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Program Coordinator (7398U) 13361
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Dec. 2, 2020
Title Program Coordinator (7398U) 13361
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Coordinator
    Professional Staff
  • Institutional Advancement

Program Coordinator (7398U) 13361

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: December 21, 2020

Departmental Overview

The Network for Neutrinos, Nuclear Astrophysics, and Symmetries (N3AS) is a multi-institutional collaboration dedicated to recruiting and training postdoctoral researchers interested in neutrino physics and astrophysics, nuclear astrophysics topics ranging from supernova and neutron star modeling to dark matter, and fundamental symmetries. The collaboration is funded by the National Science Foundation and the Heising-Simons Foundation.

The Program Coordinator supports the newly created Physics Frontier Center Network for Neutrinos, Nuclear Astrophysics, and Symmetries (N3AS) and its programs involving transfer students, undergraduate research, community outreach, and international partnerships.

  • Interacts with program officers from the National Science Foundation, including presentations with an international physics community.
  • Coordinates efforts with a variety of external and internal contacts; researches organizational structures, policies and procedures and summarizes best practices.
  • Provides technical guidance and quality assessment. Coordinates implementation with cross-organizational departments or external entities as needed.
  • Provides day-to-day administrative, financial and technical support to NSAS. Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions. Deals with policies, programs and proposals that complex in nature and diverse in scope. Develops new programs, policies or procedures for possible implementation.
  • Researches, analyzes and develops solutions to a wide range of issue, data gathering and evaluation and, budget tracking, which entails interactions with program officers from the National Science Foundation, including presentations with an international physics community.
  • Data gathering and evaluation, and budget tracking. Provides analyses for complex budget (currently 3 Contract and Grants totaling approximately $2,400,000/year), financial, academic, data, systems and resource projects working directly with the N3AS Director/Principal Investigator and Executive Committee members/co Principal investigator.
  • Develops scope of work, budgets, and reports for project requirements.
  • Supports transfer students by involving them in research experiences, with the goal of improving retention in the physics major; supports undergraduates participating in a new summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates program.
  • Create an annual summer school for advanced graduate students and beginning postdoctoral researchers.
  • Proposes, leads and participates in policy and planning committees and working groups. Provides strategy development for organizational and research initiative. Conducts post-implementation analysis to determine the need for further enhancements.
  • Develops proposals and recommendations to guide and support a broader strategic direction for the organization or initiative.
  • Researches and analyzes processes and procedures, summarizes findings, policies and organizational structures in order to develop or implement changes.
  • Provides consultative services to department administrators, partners and external stakeholders.
  • Researches and drafts complex proposals, reports, briefings, executive summaries, and speeches. Establishes and maintains contacts internally and with external constituents for the collection and exchange of data.

Required Qualifications
  • Knowledge or ability to learn of common organization- or research-specific and other computer application programs.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to use discretion and maintain all confidentiality.
  • Analytical / problem-solving skills.
  • Strong skills in analyzing, researching and synthesizing large amounts of data for preparing sound and relevant proposals / analyses.
  • Ability to multi-task with demanding timeframes.
  • Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience/training.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Strong policy analysis techniques.

Salary & Benefits

Rate 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.

Other Information

This is a part-time (20 hours per week) career position that is eligible for full UC Benefits.

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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