Job Title: External Relations and Industrial Partner (6300U), Data Science - #26249
Job ID: 26249
Location: Main Campus-Berkeley
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Department Data Science
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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: February 11, 2019
The Division of Data Sciences is a newly formed Division at the organizational level of our Colleges, Schools, and Divisions, operating in collaboration with those other Divisions. It is responsible for growing Berkeley's broad-based data science education program, including classes serving thousands of undergraduate students a year, and a recently approved BA degree in Letters & Science, a prospective BS degree in Engineering, and a prospective minor.
This position directs and provides design, administrative, and operational support for the Division of Data Sciences in building and sustaining external relations programs involving industry, non-profit, and government collaborators and developing engaged alumni networks within those entities. The position works closely with the Dean and Divisional leadership to
develop agreements and operational structures for new external relations programs,
build strong interactions between university education and research programs and industry/public-sector issues and challenges,
seek and encourage industrial gifts/grants to support education and research activities at Berkeley,
Program Development: In coordination with academic leadership, create Data Science External Relations programs and closely related programs.
Together with the Dean, Director of Operations, and Divisional faculty and staff leadership, develop structure and processes of an emerging Berkeley Education Alliance in Data Science and its related programs; collaboration and coordination with departments (and analogous), institutes, centers, and student groups associated with the Division; develop external advisory board.
Revise and Execute Programs: Create, execute and monitor budgets for External Relations programs. Produce regular and proactive reports. Work in coordination with pertinent staff and faculty to develop marketing materials, invitational mailings, documentation of membership benefits, and available classes of membership. Develops and oversees delivery of events that incorporate the needs of campus partners and constituents. Supervise planning and facilitation of industrial partner events, conferences, retreats, and other research or industrial oriented events.
Plan, organize and execute external relations projects, special events (distinguished speakers, workshops, industry/public-sector opportunity meetings, board meetings), and alumni engagement programs within a budget. Develop and supervise production of materials, supervise invitational processes and plan logistics (including student and faculty participation), Provide status reporting and post-hoc assessment, solicit feedback and suggestions for improvement.
Relationship Development and Information Analysis: Research and assess industries and companies to target, prioritize selectivity principles in which companies to pursue, propose findings to academic leadership. Develop relationships with partners including but not limited to: solicitation and recruitment for membership and alumni programs, informational sessions, conferences, and retreats. Solicit and coordinate faculty and student participation for informational sessions, internships, and resume matching and review.
Prepare agendas, coordinate participants, develop briefings for administration, faculty, and visitors to provide key information to enable successful visits and events. Monitor satisfaction and engagement amongst external participants, faculty and students, especially in regard to mentoring experiences. Responds to constituent inquiries.
May supervise and mentor less experienced staff members: As Division becomes more established and expands its external relations, development, and revenue generation capacities, mentor and advise less experience staff members. Develop and mentor multi-level teams of student interns, including recruitment, assessment, promotion, tasking and monitoring. Oversee coordination with student groups, annual budget processes for groups, and their involvement in external relations programs.
Analysis and Reporting: Analyzes, summarizes and/or reviews data, reporting findings, interpreting results and/or making recommendations.
Data Base Creation and Analysis: Work with IT staff in the creation of a Data Science Partner, Membership, and Alumni database. Ensure the the External Program's needs are met, track status of development and analyze findings.
Advanced knowledge of design, development and implementation of programs.
Advanced skills in extracting program insights from constituent observations both internally and externally.
Advanced knowledge of the campus, its vision, mission, goals, objectives, achievements, issues of concern and infrastructure
Advanced knowledge of assigned area of responsibility, for example, the campus scientific community.
Advanced knowledge of issues of concern in higher education.
Advanced knowledge of practices and procedures associated with building and maintaining effective working relationships with all levels of internal and external constituencies.
Advanced written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills, including skill to produce information that is appropriately presented and effectively received by target constituencies.
Active listening skills, including advanced critical thinking and analytical skills.
Skill to recognize potential areas of constituency concern and address, resolve and/or mitigate problems or issues.
Advanced project management skills, including skills to plan and implement successful events.
Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training
Salary & Benefits
Salary will be commensurate with experience.
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
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