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Program Manager (6206U) - CoE, Job 34868
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Jul. 8, 2022
Title Program Manager (6206U) - CoE, Job 34868
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Research/Technical/Laboratory

Program Manager (6206U) - CoE, Job 34868

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 WBDIH is one of four regional Big Data (BD) Hubs funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). UC Berkeley, the San Diego Supercomputer Center at UC San Diego, and the University of Washington eScience Institute are partner institutions leading the WBDIH, which brings together academia, industry, government, and non-profit organizations from across a 13-state region. The BD Hubs accelerate Big Data solutions to societal challenges by convening stakeholders across sectors to partner in results-driven programs and projects; act as a matchmaker among the various academic, industry, and community stakeholders to help drive successful pilot programs; help share best practices; help accelerate technology transfer between universities, public and private research centers and laboratories, large enterprises, and small- and medium-sized businesses; facilitate engagement with opinion and thought leaders on the societal impact of Big Data technologies; and support education and training in the interdisciplinary field of Data Science.

The West Big Data Innovation Hub (WBDIH) Program Manager (PM) uses skills as a seasoned, experienced research administrator to independently develop and / or oversee research proposals, awards, and / or transactions related to contract and grant management and maintains contract and grant records in compliance with institutional research sponsor policies. Uses knowledge of data science, data science applications, and science communication to work on proposals and awards of diverse scope where analysis of data requires thorough understanding of complex regulations. Completes and approves transactions for signature by manager or other authorized institutional official. Works on complex proposals and awards that may involve multiple investigators and / or multiple subawards. Guides less experienced staff. The PM reports to the WBDIH Executive Director and UC Berkeley Principal Investigator team and will work alongside a multi-institutional research team.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: 5/10/2022 - Open Until Filled


  • Manage the development of the WBDIH's subaward projects with Federal Agencies, including but not limited to the Department of Homeland Security, to ensure that all deliverables are met in a way that meets the needs of the WBDIH community. This responsibility includes organizing, planning, monitoring, and reporting on the subaward budgets and deliverables.

  • Research administrative support for WBDIH finances, which will include coordination with purchasing and contracts and grants.
  • Prepare budgets and financial reports for funding related to WBDIH subawards.

  • Contribute to the research project deliverables required of the WBDIH as the All-Hubs lead, which includes content for the All-Hubs website, All-Hubs research communication operations, document preparation for All-Hubs meetings research coordination meetings, planning for an end-of-project Retrospective Meeting with Federal Agencies.

  • Coordinates proposal submissions in support of WBDIH sustainability initiatives.

  • Provides guidance and counsel on complex research administration matters, including compliance regulations, to principal investigators and department administrators

  • Applies professional knowledge / experience to prepare, review, and / or approve financial transactions, particularly as related to research administration of the subawards.

  • Independently gathers information as needed to perform financial analysis and project outcome analysis in support of required reporting.

  • Produce digital content to report on research project outcomes and deliverables that communicate the value of the WBDIH and National BD Hubs to the public.

Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
  • Ability to maintain independent judgment; strong organization and communication skills; and a customer service focus across broad and diverse subject areas.
  • Strong writing skills in a variety of styles to draft persuasive text for a variety of audiences while ensuring adherence to funding sponsor's guidelines.
  • Experience in a scientific field related to data science, particularly in areas that align with the WBDIH's focus.
  • Strong skills in data science-related science communication, particularly in the context of reporting project outcomes and deliverables.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Graduate degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
  • Thorough understanding of research administration guidelines of Federal and non-Federal sponsors supporting research and educational activities, preferably in a university environment.
  • Thorough knowledge of applicable compliance requirements related to use of human or animal subjects in research, financial conflict of interest, biosafety, etc.
  • Ability to manage significant volume of transactions.
  • Ability to perform complex financial analysis and customized reporting.
  • Demonstrated competence in the use of spreadsheet and database software in financial analysis, fiscal management and financial reports.
  • Maintains current knowledge of compliance regulations in all areas of research administration.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of generally accepted accounting, fiscal and reporting principles.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of effective grant funding and reporting processes, procedures and techniques.

Salary & Benefits

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

The salary range designated for this position is up to $77,800; however, starting salary will be commensurate with experience

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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