Director, Research Administration & Compliance - Information Technology (0668U) - 9151

Director, Research Administration & Compliance - Information Technology (0668U) - 9151 About Berkeley

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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.

Departmental Overview

The Information Technology cohort within the Research Administration and Compliance (RAC) office at UC Berkeley supports campus-wide compliance with federal, state, and university regulations pertaining to research administration, including policies governing research animal care and use, human research subjects protection, financial conflict of interest, and pre-award grants and contracts administration.

  • Provides leadership, direction and guidance on policy development for IT systems and processes to the managers and staff of the Research Administration and Compliance (RAC) office in support of Berkeley's research enterprise.
  • Recommends and implements IT policies, procedures and business solutions that have campus-wide impact on research administration and compliance requirements.
  • Manages IT operational processes including staff schedules and performance and space planning to ensure high quality IT support of research administration and compliance services.
  • Analyses the research administration IT needs of RAC office and campus research administration constituencies and establishes priorities for systems design and implementation.
  • Coordinates and consults with functional departments involved in developing system and process requirements.
  • Advises senior management on campus IT governance and campus and UCOP policy.
  • Represents the research administration function, and administrative systems generally in campus IT governance, policy development, and resource allocation.

Required Qualifications
  • Uses and applies advanced information technology principles, theories, and concepts to manage and provide solutions to more complex and multi-dimensional problems.
  • In-depth knowledge of the applications programming development function and the ability to learn, understand or have broad knowledge of the campus.
  • Ability to gather, organize, and analyze data in the completion of diverse functional assignments.
  • Ability to resolve issues using established parameters and own judgment.
  • Knowledge of and direct experience with university research administration.
  • Broad experience with information system architecture and engineering.
  • Direct experience with or ability to learn information security practices, principles, approaches, trends, and campus and UCOP policies.
  • Advanced experience with and knowledge of applications programming.
  • Advanced experience with and knowledge of open technologies and open source application development.
  • Ability to work successfully in diverse team settings.

  • Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.

Salary & Benefits

This is an exempt, monthly paid position. Annual salary is 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 full-time, Career position.

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

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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