Program Manager, External Relations & Programs (6299U) - SCET
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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: 3/5/20
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 students, and UC Berkeley faculty.
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.
Most recently, the Center launched the Berkeley Blockchain Xcelerator in partnership with the Haas School of Business and the Blockchain at Berkeley student group. This position is primarily to support activity associated with the Xcelerator effort, but may also be involved with the ELPP program described above, and other similar workshops and programs by SCET.
This position 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.
Develops and implements programs, events and/or communication strategies designed to inform external constituencies of institutional programs, activities, policies, and practices; constituencies may include the general public, prospective students, parents, donors, campus visitors, government and/or community representatives.
Drives relationships and communications with SCET's Xcelerator and Executive Education expert networks and stakeholders, including partners, donors, mentors, teams and students.
Drives programming for the Berkeley Blockchain Xcelerator through coordinating with all stakeholders the upcoming schedule of external and internal speakers, sending speaker invites, documenting via creation of program document and calendaring and posting in course site. Also arranges office hours and mentoring match-ups. Leads communication to teams in the accelerator. Plans and orchestrates Demo Day at end of each accelerator run.
Supports administrative functions and communications for the Executive Education programs.
Responds to constituent inquiries.
Works closely with teams, mentors, speakers and stakeholders to ensure everyone is coordinated and informed of key activities, events and opportunities. Responds to and addresses any issues teams are having.
Write and edit program communications about the Xcelerator to its expert network and stakeholders. This includes writing of content for social media, newsletters, website, and all communication outlets.
May research various topics and gather relevant data to inform unit strategic plans, keeping management informed as necessary and providing input as required.
Maintain expert networks by working closely with partner firms, teams in the Xcelerator and various industry expert speakers. Maintain communications regarding the opportunities with speakers and candidates to participate in the various programs.
Provide support and planning assistance at Xcelerator and Executive Education programming.
May mentor less experienced staff members, such as student interns at SCET and the accelerator.
This is a 6-month, full-time contract
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.
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
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*This is a six-month, full-time contract position. Contract positions may be extended based on operational demand. Contract positions are eligible to participate in the health and welfare programs offered by UC Berkeley.
*Salary commensurate with experience.
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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