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Program Administrator (7376U) Job 2569 - CoE - 2569
University of California Berkeley

Date Posted Nov. 4, 2019
Title Program Administrator (7376U) Job 2569 - CoE - 2569
University University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Department N/A
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Administrative Support/Services

Program Administrator (7376U) Job 2569 - CoE - 2569

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: 11/14/19

Departmental Overview

This position plays a critical role in the day-to-day operations of an advanced computing research projects (directed by Prof. Ben Recht, Prof. Moritz Hardt & Prof.Michael Jordan) and performs complex administrative functions which include: on-site and off-site event management from small to large scale and some travel; coordinating lab repairs/maintenance with facilities; managing the administrative services for the faculty; manages inventory for the kitchen and office supply; manages workflow & schedule for student assistants; works with the grant manager to coordinate proper programmatic charging of expenditures & compliance; website & social media content management; training students and faculty on lab, departmental and campus procedures; participates in and encourage lab culture through events, newsletters, and socials; and other duties as assigned.



Co-manages the lab facility and space as well as coordinates maintenance with building facilities.

Gathers and analyzes financial and other resource data which may be complex; prepares reports or analyses of operational activities, evaluation of current and proposed services for review and decision-making.

Supervises student employee including managing workflow and training. Prepares short and long range planning for administrative services needs and improvements.

Develops and implements procedures for supply inventory and to keep equipment in good working condition.

Coordinates the submission of periodic reports that are required under the terms and conditions of funded programs to include quarterly progress reports and the final project reports.

Participates in the development and revision of standard operating procedures and guidelines for all matters related to the research project(s).

Manages the administrative services (travel, scheduling, purchases, reimbursements, and misc.) for the offices associated with the faculty members of the research project(s)

Represents the research project(s) and serves as a liaison for all lab visitors by providing answers and support. Provides travel assistance to all faculty associated with the Lab.

Works closely with the grant manager to coordinate proper programmatic charging of expenditures. Performs accounting research for PI's and vendors using UCB BFS/BAIRS accounting system.

Functions as a resource on issues such as researching complex financial discrepancies, escalated customer service problems and vendor concerns.


Independently develops and implements protocols for regular meetings and conferences on an on-going basis. Makes recommendations for streamlining the planning process.

Manages events for the research project and their faculty (from small to large scale events - conferences, retreats, symposiums, workshops, retirement). Manages the request for proposal process, negotiates terms and conditions with hotels and other vendors, develops request for quotes and proposes recommendations. Manages all reimbursement activity associated with hosting events and ensures compliance with all related UC Entertainment Policies.


Manages activities related to the development of future proposals or collaborative opportunities (all of our events provide development opportunities for the research project)

May prepare and provide input into non-technical portions of grant and contract proposals.

Manages reporting deadlines and provides assistance in retrieving and organizing pertinent information.

May attend Executive meetings for the purpose of taking, creating and distributing notes or minutes.

Designs and drafts organizational content for the website and social media; coordinates design and enhancements to the web developer.

Required Qualifications
  • Working knowledge of common-campus-specific and other computer application programs, such as MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
  • Intermediate to advanced skills in event management: planning and execution.
  • Solid skills in judgement, decision-making, problem solving and question communication.
  • Ability to learn non-intuitive lab, departmental and campus systems.
  • Ability to work and collaborate in a small team environment.
  • Excellent communication (both verbally and in writing) and interpersonal skills to interact professionally and effectively with all levels of staff, students and faculty.
  • Advanced organizational skills, which includes the ability to multi-task with demanding timeframes and prioritize assignments that may have conflicting deadlines.
  • Ability to adequately proofread text and effectively comb through the details of any given assignment.
  • Ability to use discretion and maintain all confidentiality.
  • Strong customer service and vendor relations skills.
  • Experience with website & social media content management.
  • Must be a self-starter and exhibit initiative to proactively identify areas of need.
  • Ability to interpret UC Berkeley semantics with policies, and guidelines.
  • Ability to think on one's feet, respond to issues efficiently, and work with and within a fast paced environment.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelors degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training

Salary & Benefits

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
  • The hourly salary range designated for this position: $29.69 - $30.00; however, starting salary will be commensurate with experience.

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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