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New Academic Ventures at Berkeley (NAV-B) is a new unit in the Provost's office of UC Berkeley focused on the development, implementation, and success of revenue generating academic initiatives across the campus that are grounded in our university mission of access and excellence. The new unit reports to the Dean and COO of UC Berkeley Extension. UC Berkeley Extension, with an operating budget of $58M, develops and runs revenue-generating academic programs that increase access to UC Berkeley, trains the global workforce, and maintains and builds upon UC Berkeley's academic excellence. The Extension team includes 150 staff and 1400 instructors who serve 48,000 annual student enrollments in over 2000 courses and 80 programs.
The senior contract administrator will be a key member of the new NAV-B team, working with senior leaders on everything from business ideation and partnership-building to negotiation and contract completion. In collaboration with colleagues, works with schools and departments across the Berkeley campus and externally with potential corporate and university partners to develop, review and analyze contracts for academic revenue generating projects.
Required Qualifications Expertise in drafting, reviewing, evaluating, implementing campus business contracts Business acumen as demonstrated by degree or experience in business environment Knowledge or experience in international contract law Expert knowledge of contracting principles and practices and knowledge of Copyright, Trademark, and Federal and State laws associated with business contracts in academia. Ability to provide expert advice and guidance on business transactions in a complex legal and policy environment.
J.D. and member of the California Bar
Salary & Benefits
Salary is commensurate with experience. For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
This is a 2 year contract position.
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.
The University of California was chartered in 1868 and its flagship campus - envisioned as a "City of Learning" - was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay. Today the world's premier public university and a wellspring of innovation, UC Berkeley occupies a 1,232 acre campus with a sylvan 178-acre central core. From this home its academic community makes key contributions to the economic and social well-being of the Bay Area, California, and the nation.