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Program Assistant III (4722C) - LAEP/CED
University of California Berkeley

Date Posted Mar. 25, 2020
Title Program Assistant III (4722C) - LAEP/CED
University University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Administrative Support/Services

Program Assistant III (4722C) - LAEP/CED

About Berkeley

At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.

We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: 4/7/20


The Department of Landscape Architecture is seeking a Program Assistant to assist in administrative services and general operations for the department. This includes scheduling of departmental courses, meetings, events, curriculum assistance and graduate student program support. General operations include departmental office management. The Program Assistant will provide administrative support for the Landscape Architecture chair which includes maintaining the chair's calendar, acting as gatekeeper, and the coordination of communication and pertinent data. The following are some key responsibilities of the position:
  • Academic Course Scheduling - assignments & entering in SIS
  • Curriculum Planning
  • Grade Processing
  • Course Evaluations - preparing & processing
  • Receptionist Duties
  • Mail & Keys
  • Purchasing Office Supplies
  • Social Media Updates
  • Chair's Calendar
  • Graduate Program Support
  • Event Management

Required Qualifications
  • Excellent computer skills, including use of Microsoft Office Suite; proficiency with or capability to quickly learn multiple UC programs including SIS, CalCentral, etc.
  • Analytical/problem solving skills.
  • Political acumen and sensitivities to the differing perspectives and political circumstances within all level of the campus.
  • Strong service orientation.
  • Strong skills to communicate effectively with all levels of staff, faculty, alumni/donors and students, both verbally and in writing. Ability to edit documents.
  • Ability to multi-task with demanding time-frames
  • Ability to use high-level discretion and maintain high level of confidentiality.
  • Ability and willingness to work independently and as a team to produce the best results for the organization.
  • Timeliness and accuracy.
  • Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions

Preferred Qualifications
  • Computer based design programs
  • Ability to work with websites

Salary & Benefits

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
  • The hourly salary range designated for this position: $26.48 - $29.02; however, starting salary will be commensurate with experience.

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 see:
For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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