Executive Director (7399U), Robinson Life Science, Business, and Entrepreneurship Program - 44817
University of California Berkeley
Location: Berkeley, California
Internal Number: 3592093
Executive Director (7399U), Robinson Life Science, Business, and Entrepreneurship Program - 44817
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The College of Letters and Sciences, Molecular and Cell Biology and the Haas School of Business have launched a bold new venture to bring together two of the campus's strongest, most competitive undergraduate fields. Graduates of the Robinson Life Science, Business, and Entrepreneurship Program (LSBE) will earn two undergraduate degrees-a B.S. in Business Administration and a B.S. in one of five Molecular and Cell Biology fields: Immunology and Molecular Medicine, Biochemistry, Genetics, Neuroscience, and Cell Biology. The annual cohort of 25 undergraduate students will receive mentoring and coaching, robust internship opportunities, and an integrated curriculum designed for these future technology leaders. When fully implemented, LSBE will have at least 100 undergraduate students who will pursue an especially rigorous academic and extra-curricular program.
Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: 11/14/2022.
Directs the Life Science, Business, and Entrepreneurship (LSBE) Program with executive administrative and program responsibilities.
Leads a team of lower level analytical and administrative staff.
Manages financial and HR resources.
Strategic Planning and Management:
Assess, implement, and manage administrative oversight of the LSBE Program based upon a wide-ranging understanding of undergraduate educational programs, student development, academic advising, and best practices.
Evaluates the effectiveness of the student services function, and makes changes to the program to provide better service to organizational management, faculty, and students.
Collaborates within Molecular & Cell Biology and Haas School of Business ecosystem of academic departments and faculty, student advising and other student support functions.
Manage strategic and long-range planning efforts, budgeting, and program implementation.
Conducts annual planning and budget process, reviewed by Board and Faculty Co-Directors with final decision by the Deans.
Leads LSBE student admissions and recruitment and to coordinate with the campus Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Key areas of oversight include programs and activities to:
Independently plan, develop, organize, and direct a strategy for recruiting and enrolling LSBE students; work closely with faculty, staff, student organizations, and alumni to achieve the recruitment and admissions goals; develop strategic plans to maintain and increase the quality of student applicants.
Evaluate the effectiveness of admissions and/or recruitment programs and makes recommendations for recruitment strategy to enhance diversity, quality, and yield.
Direct and coordinate the advising units' involvement in recruitment efforts with those of the college, campus, and representatives in targeted K-12 school districts; pre- application and post-admission receptions, open houses, fairs, orientations, and other recruitment events, and participate in various types of campus programs or venues publicizing the LSBE Program and programs, such as Cal Student Orientation (CalSO) and Cal Day.
Develop, implement, and prepare reports and analyze student admissions and yield data using appropriate internal and/or campus data management systems (e.g., Office of Planning and Analysis); track progress, identify trends, and assess data for the program's long-range planning efforts; evaluate annually the success of efforts to achieve enrollment, diversity, and quality goals.
Leads LSBE student internship, full-time job, and graduate school placement and to coordinate with relevant career services offices at Haas, MCB, and Campus levels. Key areas of oversight include programs and activities to:
Independently plan, develop, organize, and direct a strategy for placing LSBE students; work closely with faculty, staff, student organizations, and alumni to achieve placement goals; develop strategic plans to maintain and increase the quality of student placements.
Evaluate the effectiveness of preparation and placement programs and makes recommendations for a strategy to enhance placement quality and rates.
Develop, implement, and prepare reports and analyze student placement data using appropriate internal and/or campus data management systems (e.g., Office of Planning and Analysis); track progress, identify trends, and assess data for the program's long-range planning efforts; evaluate annually the success of efforts to achieve placement rate and quality goals.
Identifies and pursues funding opportunities and revenue streams.
Corporate Relations and Resource Development:
Supports the creation of strategic, high-impact corporate partners network to provide opportunities for robust internships, mentoring opportunities, and corporate financial support to the LSBE program that serves 100 students annually.
With the Faculty Co-Directors, manages industry and alumni network relationships to promote LSBE and to provide both technical and business administration-focused summer internships. Collaborates with the engineering and business external relations functions to leverage resource development, including raising philanthropic funds for ongoing program needs.
Guides and directs planning which may include senior campus management, faculty, and/or external constituencies.
Serves on committees representing the program, participating in short-term and long-term planning.
Facilitates involvement of outside constituencies to ensure interdisciplinary collaboration.
LSBE Advisory Board Management: With the Faculty Co-Directors, helps to convene this external advisory board of top industry executives, and any other future advisory bodies.
Maintain engagement with members with the goal of increasing student opportunities and mentoring and philanthropic support to LSBE and UC Berkeley.
Develops proposals and recommendations to guide and support a broader strategic direction for the organization.
Researches and summarizes best practices in field.
Assesses program's effectiveness, and recommends changes to program's content, policies and procedures accordingly.
Provide high level counsel to the Faculty Co-Directors, Associate Deans, Dean, department chairs, vice chairs, and faculty undergraduate major committees on program changes impacting students, articulation agreements, problems in curriculum offerings, student faculty complaints, and other internal/external matters.
Demonstrated organizational and interpersonal skills, plus capability to collaborate successfully and deliver results.
Ability in problem identification, reasoning; and ability to develop original ideas to solve problems, persuasion, and leadership.
Demonstrated leadership and management experience in undergraduate or similar relevant program execution, implementation, and analysis in relation to educational policies, trends, and university policies, procedures, and practices.
Skill in working with external industry stakeholders.
Skills in coaching, monitoring/assessing people, processes or services, to make improvements.
Skills in project management, social perceptiveness to be aware of others' reactions and understand why they react as they do.
Self-starter; able to work independently, multi-task effectively as well as foster teamwork.
Effective written and oral communication skills.
High level of political and personnel management acumen.
Ability to maintain confidentiality, objectivity, sensitivity, discretion, professionalism, and exercise good judgment and tact.
Able to work effectively with diverse constituencies. Consensus-building skills and highly developed professional commitment to lead college and student affairs office into a culture that strives toward providing world-class services to students and faculty.
Strong analytical and data presentation skills.
Working knowledge of curriculum planning and program development.
Competencies working with database and network systems, including unit, department, and campus systems.
Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
Advanced degree in related.
Salary & Benefits
This is a 100% full-time (40 hrs a week) exempt career position, which is paid monthly and eligible for full UC Benefits. Annual salary is commensurate with experience.
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment in the Resume section of your application.
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Conviction History Background
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