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The Biological Sciences Division of the College of Letters and Sciences includes two large academic departments, Integrative Biology and Molecular and Cell Biology, as well as several research and education programs such as the Innovative Genomics Institute and the Physical Education Program. Advancing diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging (DEIB) is a key part of our missions to foster the next generation of biologists. To learn more about the Biological Sciences Division, please visit https://www.google.com/url?q=https://ls.berkeley.edu/ls-divisions/biological-sciences&source=gmail&ust=1656536939592000&usg=AOvVaw0Tkel7HOJFgbyOzHU9JBht' href='https://apptrkr.com/get_redirect.php?id=3200184&targetURL=https://ls.berkeley.edu/ls-divisions/biological-sciences' target='_blank'>https://ls.berkeley.edu/ls-divisions/biological-sciences.
BioSci Diversity is housed in the Biological Sciences Dean's office and provides administrative management for DEIB initiatives and programs benefiting faculty, staff, and students in the Division. BioSci Diversity supports new initiatives, develops new programs and proposals, and supports departmental efforts in DEIB. We also provide advice and partnership to the Dean and Department Chairs. The BioSci Diversity Programs Officer, in the Administrative Officer 2 payroll title, will become an important member of our team. This is an excellent opportunity to develop a variety of administrative skills while advancing DEIB in the sciences. Training and mentorship will be provided!
Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: July 13, 2022.
Under general direction, the BioSci Diversity Programs Officer provides support for BioSci Diversity programs including budget and financial transactions, communications, event planning and implementation, data analysis and reporting, funding proposals and strategic planning support. Key areas include:
Managing finance transactions including preparing requisitions and purchase orders, travel and entertainment reimbursements, and expense reports; facilitates HR and payroll transactions for student staff, graduate student assistants/mentors, and staff.
Partnering with program directors and leadership in planning programs and events, including managing invitations/registration, creating and monitoring budgets, developing relationships with vendors at UCB and partner institutions, organizing housing, meals, and occasional evening events.
Providing administrative support for projects by arranging meetings, travel, locations, keeping minutes, and engaging in communications with participants.
Primary staffing for task forces and initiatives; assisting with scheduling and project management, recordkeeping, communication, analyses of data, and preparation of reports.
Gathering, organizing, and analyzing data; preparing reports including financial, student, program participant, research, performance, and other data; preparing reports or analyses of operational activities, participation, student, postdoc, faculty, and administrator engagement and performance in BioSci Diversity activities.
Developing, preparing and reconciling budgets for activities and programs; analyzes expenses and makes projections.
Assisting with development of new proposals, including research, writing, preparation of budgets, graphics, data collection and organization, editing, and presentation.
Acting as BioSci Diversity primary contact: answering general email and phone inquiries.
Act as the primary point of contact for all business issues on behalf of the Assistant Dean, including scheduling, reimbursements and travel arrangements.
May also work directly with students, including 1-1 and group advising, and management of scholarships, student organization budgets, and related activities.
1-3 years prior work experience in an administrative environment.
Solid communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with all levels of staff, both verbally and in writing.
Demonstrated analytical, mathematical/statistical problem-solving skills and attention to detail; proficiency in developing spreadsheets, charts, and databases.
Knowledge of and/or ability to learn and abide with relevant, related administrative procedures and policies.
Demonstrated organizational and project management skills, and ability to multi-task with competing priorities.
Highly developed ethical and sound judgment, positive and flexible attitude; ability to use discretion and maintain strict confidentiality, team-oriented, positive, problem-solving approach in responding to issues and concerns.
Strong skills in short term planning, analysis, problem solving, and customer service.
Ability to work independently with a minimum of direct supervision.
Must have proficiency with Microsoft Office suite (Excel, Word, Powerpoint) and willingness to rapidly learn new software applications as needed.
High school diploma or GED and/or equivalent training or experience.
Prior experience supporting DEIB programs or initiatives; prior experience with student advising or supporting student-facing programs.
Knowledge of a variety of administrative and technical operations such as budget creation, financial forecasting, and event planning.
Creativity and technical skills for use in visual and electronic communications; knowledge of web content management platforms.
Proficiency in contracts and grant writing protocols.
Proficient experience using additional business software systems such as Filemaker Pro, and Survey Monkey, Google Drive: Docs, Forms, etc.
Salary & Benefits
This is a full-time (40 hours/week), non-exempt, career position, eligible for full UC benefits.
This position is a non-exempt, bi-weekly paid position. Hourly pay for this role is commensurate with experience.
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.
Equal Employment Opportunity
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