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.
The College of Engineering at UC Berkeley is recognized for its educational and research excellence, consistently ranking among the top three Engineering colleges in the United States. With more than 240 regular faculty members, 2,149 graduate students and 3,452 undergraduate students located in seven academic departments, Engineering is the second largest college on the Berkeley campus. A multiunit Dean's Office provides administrative, student services, development, and capital projects services. COE occupies ten buildings on the Berkeley campus and has extensive facilities at the Richmond Field Station. Reporting to the Director of Community Engagement and Inclusive Practices, this position is responsible for program coordination and management, program development and communication and reporting.
The Program Manager uses professional approach to ideate, develop, implement, coordinate, execute, and evaluate the EMPOWER Program and other programs within the Inclusive Excellence unit to advance DEI in the College. Administers major program components, and some or all of the program's operational requirements. Uses professional approach to communicate and report program information. Utilizes procedures and organizational management to oversee a variety of ongoing administrative operational needs and issues.
The incumbent administers defined operational program. Analyzes and resolves operational problems of small to moderate scope. Works under direction of a senior Academic Program Officer to inform the agenda, funding, and objectives of the Inclusive Excellence unit.
This individual administers all finance, human resources and facilities and other operational activities for small to mid-sized academic program. Develops and organizes workshops, conference, and other public facing events.
Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: 10/22/21
50% Administers small to medium-sized programs with primary responsibility for administrative and programmatic activities. Develops, directs, coordinates, and manages programs, including but not limited to the EMPOWER Certificate Program, that engage CoE staff, students, and faculty in diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) efforts. Establishes new programs that complement existing programs. Oversees all aspects of ideation, development, implementation and evaluation including but not limited to, organizing focus groups; utilizing data to inform program content; leading working groups in development of modules; planning, coordinating, communicating, marketing, publicizing, scheduling, arranging logistics, and developing content and curricula, materials, etc. Serves as a visionary and content expert for the program(s). Develops new and updated materials (flyers, curricula, presentations) for the program. Conducts program evaluation and assessment on the effectiveness of the program(s). Recommends changes to program's content, policies and procedures accordingly. Identifies opportunities to be more efficient and effective in our work. Manages funding for these programs. This work is to be done independently and in close consultation with the Director of Community Engagement and Inclusive Practices (Director).
25% Plans and coordinates professional development workshops and community building activities with little supervision or support by supervisor. Plans and coordinates existing and new program elements with little supervision or support. Develops new and updated materials (flyers, curricula, presentations) for the workshops and/or activities. Conducts evaluation and assessment on the effectiveness of such programming. Gathers data and composes reports for such programming. Creates, publishes, and updates content on the COE website. May serve as a team lead and supervise temporary and/or student workers. May establish and develop collaborative relationships with CoE, campus, and other staff and faculty as well as local community organizations.
10% Collects and prepares up-to-date information describing CoE DEIB activities/programs and their impact. Provides content for informational materials including websites, flyers, presentations, proposals, and publications. Works in collaboration with the Kresge Head Librarian to build literacy around DEIB issues.
10% Identifies new opportunities to engage diverse stakeholders to support their learning and advancement of DEIB. Facilitates activities that increase interaction between students, faculty, and staff that advance DEIB. Organizes and implements educational, community, and cohort building activities like the Inclusive Excellence Orientation, Communities of Practice. Researches various topics and gathers relevant data to inform unit strategic plans to keep management informed as necessary and provide input as required.
5% Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Advanced degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
Academic background, knowledge, and experience in diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging, educational access and opportunity in STEM fields.
Culturally competent and aware of -isms impacting members of the higher education community.
Knowledge of the organizational environment of higher education and large research universities.
Knowledge and experience in researching, compiling and analyzing data, and generating reports.
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with diverse groups, internal and external peers, and managers to achieve results.
Strong ability to think creatively and independently on concepts requiring advanced analytical skills.
Experience with different types of program evaluation and assessment; ability to design evaluation and assessment tools and interpret results.
Understands faculty, student, staff priorities, issues, motivations and constraints and the ability to work with diverse, multicultural work teams and constituents.
Proven ability to lead and facilitate meetings with diverse participants.
Strong oral and written communication skills to communicate effectively with all levels of staff, faculty, and senior administrators; both verbally and in writing.
Knowledge and experience in analyzing complex situations and identifying solutions for problem-solving; skills and experience in developing and administering programs designed to meet the diverse needs of students.
Proven ability to exercise high levels of good judgment, tact, discretion and confidentiality.
Solid organizational skills and proven ability to complete multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment with demanding timeframes; meeting multiple and competing deadlines and priorities.
Terminal degree in a related area (PhD, JD, MD, etc.) preferred.
Project Management Certification.
Ability to read engineering research literature and engage in meaningful conversations about STEM, particularly engineering, teaching and research areas.
Demonstrated knowledge and skills of project management.
Knowledge of and experience in conflict management and intervention strategies.
Salary & Benefits
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Equal Employment Opportunity
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