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Job ID: 126493

Department Manager (7378U)
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Jul. 24, 2019
Title Department Manager (7378U)
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Director/Manager
  • Fiscal Services
    Communications/Public Relations
    Human Resources

Department Manager (7378U) -

About Berkeley
The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world. Berkeley's culture of openness, freedom and acceptanceacademic and artistic, political and culturalmake it a very special place for students, faculty and staff.

Berkeley is committed to hiring and developing staff who want to work in a high performing culture that supports the outstanding work of our faculty and students. In deciding whether to apply for a staff position at Berkeley, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the alignment of the Berkeley Workplace Culture with their potential for success at

Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: July 9, 2019

Departmental Overview
The Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies is part of the Division of Arts and Humanities in the College of Letters and Science. Its programs integrate undergraduate and graduate instruction with student participation in theater and dance performance. The Department enrolls approximately 1100 students in its 50-60 classes and seminars each semester. There are approximately 100 majors in addition to 25 students pursuing a Ph.D. in the Graduate Group in Performance Studies. Approximately 400 students are enrolled per semester in courses that engage in participation in production as actors, dancers, builders, stage crew, stage managers, directors, choreographers, or designers. An additional 450 students participate in summer sessions within the Department. The Department personnel consists of 11 ladder rank faculty, 5 contract lecturers, 15-20 other lecturers, 25 graduate students, and 16 career staff positions.

The Manager functions as the Department Budget Officer, and as such is responsible for the administrative management of the unit's resources. The Manager has primary responsibility for long-range planning and innovative solutions to the full range of business management problems, which are frequent because of continual program changes, unpredictable fund sources, and the wide range of activities undertaken within TDPS. The Manager meets regularly with the TDPS Chair and the Department leadership to discuss new revenue opportunities and earned income potential. While TDPS is not an overly large unit in terms of regular faculty FTE and total budget, its programs, functions, and resources are unusually varied and complex. Not only do its programs combine study and practice in a number of distinct fields, but they also involve frequent artistic and academic collaborations, an increasing need and opportunities for fundraising, and a significant use of unrestricted funds and earned income.

Overall, the unit engages in a large and diverse range of activities and transactions, from conventional academic appointments for classes, to stage production budgets, and to assistance on merit review and promotion cases. The Manager is also responsible for numerous material purchases and repairs, artist and vendor contracts, outreach efforts, fundraising, donor relations (in collaboration with Department leadership), the selection and hiring of administrative support, and reimbursement of guest artists and lecturers on varied short or longer-term basis. The Manager works with the Director of Communications/Marketing to plan donor related events and target sources of alternative funds to supplement the Department budget for long-range financial planning. This is an ongoing responsibility due to state budget limitations and the dynamic nature of alternative fund sources. The Manager is required to develop innovative short and long-term solutions to the financial, administrative, and operational challenges that arise on a regular basis. The Manager supervises a wide range of staff positions within the Department from clerical to professional to technical. The Manager provides oversight for all administrative components within the unit. Responsibilities of the Department Manager require an extensive range of knowledge and experience.

Required Qualifications
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and ability to motivate staff, and foster an environment of respect and civility - creating an environment where staff thrive and reach their highest potential.
  • Experience with financial analysis and reporting techniques.
  • Experience with human resources management and risk management planning.
  • Experience with accounting and payroll.
  • Experience within higher education, the public sector, or a non-profit environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to effectively motivate and influence others and develop and maintain high standards of service.
  • Highly developed organizational skills and ability to multi-task within demanding time-frames and delegate responsibilities as appropriate.
  • Ability to understand and respect different departmental cultures and practices and to move nimbly between them. Must be comfortable working between two physical locations.
  • Strong critical thinking skills and ability to identify multiple options for resolution.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills, including experience using electronic/digital platforms.
  • Ability and willingness to learn and implement new campus systems and processes.
  • Knowledge of common University-specific applications, e.g.,Cal Answers, BFS/BAIRS, APBears, Commitments Database, CADS, or similar systems.

Preferred Qualifications
  • UC Experience or equivalent in fiscal, academic and staff personnel policies and procedures.

Salary & Benefits
This is an exempt, monthly paid position. Annual salary is 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
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