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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: February 25, 2021
The Data and Program Assistant is the data information hub of the Biology Scholars Program. Reporting to the Deputy Director, the Data and Program Assistant assists in the development and management of the BSP student and alumni databases, including collecting, analyzing and synthesizing primarily quantitative data. The incumbent oversees BSP's database management tools and protocols, conducts data entry, produces and monitors surveys, supports program data requests, and assists with tracking and conducting program evaluation activities. The Data and Program Assistant ensures that the day-to-day data operations of the program and its facilities and systems run effectively and efficiently.
Conducts all aspects of tracking, collecting, entering and retrieving BSP program data (e.g. BSP application, program participation, evaluation/research surveys, course attendance) in the BSP Filemaker database.
Provides and develops ways to gain access to data that are required to fulfill program reports, campus data requests, program evaluation activities, fundraising-related documents, research grants, funding proposals, and research papers.
Maintains liaison with UCB offices to secure student information, including working with SIS personnel to download student information from UCB student information systems.
Works with CSS IT and other UCB offices to monitor operability of database(s); identifies and resolves technical issues, keeps staff apprised of database technology and conducts trainings as necessary.
Administrative Program and Operations Support
Supports administrative maintenance of BSP's online and digital accounts. This may include online authorization, accessibility, and security requirements, including IT, database, website, social media, and listserv systems; Sets up and manages login and password requirements, website hosting, works with CSS IT and other UCB offices to troubleshoot and resolve issues.
Provides office reception support such as checking, responding to, and forwarding general program email, handling inquiries, assisting visitors, sending/receiving/distributing general program mail and deliveries to program staff
Provides administrative assistance to the Director and Deputy Director, including scheduling meetings/monitoring tickets, copying, filing.
Assists with course administration, as needed. This may include IT tickets, registration and roll, distribution of course entry codes, providing handouts and course information, collecting assignments, entering information digitally, and/or course set-up support.
Provides assistance to staff and students with requisitions, purchase orders, vendor payments, reimbursements, travel arrangements, and purchasing.
Office Facilities Support
Assists to manage the general maintenance of BSP's physical office space(s) and student room(s). This includes but is not limited to conducting inventory assessment, ordering, and receiving of furnishings, supplies, and equipment, facilitating card key access to students/staff.
Event Scheduling and Logistics
Supports the coordination of BSP event logistics, planning and management, including scheduling, facilities, catering, IT and audio-fisual requirements, registration, staffing, UCB and off-campus vendor involvement, etc.
Contributes to website and social media communications, such as postings and updates
Creates, distributes, and assists with generating online and printed program communications, including but not limited to: BSP newsletters, event information, emails, text messages, flyers, etc. utilizing software and current technology
Assists with maintaining internal communication outlets, including BSP shared events calendar and internal/staff email listservs
Assists in tracking publications and research papers, as needed
Other duties as assigned
Strong computer and technical skills. Ability to learn new systems and software.
Experience working with: Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint), Google Software Suite
Strong attention to detail
Demonstrated experience working and interacting effectively with diverse populations
Ability to handle sensitive/confidential information and good judgement, tact and discretion
Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills - with peers, students, alumni, faculty, and staff team
Capable of working independently with minimal direction, as well as collaboratively with and in support of other staff members in remote and in-person environments
Self-directed, takes initiative and willingness to take on new responsibilities
Ability to handle a high volume of work with accuracy, attention to detail and thoroughness, and maintain deadline
Demonstrated ability to proactively solve problems quickly and effectively
Willing to assume responsibility of office tasks - from basic to complex
2 years professional work experience in a related field or equivalent experience/training required
Experience working with spreadsheets, Google Drive Suit, and Excel
Experience working with: Filemaker (or other) database, email listserve systems, social media
Ability to collect, analyze, interpret, and report quantitative and qualitative data
Capable of managing/juggling multiple priorities with frequent interruptions and shifting priorities
Ability to professionally represent the program and interface with individuals at all levels of the university
At least 2 years database management experience
Experience working at UCB or a comparable institution preferred
Experience working with undergraduate STEM students from historically marginalized populations strongly preferred
Experience working with or ability to learn UCB computer programs and Qualtrics survey software
Experience working collaboratively in teams in remote and in-person settings
Salary & Benefits
This is an hourly paid (non-exempt) position. Hourly rate will be commensurate with experience (stepped rates).
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/week), limited (temporary) appointment per CX.28.B.5.b:
The position into which the employee is hired is not an ongoing position, in that the position is established and funded for 18 months or less at any percent of time. In the event the position is funded beyond 18 months, the limited appointee shall be converted to career retroactive to the first of the month following attainment of 1000 hours; except that nothing in this subparagraph precludes the University from releasing the limited appointee prior to the effective date of the funding extension.
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