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Managing Director (7378U) 23374
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Sep. 7, 2021
Title Managing Director (7378U) 23374
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Director/Manager
  • Administrative Support/Services

Managing Director (7378U) 23374

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

The Investigative Reporting Program (IRP) at UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism is dedicated to promoting and protecting the practice of investigative reporting. The IRP is a professional newsroom and teaching institute committed to reporting stories that expose injustice and abuse of power while training the next generation of journalists in the highest standards of our craft.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: September 16, 2021

  • Directs and administers all administrative and programmatic aspects of the Investigative Reporting Program including funding, staffing and logistics of investigative reporting projects, events and other initiatives.
  • Identifies and pursues funding opportunities and revenue streams. Researches new funding sources and develops strategies to solicit new or increased donations. Writes letters of interest and grant proposals. Coordinates with ProS postaward staff. Writes grant reports.
  • Participates in advanced program budgeting and accounting processes to support financial infrastructure of program. Produces and maintains financial reports for funding proposals and internal use. Prepares financial reports for school purposes and as required by donors and outside agencies.
  • Manages financial and HR resources. Manage staff and academic hires and coordinate with School of Journalism administration, Berkeley International Office, APO, Work Study, and ProS Region HR partner as needed.
  • Facilitates the efforts across various departments, managers, and outside constituencies to ensure interdisciplinary collaboration. Organize large and complex events with support from School of Journalism staff.
  • Assesses program's effectiveness, and recommends changes to program's content, policies and procedures accordingly.
  • Serves on committees representing the program, participating in short- and long-term planning.
  • Supports research efforts and provides public relations support. Generates formal communication on behalf of the IRP and its Director.

Required Qualifications
  • Academic background and/or experience in the field of journalism, and specifically investigative reporting.
  • Advanced knowledge of administrative, budgetary, human resources and financial principles and practices.
  • Advanced oral and written communication skills.
  • Advanced ability to think creatively and independently on concepts requiring advanced analytical skills.
  • Advanced interpersonal skills and ability to work with diverse groups to achieve results.
  • Advanced ability to work collaboratively with internal and external peers and managers.
  • Strong fundraising experience and knowledge of best practices in pre- and post-award.
  • Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Master's or Terminal degree (PhD, JD, MD, etc.) in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.

Salary & Benefits

Annual salary will be commensurate with experience.

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.

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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