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Business Development Officer (7399U) - 27287
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Jul. 18, 2019
Title Business Development Officer (7399U) - 27287
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Department N/A
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Institutional Advancement

Business Development Officer (7399U) - 27287

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 30, 2019

Departmental Overview
New Academic Ventures at Berkeley (NAV-B) is responsible for revenue generation programs for the University of California, Berkeley. Reaching out across campus, NAV-B develops and leads strategic initiatives that tap into the vast academic and research resources of the University. Using a consultative approach, NAV-B builds and assesses business opportunities for the campus, including by way of example, self-supporting degree programs, international partnerships, novel and custom academic programs, startup and entrepreneurial support and capital improvement and redevelopment opportunities.

  • Provides highly complex analyses across a broad spectrum of programs, policies and initiatives or provides in-depth, complex analyses as a specialist in one policy field.
  • Develops and coordinates policy communications; formulates strategies for education and academic quality.
  • Develops and advocates solutions to system issues, including developing and administering new systems, policies, processes, or programs.
  • Provides analyses for complex budget, financial, academic, data, systems and resource projects working directly with all levels of managers.
  • Proposes, leads and/or participates on policy and planning committees and working groups.
  • Researches and summarizes best practices in field.
  • Develops proposals and recommendations to guide and support a broader strategic direction for the organization.
  • Collaborates with academic and administrative departments to coordinate the development, implementation and monitoring of new programs and processes.
  • Makes high level contacts of a sensitive nature, internally and externally requiring discretion and diplomacy in order to negotiate with or persuade internal and external stakeholders to adopt the proposed solution.
  • Project manages academic projects, following through with all levels of academic and staff individuals inside and outside the organization.
  • Develops project plans including goals, tasks, schedules, deliverables, milestones, deadlines, and deliverables.
  • Monitors progress against the plan, communicating with stakeholders and others on progress, deadlines, dependencies, and budgets.
  • Identifies and develops plans for risk mitigation.
  • Develops and presents complex proposals and/or business plans on a broad range of issues to include problem identification, costs, benefits and options.

Required Qualifications
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of common campus-specific computer applications.
  • Strong analytical/problem-solving skills
  • Advanced communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with internal and external audiences.
  • Ability to multi-task with demanding time-frames.
  • Ability to use discretion and maintain all confidentiality.
  • Advanced skills in corporate development.
  • Strong entrepreneurial spirit, solid business acumen and ability to learn about new technologies being developed by campus.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects with competing priorities and deadlines

  • Education or training in marketing, business strategy, and/or corporate development preferred.

Salary & Benefits
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
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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