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Academic Design Manager (3077U), UC Berkeley Extension - 36676
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Jul. 25, 2022
Title Academic Design Manager (3077U), UC Berkeley Extension - 36676
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
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Academic Design Manager (3077U), UC Berkeley Extension - 36676

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.

Departmental Overview

UC Berkeley Extension is the continuing education branch of the University of California, Berkeley. Extension offers more than 2,000 courses per year in a variety of subjects both online and in the classroom. Extension's administrative departments and units include student records (transcripts), registration, scheduling, international student services, facilities, financial services, and the cashier's office. In addition to the main Berkeley center, it has responsibility for the maintenance and operation of regional centers in San Francisco (Spear Street), and Belmont and other leased facilities in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: June 16, 2022.


  • In conjuncture with academic departments and clients, develops and implements comprehensive short and long-range strategic digital communications programs and projects to manage academic design and innovation from conceptualization to execution.
  • Collaborates with external clients, academic departments, SMEs, faculty, and the ADIT team to develop and define roadmaps, goals, and requirements projects.
  • Utilizes and updates templates and processes for every step of the project.
  • Develops and reports to Director detailed schedules for all projects and oversees production.
  • Researches, develops, produces, and manages the producion of web sites/online courses, including content (as needed) and design.
  • Maps learning objectives/outcomes to create performance data and ensure pedagogic outcomes for objective-based learning.
  • Applies programming knowledge or use technical tools to enable the delivery of user behavior data related to organizational academic priorities and objectives.
  • Maintains and develops complex web sites and other digital properties with broad audiences and /or with a high consequence of error.
  • Provides high-level academic design and project management to meet both organizational and project-based objectives.
  • Manages both internal and external resources to ensure the ongoing content development and maintenance of digital properties and partnerships.
  • Manages production outsourcing projects along the whole process and vendor partnerships.
  • Applies advanced professional academic design and technology skills to design highly complex digital/online content, courses, and/or programs.
  • Manages partnerships with content developers, including onboarding and contract development/execution for Subject Matter Experts (SMEs).
  • Consults with Academic departments and other academic clients to develop strategic digital communication plans, programs or projects to ensure that digital communication and/or online content meets the organization's needs and effectively delivers the desired message.
  • Maintains currency with emerging and state-of-the-art technical and other web-related technologies, requirements and developments (for example, accessibility issues) and recommends or implements actions.
  • Stays current on: UX/UI, Accessibility, and EdTech.

Required Qualifications

  • Advanced knowledge of the fundamentals of design and implementation.
  • Advanced skill to monitor and assess processes or services and make necessary improvements.
  • Expert skills in partner management.
  • Advanced project management skills to complete projects within budget and time constraints. Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities and projects in a fast-paced, deadline- and budget-driven environment.
  • Advanced interpersonal communication skills, including political acumen and skill in trouble-shooting and applying proactive and positive solutions.
  • Advanced knowledge of e-learning strategies including but not limited to web sites/online courses (e.g., processes and technologies, etc.).


  • Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced skill in creating effective web sites.
  • Advanced understanding of technical language and requirements of the assigned work.
  • Advanced knowledge of digital communication media, including content management systems and / or relevant web applications used for web site production, and organization-specific computer application programs.
  • Advanced technical skills in computer applications for web production, image handling, publishing and design, illustration, presentation preparation, animation, web interaction, and / or other state-of-the-art web communication capabilities.
  • Advanced understanding of and/or ability to learn organization's processes, procedures, and applicable rules and regulations for web communication.
  • Advanced knowledge of and/or ability to learn the organization, including its achievements, goals, objectives, vision and mission and how digital communication can effectively convey and advance the message to various audiences.
  • Advanced understanding of business strategies and market priorities related to online learning and achievement of organizational goals.
  • Advanced knowledge of applying adult learning theories and education methodologies in creative ways.
  • Strong background and experience in curriculum and program design.
  • Strong data analysis and interpretation skills.


  • Master's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.

Salary & Benefits

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying. Please upload the document in the Resume section, then skip the (optional) Cover Letter upload section.

Referral Source info
This job is part of the Employee Referral Program. If a UC Berkeley employee is referring you, please ensure you select the Referral Source of "UCB Employee" and then enter the employee's Name and Berkeley email address in the Specific Referral Source field. Please enter only one name and email.
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:
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