Program Director in Mathematics & Science University of California Berkeley United States

Program Director - Mathematics & Science


  • VP Tch, Lrn, Acad Plan & Fac - University Extension



Open date: March 5th, 2018
Last review date: March 20th, 2018

Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: May 25th, 2018

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.


Location: UC Berkeley Extension, Berkeley, CA

Salary: $75,792.00 (step 11) - $91,524.00 (step 19) (100% Full time Equivalent) 

Closing Date: Open until Filled

Job Number: JPF01674



Established by UC Berkeley in 1891, Extension is one of the largest and oldest Continuing Education operations in the United States. As a self-supporting organization, UC Berkeley Extension offers more than 2,000 personal enrichment and professional development classes throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and California, the United States, and internationally. Extension delivers instruction on-site and through online and hybrid class formats. Extension’s enrollments total approximately 40,000 annually. The Continuing Educator II provides program development and administration for math, statistics and science programs.


This position is anticipated to start in April 2018.



Program Development and Administration for Mathematics and Statistics:

Leadership position that is responsible for the academic quality of the math and statistics courses, course and program development, and related activities. In consultation with the Director, instructors, campus faculty, and colleagues, the Continuing Educator II will analyze current educational needs in mathematics, including identifying new course topics and program opportunities. Plans, develops, implements, and revises new and existing courses and curricula to meet the audience needs (e.g. credit and noncredit courses, certificate programs, and professional sequences). Independently plans new and repeat course offerings each term and secure their academic approval. Reviews student evaluations and periodically visit courses to evaluate course content, instructor performance, and administrative service support. Implements changes in course and/or certificate content, methodology, and instructors when and where needed. Establishes, builds, and maintains excellent relations with campus departments and related professional associations. Collaborates with campus faculty and Extension colleagues to develop new programs.


Online Course Administration for Math, Statistics and Science: Leadership position that is responsible for working with the Director and program coordinators to facilitate the development, updating and running of online continuous enrollment courses for the Life Sciences and Mathematics group. Contributes to improvements in processes and course content and delivery. Monitors instructor effectiveness and student progress, analyzes data and collaborates to improve processes and course content and delivery. Manages data related to course creation and updates, and reports progress. Tracks and monitors projects related to online course textbook updates, course content updates and new course development. Works closely with program coordinators and Director to manage student inquiries, resolve student or instructor issues as they occur.


Contract Education Programs:

In consultation and collaboration with the Director of Science, Mathematics and Biotechnology, the Director of Corporate Training, COO/CFO, the Budget and Financial Services department, and fellow colleagues, develop contract education programs Math and Statistics for corporations and other entities. Continually scan environment and query corporate clients for trends affecting subject areas. Plan creatively to meet audience’s educational needs. Respond to external inquiries, conduct rudimentary needs analysis, nurture client relationships, and develop program proposals with preliminary cost estimates and delivery timeframes. Design and price programs. With assistance and guidance of Budget and Financial Services department or their designees, negotiate outline of contract agreement. Communicate with selected instructors regarding their contract, logistics, and course requirements. Communicate with client as needed, and oversee implementation of contract. Evaluate and make recommendations regarding custom tailoring considerations.


Recruitment, Orientation and Supervision:

Recruits, evaluates, and renews qualified instructors and secure their academic approval. Meets with instructors and advisory groups, as needed, regarding course and program-related issues. Works closely with colleagues and serve as work leader to support staff in implementing course offerings and achieving programmatic goals.


Financial Administration:

Develops an annual budget for the math and statistics portfolio. Responsible for financial management and successful performance for the portfolio. Establishes individual course and program budgets each term in consultation with the Director. Analyzes and monitors revenue, expenditures and budgets and make adjustments to achieve budgetary goals. In consultation with the Director, negotiates instructor compensation and other course related expenses. In consultation with the Director, makes course cancellation decisions as necessary.


Student Advising and Outreach:

Counsel students about course offerings. Establishes, builds, and maintains excellent relations with the campus departments, industry professionals, and related professional associations. Collaborates with bay area professionals, campus faculty and Extension colleagues to develop new programs, new curricula and marketing strategies. Recruits industry professionals and academics to serve on curricula development advisory committees to generate new programming ideas and identify further curriculum needs. Designs and conducts student information sessions/career nights for interested public.



Collaborates with the Communications and Marketing Department to create marketing strategies.


Strategic Planning:

Contributes to the development of a strategic plan and vision for Science, Math and Statistics. Works with Extension colleagues and external academic and industry leaders to create new and viable programs to meet the needs of this changing and dynamic industry.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED (Required at time of application)
A graduate degree in the sciences, mathematics, or equivalent degree is required


ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS (Required by start date)
Demonstrated ability to achieve financial results in a highly competitive self-supporting environment. 
Demonstrated organization skills and leadership.

Proven ability to work collaboratively on a project team.

Demonstrated oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.



Experience in academic curriculum development, implementation and management. 
Experience in supervising staff and academic advising. 
Teaching experience at the college level.

Demonstrated ability to form successful relationships with instructors, campus departments, and professional associations.

Ph.D. in sciences, mathematics, or equivalent degree.


Diversity Statement:

The school/department is interested in candidates who have an understanding of the barriers facing women and people of color in higher education.


Family Friendly Statement:

The University offers a comprehensive benefits package and number of policies and programs are in place to support employees as they balance work and family.


The Campus Community:

• 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:

• We offer a diverse working environment, competitive salaries, and comprehensive benefits.
• 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.
• For more information about UC Berkeley Extension, please visit:


To Apply:

Go to Applicants should submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae. Please provide three names of references along with contact information at time of application. Please submit your materials as PDF documents. Applicants’ basic qualifications will be assessed at time of application. Letters of reference will only be solicited for finalists. 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 a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality ( prior to submitting their letters. This position is open until filled. Contact Lisa Fuller, HR Manager at for further information.



Berkeley, CA





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