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Program Manager, DrPH and Interdisciplinary MPH Programs (4574U) 29322

University of California, Berkeley
San Francisco
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Program Manager, DrPH and Interdisciplinary MPH Programs (4574U) 29322 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 School of Public Health is a network of transformational leaders across all health sectors, with a legacy of impact and innovation at the local and global level. For more than 75 years, our community of faculty, students, and more than 18,000 alumni have put their education and skills into practice to improve the health and welfare of our communities, the state and the world.

We sit on a campus with a commitment to social justice that empowers us to lead change. Our UC Berkeley campus provides students with unique opportunities to collaborate with leaders in key science and humanities disciplines, including engineering, computer science, social welfare, public policy, journalism, international development, business, law and more.

As part of the UC system, Berkeley Public Health has access to unequaled networks across the state and worldwide, including partnerships with the world-class medical campus of UCSF. Our Bay Area location allows us to collaborate with businesses, entrepreneurs, policy makers, organizations, and equity advocates to be at the forefront of innovations in integrated health delivery, healthy communities and health policies.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recognizes Berkeley Public Health as one of nine health promotion and disease prevention research centers around the nation.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: January 19, 2022

  • Advises (prospective and enrolled) students in the DrPH and Interdisciplinary MPH programs about academic requirements and milestones for each of these programs.
  • Helps students navigate qualifying examination and advancement to candidacy requirements for the DrPH program and the Capstone requirements for the Interdisciplinary MPH students.
  • Academic Advising: Provides advice and assistance to students including tracking students' academic and degree progress and major requirements; assisting students in course selections and resolving schedule conflicts, and similar issues.
  • Recruitment and Admissions: Implements outreach programs and initiatives with specifically targeted institutions; advises prospective applicants on necessary academic preparation; appropriateness of program as it pertains to the prospective applicant's goals; reviews domestic transcripts for degree eligibility; initiates and arranges student recruitment visits to Berkeley. Advises faculty committee regarding application requirements, timelines, and fellowship criteria; keeps committees on track to meet School and campus deadlines, coordinates organization and review of files, and ensuring confidentiality.
  • Financial Aid: Participates in the processing, evaluation, and awarding of student fellowships, grants, and other awards; advises students on financial aid options.
  • Student Conduct: Provides information to students and faculty regarding campus policies and procedures on student conduct.
  • Course Scheduling: Reviews course requirements and student course progression, and advises SPH Curriculum Planner on scheduling needs.
  • Student Orientation: Assists with the planning and coordination of onboarding and orientation for new students.
  • Events: Coordinates and implements non-complex student events and assists in the planning and implementation of complex events.
  • Program Administration: Manages the publication of a bi-weekly newsletter and annual newsletter. Schedules faculty meetings and keeps minutes for the meeting.
  • Professional development and ongoing training.

Required Qualifications
  • Knowledge of advising and counseling techniques and models.
  • Knowledge of (or can quickly learn) University-specific computer application programs and pertinent databases including Cal Central and SOPHAS.
  • Ability to multi-task; verbal and written communication skills.
  • Interpersonal skills.
  • Multicultural competencies; ability to work with diverse populations.
  • Basic knowledge of student immigration and visa processes pertaining to international students and scholars.
  • Ability in problem identification and reasoning.
  • Skills in service orientation, organization, active listening, and critical thinking.
  • Knowledge of (or can quickly learn) University processes and procedures.
  • Understanding of (or can quickly learn) University rules and regulations.
  • Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience working in the UC system and/or equivalent experience
  • Experience working in student advising roles

Salary & Benefits

Hourly rate will be commensurate with experience within the range of $26.82- $29.22.

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, 2-year contract that will be eligible for full UC Benefits. 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:
For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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