center for Law and Business (BCLB) is at the forefront of research on how this change is impacting corporate governance. This position will assist BCLB's Executive Director in:

  • Researching trends in environmental, social, and governance issues for curriculum development, academic publications, practitioner-focused publications, and brief blog posts;
  • Assisting in developing curriculum for in-residence courses, online education offerings, and executive education programs;
  • Conducting outreach to and managing relationships with key stakeholders;
  • Planning and administering major symposia;
  • Overseeing the strategy for and administration of the Center's student programming;
  • Assisting in developing Berkeley Law's first online course in corporate sustainability;
  • Scaling the brand by developing and implementing its social media strategy.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: Thursday, April 4, 2024


  • Gathers and assembles research and data on assigned issues relating to upcoming conferences and symposia, prepares brief memos, Executive Education and Law School courses, or reports and/or analyses summarizing information on the assigned issues.
  • Project manages new research projects, from scheduling and publishing to goal setting, coordinating staff and moving the team from milestone to milestone.
  • Researches and stays current on the progress of similarly situated Centers and provides a bi-weekly status update.
  • Using subject matter knowledge in corporate sustainability and business, conducts research and synthesizes information for use in courses, symposia, discussions, and meetings with key constituents.
  • Prepares, edits and modifies publications, programs, agenda, and presentations for conferences, events, and relevant courses.
  • Assists in designing, marketing, staffing and creating project management processes to support the growth BCLB portfolio of initiatives including:
  • Creates timelines and tracking deliverables for major initiatives.
  • Edits and designs presentations and publications.
  • Manages and oversees social media outreach.
  • Oversees undergraduate student assistants.
  • Conducts outreach and helps manage relationships with key stakeholders including NGOs, academics, general counsel and inside counsel, investors, and other strategic partners.
  • Engages in professional development and training opportunities as needed.
  • Performs additional duties within the scope of this classification as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Ability to take initiative on unanticipated events that arise.
  • Solid communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders, both verbally and in writing.
  • Proficient in ability to use discretion and maintain all confidentiality.
  • Demonstrated ability to use sound judgment in responding to issues and concerns.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze, research and synthesize large amounts of data with strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to perform and execute multiple assignments and projects
  • Ability to set priorities and meet deliverables on time
  • Working knowledge of emerging trends in sustainability and corporate responsibility.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and diplomatically with others.
  • Strong computer skills, including proficiency in MS Office, Google Suite, video conferencing platforms, email marketing, LinkedIn, and Canva.
  • Demonstrated passion and ability to communicate with corporate executives in a professional and timely manner.
  • Demonstrated commitment to and understanding of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB), and ability to apply and integrate core concepts of DEIB into everyday practice.
  • A commitment to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included.
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community.


  • Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Project management experience.

Salary & Benefits

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University, please visit the University of California's Compensation & Benefits website.

Under California law, the University of California, Berkeley is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role and should not offer a salary outside of the range posted in this job announcement. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, analysis of internal equity, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience.

The budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position is $32.70 - $36.55.

  • This is a 12-month, 100%, full-time (40 hours per week), contract position that is eligible for full UC benefits with the possibility of extension.
  • This position is non-exempt and bi-weekly.
  • This is a hybrid position, eligible for up to 20% remote capability.

How to Apply

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter.

Conviction History Background

This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the 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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant, please see the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission poster.

For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, please see the University of California Discrimination, Harassment, and Affirmative Action in the Workplace policy.

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