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Program Manager (4330U) 19384

University of California, Berkeley
San Francisco
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Jul 2, 2021

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Program Manager (4330U) 19384 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: June 28, 2021

Departmental Overview

The Weill Neurohub is closely knitting together collaborative relationships among world-class researchers and clinicians, providing them with highly novel tools to break through established thinking and inspire powerful innovation spanning the continuum from discovery science and technology development through to therapies and cures for patients. Supporting exceptional people, great research, and novel core resources, Weill Neurohub is becoming synonymous with the leading edge of innovation in neuroscience.

The Weill Neurohub collaboration is looking for a Program Manager to identify, engage and support research and technology development team science among faculty and labs at UC Berkeley, UCSF and the University of Washington, to speed innovations in brain science with near-term transformational potential.

Supporting the Weill Neurohub academic leads from these three campuses, the Program Manager will suggest and implement plans and activities to encourage the greatest possible impact of this collaboration to unlock the mysteries of the brain and to overcome its most complex ailments and impairments. Success in the role will require great interpersonal, organizational and communication skills, and a curiosity to understand and integrate the unique parameters of philanthropically supported research initiatives.

The Program Manager administers all finance, human resources and facilities and other operational activities for the Weill Neurohub. The Program Manager administers major program components, some or all of the program's operational requirements, and develops and organizes conferences and other public forums. The Program Manager works under direction of the Weill Neurohub academic leads to establish the Neurohubs agenda, funding, and objectives.

  • Assist the Weill Neurohub Co-Directors and leadership committee with strategic planning, decision-making, and technical operations management to achieve organizational goal.
  • Oversee the development, release, and management of Weill Neurohub requests for proposals (RFPs) that will fuel innovative neuroscience research and applications.
  • Coordinate Weill Neurohub operations across partner and affiliate member institutions, including travel to the National Labs, the University of Washington, UC Berkeley and other institutions that may become affiliated in the future.
  • Coordinate governance and community activities to maintain engagement with Weill Neurohub leadership and investigators.
  • Meet regularly with Weill Neurohub leadership to assist with overall strategic planning for programs and key decisions.
  • Work with research and development offices of participating institutions to release calls for applications, and help to form selection committees to make funding recommendations to the leadership committee.
  • Track progress and impact of funded awards.
  • Plan and execute symposia, conferences, and other events in support of Weill Neurohub goals.
  • Coordination, collaboration of mandated stewardship reporting between partner universities, faculty and their development teams.
  • Responsible for maintaining website content.
  • Contribute to messaging for communications responsive to varied external audiences.
  • Develops and executes strategic plan for financing program activities and ongoing sustainability of program.
  • Coordinates varied and competing requirements associated with managing an innovative program in a university and / or government environment.
  • Develops ideas and options for faculty review and decision, and develops and implements instruction and research programs that reflect faculty interests. Assists with professional conferences and provides public relations support.
  • Assesses program's effectiveness, and recommends changes to program's content, policies and strategic goals accordingly.
  • Tracks and reports on budget and manages financial, HR, technical, and other supporting resources.

Required Qualifications
  • Academic background and experience in selected area of research.
  • Thorough knowledge of administrative, budgetary, human resources and financial principles and practices.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong ability to think creatively and independently on concepts requiring advanced analytical skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with diverse groups to achieve results.
  • Strong ability to work collaboratively with internal and external peers and managers.
  • Solid fundraising experience.
  • Advanced degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Terminal degree in a related area (PhD, JD, MD, etc.).

Salary & Benefits

Salary is commensurate with experience. For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

Diversity Statement

Please include, as part of your application a brief (1-2 paragraph) statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in your professional experience.

Advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion are fundamental to our UC Berkeley Principles of Community, which states that “every member of the UC Berkeley community has a role in sustaining a safe, caring, and humane environment in which these values can thrive.”

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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