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Co-Director, Professional Programs (0378U) - SCET

University of California, Berkeley
San Francisco

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Co-Director, Professional Programs (0378U) - SCET 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.

At UC Berkeley, we believe that learning is a fundamental part of working, and our goal is for everyone on the Berkeley campus to feel supported and equipped to realize their full potential. We actively support this by providing all of our staff employees with at least 80 hours (10 days) of paid time per year to engage in professional development activities. To find out more about how you can grow your career at UC Berkeley, visit

Departmental Overview

Since 2005, the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology (SCET) has helped tens of thousands of students learn innovation and entrepreneurship skills and developed the foundation of Berkeley's entrepreneurship ecosystem, with SkyDeck, the Fung Institute, the Engineering Leadership Professional Program, Global Venture Lab, and an extensive network of Silicon Valley and Global partners.

This position involves oversees planning and implementation of all major aspects of SCET's Executive and Professional Program with complete responsibility for administrative and programmatic activities.

This is a 1-year contract appointment with the possibility of extension and/or conversion to career.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: August 3, 2023 - Open Until Filled


60% Directs and administers an independent program with complete responsibility for administrative and programmatic activities. Oversees planning and implementation of all major aspects of SCET Executive and Professional Program open and custom platform development and administration. Delivers and optimizes existing, long-standing open-enrollment Engineering Leadership Professional Program Develops and delivers 2+ custom programs/year to optimize experience for audience and ensure partner loyalty. Researches and creates program syllabi and identifying, engaging and managing instructors. Identifies and cultivates industry partner relationships to optimize recruitment and program participants. Recruits participants among global industry, international organizations and worldwide university partners. Responsible for day-to day program management and execution, including human resources, maximizing quality assurance/improvement. Develops and manages P&L, and optimize processes and back-end administration. Manages student and staff coordinators to ensure delivery all aspects of programing. Initiates and supervises front-end and back-end marketing and communications. Establishes center-based policies and practice to optimize Center-wide executive/professional program coordination and ensure consistency with University policies and procedures, and meet the unique needs of the program and its constituents. Participation may also include teaching, moderating discussions, and mentoring within the programs.

30% Identifies and pursues Executive and Professional Program funding opportunities and revenue streams including expansion and iterations of existing programs and development of new programs. Actively identifies and develops SCET-direct and indirect opportunities to build reach and platform revenue, engaging universities and potential industry sponsors and meeting the highest academic and professional standards. Projects may include development and delivery of training programs both in-person and virtual, short-term boot-camps, long-term mentoring programs, and other related activities. Provides leadership for design and implementation. Activities include: customer outreach and needs assessment, gauging internal capabilities, drafting proposals and spearheading negotiations, overseeing planning, syllabus development, instructor recruitment/management, all communications, operations, day-to-day execution and evaluation, collaborating with SCET Director of Operations and across campus departments not only on contract and agreements, aligning with University internal partners also focused on delivering instruction and donations. Participation may also include teaching, moderating discussions, and mentoring within the programs. Optimizes process to enable SCET-indirect opportunities to build reach and revenue by engaging with a pre-approved group of preferred partners, establishing guidelines and processes for program approval, delivery, marketing and evaluation.

5% Leads short- and long-term planning for the platform. Determines program priorities, develops strategic goals, and share with board and CoE leadership. Coordinates project-based activities into an integrated partner- and client-focused program. Monitors strategic direction of the program with respect to funding new projects and ongoing oversight of existing projects to ensure achievement of mission. Directs long term planning and develops policies and procedures for multiple related projects.

5% Represents the program to other departments, the University, partners, clients and the public. Develops and maintains working relationships inside and outside the University to forward the mission of SCET's Executive and Professional Programs. Participates in professional activities relevant to carrying out the mission of SCET and maintenance of its standards and visibility as an international leader in innovation and entrepreneurship. Establishes and convenes working groups and committees of academics, professionals, and other key persons to provide advice and review of program elements as needed. Serves on committees representing the program, participating in short- and long-term planning.

Required Qualifications
  • Advanced knowledge of administrative, budgetary, human resources and financial principles and practices.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills; ability to influence/persuade all levels of staff as well as a broad community of international academic, government and industry partners.
  • Advanced ability to work and think creatively and independently on concepts requiring advanced analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively with diverse groups including campus academic community, international partners, other universities and the public to achieve results.
  • Expert ability to develop new and maintain existing partnerships and negotiate agreements.
  • Highly skilled fundraising experience.
  • Thorough knowledge of principles of effective management, instructional development and adult learning.
  • Proven ability to organize department work functions in an efficient and effective manner.
  • Demonstrated management and conflict resolution skills to effectively lead and motivate others.
  • Proven skills to quickly evaluate complex issues and identify multiple options for resolution.
  • Skills in organization and customer service to effectively manage multiple priorities.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Academic background and/or recognized expertise in business management, entrepreneurship and innovation.
  • Advanced degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
  • Terminal degree in a related area (PhD, JD, MD, etc.) preferred.

Salary & Benefits

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University, please visit the University of California's Compensation & Benefits website.

Under California law, the University of California, Berkeley is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role and should not offer a salary outside of the range posted in this job announcement. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, analysis of internal equity, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience.

The budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position is $105,500 to $200,700 annually. This 1-year, 100% FTE contract position is eligible for full benefits.

Other Information

This is a 1-year contract appointment with the possibility of extension and/or conversion to career.

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, please see the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission poster.

For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, please see the University of California Discrimination, Harassment, and Affirmative Action in the Workplace policy.

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