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We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.
Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: February 17, 2021
Environmental Science, Policy and Management (ESPM) is the largest of the College of Natural Resources' four departments. In ESPM, we strive to serve as the campus portal to environmental research and issues. Berkeley is founded on the principle of knowledge for the public good. Our department builds on this promise. We offer a portfolio of exciting undergraduate majors that offer diverse career options to students interested in biology, environmental science, environmental policy, and preparation for the health professions. Our highly ranked graduate program consistently serves as a gateway to exciting careers in research, teaching, and public outreach.
We acknowledge that UC Berkeley is located on the territory of xu?yun, the ancestral and unceded land of the Chocenyo speaking Ohlone people, the successors of the sovereign Verona Band of Alameda County. This land was and continues to be of great importance to the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe and other familial descendants of the Verona Band.
Responsible for the day to day operation of ESPM Central Office, providing confidential administrative support to the Chair and CAO.
ESPM faculty meeting and ESPM council meetings: coordinates the meetings, sends out meeting reminders, attends the meetings, records minutes, and posts minutes on ESPM departmental internal website.
Independently coordinates the Department's reception and mail functions; supervises the student work-study(s) who provide(s) front-line support; coaches proactive, customer-service behavior.
Coordinates ESPM Seminar Committee assisting faculty and speakers with flight arrangements, accommodation, and travel reimbursement. Send out weekly ESPM Colloquium reminder.
Edit and keep department website and department and DANR directories up to date.
Maintains efficient workflow in the Chair's office, responds to department, division, campus, and public inquiries.
Regularly communicates with the Department and Division Chairs and Vice Chair (ESPM Council), ESPM, faculty, the RCNR Dean's Office, and ESPM undergraduate/graduate students, post-doctoral researchers, visiting scholars, and staff.
Acts as department's event planner; handles all aspects of event coordination (ESPM Holiday Party, etc.)
Acts as point person for Chair's appointments and signature requests.
Generates and counts ballots for department-wide votes for academic hires and promotions.
Prepares BearBuy departmental purchases and departmental reimbursement requests.
Assists faculty with the flight arrangements, accommodation, visiting agenda, and travel reimbursement for ESPM faculty recruitments.
Processing student evaluations.
Undergraduate/graduate services support: Assesses appropriate needs of undergraduate students and graduate students and refers students to specific student programs or units such as the Berkeley Connect Mentorship Program, the Graduate Division, the disabled student program, financial aid, University Health Services, college/departmental advisors.
Establishes and maintains partnerships with RCNR's Office of Instruction and Student Affairs (OISA).
Works with the RCNR's OISA and the ESPM CAO in creating and maintaining the ESPM undergraduate course list; advises OISA/department on scheduling needs.
Special projects: performs other duties as assigned.
Experience working in a confidential, fast-paced, high volume, multi-cultural customer service environment.
Ability to work with numerous University departments and communicate effectively with a diverse group of staff, students, and faculty, both orally and in writing.
Political acumen and ability to use knowledge of University policies and procedures to solve problems.
Demonstrated attention to detail and ability to organize and prioritize work, determine own schedule, meet deadlines, handle multiple projects simultaneously, supervise, and manage time effectively.
Extensive experience in PC environment using MS Word, Excel, Eudora, databases.
Good judgment to assess and handle non-routine situations
Multicultural competencies; knowledge and experience working and interacting effectively with diverse groups of staff, faculty, and student populations.
High school diploma and/or equivalent experience/training.
Event planning experience.
Salary & Benefits
This position is a non-exempt, bi-weekly paid position. Hourly pay for this role is commensurate with experience within the range of $24.90 - $29.89, steps 1.0 - 9.0.
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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.
This position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter required to report the observed or suspected abuse or neglect of children, dependent adults, or elders to designated law enforcement or social service agencies. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon completion of signed statements acknowledging the responsibilities of a Mandated Reporter.
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:
The University of California was chartered in 1868 and its flagship campus - envisioned as a "City of Learning" - was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay. Today the world's premier public university and a wellspring of innovation, UC Berkeley occupies a 1,232 acre campus with a sylvan 178-acre central core. From this home its academic community makes key contributions to the economic and social well-being of the Bay Area, California, and the nation.