Coordinator of Public Programs - ATDP - Graduate School of Education

San Francisco
Sep 12, 2019
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Recruitment Period Open date: September 11th, 2019 Last review date: Wednesday, Oct 23, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled. Final date: Friday, Nov 8, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled. Description

The Graduate School of Education (GSE) at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for a Director of the Academic Talent Development Program (ATDP) (100%) with an expected start date of January 1, 2020.

The Academic Talent Development Program (ATDP), housed in the GSE, provides challenging educational experiences in the form of more than 100 enrichment or accelerated classes to more than 2,000 academically talented learners from the United States and beyond per year.

Major programs of ATDP include the following:

  • The Elementary Division serving approximately 1,000 students/year in Grades K-6:
  • The Secondary Division serving approximately 1,000 students/year in Grades 7-11;
  • Global Programs serving approximately 200 students/year in high schools and undergraduate programs from China, Canada, India, Singapore, South Korea, and Taiwan; and
  • The Wednesday Explorations program serving approximately 800 students/year in Grades K-11.

Program Director Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and provide vision for the continuing development of all ATDP programs;
  • Maintain ATDP accreditation with the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC);
  • Ensure that ATDP classes continue to be aligned with the California Department of Education's standards;
  • Build ATDP resources by seeking funding through grants and cultivated donor relationships;
  • Oversee ATDP's financial aid program for low-income students;
  • Train and supervise ATDP's administrative staff (5-6), undergraduate student staff (1-3), and graduate student researchers (1-3), and maintain oversight of ATDP hiring of over 200 Instructional Staff;
  • Work with the Senate Faculty Director to support ATDP's research mission;
  • Work with the Senate Faculty Director to maintain ATDP's visibility in the field of gifted education through membership and participation in the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) and the Special Interest Group on Giftedness, Creativity, and Talent of the American Educational Research Association (AERA);
  • Maintain the fiscal health of ATDP; oversee revenue and expense accounts; and supervise the program's permanent staff, including temporary teaching and support staff in the summer;
  • Represent ATDP within the Graduate School of Education and report regularly to the Dean via the Senate Faculty director on fiscal viability, activities, and initiatives;
  • Foster and maintain positive relationships with departments on the UC Berkeley campus that provide teaching staff and classrooms;
  • Foster relationships and develop collaborative projects with local education agencies, school districts and related non-profit agencies that further the collective goals or ATDP and UC Berkeley, including having districts giving credit for courses;
  • Work to expand ATDP's course offerings and to expand the ATDP program.

Basic Qualifications:

A doctoral degree or equivalent international degree by the time of application.

Additional Qualifications (by start date):

At least three years of professional experience in supervising staff.

Preferred Qualifications: Ph.D. in Education, Psychology, or a related field. Familiarity with ATDP's mission and vision. Excellent political acumen and strong presentation and interpersonal communication skills. Broad knowledge of outreach programs to schools and communities with attention to issues of diversity, equity, and social justice; experience in teacher professional development; knowledge of K-12 and higher education policies and issues; experience working with outreach programs serving diverse K-12 students; and familiarity with the University of California system. Familiarity with UC and CSU A-G requirements; familiarity with accreditation processes; successful external relations and fundraising experience. Experience working with substantial budgets (e.g.> $100,000), experience in writing effective grant proposals, and developing revenue generation activities, preferred.

Salary is based on a 100% fiscal year appointment funded by ATDP. The expectation is that the incumbent will generate sufficient funding through ATDP to support the program including the incumbent's salary. Reappointment is from year to year, contingent upon performance and resources and subject to the normal process of academic review. Salary and level will be commensurate with experience and salary history, and the salary range encompasses the Coordinator of Public Programs VII ($105,100 to $115,300).

The position is open until filled.

For more information about the position, including required qualifications and application materials, go to

For inquiries and questions please email: [email protected]

Letters of reference will be solicited only for finalists. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality ( is external) prior to submitting their letters.

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, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: .
Learn More More information about this recruitment: Requirements Document requirements

  • Cover Letter - Include interests, qualifications and vision for the future of ATDP
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired at Berkeley (for additional information go to
Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)

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