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Academic Program Management Officer (4330U) 17279
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Jul. 9, 2021
Title Academic Program Management Officer (4330U) 17279
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Biology - Computational
    Computer/Information Sciences

Academic Program Management Officer (4330U) 17279

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.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: April 29, 2021

Departmental Overview

MSSE is a program designed to formally train students in computational science and data science for molecular science and to provide them with the tools to develop best software engineering practices along with the leadership and management skills needed to lead large software enterprises. The program combines the immense intellectual strengths of the College of Chemistry, the College of Engineering, and the Fung Institute at UC Berkeley, with online courses created by world experts and committed faculty in the training of the next generation of leaders in scientific computing and software engineering. One of the central missions of MSSE is to develop a workforce that is highly prepared to work in a multidisciplinary environment and build software infrastructures that are robust, portable, extensible, and easy to use. Another central mission is to develop a diverse workforce, with special emphasis on overcoming the low participation levels of women and underrepresented groups in computational science and software engineering and leadership representation in these areas.

  • In close coordination with the Executive Director, identifies and builds a pool of highly-experienced lecturers from industry and government labs.
  • Collaborates with academia and industry to define capstone projects with software engineering relevance.
  • Coordinates student recruitment and admissions with the faculty and administrative staff.
  • Represents the organization in working with funding agencies, sponsors and donors, developing financial resources and programs.
  • Researches opportunities for extramural funding to support programmatic and curricular needs.
  • Develops a mentorship program that allows students to meet with faculty and members of the industry and government labs.
  • Develops programming to support underrepresented students.
  • Supervises all program staff, including the Instructional Designer to design and develop course materials that are pedagogically sound and innovative, Student Services Advisors, and marketing staff assigned to support MSSE.
  • Creates and implements specialized career planning and development service.
  • Assists with post-degree job placement, leveraging strategic industrial partnerships.
  • Identifies potential scholarships and internships for students.
  • Compiles and maintains data and effective metrics to make strategic programming decisions.
  • Markets and promotes the program to prospective students.
  • Promotes programs to academic, governmental lab, and industry partners.
  • Serves on committees representing the program, participating in short term and long term planning.

Required Qualifications
  • Academic background, technical proficiency, and experience in selected area of research involving computational science or software-related fields.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of administrative, budgetary, human resources and financial principles and practices.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong ability to think creatively and independently on concepts requiring advanced analytical skills.
  • Advanced interpersonal skills and ability to work with dynamic and diverse groups of faculty, staff, and students to achieve results.
  • Multicultural competencies; ability to work with diverse populations.
  • Strong ability to work collaboratively with internal and external peers and managers.
  • Advanced knowledge of advising and counseling techniques.
  • Demonstrated experience in cultivating and promoting student academic success.
  • Skills in monitoring/assessing people, processes or services, to make improvements.
  • Skills in project management, program planning and administration.
  • In-depth knowledge of the field's post-degree employment opportunities and practices.
  • Customer service orientation and ability to be flexible and adaptable to change.
  • Advanced degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Solid proposal develop and grant writing experience.
  • Terminal degree in a related area (PhD, JD, MD, etc.) and/or equivalent experience/training preferred.

Salary & Benefits

Salary will be commensurate with experience.

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.

Other Information

This is a part-time (24-hours per week), 2-year contract (temporary) appointment. Renewal is possible with continued funding.

The position can work partially or fully remotely with arrangements for in-person meetings when needed.

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 see:
For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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