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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: 7/16/21
The Division of Computing, Data Science, and Society (CDSS) is a dynamic, innovative new structure at UC Berkeley that represents a once-in-a-generation transformation. The Division brings together faculty, researchers, and students from computing, statistics, the humanities, and social and natural sciences, mirroring the cross-cutting nature of data science and redefining the research university for the digital age. Core to the Division is a commitment to examining how the digital revolution affects equity and opportunityand building the capacity to respond to these challenges. CDSS connects the Data Science Education Program, School of Information, Departments of Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences and Statistics, the Berkeley Institute for Data Science, and the Data Science Commons.
The Division is responsible for growing Berkeley's broad-based data science education program, including classes and programs serving thousands of undergraduate students a year. CDSS is committed to hiring and developing staff who want to work in a high performing culture that supports the outstanding work of our faculty and students. CDSS is interested in candidates whose previous experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion.
40% Academic Student Employee Management: Oversees Academic Student Employee hiring to ensure accurate and timely offers and hiring requests. Verifies eligibility, and enters hiring details for all GSIs, Readers, and Tutors (800+) each semester, including Summer Sessions, for HRERSO to take appropriate hiring transactions. Includes tracking position numbers in UC Path and updating fund entries.
Collaborates with advising team to ensure compliance with the Grad Division/campus academic student hiring policies and guidelines. Keeps abreast of union/contract changes, and communicates needed updates. Submits undergraduate petition to undergraduate deans. Coordinates undergraduate fee remission transactions in SIS.
Works with Course Manager and others to conducts student/course enrollment trend analysis, assesses budgetary constraints for temporary academic support needs, and provides recommendations and updates to the Director of Advising and Business Services Manager in support of the department's financial operations. Prepares and shares budget worksheets with instructors to facilitate hiring.
35% Class Scheduling and Enrollment Management: Schedules courses and all rooms for all DATA courses (lectures, sections, tutoring space, rooms for course staff meetings, special rooms for student accommodations), etc. Devises curriculum planning in collaboration with chair/dean and faculty, and with other departments, to ensure students' progress through course sequences, avoiding conflicts, and ensuring compliance with campus-wide policies. Using judgment and discretion, independently obtains classrooms for courses taking into account the requirements and restrictions of the Campus Scheduling Office, past enrollment trends, instructor preferences, equipment and facility needs, department and campus needs.
Consults with Campus Scheduling Office and instructors on issues regarding obtaining appropriate classrooms and advises faculty and manager on options. Works with other departments to set up cross-listed and room-shared courses. Consults with and advises faculty scheduler on student and department needs.
Implements decisions about reserved seats and permission codes, including Concurrent Enrollment requests. Manages student section requests and, after consulting with Course Manager, places students into sections. Collects, analyzes, and provides statistics on Data Science enrollment trends to department management.
Advises and recommends new enrollment policies to faculty in order to ensure clarity and consistency in enrollment planning. Communicates policy broadly to students using webpages, social media and one-on-one advising. Manages Data Science student enrollment for efficient use of classroom space and resources, and ensures students are enrolled based upon established priorities. Sets up enrollment limits, seat reservations, and other course restrictions. In consultation with faculty and manager, drops no-shows and replaces them with the highest-priority waiting-list students.
Receives and redirects requests for non-GA classroom technology and space issues.
15% Course Support: Provides administrative support to courses including support with copying and distribution of documents/course materials and other support as needed.
10% Curriculum Support: Supports faculty in preparation of new COCI proposals for DATA courses. Serves as point of contact in CMS. Utilizing knowledge of course content, facilitates new course approval and curriculum revisions through interaction with the Coordination of College Policy, Academic Senate, or similar organization.
Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
Advanced interpersonal skills to work with and gain trust from department senior management, faculty, and students.
Advanced ability in problem identification, reasoning, analysis to identify trends.
Advanced ability to find solutions to conflicting situations.
Knowledge of common University-specific computer application programs, including the enrollment system.
Thorough knowledge of department, organization, and University policies, procedures, and directives.
Thorough knowledge of department and school / college general and major course and degree requirements.
Salary & Benefits
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The salary range designated for this position: $51,700 - $74,700; however, starting salary will be 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.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:
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