Research Data Management Program Manager (0657U)

Research Data Management Program Manager (0657U)
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Departmental Overview
Research, Teaching, and Learning Services (RTL) is composed of several teams providing support for instructors and researchers on the UC Berkeley campus. Each area provides leadership in their area of expertise and coordinated work including consultation, resources, tools, and projects across RTL and the broader campus community. Learn more by visiting

The Research Data Management Program (RDM) is a program with university-wide scope that is a partnership between Research, Teaching and Learning Services (RTL) and the University Library to help researchers manage their research data. Learn more by visiting

The incumbent ensures the effective design, coordination, and delivery of the Research Data Management Program's services, initiatives and projects. They are a campus resource on local, national and international RDM developments and activities and their impact on scholarly inquiry and instruction. Leading and working closely with multi-departmental teams, the position provides leadership and collaborative coordination to ensure the success of this university-wide program. The position formulates program strategies and goals, and plans, directs and controls the program budget and related resources.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Directs and administers the Research Data Management program with complete administrative and programmatic responsibility.
  • Facilitates efforts of participating staff from Research, Teaching and Learning Services (RTL) and the University Library, and leads collaborations with participating staff and leadership in multiple campus departments to ensure interdisciplinary collaboration.
  • Identifies and pursues funding opportunities and revenue streams, including the development of grant proposals in partnership with researchers.
  • Leads programmatic activities to develop and implement new services that address significant risks to campus responsibilities regarding research data
  • Participates in the program budgeting and accounting processes to support the financial infrastructure of the program.
  • Supervises undergraduate and graduate student employees.
  • Assesses program's effectiveness in the areas of consulting, training, communication, outreach, and service development, gathers metrics, and recommends and implements changes to program's content, policies and procedures accordingly.
  • Participates in local, national and international professional organizations and activities, representing campus in efforts to develop Research Data Management services, practices, and knowledge.

    Required Qualifications
  • Advanced knowledge of research data management issues in complex research and instruction contexts, including data management planning, data curation and preservation, intellectual property, and research data security controls and policies.
  • A minimum of two to five years experience managing an academic or research program of campus-wide or organization-wide scope, preferably focusing on research data management or scholarship emphasizing the role of research data.
  • Advanced experience managing and coordinating the activities of multi-departmental project teams and experience negotiating with faculty and campus leadership.
  • Advanced oral and written communication skills.
  • Advanced ability to think creatively and independently on concepts requiring advanced analytical skills.
  • Advanced interpersonal skills and ability to work with diverse groups to achieve results.
  • Advanced ability to work collaboratively with internal and external peers and managers.
  • Advanced experience with grant proposals and managing grant-funded research projects.
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

  • Advanced degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training

    Salary & Benefits
    Salary 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.

    Conviction History Background
    This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.

    Equal Employment Opportunity
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