UCLA School of Law — Director of the Program on Philanthropy and Nonprofits

The Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law and Policy at UCLA School of Law (LMI) is seeking a highly motivated and multi-talented inaugural Director for LMI’s new Program on Philanthropy and Nonprofits. The Director will be instrumental in:

  • developing and overseeing the Program’s core initiatives;
  • convening conferences, symposia, and workshops;
  • working with faculty to launch research and policy projects that improve knowledge and understanding of nonprofit law and policy;
  • developing classroom and clinical opportunities for law students and an executive program for practitioners and senior managers of nonprofit organizations;
  • expanding sponsorship and support for the Program’s initiatives; and
  • conducting outreach to build a network connected to the Program.

The Director will also be expected to teach a course related to nonprofit law to students and/or executives.

The successful candidate will have significant experience and extensive contacts in the nonprofit space. The minimum requirements for this position include:

  • An excellent academic record;
  • A J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school;
  • Membership in the California Bar or the bar of another state;
  • A minimum of five and preferably at least seven years’ experience in nonprofit law (I.e., both regulatory and tax law) with demonstrated experience in the legal, financial, and governance issues related to nonprofit operations;
  • Prior teaching experience and/or experience in mentoring and presenting to others suggesting strong promise as an instructor;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Budget management skills; and
  • Demonstrated management, administrative, and organizational skills.

This is a full-time, year-round, non-tenure track, academic position. The salary and level of appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by Monday, February 28, 2022, but will be considered thereafter until the position is filled. Please apply online at https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF06953 by submitting pdf copies of a cover letter, resume, and contact information for at least three professional references. Finalists will later be expected to supply at least two letters of recommendation during the final vetting process.

As a condition of employment, the successful finalist will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy: https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/5000695/SARS-CoV-2_Covid-19.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender, gender expression, gender identity, gender transition status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics), genetic information (including family medical history), ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, citizenship, or service in the uniformed services, including protected veterans. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination &Affirmative Action Policy at https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction.