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Program Manager, CITRIS Workforce Innovation Program (4330U)
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Sep. 6, 2022
Title Program Manager, CITRIS Workforce Innovation Program (4330U)
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Director/Manager
  • Teaching & Learning
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    Continuing Education/Distance Learning
    Business & Administration
    Student Affairs

Program Manager, CITRIS Workforce Innovation Program (4330U)

About Berkeley

At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.

We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.

At UC Berkeley, we believe that learning is a fundamental part of working, and our goal is for everyone on the Berkeley campus to feel supported and equipped to realize their full potential. We actively support this by providing all of our staff employees with at least 80 hours (10 days) of paid time per year to engage in professional development activities. To find out more about how you can grow your career at UC Berkeley, visit

**This is an 18-month contract appointment with the possibility of extension and/or conversion to career.**

Departmental Overview

For 20 years, CITRIS has been advancing technology for the public good in such areas as sustainable energy, water and transportation systems; robotics and artificial intelligence; civic engagement and tech policy; diversity in tech; and digital health. CITRIS supports faculty researchers and students from four UC campuses - Berkeley, Davis, Santa Cruz and Merced - through seed-grant funding, as well as staff, space and postdoc support for research activities. CITRIS offers laboratories and makerspaces, houses the CITRIS Innovation Hub, a home for entrepreneurship programs, the Foundry incubator and the Workforce Innovation Program, and curates signature events throughout the year designed to foster dialogue in the tech community and beyond. CITRIS aims to bring these same values into the workplace, with a collaborative, supportive environment that inspires creativity and innovation and promotes inclusion and a healthy work-life balance.

The Workforce Innovation Program Manager is the primary lead for this student internship and professional development program. The Program Manager is responsible for overseeing the student recruitment and selection, recruiting participating host organizations, matching students with host partners, serving as point of contact throughout the program, organizing weekly workshops and concluding events, and liaising with the team providing program assessment and evaluation.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: September 16, 2022 - Open Until Filled


25% Administers WIP with primary responsibility for administrative and programmatic activities.

20% Works with program leadership to recruit host organizations and labs.

15% Creates program application and leads the selection process. Creates standard selection criteria across the 4 campuses and 5 domain areas.

15% Assesses program's effectiveness, and recommends changes to program's content, policies and procedures accordingly.

10% Works with CITRIS communications to create materials for recruiting students and hosts, and publicizing results of the program. Works with CITRIS events team to create final showcase and reception.

10% Leads the WIP Task Force (faculty and staff representatives from the four CITRIS campuses). Serves on committees representing the program, participating in short-term and long-term planning.

5% Participates in the budgeting and accounting processes to support financial infrastructure of program.

Required Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
  • Academic background and experience in student internships, professional development, principles of DEI.
  • Thorough knowledge of administrative, budgetary, human resources and financial principles and practices within the UC system.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong ability to think creatively and independently on concepts requiring advanced analytical skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with diverse groups, including students, staff, faculty and outside hosts and sponsors, to achieve results.
  • Strong ability to work collaboratively with internal and external peers and managers.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Doctorate in related area and/or equivalent experience training preferred.

Salary & Benefits

The salary range for this position is $82,400 to $85,000 annually, commensurate with experience. This is a 100% FTE contract appointment.

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

Other Information

**This is an 18-month contract appointment with the possibility of extension and/or conversion to career.**

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.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:
For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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