Friday, April 12, 2013

Program Coordinator at UC Berkeley

Program Coordinator (4167U)
UC Berkeley - Extensions

UC Berkeley Extension is the continuing education branch of the University of California, Berkeley. It is self-supporting and offers approximately 1500 professional development and personal enrichment courses a year in multiple locations around the bay.

Extension’s Sciences, Biotechnology and Mathematics programs assists both industry professionals stay current in their field, and college graduates preparing for an advanced degree. Programs are divided into Fundamentals and Professional Development tracks:

Health Professions Preparation
Geology and Environmental Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics

Professional Development:
Advanced Bioscience
Biotechnology and Bioscience Business
Green Chemistry
Clinical and Regulatory Sciences
Development and Manufacturing
Project Management for Biopharmaceuticals

Plans and develops new programs and curriculum, and adjusts existing courses and curriculum in a continuing education environment. Responsible for the development, management and assessment of existing curriculum. Responsible for determining existing and future needs of curriculum audience, including identification of course topics, modification of course topics and objectives, and methods of course delivery. Evaluate the need for and effectiveness of certificate and professional sequences to meet the changing educational needs of the audience. Determine perimeters for canceling courses.

Oversees education contracts with campus partners and with community organizations. Works closely with Extension’s Financial Services unit to ensure legal integrity of contractual agreements. Negotiates contract terms with oversight of department director.
Participates in developing strategic market plans and target audiences. Evaluates effectiveness of marketing plan. Designs and conducts information sessions. Designs and writes copy for promotional materials. Writes new catalog copy and reviews and updates existing catalog copy as needed.

Recruits, selects, orients, evaluates and supervises qualified course and program instructors. Reviews instructor evaluation and evaluates effectiveness of course content and methodology and makes changes as needed. Makes periodic visits to the classroom to evaluate quality of instruction. Negotiates instructor fees and other course related expenses.

Actively participates in long-range strategic planning for public educational programs, including the creation of a three year strategic plan for each programming area. Develops, prepares and reconciles budget for program. Responsible for the creation of individual course budgets and a summary annual budget to meet assigned budgetary goals. Responsible for the preparation of periodic budgetary analyses for the department.
Advises students and review student applications to the Biotech, Science, and Math programs. Ensures that students meet basic program requirements. Counsels students who are in academic jeopardy.

May serve as a work leader. Responsible for enforcing organizational deadlines and the delegation of tasks required to meet those deadlines. Works with staff in Extension, University and outside organizations to ensure smooth operation of courses and programs.

Evaluates prospective program partnerships. Establishes, meets and chairs advisory committees, serves as necessary on Extension committees, establishes contacts with professionals and organization affiliated with programming areas and attend meetings and conferences as necessary.

Thorough knowledge of functional area and understanding of how work may impact other areas.

Thorough analytical skills to conduct analysis and develop recommendations, demonstrating organization and problem-solving skills.

Thorough and effective verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills and presentation skills.

Thorough knowledge of campus policies and procedures.

Thorough knowledge of and skill in delivering programs.

Thorough knowledge of current public educational programs and trends.

Thorough skills to conduct needs assessment and development of new presentations/courses to meet organizational needs.

Skill in using business software systems in the completion of work assignments; i.e. Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint.

Bachelors degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training. Continuing education in related field required.
Salary: $38,100 - $48,000 per year. For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

First Review Date: April 11, 2013

To Apply: Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying through click on ‘Job Listings’ followed by ‘External Applicants’, and then search for job number 15490.

Additional Information: This position has been designated as sensitive and may require a Criminal Background Check. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of a Criminal Background Check.

The University of California, Berkeley is one of the world's leading universities in research, teaching, and public service. The campus employs 2,028 faculty and over 14,000 staff in more than 130 academic departments and interdepartmental groups, libraries, museums and more than 65 interdisciplinary research units contribute to this dynamic and vital research and teaching environment.

The University of California, Berkeley is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We offer a diverse working environment, competitive salaries, and comprehensive benefits.