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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:
January 16, 2020
D-Lab provides services, support, and a venue for cutting-edge research design and experimentation in data-intensive social science. D-Lab provides resources for in-depth consulting and advising, access to staff support, and training and provisioning for software and other infrastructure needs.
At the core of D-Lab are its scientific and technical staff members, who provide training and consulting, support our data resources and restricted data services, and advise on technical questions and research design. The Lab's goal is to provide a 21st-century research infrastructure for the campus that will dramatically expand Berkeley's capabilities in project design; acquisition, access, and enhancement; linking and extending; analysis; visualization; and curation and stewardship.
This position provides essential administrative and financial coordination, maintaining office efficiency and building a successful office environment by organizing and developing office operations and procedures. Administrative duties include providing assistance to the D-Lab Executive Director and Operational Lead, processing HR procedures, keeping the office efficient and organized, building office morale, managing communications related to the office, ordering supplies, and managing facilities, technical services and equipment.
Finance responsibilities include management of payments and reimbursements, fund transfers, producing monthly financial and quarterly budget reports, facilitating deposits, and tracking actual expenses for annual budgeting. The Program Coordinator performs duties in campus systems such as Berkeley Financial System (BFS), Cal Answers, Student Information Systems (SIS) and BearBuy. They coordinate with Campus Shared Services and these units to process purchase orders, honoraria, travel and entertainment reimbursement requests, transfers, and deposits, following proper policies and procedures. Also maintains filing systems and updates procedural manuals.
The Program Coordinator functions as part of the D-Lab team and provides back-up and assistance to other D-Lab staff as needed.
Facilitates cross-training in the office by training work-study and other D-Lab staff.
Communications and Web:
Communications activities includes assisting in compiling documents and reports; and assisting in content development of features, announcements, newsletters and other information to news media, the campus community, and the general public; facilitating the production and circulation of posters and fliers; and ensuring timely and accurate updates to the Consortium's websites.
Troubleshoots website issues and works with campus IT in resolving them.
Events and Meetings:
The Program Coordinator works with D-Lab faculty and staff to assist with large and small public events, conferences, meetings. Event related tasks include planning and running events, reserving spaces and equipment, ordering food service and catering, facilitating payments and reimbursement requests for events, communicating with speakers and guests, handling AV/recording equipment, and providing back-up support.
Grant Research and Correspondence:
The Program Coordinator works with D-Lab faculty and staff to collect and collage grant materials, draft and organize grant-related correspondence, and track grant-related budgets to maintain timely and accurate information on awards and project progress.
Assists in researching funding and development possibilities and helps prepare grants proposals.
Assists in the renewal and development of grants for related programs.
Ability to use and learn multiple software programs and online systems.
Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks and responsibilities simultaneously under general supervision.
Ability to establish priorities and meet multiple deadlines independently.
Demonstrated ability to solve complex operational problems with creativity.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Strong interpersonal skills.
Computer proficiency in MS Office (Especially Excel and Word), Calendar, and the internet.
Demonstrated ability to perform business transactions with a high degree of accuracy.
Demonstrated skills in the areas of customer service; organization and attention to detail and maintaining positive working relationships with diverse groups.
Willingness and ability to take on new assignments and learn new skills as required.
Ability to handle sensitive/confidential information with good judgment, tact, and discretion.
Ability to learn and follow University procedures and regulations, and learn to use UC online systems as needed.
Ability to manage projects independently.
Salary & Benefits
This is a non-exempt, hourly paid position commensurate with experience.
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
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.