Job Requisition Number: 26100. The School of Public Health (SPH) is a large and complex professional school at UC Berkeley, with a mission to improve population health, especially for the most vulnerable, through interdisciplinary collaborations, preeminent education, and transformational research. The School is comprised of six academic divisions and 30 research centers and programs, with over 200 faculty, 120 academic/research staff, 155 management/professional/ administrative staff, and 285 student researchers/instructors/workers. The School offers a core MPH degree with nine areas of study, along with five MA and MS degree programs, a DrPH and five PhD degree programs, and five concurrent programs with other UC Berkeley schools and colleges; in addition, the School offers a joint degree with UC San Francisco. The School launched UC Berkeley’s first on-line degree program in 2012 and is rapidly expanding the program to reach a wide range of domestic and international audiences through online degrees, certificate programs, and executive education. The School enrolls approximately 825 graduate students per year, as well as educating roughly 440 undergraduate students through an upper-division public health major. The School's more than 13,000 graduates can be found working throughout the world, in both the public and private sectors.
The Center for Healthcare Organizational and Innovation Research (CHOIR) conducts studies of the organization and delivery of health services in order to improve the effectiveness of care and, ultimately, accountability for population health. We emphasize innovations in health care delivery and assessment of organizational performance to improve the technical quality of care delivered, patient experience and outcomes of care, population health, and cost. We work to maximize our “voice” and impact through publications, presentations at conferences, roundtables, meetings, webinars, media contacts, and discussions with private and public sector action/thought leaders.
Involves supporting multiple projects and programs for the Center for Healthcare Organizational and Innovation Research through assisting with program administration, coordination, and development. Assists project managers by coordinating collaborative efforts, interpreting and conducting basic scientific research, and promoting and facilitating communication and collaboration between diverse stakeholder groups. Assists in policy and program planning, development and administration; interprets, monitors and analyzes information regarding policies and procedures and provides consultative services regarding general management to department administrators.
Key Responsibilities •Assists Project Managers to implement a work-plan to set up symposia – notifying attendees of logistics, reimbursement policy, and meeting details; assuring that meeting planner has appropriately prepared meeting infrastructure and materials; and addressing any associated issues •Learns to prepare reports and summarize information available on the assigned issues and identifies other matters of significance. •Supports projects by conducting preliminary analytical studies and basic literature reviews •Learns to locate and evaluate relevant sources of information and data, and prepare background materials for presentations, grant applications, funding requests, and symposia. •Learns to prepare drafts of announcements, meeting agendas, meeting minutes, and presentation materials for review and revision by project managers. •Learns to post materials on the Center website with minimal or no additional supervision •Communicates with project members to coordinate conference calls and meetings, gather and distribute information, and follow up on action items with minimal supervision. •Supports project managers in undertaking research projects and related activities, identifying and distributing background materials, preparing initial drafts. •Provides overall support to assigned projects and tasks as assigned.Knowledge and Skills •Excellent writing and communications skills. •Excellent organization skills and ability to pay careful attention to detail. •Skills to learn campus-specific and other computer application programs. • Experience with Microsoft programs, including Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. •Experience should include the ability to: prepare and manipulate spreadsheet data, prepare and revise PowerPoint presentations, schedule meetings, and word processing and formatting of documents. •Basic communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with all levels of staff, both verbally and in writing, including via email. •Ability to use discretion and maintain all confidentiality. •Ability to use sound judgment in responding to issues and concerns. •Skills to analyze and compile information with strong attention to detail. •Works effectively as a team member with senior internal staff. •Communicates effectively and professionally with external project members including academic researchers, public health officials, physicians, patient groups, and administrative personnel. •Ability to follow through on completing tasks in accordance with instructions from project managers and other senior staff, keeping project managers informed of progress. •Ability to ask questions for clarification and guidance while executing assigned tasks. Education/Training: •Bachelors degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training. This is a 100% FTE, 2-year contract appointment.
The University of California was chartered in 1868 and its flagship campus - envisioned as a "City of Learning" - was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay. Today the world's premier public university and a wellspring of innovation, UC Berkeley occupies a 1,232 acre campus with a sylvan 178-acre central core. From this home its academic community makes key contributions to the economic and social well-being of the Bay Area, California, and the nation.