Job Requisition Number: 23877. UC Berkeley?s Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk (CDAR) is an industry partnership established with initial funding from State Street Bank and Trust, and involving the Center for Risk Management Research (CRMR) at Berkeley, the Advanced Financial Technologies Laboratory at Stanford, and the Southwestern University of Finance and Economics (SWUFE) in Chengdu, China, . This research center focuses on applying advanced data-science techniques to manage and mitigate economic and financial risk.
The Chief Administrative Officer will help manage the Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk in conjunction with the Chief Science Officer and the two Faculty Co-Directors. He/she will formulate program strategies and goals as well as manage and coordinate day-to-day operations. He/She will also manage CRMR. This position is a full-time career position.
The Chief Administrative Officer has direct responsibility for oversight and administration of the operations of CDAR and CRMR. The Chief Administrative officer reports to two Faculty Co-Directors of CDAR and the Faculty Director of CRMR. He/She will work in collaboration with a Chief Science Officer at CDAR.
He/She will have primary responsibility for managing the operations of CDAR and CRMR including all financial, budget, administrative, safety and personnel matters. The Chief Administrative Officer will likely supervise part-time staff and students performing a variety of duties related to general administration, event planning, website development and content as well as providing guidance and instructions for campus supporting units such as staff from the Risk Center, Campus Shared Services, VSPA, BIO, Social Science Matrix and other academic units working with CDAR.
He/She will work with the existing administrative staff provided by CRMR to assist CDAR. He/She will also help manage facilities including identifying space, planning for future space needs and maintaining current facilities and equipment. He/She must demonstrate good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions. CDAR, an innovative and growing center at UC Berkeley, offers dynamic, novel research and educational programs that will ultimately be self-supporting. In order to achieve its goals, CDAR requires an administrative and operational structure with complexity comparable to that of an academic department. Dimensions along which this complexity is manifest include the following:
?Diverse collaborations: CDAR?s collaborations include researchers from academia, industry and government agencies. Management of these collaborations demands navigation of three disparate cultural and regulatory environments. Within a typical academic department, similar collaborations exist, but are typically managed outside the department. ?Diverse funding sources: At present, CDAR?s funding comes mainly from its industry partners, UC Berkeley, and SWUFE. In the current year, CDAR expects to expand its membership and to apply for government grants. ?Diverse funding recipients: As part of their participation in CDAR, CDAR?s funders are providing funding to other units, including BIDS, the Department of Economics, and Stanford University. Responsibility for management of the overall arrangement is the responsibility of CDAR. ?Diverse activities: In addition to the research and educational programs supported by any academic entity, CDAR sponsors symposia and outreach, which require extensive event planning. ?Diverse disciplines: Quantitative risk management draws from economics, statistics, mathematics, engineering, and business.
At present, one highly skilled individual will largely manage CDAR?s broad collection of important and challenging administrative responsibilities. As CDAR evolves in the coming years, this individual will manage a staff of specialists focusing on support for researchers and educational programs, accounting, event planning and development.?Thorough knowledge of fund accounting, financial services processes, policies and procedures. ?Knowledge of University financial data management and reporting systems. ?Must be proficient in use of Microsoft Office and common desktop/web applications. ?Strong interpersonal skills, analytical skills, service orientation, active listening, critical thinking, attention to detail, ability to multi-task in a high volume environment, organizational skills, effective verbal and written communication skills, sound judgment and decision-making; ability to develop original ideas to solve problems. Excellent customer service skills ?Advanced knowledge of a variety of administrative operations activities such as event planning, website design, accounting and contracts and grants regulations and guidelines. ?A demonstrated understanding of politically sensitive situations and the ability to collaborate with faculty, administration, and other stakeholders. Ability to maintain confidentiality with sensitive information. ?Experience managing a university research center, data center and/or computing lab.
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