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CED Dean's Office Manager (7377U) Job 45146 - College of Environmental Design (CED)

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CED Dean's Office Manager (7377U) Job 45146 - College of Environmental Design (CED) About Berkeley

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Departmental Overview

The College of Environmental Design brings together instruction and research in architecture, city and regional planning, landscape architecture and environmental planning, and urban design.

The Dean's Office is a complex and multi-functional office, which serves as the central nerve-center for the college. In addition to supporting the Dean, the Dean's Office provides many services and functions to the college as a whole, including: HR, staff services and resources, communications, and college-wide events. The Dean's Office is the frontline for inquiries from outside constituents, both in person and via phone and email. The Dean's Office MSO oversees the office and provides support to the Dean, CFO, and Director of Communications, and ensures the smooth and efficient running of the office. The Prizes & Awards Manager interfaces with faculty, staff, donors and students to plan and execute complex scholarships and fellowships program at the College.

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Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: 11/16/22 - Open until filled


This is a 50% part-time career position


Plans, manages and executes student Prizes & Awards program for College. Duties include: maintaining and updating website, communicating with donors on status of funds and resolving any discrepancies with UDAR, communicating with chairs to determine faculty committees, publicizing prizes & awards, gathering applications and providing them to faculty committees, scheduling and facilitating committee meetings to make sure students are selected in a timely manner, notifying

winners (and non-winners), awarding funds correctly in Campus Solutions, stewarding donors by connecting them with student recipients as requested, collaborating with Development office on Donor Recognition event, and working with UDAR on stewardship activities. Represents college in a professional manner and keeps accurate records. Must demonstrate excellent attention to detail, accuracy, and follow-through.


Manages, plans and administers a range of administrative operations in the Dean's Office, including: creating and implementing processes and policies, calendar maintenance, ordering supplies and equipment, maintaining room reservation process, greeting visitors, routing requests via email and phone, sorting mail, and

assisting Assistant Dean with communications and other duties as needed.


Budgets, plans and executes College-wide events such as the CED Lecture Series, Staff and Student Welcome Parties, Commencement (in conjunction with Advising office), and other events as needed. Interfaces with guest speakers and arranges travel, accommodation and honoraria as needed, creates budgets, researches and selects venues, caterers and other vendors, creates timelines and tasks lists, recruits, delegates and manages event staff, and works with Communications Director to advertise and promote events. Responsible for P.O.s, invoice payments, vendor contracts and all necessary permits, working within and adhering to campus

policies and procedures.


Administrative operations may include human resources functions, including: maintaining listservs and adding new employees as needed, orienting new employees, creating job descriptions for work study students and other part time employees, and assisting Assistant Dean with new hires. Assists Assistant Dean in creating, disseminating, and implementing policies for the college, and may assist in problem-solving staffing and personnel issues using tact, sensitivity, discretion, and political acumen. Also serves as Safety Coordinator for the department.


Supervises work study students in the Dean's

Required Qualifications
  • Thorough knowledge of University rules and regulations, processes, protocols and procedures for budget, accounting and fund management, and / or personnel management.
  • Interpersonal skills including verbal and written communication, active listening, critical thinking, persuasiveness, advising and counseling skills.
  • Knowledge of a variety of administrative operational activities such as event planning, basic fundraising processes, risk management planning, website design, accounting and payroll, and contracts and grants regulations and guidelines.
  • Ability to use discretion and maintain confidentiality.
  • Strong skills in short-term planning, analysis, problem-solving, and customer service.
  • Thorough knowledge of financial analysis and reporting techniques, and / or human resources policies and procedures for staff and academic employees.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Solid knowledge of common University-specific computer application programs.
  • Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.

Salary & Benefits

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

    This position is 50% part-time, eligible for benefits. The salary range designated for this position: $80,000 - $87,000 (Prorated); however, starting salary will be commensurate with experience.

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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