Academic Program Coordinator
University of California Berkeley
United States

Academic Program Coordinator: Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative-IGS

Job #JPF02877
  • Inst of Governmental Studies / VC Res Organized Rsearch Units / UC Berkeley

Recruitment Period

Open date: February 26th, 2021

Next review date: Friday, Mar 12, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Monday, Apr 19, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative (BIMI) at the University of California, Berkeley is seeking applications for an Academic Program Coordinator. The expected start date of this full-time, 2-year position is April 1, 2021. The position may be renewed for an additional year.

Program Overview:
This Academic Coordinator I position will be located within the Institute for Governmental Studies and will be the nexus for the coordination, oversight and implementation of programs and research relating to the Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative (BIMI). BIMI is a campus initiative to advance research, training and public outreach on human mobility, immigrants’ integration and the ways migration transforms societies around the world. (http://migration.berkeley.edu/ (http://migration.berkeley.edu/).)

Job Duties & Key Responsibilities:
The holder of this position will be responsible for the implementation of strategic and operational aspects of BIMI, which include:
• Managing multiple and frequently competing program needs.
• Planning and directing training initiatives, including the existing annual summer training institute in migration research, with the BIMI faculty director and other partners
• Performing analysis and/or supervising the analysis done by research assistants using a wide variety of migration data and information that are complex in nature

  • Drafting, editing, and/or supervising the writing of research reports and policy briefings

• Synthesizing academic research and writing grant proposals, concept documents, etc.

• Identifying opportunities for private fundraising and external government or foundation grants

  • Working with faculty and other partners to develop new programs and initiatives and participating in all strategic development aspects of BIMI
  • Managing BIMI communications (e-newsletter, social media, email account, website, etc.).

• Engaging with campus administrative and academic departments and organized research units to effectively implement, manage, and communicate BIMI’s goals and programs.

• Organizing and coordinating interdisciplinary scientific meetings and workshops related to migration across campus and with partner organizations

• Overseeing all management and financial activities of BIMI in partnership with other campus units, including but not limited to tracking program expenditures, processing reimbursements, submitting required external and internal funding reports, hiring and supervising student workers, and otherwise managing BIMI administrative needs

Minimum Basic Qualifications (by time of application):
• Masters degree (or equivalent international degree) or enrolled in a master’s degree program (or equivalent international degree program) at the time of application.

Additional Required Qualifications (by start date):
• Masters degree or equivalent international degree by the start of employment.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Demonstrated organizational management, with the ability to manage disparate groups of faculty, set and achieve strategic objectives, and manage a budget.
• Demonstrated communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with faculty, staff and students, verbally and in writing.
• Demonstrated ability to manage an academic, industry or non-profit program.
• Demonstrated ability to multi-task within demanding time-frames, working both independently and as part of a team.
• Experience identifying, organizing and using data relevant to migration analysis

To Apply: Please go to the following link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF02877. Applicant questions can be directed to Professor Irene Bloemraad (mailto:bloemr@berkeley.edu). The expected start date is April 1, 2021. This position will remain open until filled.

All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (https://apo.berkeley.edu/ucb-confidentiality-policy ) prior to submitting their letters.

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, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction .

The department is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their work. UC Berkeley has an excellent benefits package as well as a number of policies and programs in place to support employees as they balance work and family.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required
 


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