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Research Director (0378U), Haas School of Business - 62737

Employer
University of California, Berkeley
Location
San Francisco


Research Director (0378U), Haas School of Business - 62737 About Berkeley

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Departmental Overview

UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business offers a unique opportunity to champion new ideas, collaborate across boundaries, and continually learn in a workplace committed to increasing diversity and creating a welcoming environment for all. Our distinctive culture is captured within our four Defining Leadership Principles: Question the Status Quo, Confidence Without Attitude, Students Always, and Beyond Yourself. These principles distinguish Berkeley Haas as a unique environment, conducive to teamwork, collaboration, and career growth.

For more information about the Haas School of Business visit: https://haas.berkeley.edu/about/

This position will manage the structure and implementation of the new Center for Behavior Economics (CBE) at UC Berkeley. The CBE is a cross-disciplinary research-focused center that aims to revolutionize the way economics analyzes people's behavior. The Center's focus is on research that is at the frontier of Behavioral Economics and Finance and is charged with enabling novel approaches, especially as they relate to governments and policy. This includes incoporating fields such as medicine, biology, cognitive science, and neuroeconomics, and topics such as the role of stress and trauma in explaining economic outcomes.

The mission is to support scholarship combining the highest standards of research with insights drawn from psychology, neuroscience, cognitive science, and other fields. CBE's cross-disciplinary approach promotes the broad application of these principles in such fields as labor, finance, and health economics. The center aims to ensure that Berkeley will continue to attract and train the most talented scholars in this important field of study.

The Haas School of Business embraces flexible working arrangements for its employees. Exact arrangements are determined in partnership with your supervisor to meet role responsibilities and department needs and are subject to change.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: 12/28/2023.

Responsibilities

The research director for the Center for Behavioral Economics will play a leading role in launching and growing a new research center at the Haas School of Business. The position will work with the faculty director(s) and other stakeholders to develop and execute on strategy, as well as play the lead role in managing events; relations with faculty, students, post-doctoral scholars, and other stakeholders; communications; fundraising; and general operations and administration.

Directs and administers an independent academic or research program with complete responsibility for administrative and programmatic activities including assisting with the design and development of the research.
  • Conducts and leads research activities, including data analysis, project design, stakeholder management, and similar duties.
  • Creates research collaborations between multiple departments and disciplines, including neuroscience, cognitive science, psychology, economics, and others.
  • Work with faculty director on policy recommendations at local, state, national, and international/NGO levels.
  • Advises faculty director and affiliated faculty on research opportunities and contributes to translational research approaches.

Has primary responsibility for operational administration for all research, events, programs, and other initiatives.
  • Builds funding mechanisms to support the sustainable development of the Center.

Identifies and pursues funding opportunities and revenue streams.
  • Pursues opportunities to expand initial funding provided by donors.
  • Creates revenue opportunities, such as conference sponsorships, grants, sponsored research projects, and gifts.

Participates in advanced program budgeting and accounting processes to create a self-supporting/sustaining financial infrastructure for program.
  • Works with department financial manager and faculty directors to set annual budget.
  • Reviews quarterly financial reports to ensure the Center is staying within its budget and achieving financial goals.

Assesses program's effectiveness, and recommends changes to program's content, policies and procedures accordingly.
  • Develops and measures KPIs to assess the center's effectiveness.
  • Works with faculty director(s) to assess research and programmatic initiatives to adjust to meet stakeholders' needs.

Serves on committees representing the program, participating in short- and long-term planning.
  • Represents the program at institute-, school-, and university-level meetings.
  • Works with faculty director(s) to plan and institute quarterly, annual, and longer-term plans for programs and initiatives.

Facilitates the efforts of various departments, managers, and outside constituencies to ensure interdisciplinary collaboration.
  • Develops networks of faculty and other partner stakeholders who will support and participate in the center's research.
  • Works directly with other departments, centers, and programs within Haas and UC Berkeley at large.
  • Manages collaborations with academics, government entities, and more.
  • Organized conferences, workshops, and seminars focused on disseminating behavioral economics and finance research and building connections between research from multiple disciplines.

Manages financial and HR resources.
  • Leads the process of hiring other staff for the Center.
  • Supervises the day-to-day activities of other operational staff.
  • Coordinates contracting, purchasing, hiring of vendors, and similar tasks.

Participates in professional conferences and provides public relations support.
  • Develops and executes on communications strategies and plans.
  • Organizes and leads planning for center events, such as conferences and meetings.

Professional Learning and Growth
  • Embraces the principle of being a "student always" by engaging in opportunities for training, workshops, seminars, continuing education pertinent to the position, or at the suggestion of the supervisor.
  • Actively contributes to a team environment that fosters and promotes a culture of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) within the unit and at Haas.
  • Engages in ongoing education to promote diversity, equity, inclusion & belonging by completing University sponsored certifications & training sessions (i.e: MEP Workshop, Implicit Bias Certification, LinkedIn Learning workshops, and other workshops & seminars offered by the University or Haas, as they are made available) or by engaging in external seminars & resources related to DEIB.
  • Exemplifies Haas' four Defining Leadership Principles: (1) Question the status quo; (2) Confidence without attitude; (3) Students always; and (4) Beyond yourself.

Required Qualifications
  • Academic/research background and experience in behavioral economics and/or finance or a related academic discipline.
  • Advanced knowledge of administrative, budgetary, human resources and financial principles and practices.
  • Advanced oral and written communication skills, including preferred experience summarizing research studies, publicizing conferences or events, and creating presentations.
  • Advanced ability to think creatively and independently on concepts requiring advanced analytical skills.
  • Advanced interpersonal skills and ability to work with diverse groups to achieve results.
  • Experience working on or leading diverse teams.
  • Fundraising experience, including seeking out gifts, applying for and managing grants, or identifying new revenue-generating contracts and opportunities.
  • Experience and the ability to review RFPs and grant applications and provide recommendations to the faculty director(s)
  • Advanced strategic thinking and implementation skills, including overseeing planning for a program, setting KPIs and goals, and managing short- and long-term projects.
  • Experience supervising team members, particularly in a research or academic environment.
  • Advanced ability to work collaboratively with internal and external peers and managers.
  • Excellent organizational skills to manage multiple priorities and deadlines, as well as to coordinate with faculty director(s) and their schedules and priorities.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, demonstrating a desire to promote diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging to establish and maintain positive & professional working relationships with colleagues, students, and team members.
  • Exemplifies Haas' four Defining Leadership Principles: (1) Question the status quo; (2) Confidence without attitude; (3) Students always; and (4) Beyond yourself.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of and commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in a business, organization, or public university setting.

Education/Training:
  • Advanced degree in economics, business, psychology, or related area and/or equivalent experience/training.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with launching new programs, centers, or initiatives, particularly in an academic environment.
  • An entrepreneurial mindset to create new opportunities.

Salary & Benefits

This is a 1yr, part-time (20 hours/week) contract appointment, eligible for UC benefits with the possibility of extension with continued funding. This is a monthly paid, exempt position.

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 $130,000.00 - $153,000.00. The full salary range for this position classification is $105,500.00 - $200,700.00. Ranges are displayed at 100%.

How to Apply
  • To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter.

Other Information
  • This is not a visa opportunity.

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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