Associate Director, CA 100 Initiative (0378U) 18038

San Francisco
May 03, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Associate Director, CA 100 Initiative (0378U) 18038 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.

Departmental Overview

The California 100 Initiative seeks to provide a transformative vision for the state of California, with a focus on thirteen key, interrelated issues that affect people and planet alike, in the medium as well as longer term. This initiative aims to articulate a strategy for California's next 100 years that is grounded in systematic research and evidence, deeply engaged with Californians around the state, and guided by core commitments to inclusion, sustainability, equity, and the value of “liberty and justice for all.” The initiative is coordinated by the Goldman School at the University of California, Berkeley, and is guided by the counsel of a commission of diverse leaders, and led by an executive team that includes an executive director and directors of advanced technology, engagement, innovation, and research. The Associate Director will serve as the chief of operations for the initiative and support the executive team in its internal operations and work involving the Commission as well as external stakeholders and partners.

  • Designs, implements, and trouble-shoots project management systems and processes, including workflows and communication flows involving executives and staff as well as agencies and stakeholders within the University.
  • Designs, implements, and trouble-shoots project management systems and processes, including workflows and communication flows involving external stakeholders and partners in academia, industry, government, and the nonprofit sector.
  • Plans, directs and controls Center budget and manages financial, HR, technical, purchasing, and other supporting resources. Participates in the Center's budgeting and accounting processes to support financial infrastructure of program.
  • Supports the Executive Director and Engagement Director in stewardship of the California 100 Commission
  • Other duties as assigned; may include occasional evening and weekend work. May include occasional travel.

Required Qualifications
  • Expert ability to communicate and interact effectively with a broad constituency, including faculty, researchers, program/center managers, staff, students, funding agencies, community members, non-profit and government agencies, individual donors and media in a dynamic multicultural setting.
  • 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.
  • Ability to oversee multiple functions, and the vision and agility to build something durable from the ground up; ability to manage productive collaborations between multiple agencies; demonstrated ability to develop and implement innovative program and research agendas while engaging the public.
  • Professional demeanor, attention to detail, and the ability to act decisively yet collaboratively.
  • Expertise developing internal communications, including coordinating and facilitating effective meetings, establishing communication protocols and ensuring key stake holders are well-informed of program development at all times.
  • Technical proficiency - solid computer skills with knowledge of software programs (Microsoft Office - Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Google Suite). Ability to learn function-specific software.
  • Advanced degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.

Salary & Benefits

Full campus range (rate may be subject to additional budget and equity approval): $93,600.00 - $184,400.00

This position is eligible for full UC Benefits. 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.

The minimum posting duration for this position is 14 calendar days. The department will not initiate the application review process prior to May 15, 2021.

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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