Research Director (4330U) , Haas School of Business 11818
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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: October 22, 2020.
UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business offers a unique opportunity to champion new ideas, collaborate across boundaries, and continually learn in a workplace committed to increasing diversity and creating a welcoming environment for all. Our distinctive culture is captured within our four Defining Leadership Principles: Question the Status Quo, Confidence Without Attitude, Students Always, and Beyond Yourself. These principles distinguish Berkeley Haas as a unique environment, conducive to teamwork, collaboration, and career growth.
The Institute for Business and Social Impact (IBSI) was launched in November 2013 at the Haas School of Business to train and empower leaders to address society's most pressing challenges. As part of the top-ranked Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley, IBSI builds upon the school's unique and historic commitment to comprehensive excellence in research and public education to improve the world. IBSI cultivates world-class courses, faculty research, experiential learning, and external partnerships focused on using the role of business to build and maintain a more equitable, sustainable, and inclusive society.
Core to the Institute are eight well-established centers and programs:
The Center for Responsible Business
The Center for Gender, Equity and Leadership
The Gilbert Center for Health Economics (affiliate)
Serves as primary consultant for large or complex research grant program(s) / initiative(s).
Grow and manage multi-million dollar, multiparty, and multi-year grants with multiple stakeholders (faculty, researchers, funders, campus administration)
Counsel and suggest to faculty research opportunities that further existing research.
Drawing upon experience with grant management, advise faculty and researchers on solutions to issues that arise involving data collection and analysis, study subjects, funders, impact evaluation, and reporting requirements.
Consults with faculty and researchers on development of proposals.
In consultation with Faculty Director, identify high yielding opportunities that advance IBSI's research agenda, including those that bolster existing research portfolios or launch new portfolios.
Cultivate strong networks of donors and partners (faculty, postdocs, doctoral students) that support IBSI's research agenda.
Work with Faculty Director and center/initiative teams to respond to relevant calls for proposals.
Draft concepts notes and generate buy-in for research programs.
Collaborates within unit, the organization and among participants to analyze, evaluate and further research objectives and results.
Initiate and hold IBSI research seminar series featuring current portfolio research. The seminar series highlights faculty, Postdocs and PhD students working on a recent or active grant presents to Haas and other faculty to generate interest and further research opportunities
Maintain a regular cadence (at least 1x/month) of meeting with Haas or campus faculty for updates on research interests and opportunities.
Represents initiative with other organizations within the academic or scientific community and with government and community stakeholders sharing common objectives.
Attend relevant professional and funder conferences and events.
Develop and maintain network of partners in IBSI research interest areas such as World Bank, InterAmerican Development Bank, Gates Foundation, Robert Woods Johnson Foundation, etc.
Reviews and analyzes the program's and other funders' portfolios for emerging issues and research.
Conduct regular meetings with portfolio Principal Investigators to assess progress and support needs.
Review funder research reports and collateral (including social media) as well as academic journals to source additional research opportunities.
Keeps abreast of developments in research area to identify expert advisors and peer reviewers.
Maintain membership in professional organizations in one or more of IBSI's research areas (diversity, equity and inclusion, sustainability, financial inclusion, etc)
Actively reviews the state of the literature and is familiar with the knowledge frontier that is relevant to IBSI research's agenda, including methodological work.
Serves as program officer for portfolio of awards.
Represents IBSI in its portfolio of grants to campus partners (mainly Special Projects Office) and funders
In collaboration with award managers,drafts annual report and other reporting as required by awards.
Career Development: By embracing the principle of student always
Attend classes to enhance expertise in job areas and improve communication.
Attend relevant campus training courses or classes to gain knowledge of or to become more proficient with campus policies and/or role relevant skills.
Seek additional training opportunities that allow growth within the position and to develop professionally.
In-depth academic background and experience in selected area of research including record of publications in related field(s) required.
Advanced oral and written communication skills. Advanced skills analyzing information, problems, situations, policies or procedures to define the problem, need or objective.
Proven ability to formulate solutions, new program development, alternative choices and implications for implementation.
Advanced interpersonal skills and ability to work with diverse groups to achieve results.
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with internal and external peers, managers and teams.
Advanced program planning and management of projects.
Practical knowledge of aligning diverse faculty research interests with the needs of donors.
Experience and familiarity with large corporate and private foundations; track record of successful grant wins.
Experience and demonstrated success with technical grant writing for behavioral and/or field research projects.
Experience and competency working with decision-makers in multilateral, government, and/or large research institutions.
Knowledge and experience shepherding a grant proposal through UC Berkeley's grant approval process (Special Projects Office)
Knowledge of academic literature of one or more of these fields: gender issues, youth, sustainability, entrepreneurship.
Ability to collaborate and develop rigorous and methodologically sound research projects, including in the design and set up of large scale field experiments.
Salary & Benefits
This is an exempt, monthly paid position. Annual salary will be commensurate with experience up to $145,000.00 at 100% time / $72,500.00 at 50% time.
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
This is a part-time (20 hours per week), career appointment.
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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