Center Administrator, SPH (7396U) 11591

San Francisco
Oct 05, 2020
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Center Administrator, SPH (7396U) 11591 About Berkeley

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Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: 10/16/2020

Departmental Overview

Founded in 1943, the School of Public Health has a 75+ year history of defending health as a human right in our local and global communities. We are fueled by a deep commitment to social and environmental justice, scientific inquiry and discovery, and community-engaged action.

The School's mission is to improve population health, especially for the most vulnerable. We do this by preparing the next generation of public health changemakers through preeminent educational programs; transformational research that sheds new light on the public health threats and opportunities of today and tomorrow; and by translating new discoveries into practice through partnerships that address the critical health needs and inequities in our diverse communities. The School is a world-renowned institution and widely regarded as the birthplace of social epidemiology and community-based participatory research. Our research broadly focuses on the interaction of biological, behavioral and environmental determinants of health.

The School's more than 18,000 graduates can be found working throughout the world, both in the public and private sectors, tackling urgent public health problems such as climate change, pandemics, chronic diseases, and social inequality. The School annually enrolls approximately 740 graduate students, including students in the online MPH program, and 425 undergraduate students a year in the upper-division major.


Involves analytical studies on a variety of policies, projects, programs and issues in support of the Center for Targeted Learning in the School of Public Health. Assists Administrative Manager in policy and program planning, development and administration; interprets, monitors and analyzes information regarding policies and procedures and provides consultative services regarding general management to department administrators. Key Responsibilities include:
  • Learns to gather and assemble analytical and budgetary data.
  • Learns to prepare reports and summarize information available on the assigned issues and identifies other matters of significance. Contacts internal staff at all organizational levels as well as external stakeholders to gather information.
  • Manages a variety of administrative functions for the center related to HR, procurement, reimbursements, event/meeting logistics, research administration and contract compliance.
  • Provides a variety of preliminary analytical studies in support of a function, program and/or organizational unit.
  • Prepares preliminary analyses of policies, procedures, and other subjects.
  • Learns to determine and locate sources for the collection of information and data.
  • Executes special or continuous research and data analysis responsibilities.

Required Qualifications
  • Skills to learn campus-specific and other computer application programs.
  • Basic communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with all levels of staff, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to use discretion and maintain all confidentiality.
  • Ability to use sound judgment in responding to issues and concerns.
  • Skills to analyze information and learn to synthesize large amounts of data with strong attention to detail.
  • Skills to organize and manage events and meetings on and around campus, and to coordinate with various vendors or contractors.
  • Solid task management with strong organizational and multi-tasking skills.

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

Salary & Benefits

Hiring Range: $22.08 - $26.82 per hour. 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.

Other Information
  • 50-100% FTE. Final % FTE to be determined based on departmental needs and selected candidate's availability/preference.
  • 1 year contract appointment

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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