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| ||Application Review Date |
| ||The First Review Date for this job is: July 3, 2014 |
| ||Departmental Overview |
| ||The College of Engineering at UC Berkeley is recognized for its educational and research excellence, consistently ranking among the top three Engineering colleges in the United States. With more than 250 regular faculty members, 1, 800 graduate students and 3,200 undergraduate students located in seven academic departments, Engineering is the second largest college on the Berkeley campus. Operating expenditures for the College as a whole exceed $230 million annually. Research expenditures amounting to approximately 20% of campus total are administered separately by the Engineering Research Support Organization. |
The Industrial Engineering and Operations Research (IEOR) Department is an academic department within the College of Engineering. Academic positions include 15 tenure track faculty, 5 other senate positions, 6 emeriti, 11-13 lecturers, and about 8-10 visiting scholars. IEOR Department serves approximately 123 graduate students and 134 undergraduate students. Additionally, IEOR encompasses, the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CET). Connected with CET is the Venture Lab which seeks to foster entrepreneurship within the University and to being Berkeley's research capability to industry collaborations. To these ends, the Venture Lab provides mentoring and supports new Berkeley ventures and hosts multi-disciplinary research projects in collaboration with industry stakeholders.
This position exists to serves as a student services advisor to all students in the department. This includes acting as information resource, consultant, and often confidante to the students, the majority of whom are international students. The incumbent functions independently with a minimum of supervision and must be able to solve complex and unprecedented problems. This position is expected to make decisions and recommendations autonomously and proactively. The Incumbent must have strong communication skills to accurately and sensitively convey information to students, faculty, staff and other university offices regarding graduate student affairs. The position may supervise non-academic student employees. The position will interact closely with the Fung Institute team and the CET Team. Assignments are received from the Department Manager and Department Chair.
| ||Responsibilities |
| ||35% Academic Administration: |
Administers various aspects of M. Eng. and CET courses, including scheduling e-courses, entering and monitoring enrollments, scheduling classrooms (general assignment inventory and non-general assignment space), and serves as liaison to faculty/lecturers. Ensures that faculty enters grades for courses in a timely manner. Ensures GSI's are recruited and hired. Coordinates course evaluations. Orders course materials, including readers and books. Acts as main resource for students with CET course enrollment issues or questions.
Responsible for all duties associated with course scheduling. Devises curriculum planning in collaboration with the department chair, Chief Scientist and faculty, and with other departments, to ensure students' progress through course sequences, avoiding conflicts, and ensuring compliance with campus-wide policies. Prepares preliminary and final class schedules for each semester, planning specific class times to minimize conflicts in student and faculty schedules. Manages departmental classroom space and scheduling and prepares final schedule of classes.
Orders textbooks for courses, obtains desk copies and arranges for production of readers, if needed. Obtains and submits course grades and distributes and processes evaluations of instructors and assistants for all courses.
In coordination with Department Manager, provide department Chair with information needed to support annual TAS request and CET budgeting process.
35% Student Advising:
Advises chairs on the formulation of department policy by advising on areas needing clarification and identifying solutions; analyzes the consequences of organization's academic policies and recommends new or changed policies; recommends solutions to organization's problems without precedent.
Financial Aid: Recommends resolution of extremely sensitive, specialized, and/or complex financial aid issues. Advises organization's management on available funds for entering students based upon special funding from all sources.
Recruitment and Admissions: Advises department on outreach strategies, and helps identify targeted institutions to meet goals; coordinates, reviews and advises chair and faculty on transferability and applicability of non-UC Berkeley courses.
Academic Advising: Identifies and refers for resolution intricate student issues/grievances such as alleged discrimination, complex grade dispute issues, and students' personal crises; recommends petition exceptions that affect the requirements of multiple departments; facilitates new course approval through interaction with the Coordination of College Policy, Academic Senate, or similar organization.
Career Counseling: Advises department regarding enhancement of the organization's strategic plan for career counseling and placement services. Utilizing an in-depth knowledge of the field, counsels students on post-degree employment opportunities and practices.
30% Program Communications, Administration and Events:
Partners with CET leadership to develop and execute communications focused on promoting the Center and expanding its reach with industry and other constituents. Helps to cultivate and manage symbiotic relationships with the Berkeley Entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Manages all aspects of CET Certificate program. Ensures that website is current and answers student questions regarding requirements. Confirms that requirements have been met and prepares certificates.
Plans and executes a wide variety of CET events. Coordinates with event sponsor to ensure that event goals and requirements are met. Responsible for site selection, reservations, catering, permits, parking, security, and other logistical needs.
| ||Required Qualifications |
| || Advanced knowledge of advising and counseling techniques. |
Knowledge of University-specific computer application programs and knowledge of University and departmental principles and procedures involved in risk assessment and evaluating risks as to likelihood and consequences.
Skills in monitoring/assessing people, processes or services, to make improvements.
Skills in project management, social perceptiveness to be aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Ability in problem identification, reasoning, ability to develop original ideas to solve problems, persuasion, leadership.
In-depth knowledge of the field's post-degree employment opportunities and practices.
Interpersonal skills. Multicultural competencies; ability to work with diverse populations.
Ability to work independently and collaboratively; flexible and adaptive to change.
| ||Salary & Benefits |
| ||For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit: |
***The full salary range designated for this position: $52,500 - $80,300; however, starting salary will be commensurate with experience***
| ||How to Apply |
| ||Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying. |
| ||Criminal Background Check |
| ||This position has been designated as sensitive and may require a Criminal Background Check. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of a Criminal 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, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: |
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| ||Work Environment |
| ||As of January 1, 2014 the University of California, Berkeley is a smoke and tobacco free workplace. Information about our Smoke and Tobacco Free policy is available at: |