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Departmental Overview The Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology (SCET) primarily serves engineering and science students and faculty with interdisciplinary educational coursework, outreach services, and relevant research in entrepreneurial processes. The current focus of this program is undergraduate students although it is anticipated that research and graduate education will be expanded. The undergraduate offering includes a list of approximately 8 courses. The graduate offering (MTI) currently includes 2 courses and a special technical and business related project for Ph.D. students. The Center is also well known for developing the Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship. Many entrepreneurs have gotten their start in SCET and have secured funding and joined the ranks of Cal-founded startups in San Francisco, Silicon Valley and the East Bay. Founders often include undergrads and grad students in both technical and non-technical fields, Haas MBA's and UC Berkeley faculty.
Global Programs: Connected with the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology is the Global Venture Lab. The Global Venture Lab (GVL) seeks to foster entrepreneurship within the University and to bring Berkeley's research capability to industry collaborations. To these ends, the GVL shares best practices with in pedagogy and program development for Entrepreneurship & Innovation with over 25 international partners. Some of the SCET's global partners exchange visiting scholars and send students to participate in global entrepreneurship programs for the benefit of Berkeley students.
The Center also provides academic contribution to executive programs, particularly the Engineering Leadership Professional Program. UC Berkeley's Engineering Leadership Professional Program (ELPP) prepares top-performing engineering managers and technical leaders for executive level engineering leadership. This new program model is condensed to 5 months, part-time, and offered on Monday and/or Wednesday evenings in the Silicon Valley. The ELPP is uniquely focused on Technology Strategy, Operational Innovation and Leadership areas as relevant to the Silicon Valley's top high technology firms.
Involves activities associated with reaching, serving, and engaging external constituencies through programs, events, products, and services not primarily related to fundraising. Constituencies include alumni, local community, government, parents, as well as the general public. Translates constituent needs and priorities into customized programs to create, enhance, and sustain relationships between the campus and its external constituencies.
Responsibilities 50% Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology:
To manage relationships and communications with the SCET's expert network and two boards (strategic and technical advisory). The SCET's boards and expert networks are comprised of technology firm executives, technical leaders, investors, and entrepreneurs. This set of stakeholders is essential to delivering experiential lectures and projects across all CET programs. Working with the director/chief scientist, this position manages and maintains consistent communications with this important set of experts and industry leaders. Aspects of this communication and management include:
Maintain Expert Networks by working closely with firms, technical board, strategic board and speakers. Maintain communications regarding the opportunities with speakers and candidates to participate in the various programs. Provide support and planning assistance at SCET board meetings.
Working with lead instructors across SCET to leverage ecosystem of experts and partner firms to support Berkeley Method Bootcamp, Newton Lecture Series, Challenge and Collider Projects, MTI, and Venture Lab, and ELPP.
Write and edit program communications about the SCET to its expert network. This includes writing of content that supports marketing of programs, increasing the size of the expert network, and inviting experts to speak in SCET programs. Leverage social media channels where appropriate.
Participate in the program management of other SCET programs, e.g. Newton Lecture Series, Bootcamp, and Venture Lab to identify cross-linkages with ELPP or DTU for speakers, student recruitment, mentors, and other collaborative opportunities.
50% Support the academic contribution of SCET towards the ELPP Executive Program and the Silicon Valley Leadership program (SVIL), which are administered by the College of Engineering:
Support and program management for ELPP and SVIL
Syllabus Creation, editing, and semester-long adjustments which occur.
Recruit speakers, in collaboration with head instructor or independently
Manage communication with speakers and preparation
Set up student communications via B -courses and other communication tools and communication with students
Communicate course information and schedules
Management of 10 ELI projects with approximately 5 people per project and an additional 10-20 projects in the second half of each offering.
Manage attendance and excused absences within the class
Create assignments, quizzes, and develop grading methodologies.
Participate with lead instructor in program delivery
In coordination with Exec Ed; plan, organize and deliver annual events, typically 2X per semester
Communication with ELPP and SVIL Alumni as needed to support the growth and quality of the program.
Manage the editing of the knowledge base created by ELPP and SVIL.
Required Qualifications ***********This is a 3.5 month, part-time limited position that will not convert to career**************
Thorough knowledge of basic concepts, principles, and procedures of building and maintaining effective relations with internal and external constituencies.
Thorough written, verbal and interpersonal communications, tact and political acumen to effectively represent the campus.
Thorough research, analytical and critical thinking skills, including sound judgment and decision-making skills and skill to correctly identifying real and potential problems, advising management as required, and proposing effective strategic resolutions.
Skill in project management, including event planning and meeting deadlines.
Ability to work with SCET stakeholders, experts, and board members to support all SCET programs including Lecture Series, Bootcamp, Venture Lab, MTI, and the academic portion of ELPP.
Program Management at an executive level quality including collaboration and support in instruction, communication with students and speakers, assignments, and project management.
Ability to edit and manage editing and development of the knowledge base from ELPP including articles and papers.
Thorough knowledge of the campus, its mission, goals, objectives, programs, achievements, infrastructure and issues of concern.
Bachelors degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
Salary & Benefits For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
The hourly salary range designated for this position: $23.99 - $36.54; however, starting salary will be commensurate with experience.
This is a 3.5 month, part-time limited position that will not convert to career.
How to Apply 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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