UCLA

POSITION DESCRIPTION
UCLA School of Law is seeking a visionary and collaborative program builder to be the Director of the Judge Rand Shrader Pro Bono Program (Director). Under the general direction of the Executive Director of the David J. Epstein Program in Public Interest Law and Policy, the Director will enhance the School’s existing work and further develop new programs and relationships that will take the School’s pro bono efforts to the next level. The Director should have experience working on issues related to HIV, other disabilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, reproductive rights, housing and/or consumer rights to develop new pro bono opportunities in these areas, as well as in other areas. UCLA School of Law has a core commitment to helping the most vulnerable communities in Los Angeles, in the U.S., and around the world through the public interest and pro bono activities of our students, alumni, faculty and staff. By developing and expanding the Schrader Pro Bono Program, the Director will play a key role in making that commitment real and lasting for UCLA Law students and alumni.

The Schrader Pro Bono Program creates opportunities for students, starting as early as their first year of law school, to provide much-needed legal services to low-income communities, while developing critical real-life lawyering skills. UCLA Law has a rich history of student leadership in pro bono, and the program actively supports student initiative in creating new projects and expanding existing ones. Students also participate in placements with community partners and in Service Learning Trips, working in such issue areas as HIV/AIDS, housing and homelessness, education, immigration, juvenile justice, LGBTQIA+ rights, public health, reproductive rights, and workers’ rights. Events like the Annual Public Service Challenge bring students, alumni, faculty and staff together, to support pro bono and public service activities in Los Angeles.

The Director will operate as a part of a team that focuses on public interest and service-learning activities at the Law School. The Director will work with staff from UCLA Law’s David J. Epstein Program in Public Interest Law and Policy, Office of Public Interest Programs, and Experiential Education Programs, as well as UCLA Law’s programs and centers, and student pro bono leaders at UCLA Law. The Director will focus on supporting and developing the School’s pro bono programs during the first two years and will spend one-third of their time providing public interest law students with career/academic counseling thereafter. The Director will also be expected eventually to teach a course in public interest law to be determined in consultation with the Executive Director of the David J. Epstein Program in Public Interest Law and Policy and the Associate Dean for Public Interest Law.

The minimum requirements for this position include: A J.D. degree (or equivalent) and at least five years of professional experience related to program management at a law school, public interest organization, government agency or law firm.

The ideal candidate will also have a background that demonstrates the following: should be a member of a state bar in a jurisdiction requiring an examination; California state bar admission strongly preferred; a proven record of generating successful and innovative programs; strong positive relationships with not-for-profit organizations, government agencies and relevant law firms; experience coordinating pro bono attorneys and with pro bono best practices; experience supervising and mentoring law students and outstanding mentoring, advising, and interpersonal skills; teaching experience and experience supervising student research and writing preferred; excellent writing and oral communication skills; excellent organizational skills including the ability to manage multiple tasks and collaboratively in a team environment; track record demonstrating the ability to work within diverse audiences within the legal profession and diverse communities; experience using information technology to track service hours or related data, generate reports and provide information about opportunities; commitment to public interest law, pro bono, and access to justice; and direct experience working on issues related to HIV, other disabilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, / reproductive rights, housing, and/or consumer rights.

This position is a full-time, year-round, non-tenure track academic appointment. This appointment is subject to the rules and regulations of the Regents of the University of California, which are mostly embodied in The UCLA CALL and the University of California Academic Personnel Manual. (See https://apo.ucla.edu/policies-forms/the-call/an-introduction-to-the-ucla-call; and https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/academic-personnel-policy/index.html).

See UC Salary Table 34 at https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/2023-24/july-2023-acad-salary-scales/t34.pdf for the salary range for this position. A reasonable estimate for this position is $120,000-$155,000. The salary and level of appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The appointment is expected to begin August 1, 2024.

Please apply online at https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF09274 by submitting pdf copies of a cover letter discussing your interest, qualifications and/or experience, a resume or curriculum vitae, the names and addresses for at least three professional references, as well as a diversity statement. Finalists will later be expected to supply at least two letters of recommendation during the final vetting process.
School: https://law.ucla.edu/

QUALIFICATIONS
Basic qualifications (required at time of application)JD or equivalent

To apply for this job please visit recruit.apo.ucla.edu.