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Program Director (7378U) - Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership

University of California, Berkeley
San Francisco

Program Director (7378U) - Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership About Berkeley

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Departmental Overview

Coleman Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership, launched in January 2010, prepares engineers and scientists with the multidisciplinary skills to lead enterprises of all scales, in industry, government and the nonprofit sector. The Fung Institute is headquartered in UC Berkeley's College of Engineering and includes the Master of Engineering Program, the undergraduate Fung Fellowship for Wellness and Technology Innovations, communications courses for PhDs and undergraduates, and bespoke career services and experiential learning services.

This role will serve as the Program Director for the new online Master of Advanced Study in Engineering (MAS-E) professional degree program, launching in Summer 2024. The Director will plan, direct, administer, and ensure excellence in all MAS-E programmatic and administrative matters (e.g., admissions; student experience and outcomes; faculty participation; curriculum; online student communities; and financial management.)

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: October 11, 2023 - Open Until Filled


45% Program Management:
  • Directs and administers the Master of Advanced Study in Engineering (MAS-E) program with complete responsibility for administrative and programmatic activities.
  • Oversees, plans, and implements all major aspects of MAS-E platform development and administration in partnership with the external online program manager, Coursera.
  • Responsible for day-to day program management and execution, including human resources and maximizing quality assurance/improvement.
  • Makes executive level recommendations about personnel actions in collaboration with MAS-E Faculty Director and HR partner, including recruitments and creation of new positions.
  • Establishes MAS-E degree program-based policies and practices to optimize professional program coordination and ensure consistency with University policies and procedures, and to meet the unique needs of the program and its constituents.
  • Manages student admissions process, including facilitation of faculty admission committees.
  • Oversees recruitment and marketing efforts in collaboration with external online program manager, Coursera.
  • Engages with prospective and current students through presentations and events, including information sessions, yield and orientation activities.
  • Serves on committees representing the program, participating in short and long-term planning with both internal and external stakeholders and partners.
  • Conducts regular tracking and analysis of student enrollments, revenues. and expenditures for current academic terms and year, and provides regular analytical reports to MAS-E Faculty Director. As actual results are known for current academic terms and year, revises future enrollment, revenue, and expenditure projections, if needed.
  • Related duties as assigned.

40% Curriculum Development and Instructional Management:
  • Create and manage the process for developing new courses in collaboration with external online program manager, Coursera.
  • Works closely with the Faculty Director to facilitate curriculum planning.
  • Identifies faculty or lecturers to prepare and deliver courses.
  • Identifies viable and cost-effective online curriculum delivery.
  • Oversees and ensures completion of all aspects of course approval, implementation and periodic course refreshments.
  • Manages quality assurance checks during course delivery, including TAs and grading. -Onboards new course instructors and TAs & enforces completion of their required Facilitator Training Course.
  • Collaborates with faculty and industry to define capstone projects.

10% Program Assessment and Development:
  • Directs decision-support data collection and analysis. Assesses program effectiveness to make changes to program's content, policies and procedures accordingly, including, tuition, gifts and endowments, new philanthropy, corporate support and executive education.
  • Related duties as assigned.

5% Professional Development

Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
  • Advanced knowledge of University rules and regulations, processes, protocols and procedures for areas such as graduate-level degree administration, online education, budget, accounting and fund management, and / or personnel management.
  • Advanced interpersonal skills and ability to work with dynamic and diverse groups of faculty, staff, students, and external partners to achieve results. Advanced multicultural competencies; demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations.
  • Excellent skills in verbal and written communication, active listening, critical thinking, persuasiveness, advising and counseling.
  • Advanced knowledge of administrative operational activities (e.g., event planning, basic fundraising processes, risk management planning, website design, accounting and payroll, and contracts and grants regulations and guidelines.
  • Strong customer service and problem-solver orientation. Demonstrated ability to be flexible and adaptable to change. Advanced skills in program assessment and tracking, and working to continuously improve services, processes, and systems.
  • Ability to use discretion and maintain confidentiality.
  • Advanced skills in short- and long-term strategic planning, analysis, problem-solving and customer service.
  • Advanced knowledge of financial analysis and reporting techniques, and / or human resources policies and procedures for staff and academic employees.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Advanced knowledge of common University-specific computer application programs.

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 $85,800 to $130,000 annually. This is a 100% FTE career position eligible for full benefits.

Referral Source info

This job is part of the Employee Referral Program. If a UC Berkeley employee is referring you, please ensure you select the Referral Source of "UCB Employee". Then enter the employee's Name and Berkeley email address in the Specific Referral Source field. Please enter only one name and email.

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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