Job Requisition Number: 26410. The Goldman School of Public Policy (GSPP) has 23 faculty, 4 adjunct faculty, 3 affiliated faculty, and 6 emeriti. There are five research centers in the School, and more than 35 staff who oversee Operations, Student Affairs, Development, and Executive Education. The Goldman School enrolls more than 1500 undergraduates in elective classes, and registers more than 400 students annually in its undergraduate minor program. The School has nearly 250 Master's students in its MPP and MPA degree programs, 16 PhD students, and occupies nearly 20,000 assignable square feet on campus. The School now has more than 2,000 alumni, both nationally and internationally.
GSPP hires more than 60 graduate student instructors, readers, lecturers, and researchers annually. Its constituency also includes parents, friends, donors, a number of organizations representing state, federal and local government and policy organizations. It has been ranked #1 by US News and World Report for its Public Policy Analysis program since 2001, in competition with other programs more than twice its size.
•Provides analyses for complex, academic, data, systems and resource projects working directly with all levels of managers within the Goldman School of Public Policy Center. •Assists the Director with administrative policy and program planning and fundraising for the Center. •Develops proposals and recommendations to guide and support a broader strategic direction and external support for the project. •Leads coordination of efforts with a variety of external and internal contacts; researches organizational structures, policies and procedures and summarizes best practices in field for PI assessment. •Researches and drafts complex proposals, reports, briefings, and executive summaries for both internal and external constituencies.
•Determines project goals and timelines in conjunction with project PI. •Works with partners at National Collection of Aerial Photography, Bodleian Library to ensure timely data availability for the project. •Coordinates data transfer between National Collection of Aerial Photography and Bodleian Library, and UC Berkeley. •Organizes and leads weekly meetings between researchers at UC Berkeley and Stockholm University. •Identifies and consults with experts in the relevant fields of research. •Assigns tasks to student assistants and ensures their timely execution. •Serves as project Human Resources liaison, working with CSS-HR. •Serves as unit liaison with CSS-RA for submission of grant applications and finalization of grant agreements. •Serves as project liaison with Berkeley SPO and extramural fund accounting to submit grant applications and finalize grant agreements. •Ensures that project budget categories (travel, HR, supplies) are allocated according to approved budget and aligns project expenditures with project budget categories, such as salary and benefits, travel, and computing resources. •Allocates project budgets to purchase computing resources, software licenses, and to hire student assistants.
•Hires, trains, and supervises student assistants on reimbursement systems. •Coordinates purchasing activities for PI. •Other duties as required •Carry out tasks for PI, as required•Analytical skill set, including use of specialized software, such as QGIS, and Matlab, STATA, Python, and QGIS. •Demonstrated analytical/problem-solving skills. •Ability to work with machine-learning algorithms to expedite analysis of satellite and aerial imagery. •Demonstrated experience with spatial data analysis. •Demonstrated ability to work in a team and to manage people. •Demonstrated technical writing skills sufficient to translate machine learning results in a colloquial manner for layman on the project. •Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of staff, faculty, alumni/donors, distinguished visitors and government officials, students, and external constituencies, both verbally and in writing. •Ability to determine and meet deadlines, and to respond to questions in a timely manner. •Comfort and experience working in a high-pressure, fast-paced environment. •Demonstrated interpersonal skills. •Ability to multi-task with demanding timeframes. •Ability to use high-level discretion and maintain a high level of confidentiality. •Ability to remain calm and maintain a professional demeanor at all times. •Willingness and ability to work occasional evenings. •Willingness and ability to travel internationally. •Ability to use sound judgment in responding to issues and concerns. •Ability to quickly trained on campus processes, protocols and procedures. •Demonstrated work experience in a project team environment.
Education/Training: •Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training; This is a full-time, contract position with an approximate end date of June 30, 2020.
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