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Program and Project Manager (7399U), Lawrence Hall of Science 32250

University of California, Berkeley
San Francisco
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Program and Project Manager (7399U), Lawrence Hall of Science 32250 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 Lawrence Hall of Science is UC Berkeley's public science center. Our mission is to inspire and engage through science discovery and learning in ways that advance equity and opportunity. We do this by working with audiences that include learners, who experience our programs and products; educators, who work both in and out of school settings; and partners, who conduct research, build capacity for learning, and transform education systems. Research underlies everything we do, and we design all of our programs and products to have high impact beyond the walls of The Lawrence. Our spaces and partnerships offer unique opportunities for public engagement and learning, curriculum and instructional materials design, professional learning, and research on learning, instruction, and pathways towards STEM careers. We disseminate and scale-up our effective and innovative learning programs and materials in ways that broaden participation in STEM and have local, national, and global impact.

We are seeking an experienced project management professional to shepherd a wide variety of projects in collaboration with our K-12 curriculum and instructional materials teams. As a key partner to other instructional materials research, design, and implementation leaders, the Program and Project Manager will assist in planning, scoping, monitoring, and communicating projects and priorities. The incumbent will utilize project management software to build-out and track lines of work, communicate schedules and updates to internal constituents, and serve as a liaison to external stakeholders. This position plays a leadership role and may perform relevant programmatic organizational and administrative and managerial tasks as needed.

This position may be done remotely and fully remote candidates will be considered.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: March 18, 2022

  • Plans, tracks, and communicates across a wide variety of projects and follows through with all levels of staff and individuals inside and outside the organization.
  • Makes high level contacts of a sensitive nature, internally and externally, requiring discretion and diplomacy in order to communicate project needs, issues, and updates.
  • Analyzes program or project-related issues and proposes solutions, including developing and administering new systems, policies, or processes.
  • Provides analyses for complex project scoping, scheduling, and resource allocation, working directly with internal and external constituents.
  • Serves as a program representative and leader, serving as a point-of-contact to internal and external team members regarding project details, schedules, and program needs.
  • Performs relevant programmatic organizational and administrative and managerial tasks, as needed.
  • May lead a team of lower-level staff.

Required Qualifications
  • Advanced project management skills including a track record of planning and directing projects with time, budget, and scope constraints.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with all levels of staff and influence, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to use discretion and maintain all confidentiality.
  • Advanced knowledge of project management software and productivity apps.
  • Advanced analytical / problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to multi-task with demanding timeframes.

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

Preferred Qualifications
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification.
  • Knowledge of the K-12 education landscape, K-12 educational publishing, or curriculum design and implementation.

Salary & Benefits

This is an exempt, monthly paid position. The annual salary range of the position is $77,000.00 - $113,000.00, commensurate with experience.

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 one year contract position which may be renewed depending on performance and funding.

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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