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Program Manager, Center for Effective Global Action (7398U) - 30156

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Program Manager, Center for Effective Global Action (7398U) - 30156 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
CEGA's mission is to improve lives through innovative research that inspires positive social change.
CEGA is a hub for research on global development. Headquartered at the University of California, Berkeley, our large, interdisciplinary network-including a growing number of scholars from low and middle-income countries-identifies and tests innovations designed to reduce poverty and promote development. CEGA researchers use rigorous evaluations, tools from data science, and new measurement technologies to assess the impacts of large-scale social and economic development programs. Through careful matchmaking, competitive grant-making, and integrated research dissemination and policy engagement activities, CEGA ensures that the scientific evidence we produce improves the lives of people living in poverty.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: February 8, 2022


Fundraising & Donor/Financial Management
  • Work with CEGA ED and Faculty Director to develop and implement a comprehensive fundraising strategy for BITSS.
  • Identify and prioritize relevant funding opportunities; manage relationships with donors; lead development of grant proposals for programs and research projects.
  • Oversee program budgets, sub-awards, and grantee reporting.
  • Manage multi-year, multi-million dollar budgets, with numerous funding sources including grants, gifts, revenue and contracts.
  • Lead the development of donor reports, as needed, including collecting materials, drafting narratives and financial reports, and eliciting input from team, peers, and collaborators.

Program Implementation
  • Oversee the implementation of all programs that fall under the BITSS portfolio, identifying and leveraging synergies with other CEGA programs.
  • Develop and maintain research and capacity building partnerships and conduct outreach to policy-makers, implementing organizations, and other stakeholders.
  • Conduct research, provide recommendations, and coordinate web development for the Social Science Reproduction Platform (SSRP).
  • Schedule and facilitate meetings with partners and team.
  • Lead help desk for SSRP users, collecting feedback and making recommendations for platform improvement.
  • Coordinate web development for the Social Science Prediction Platform (SSPP). Schedule and facilitate meetings with partners and team.
  • Manage relationships with and commitments to vendors.
  • Conduct interviews and synthesize lessons from NHH Centre for Experimental Research on Fairness, Inequality, and Rationality (FAIR) institutional policies for research transparency.
  • Support the development of internal guidance on tools and best practices for research transparency and reproducibility at FAIR.
  • Provide technical guidance, on occasion, related to research transparency and reproducibility inquiries from CEGA staff and faculty, Catalysts, and other partners.
  • Manage competitive grant-making processes as appropriate, including RFPs, peer review, contracting arrangements, and project monitoring.
  • Lead performance management by gathering and analyzing data, recommending and implementing changes to program design based on metrics, and contributing to narratives for program plans, QPRs, budget milestones, and theories of change.
  • Aspirationally, identify and pursue opportunities for rigorous impact evaluations of BITSS activities.
  • Develop expertise in research transparency subject matter (publication bias; p-hacking; preanalysis plans; selective reporting; reporting guidelines; reproducibility; open data; ethics; and privacy; as well as how these translate to policy analysis); stay up-to-date on relevant research and policy developments.
  • Mentor interns and other junior collaborators, as appropriate, including work plan design, performance management, and professional development.

Events and Communications
  • Lead promotional outreach and community building for the SSRP and the SSPP, for example developing newsletters, FAQs, and promotional materials, and identifying opportunities to present to relevant audiences, and presenting themselves.
  • For ACRe, identifying and supporting outreach to instructors and independent researchers.
  • Develop and coordinate content for the BITSS website, newsletter, blog, YouTube, Twitter, and community channels.
  • Manage the dissemination of research and BITSS activities to policymakers and partners, including conceptualizing briefing materials and managing their production, monitoring media coverage, and managing relationships with relevant stakeholders.
  • Design and implement BITSS events in collaboration with CEGA's Operations Team, including negotiating contracts with vendors, developing timelines, budgets, agenda, and materials; coordinating media capture; overseeing logistics; synthesizing lessons learned; suggesting content improvement; and making intellectual contributions to event programming, for example designing agendas and selecting speakers and participants.

Center responsibilities
  • Participate in center-wide activities, including maintenance of the CEGA Wiki, process documentation, internal working groups, center event planning and management, and performance management.
  • Support mainstreaming of research transparency across CEGA programs and general governance, including strengthening (and conceptualizing processes for enforcing) CEGA's Transparency Policy.

Required Qualifications
  • Well-versed in issues related to research transparency subject matter (publication bias; p-hacking; pre-analysis plans; selective reporting; reporting guidelines; reproducibility; open data), and solutions for improved transparency (pre-registration and pre-analysis plans, data sharing, version control software, and other).
  • Strong experience designing and implementing research projects.
  • Strong financial management skills.
  • Experience managing grants and/or contracts.
  • Experience writing research proposals.
  • Strong skills in short-term and long-term planning, analysis, problem-anticipation and -solving; ability to independently investigate solutions to challenges and anticipate leadership/sponsor needs.
  • Demonstrated interest in and knowledge of evidence-based policy-making.
  • Self-directed, intrinsically motivated; proven capacity to manage work independently, multitask and be responsive to time-sensitive deadlines.
  • Strong skills in short-term planning, analysis, problemanticipation and -solving, and customer service; ability to independently investigate solutions to challenges and anticipate leadership needs.
  • Takes ownership of professional development.
  • Highly coachable, anticipating and integrating guidance and direction.
  • Ability to contribute to remaining flexible and able to adapt to change.
  • Strong competency with MS Office (including solid understanding of Excel) and Google applications (such as Google Forms).

  • Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Familiarity with journal review processes.
  • Previous quantitative research experience.
  • Experience with project management tools such as GitHub/Git, Slack, and Trello.
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite (including Adobe InDesign and PhotoShop); eye for design.
  • Sense of humor with a positive attitude in approaching challenges and uncertainty.

  • BA/BS in Economics, Political Science, Psychology, Public Health, Public Policy, or related field with at least 3 years of relevant professional experience.
  • MA/MS in Economics, Political Science, Psychology, Public Health, Public Policy, or related field.

Salary & Benefits

This is an exempt, monthly paid position. Annual salary is commensurate with experience within the range of $80,000.00-$85,000.00 (Grade 21).

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. Please upload the document in the Resume section, then skip the (optional) Cover Letter upload section.

Other Information

This is a career, 100% full-time, 40-hours per week appointment, eligible for full UC benefits.

This is a remote-friendly position, eligible for 100% remote capability.

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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