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Curriculum Planner and Course Scheduler (4523U) 15340
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Feb. 18, 2021
Title Curriculum Planner and Course Scheduler (4523U) 15340
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Educational Services

Curriculum Planner and Course Scheduler (4523U) 15340

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: March 2, 2021

Departmental Overview

The Goldman School of Public Policy is a graduate school that prepares students for careers in public leadership.

The majority of the students at GSPP are enrolled in the Master of Public Policy (MPP) program, which emphasizes the applied and quantitative dimensions of policy making. The MPP may also be earned concurrently with degrees from several other UC Berkeley schools: law, public health, engineering, social welfare, international and area studies and the Energy Resources Group. GSPP also offers a Master of Public Affairs (MPA) program which focuses on policy management and leadership as well as a doctoral program for students interested in policy research. While the Goldman School does not offer a bachelors-level degree, the public policy minor is available to undergraduates enrolled at UC Berkeley.

Goldman School faculty represent the top researchers in their respective fields, which include economics, political science, law, social psychology and engineering. Their expertise ranges from education policy to racial profiling to clean energy. As teachers, they are dedicated to training tomorrow's policy leaders. As researchers, their work is shaping public policy today.

  • Working with a high degree of independence, and in consultation with the Senior Assistant Dean of Academic Programs and Associate Dean of Faculty, determines courses to be offered each term based upon school requirements for PhD/MPA/MPP/MDP graduate degrees and undergraduate Public Policy minor, enrollment trends, and faculty availability and assumes direct responsibility for scheduling classrooms for all UG and graduate lectures, seminars, and discussion sections each term.
  • Course Support: Oversees textbook and desk copy ordering processes ensuring that faculty orders are submitted, facilitating as needed. Promotion of course offerings each term by posting descriptions to website and by email. Oversees course and instructor evaluation process, coordinating with evaluation team and instructors. Manages communications between Office of the Registrar and instructors ensuring instructors are apprised of key information throughout the term.
  • Projects future course planning based upon faculty availability, taking into account sabbaticals, fellowships and grants, internal and external administrative assignments, and courses taught in other departments and/or other universities. Communicates with Senior Assistant Dean of Academic Programs and other departments on coordination of cross-listed courses.
  • Devises solutions to classroom space and scheduling problems, taking into account the curriculum needs of students, the needs of faculty, and available options. This includes negotiating with the central Scheduling Office to meet departmental scheduling needs of general assignment classrooms and scheduling all department managed spaces.
  • Advises Senior Assistant Dean of Academic Programs on complex curricular issues and recommends courses of action when new courses, programs are introduced. Utilizing extensive knowledge of course content, facilitates new course approval and curriculum revisions through interaction with the Coordination of College Policy, Academic Senate, or similar organization.
  • Provide enrollment support for students, and in particular field Undergraduate enrollment email inquiries. Works with Student Services team, faculty, cross-listed departments and various campus entities to resolve all student enrollment issues, ensuring maximum enrollment into classes while adhering to department and campus policies. Duties include dropping, swapping, and enrolling students, problem resolution and processing all Concurrent Enrollment applications.
  • Provide support in the course evaluation process.
  • Participate in professional training and development opportunities as appropriate. Serve on campus, college, or department committees as appropriate.
  • Other duties as assigned, to advance goals of Student Services team and GSPP as a whole.

Required Qualifications
  • Knowledge of or the ability to learn common University-specific computer application programs, including the SIS scheduling and enrollment system.
  • Thorough knowledge of or the ability to learn department, campus, and University policies, procedures, and directives.
  • Through knowledge of or the ability to learn department and school/college general and major course and degree requirements.
  • Advanced interpersonal skills to work with and gain trust from department senior management, faculty, and students.
  • Advanced ability in problem identification, reasoning, analysis to identify trends.
  • Advanced ability to find solutions to conflicting situations.
  • Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training

Preferred Qualifications
  • Knowledge of or the ability to learn common Customer Resource Management, Oracle, Google, and Microsoft Office products, in addition to University-specific computer application programs, including bCourses, Campus Solutions, UC Berkeley Course Evaluation system, CalCentral and the Course Management System.

Salary & Benefits

This is a monthy paid (exempt) position. Annual salary 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.

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:
For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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