Next review date:August 21st, 2017 Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: August 21st, 2017 Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.
Academic Program Coordinator: Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative
D-Lab and the Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative (BIMI) at the University of California, Berkeley are seeking applications for an Academic Program Coordinator. The expected start date of this full-time, one-year position is October 1, 2017. The position may be renewed for an additional year. Applications should be received by August 21, 2017.
Program Overview: D-Lab (http://dlab.berkeley.edu/ ) is a research unit on the Berkeley Campus of the University of California supporting faculty, staff, and graduate students with world-class cutting-edge research design and experimentation 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. Networking with other Berkeley centers and facilities and with our departments and schools, D-Lab offers services to researchers across the disciplines and underwrite the breadth of excellence of Berkeley's graduate and undergraduate programs and faculty research. D-Lab builds networks through which Berkeley researchers can connect with users of social science data and advanced computational methods both on and off campus. This Academic Coordinator position will be located within D-Lab and will be the nexus for the coordination and implementation of programs, data and resources relating to the Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative (BIMI). BIMI is a new campus initiative to advance research, training and public outreach on human mobility, immigrants' integration and the ways migration transforms societies around the world. (http://migration.berkeley.edu/.)
Key Responsibilities: The holder of this position will be responsible for the implementation of strategic and operational aspects of BIMI (60%), which include:
Managing multiple and frequently competing program management needs.
Identify opportunities for fundraising or securing external grants for BIMI, and working with faculty to develop new programs and initiatives
Synthesizing academic research and writing grant proposals, concept documents, etc.
Perform analysis on a wide variety of migration data, policies, programs and issues which are complex in nature, and draft proposals, reports and briefings.
Work collaboratively with D-Lab staff and direct joint projects such as summer training institutes in migration data, development of an informational web-portal on migration and advancing other research and teaching initiatives.
Engage with campus stakeholders such as campus administrative and academic departments, and organized research units to effectively implement, manage, and communicate the goals and direction of the program.
Organize, coordinate and facilitate interdisciplinary scientific meetings and workshops that stimulate the discussion and integration of ideas from diverse disciplines across campus and with partner organizations
Creating a project management plan for BIMI that encompasses campus program activities, BIMI's web-based presence and overseeing all grant application and management activities
Quickly learn campus's administrative needs to manage programs needs and collaborate with other campus units and departments, monitor and analyze changes in policy and legislation that may impact migration research.
Track the expenditure of BIMI funding.
Manage the BIMI Seed Grant program.
Communicate the status and progress of the initiative to faculty, foundations and any other interested parties via newsletter, website, and any other appropriate means.
Jointly participates in all strategic development aspects of BIMI.
A cornerstone of D-Lab activities is data intensive research. With the goal of providing scientists and society the resources to tackle grand challenges related to migration, the Academic Coordinator will pay particular attention to developing a data platform that facilitates the translation of data into evidence-based analysis of impacts and solutions in the face of local, national, and global change. The Academic Coordinator will thus spend the remaining 40% time focusing on data, information and resources necessary to make UC Berkeley a leader in interdisciplinary migration research. The Academic Coordinator will be responsible for:
Developing and growing of this cornerstone data and information system under the guidance and vision of D-Lab, and the faculty supervisors.
Facilitating the development of a pilot data platform. The resulting pilot will be used to demonstrate proof of concept to potential funding sources.
Establishing and maintaining contacts internally and with external partners for the collection and exchange of data.
Designing and overseeing of any relevant short courses, workshops, and summer training institutes, which will include creating the curriculum under the guidance and vision of the D-Lab Executive Director and the BIMI Faculty Director.
Providing mentorship or connections to mentors for researchers working with new data content.
Minimum Basic Qualifications (by time of application):
Masters degree in related area and/or at least two years of experience in a field related to social science, policy, or interdisciplinary research at the intersection of social, policy, environmental, health, economic and/or data sciences.
Working knowledge of computer application programs, including MS Office, Adobe Suite 6 and/or similar.
Demonstrated organizational management, with the ability to manage disparate groups of faculty, set and achieve strategic objectives, and manage a budget.
Demonstrated communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with faculty, staff and students, both verbally and in writing.
Demonstrated ability to manage an academic, industry or non-profit program.
Demonstrated ability to multi-task within demanding time-frames, working both independently and as part of a team.
Experience identifying, organizing and using quantitative data.
Ability to use discretion and maintain confidentiality.
Ability to use sound judgment in responding to issues and concerns.
Ability to organize group meetings for presentation/dissemination of research.
Preferred Qualifications (by start date):
Ph.D. or equivalent professional experience in a field related to social science or policy, with an interest and passion for interdisciplinary research at the intersection of social, policy, environmental, health, economic and/or data sciences.
Experience doing and/or communicating academic knowledge on migration.
Experience with financial management, purchasing, and expenditure is desired.
Familiarity with computational tools such as Python, R, Stata, geospatial mapping, or qualitative methods.
Familiarity with website design and/or maintenance.
Familiarity with UC administrative structures is desired.
Minimum starting full-time annual salary $64,920.00. Salary commensurate with experience.
Application requirements to apply:
To apply, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and names and email addresses for three references, electronically at: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01412. To receive full consideration, please ensure your application is complete by the time of review. Applicant questions can be directed to Susan Grand, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Initial review date is August 21, 2017. The expected start date is October 1, 2017. This position will remain open until filled.
Letters of recommendation may be requested of finalists. If reference letters are later solicited by the hiring unit, they will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html) prior to submitting their letters.
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