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Academic Program Management Officer (4330U), QB3 Institute - 32997
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted May 6, 2022
Title Academic Program Management Officer (4330U), QB3 Institute - 32997
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Educational Services
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Academic Program Management Officer (4330U), QB3 Institute - 32997

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

Program Overview:

The mission of the NSF Center for Advanced Technologies for the Preservation of Biological Systems (ATP-Bio) ( is to develop the scientific knowledge, technologies, and clinical and laboratory capabilities to store and globally distribute living tissues, organs, and organisms for transplantation and regenerative medicine, biomedical research, conservation of species, and enabling sustainable food sources. We aim to Build a more robust and diverse STEM workforce, especially in the growing number of fields needing biopreservation technologies. Promote and deliver equitable and inclusive STEM education from middle school to graduate school and beyond. Partner extensively with for-profit and non-profit organizations to commercialize ATP-Bio technology, drive new biopreservation research, and contribute to the workforce development and culture of inclusion goals of the Center. Focus extensively on ethical and public policy considerations around biopreservation so that ATP-Bio's technology can be effectively translated to public benefit.

The position is an important leadership role within the UC Berkeley ATP- Bio Center. The program assistant will serve as a generalist and primary point of contact for all programmatic elements and components of the Center including research, engineering workforce development (EWD), diversity and culture of inclusion (DCI), ethics, and innovation ecosystem. The program assistant will facilitate communications and cultivate relationships within and outside the ATP-Bio community. The program assistant will interface directly with Center leadership, the programmatic leaders, external and internal advisory boards, and all Center stakeholders to help support and enable the goals of the Center.

This position is part-time (~50%) and will report to the Berkeley ATP-Bio PI Professor Kevin E. Healy, with programmatic oversight by other UC Berkeley ATP-Bio faculty Professors Boris Rubinsky and Chris dames. The position will be based at UC Berkeley; however, remote work is possible for a portion of the work week.

The ideal candidate is a seasoned manager, an excellent relationship builder, and a reflective and strategic thinker with experience supporting complex change by embracing adaptive leadership, teamwork, and planning.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: April 12, 2022. Job will remain open until filled.

  • Administers a small to mid-sized program with primary responsibility for administrative and programmatic activities. General administration and project management, reporting, financial management, data management, safety management, and risk management processes and procedures; abide by the applicable ATP-Bio Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) published on

Works with program leadership to identify and pursue funding opportunities and revenue streams. Lead Engineering Work Force Development (EWD), and Diversity and Culture of Inclusion (DCI) efforts. Participate in planning and implementing EWD and DCI programming initiatives such as high school outreach, Student Leadership Council (SLC), REU Program, Journal Club, and other programs. Participates in the program budgeting and accounting processes to support financial infrastructure of program. Organize requested data for ATP-Bio annua report (e.g., publications, project summaries, sponsored research (and its associated financial contributions), student outcomes, course/curriculum impact, etc.
Assesses program's effectiveness, and recommends changes to program's content, policies and procedures accordingly. Organize participation of principal investigator(s) and sponsored student(s) at ATP-Bio events, NSF Site Visits, meetings, and webinars. Each ATP-Bio project. Serves on committees representing the program, participating in short term and long term planning. Coordinate prompt notification of research discoveries to both the inventing university's technology transfer office for patent consideration and to ATP-Bio for promotion to its industry supporters. Communicate progress to ATP-Bio and stakeholders by contributing technical and promotional content of the research initiatives for engagement, marketing, communications, and promotion activities. (e.g., project summaries, student profiles, articles for trade magazines, website, and Hub updates, hosting or participating in industry visits, etc.)

Required Qualifications
  • Ability to maintain a flexible work schedule, including occasional evenings or weekends, to meet the special needs of programs. Demonstrated experience and skills in leadership, strategic communication, critical thinking, project planning and management, relationship/network-building, supporting complex change and teamwork. Strong initiative and ability to solve problems and undertake self-directed work with minimum supervision, management and follow through on multiple tasks under pressure of deadlines. Demonstrated experience in representing organizations in collaborative planning and advocacy processes, while maintaining diplomacy and patience. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals, organizations, and/or communities representing new, culturally diverse, economically diverse, and underserved audiences. Demonstrated experience in establishing, building, and sustaining partnerships and collaborations. Planning and facilitating multi-sector meetings and events. Respectful and professional communication style, with strong written and verbal communication skills. Experience working in a program that serves diverse and underrepresented individuals in STEM. Ability to research independently and quickly to synthesize information and prepare reports. Strong computer and information management skills including high level of comfort creating documents in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint/Keynote; competent keyboarding/data entry skills; experience doing internet searches; experience using email; and the ability to lead web-based communication and training.

  • Advanced degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
  • BA/BS with at least 3 years of experience or Master's degree and at least 1 year experience in project management or the equivalent coordination of complex community-engagement projects and/or equivalent training or experience.

Preferred Qualifications

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

Salary & Benefits

This is an exempt, monthly paid position. Annual salary is commensurate with experience within the range of $77,300.00 - $113,600.00 (at 100% fte)

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. Please upload the document in the Resume section, then skip the (optional) Cover Letter upload section.

Other Information

This is a career, 50% part-time, 20-hours per week appointment, eligible for full UC benefits.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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