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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: 4/6/21
The Pantas and Ting Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology (SCET) is the premiere institution at UC Berkeley for the study and practice of entrepreneurship and technology innovation. SCET is globally recognized for developing the Berkeley Method, an approach to teaching technology entrepreneurship to undergraduate students, innovation to graduate students, and technology firm leadership to professionals and executives. If you are interested in new ventures or innovation on the Berkeley campus or beyond, SCET is the place to be.
The Director of Executive Education must be a strategic and technical leader with advanced knowledge in the overall field and recognized expertise in specific areas; strategy and business development, fundraising, marketing, program development, cross-campus collaboration; management and problem-solving frequently requires analysis of unique issues / problems without precedent and / or structure. The qualified candidate may manage programs that include administering policies, processes, and resources; functions with a high degree of autonomy.
The incumbent independently oversees a moderately sized, but rapidly growing professional and executive program ($1MM annual). These international-reaching programs range from open enrollment programs for professionals and executives to custom professional development and training programs focused on three main areas - engineering leadership, innovation and entrepreneurship. Designs and develops major program components including developing strategy, developing and overseeing front-end processes, developing and managing back-end execution, spearheads proposal and contract development and execution, develops industry business relationships, oversees marketing and loyalty, nurtures secondary sponsorships, and identifies, recruits and manages partners, participants, and faculty and additionally handles day-to-day program execution. The Director of Executive Education promotes programs to outside organizations locally, nationally, and internationally, including global technology companies, UC Berkeley ecosystem, other universities and global business organizations. Identifies and delivers growth opportunities, within the three program focuses, through new audiences and new program topics.
This individual acts as campus expert for identifying and executing custom and open programs focused on engineering leadership, technical entrepreneurship and innovation for the Sutardja Center. This includes seeking ways to expand each program to provide greater revenue and value for the Center, Berkeley Engineering and the University. Works under direction of SCET's Faculty Director to recommend new programs, funding opportunities and agree objectives.
60% Directs and administers an independent program with complete responsibility for administrative and programmatic activities. Oversees planning and implementation of all major aspects of SCET Executive and Professional Program open and custom platform development and administration. Delivers and optimizes existing, long-standing open-enrollment Engineering Leadership Professional Program Develops and delivers 2+ custom programs/year to optimize experience for audience and ensure partner loyalty. Researches and creates program syllabi and identifying, engaging and managing instructors. Identifies and cultivates industry partner relationships to optimize recruitment and program participants. Recruits participants among global industry, international organizations and worldwide university partners. Responsible for day-to day program management and execution, including human resources, maximizing quality assurance/improvement. Develops and manages P&L, and optimize processes and back-end administration. Manages student and staff coordinators to ensure delivery all aspects of programing. Initiates and supervises front-end and back-end marketing and communications. Establishes center-based policies and practice to optimize Center-wide executive/professional program coordination and ensure consistency with University policies and procedures, and meet the unique needs of the program and its constituents. Participation may also include teaching, moderating discussions, and mentoring within the programs.
30% Identifies and pursues Executive and Professional Program funding opportunities and revenue streams including expansion and iterations of existing programs and development of new programs. Actively identifies and develops SCET-direct and in-direct opportunities to build reach and platform revenue, engaging universities and potential industry sponsors and meeting the highest academic and professional standards. Projects may include development and delivery of training programs both in-person and virtual, short-term boot-camps, long-term mentoring programs, and other related activities. Provides leadership for design and implementation. Activities include: customer outreach and needs assessment, gauging internal capabilities, drafting proposals and spearheading negotiations, overseeing planning, syllabus development, instructor recruitment/management, all communications, operations, day-to-day execution and evaluation, collaborating with SCET Director of Operations and across campus departments not only on contract and agreements, aligning with University internal partners also focused on delivering instruction and donations. Participation may also include teaching, moderating discussions, and mentoring within the programs. Optimizes process to enable SCET-indirect opportunities to build reach and revenue by engaging with a pre-approved group of preferred partners, establishing guidelines and processes for program approval, delivery, marketing and evaluation.
5% Leads short and long term planning for the platform. Determines program priorities, develops strategic goals, and share with board and CoE leadership. Coordinates project-based activities into an integrated partner- and client-focused program. Monitors strategic direction of the program with respect to funding new projects and ongoing oversight of existing projects to ensure achievement of mission. Directs long term planning and develops policies and procedures for multiple related projects.
5% Represents the program to other departments, the University, partners, clients and the public. Develops and maintains working relationships inside and outside the University to forward the mission of SCET's Executive and Professional Programs. Participates in professional activities relevant to carrying out the mission of SCET and maintenance of its standards and visibility as an international leader in innovation and entrepreneurship. Establishes and convenes working groups and committees of academics, professionals, and other key persons to provide advice and review of program elements as needed. Serves on committees representing the program, participating in short and long term planning.
Academic background and/or recognized expertise in business management, entrepreneurship and innovation.
Strong verbal and written communication skills; ability to influence/persuade all levels of staff as well as a broad community of international academic, government and industry partners.
Advanced ability to work and think creatively and independently on concepts requiring advanced analytical skills.
Demonstrated interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively with diverse groups including campus academic community, international partners, other universities and the public to achieve results.
Expert ability to develop new and maintain existing partnerships and negotiate agreements.
Thorough knowledge of principles of effective management, instructional development and adult learning.
Proven skills to quickly evaluate complex issues and identify multiple options for resolution.
Skills in organization and customer service to effectively manage multiple priorities.
Terminal degree in a related area (PhD, JD, MD, etc.) preferred.
Advanced knowledge of administrative, budgetary, human resources and financial principles and practices.
Highly skilled fundraising experience.
Proven ability to organize department work functions in an efficient and effective manner
Demonstrated management and conflict resolution skills to effectively lead and motivate others
Salary & Benefits
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
The designated salary for this position is up to $139,000.
Please include, as part of your application a brief (1-2 paragraph) statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in your professional experience.
Advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion are fundamental to our UC Berkeley Principles of Community, which states that every member of the UC Berkeley community has a role in sustaining a safe, caring, and humane environment in which these values can thrive.
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
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