Innovation Manager, CA 100 Project (7398U) 17600

San Francisco
Apr 26, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Innovation Manager, CA 100 Project (7398U) 17600 About Berkeley

At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.

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: May 7, 2021

Departmental Overview

The Berkeley People Lab, led by Professors Elizabeth Linos and Amy Lerman, aims to transform the public sector by producing cutting-edge research on the people in government and the communities they serve. Using insights from behavioral science and evidence from public management, we design and evaluate initiatives that can solve urgent public sector challenges. Projects range from: how to recruit and retain a diverse workforce, how to reduce burnout in front line workers, how to increase take-up of social programs, how to increase trust in government and how to improve government programs for vulnerable populations. The vast majority of studies involve a survey experiment or a randomized controlled trial (RCT), and direct collaboration with government agencies and other stakeholders.

The selected candidate will serve as the Innovation Manager for a new initiative, that will help conduct up to 6 large-scale innovation projects across California, in collaboration with multiple government departments and academic partners. We expect that most evaluations will involve a randomized controlled trial (RCT).

The person selected for this position will be working on many projects simultaneously at a fast pace, and will be involved in all aspects of projects including: scoping, communication with government partners; field visits; coordination of other staff, applying for funding, and producing policy-relevant and academically-relevant publications. They will also be responsible for helping grow the team into a well-functioning, productive, and happy lab.

  • Manages relationships with student researchers, working with government partners. Liaison work includes regular engagement and client management, troubleshooting issues, and being the main point of contact for those partners.
  • Conducts econometric analysis using STATA or other statistical software packages on administrative data sets and/or other incoming data. Is primarily responsible for cleaning data correctly, doing primary analysis, and presenting the results in various formats (tables/graphs etc).
  • Works with faculty PIs to design and implement rigorous research designs, including - but not limited to - randomized control trials (RCTs), survey experiments, and behavioral interventions.
  • Supports authorship of academic papers, policy reports, and other publications by conducting literature reviews, editing or drafting text, preparing manuscripts for publication.
  • Seeks funding opportunities and prepares relevant grant proposals in concert with principal investigators.
  • Other duties as assigned. May require some evening and weekend work, and occasional travel.

Required Qualifications
  • Demonstrated experience in quantitative analysis, including cleaning new data sets and presenting data in various formats.
  • Demonstrated experience managing client relationships, managing projects independently, meeting project timelines, and communicating with internal and external stakeholders in a productive and timely manner.
  • Ability to take initiative and manage multiple projects with minimal supervision, including strong time management skills and ability to meet tight deadlines.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and communication skills, including exceptional writing skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team member.
  • Undergraduate degree in public policy, economics, statistics, or a related field and / or equivalent training / experience.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience writing successful grant proposals.
  • Experience working on public sector challenges.
  • Experience working with large and complex datasets.
  • Experience working on randomized controlled trials or behavioral economics projects.
  • Two years of relevant post-baccalaureate professional experience preferred and/or related graduate degree.

Salary & Benefits

This is a monthly paid (exempt) position. Salary range: $60,800.00 - $88,500.00

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, one-year contract position. Renewal is possible with continued funding.

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:
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