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Department Manager (7377U) - 40615
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Aug. 10, 2022
Title Department Manager (7377U) - 40615
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Director/Manager
  • Administrative Support/Services

Department Manager (7377U) - 40615

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

D-Lab helps Berkeley faculty, staff, and graduate students move forward with world-class research in data intensive social science. D-Lab provides cross-disciplinary resources for in-depth consulting and advising, access to staff support, and training and provisioning for software and other infrastructure needs. Current operating budget is $1.2M annually, with expectations of growing with corporate and donor contributions. D-Lab is funded jointly by the Dean of Letters & Sciences and a coalition of approximately 10 deans of schools and colleges. D-Lab's governing board consists of the Vice Chancellor for Research, the campus CIO, the Dean of Social Sciences, and two additional deans.

D-Lab's user base is strongly interdisciplinary and campus-wide, including the professional schools as well as disciplinary departments. It serves more than 1000 researchers each semester with public and private workshops, events, working groups, dataset services, and other programs. Staffing headcount (professional and student staff) is currently approximately 20. D-Lab has a strong culture of responsiveness to users and internal empowerment of professional and graduate staff. It is an internally differentiated organization with several teams while maintaining a relatively flat organizational structure.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: 08/23/2022.


  • Assists the executive director in all aspects of program planning and implementation: Develops and implements D-Lab programs, which include special projects, training, and consulting; coordinates with other units on campus such as administrative offices, centers, and departments; manages external relations.
  • Functions as a resource to all D-Lab staff on issues such as researching complex financial discrepancies, student HR and outside provider compensation issues, escalated customer service problems and vendor concerns.
  • Assesses and recommends changes to maintain compliance with campus policy, federal and state requirements, and internal policies.
  • Supervises team of students. Hires, trains, establishes goals and objectives, assigns and monitors workflow, evaluates, develops, and makes hiring/rehiring decisions.
  • Interview undergraduate staff, interview graduate staff; orientation, training, development and management of undergraduate and graduate staff, CalTime tracking.
  • Assists the executive director in the development, maintenance, and oversight of budgets with multiple funding sources.
  • Provides analysis for complex budgetary funding, financial, and resource projects.
  • Applies advanced concepts to research, analyze, and forecast in order to determine future resource allocation on projects.

Required Qualifications

  • Demonstrated communication skills including verbal and written skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage a program with a broad spectrum of support services.
  • Mastery of a variety of program management tasks, such as budget creation, financial analysis and reporting, forecasting, managing calendars, and event planning.
  • Strong skills in short-term planning, analysis, and problem-solving in complex settings with short turnaround time.
  • Ability to work independently with only occasional supervision and prioritize among competing priorities, capacity to balance responsiveness to D-Lab staff and users with long-range planning and execution.
  • Expertise in Excel, Word, Google Sheets and the Google Suite of Applications, Asana, MailChimp.
  • Comfort working in a fluid environment with many different kinds of interactions, ability to negotiate complex social relationships and dynamics, customer service orientation.
  • Advanced organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to multi-task with demanding timeframes and diverse staff constituencies, including professional staff and graduate and undergraduate students.
  • Ability to use discretion and maintain all confidentiality.
  • Ability to use sound judgment in responding to issues and concerns.
  • Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced interpersonal communication skills to include verbal and written, active listening, critical thinking, persuasiveness, advising and counseling skills.
  • Awareness of data science fields.
  • Advanced skills in designing, documenting, and overseeing implementation of operational procedures.
  • Ability to coordinate and supervise undergraduate and graduate-level student workers with a sensitivity to their diverse and unique needs of balancing part-time work with school workloads.
  • Project and program management training or equivalent experience.
  • Experience coordinating and supervising undergraduate and graduate-level student workers.
  • Three to five years' work experience in a similar environment.
  • Bachelor's degree in related Social Science or Data Science field or similar.

Salary & Benefits

This is a 12-month, full-time (40 hours/week), Contract Appointment, eligible for full UC benefits with the possibility of extension. This position is exempt which is paid monthly and annual salary is commensurate with experience within the range of $74,300.00 - $101,500.00.

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

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume when applying.

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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