Job Requisition Number: 27142. The Investigative Reporting Program (IRP) at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism is dedicated to promoting and protecting the practice of investigative reporting. It encompasses a nonprofit newsroom, an annual symposium, multiple courses and a post-graduate fellowship program, among other initiatives. Through its teaching-hospital model, students gain practical experience in breaking major stories for some of the nation’s foremost print and broadcast outlets. The IRP also works closely with students to develop and publish their own work.
The IRP staff is currently comprised of one professor/chair, one faculty director, an operations director, one half-time director of special projects, one half-time office manager, two reporters, one producer / director of photography, two fellows in investigative reporting, one associate producer, and approximately eight graduate and undergraduate student assistants. Additional information on the program is available here: http://investigativereportingprogram.com/.
The Operations Director has a broad range of responsibilities, ranging from financial management and supporting fundraising, to managing the program’s administrative staff and faculty. The incumbent works with a broad range of constituencies, including faculty, staff, students, fellows, visiting scholars, journalists, vendors, guests and donors.
This position involves managing the full general operations of the IRP, which has aspects of both an academic and a non-academic journalism organization. Administrative operations include grant proposals and grant reports; managing communications, including the program website and social media accounts; overseeing finances, including setting and reviewing budgets and expenses; human resources and facilities management; and IT and student services. General management includes long- and short-range strategic planning, as well as directing activities through staff and students.
The Operations Director also works with the special projects director in planning and organizing the annual Logan Symposium and other IRP events.
•Oversee and administer a range of administrative and HR activities for a small academic program, including recruitment, hiring, onboarding and training staff, fellows, and student assistants, and ensuring completion of forms for promotions and raises. •Oversee office space/facilities, and coordinate maintenance, utilities, janitorial, security and shared spaces usage, as well as ordering and updating computer equipment. •Supervise administrative staff, including a part-time office manager, a director of special projects, student workers, and contractors. •Serve as main point person with building neighbor, The Daily Cal, as well as the Journalism School and central campus, including the university press office. •Serve as liaison to other units on campus. •Communicate with donors, including preparing annual report, and support the solicitation of funds from donors with letters and other communications, as well as setting up events/meetings with donors. •Oversee program’s finances, developing and preparing budgets and financial reports; gathering, analyzing and summarizing financial data; and making recommendations to the director and faculty chair. •Review and approve reimbursements, payments and invoices, which are generated by the office manager. •Oversee grant and contract proposals, as necessary, with support from staff. •Oversee timelines and applications for journalism awards submissions, with support from staff. •Perform studies for resource plans, including approaches, trends, sources and uses. •Supervise program communications, including website updates and social media content, drafting newsletters and other correspondence, and writing annual report.•At least three years of experience with financial analysis and reporting. •At least three years of experience with human resources policies and procedures. •At least three years of experience managing operational and administrative activities. •At least three years of experience working with common computer application programs, including Google products for mail and calendaring; Microsoft Word and Excel; and Web conferencing software. •Demonstrated experience contributing to planning major events or conferences. •Demonstrated experience writing/editing content. •Bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent combination of experience/training. This is a two-year, full-time contract position with full UC benefits.
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