[Taxacom] Position available at the Jepson Herbarium, UC Berkeley

Andrew S. Doran andrewdoran at berkeley.edu
Fri Jan 29 11:18:02 CST 2010

Jan 29, 2010

Position available at the Jepson Herbarium, UC Berkeley

Job Title: Public Programs Coordinator

Job Opening ID: 10421

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: February 11, 2010.

Departmental Overview

Involves designing, conducting, promoting, and supporting  the public
educational programs of The Jepson Herbarium.  Researches and
assesses educational needs and interests for targeted public
segments, and develops programs, materials, technology and learning
approaches accordingly.


*Based on needs of target audiences, plans and develops new programs
and curriculum, and adjusts existing courses and curriculum in a
continuing education environment. Plans and schedules course
offerings, identifies course topics and locations.  Recruits,
selects, orients, evaluates and supervises qualified course and
program instructors.

*Participates in developing strategic market plans and target
audiences. Tracks student or participant performance and course
desirability. Evaluates and adjusts course curriculum through
student/participant evaluations and level of interest shown. Follows
current trends In the field by attending continuing education
opportunities and uses that knowledge to design program so that the
course offerings track current needs of community.

*Evaluates prospective program partnerships. Represents department in
larger campus consortia. Evaluates prospective partnerships with
off-campus partners. Actively participates in community building and
long-range strategic planning for public educational program.
Cultivates potential donors. Assists with special event planning.

*Develops, prepares and reconciles budget for program. Contracts with
vendors and oversees payments. Negotiates contract details with
outside agencies such as the US Forest Service. Must interact with
the Sponsored Projects Office.

*Each year, recruits, selects, orients, evaluates, and supervises
qualified course program instructors. Each year, Determines
instructor objectives, method of instruction, and location, Plans and
schedules course offerings, including identification of course
topics. Implements 20-25 weekend programs on campus and in remote
locations. Includes, driving long distances, shopping for supplies,
camping, hiking, and cooking for large groups.

*Responsible for administrative details of program, Maintains
numerous databases and spreadsheets. Assigns work tasks  and serves
as a work leader for administrative assistant, student workers, and
volunteers. Using desktop publishing skills, develops yearly brochure
of course offerings (includes content, design, layout, and art work).

Required Qualifications

* Thorough knowledge of functional area and understanding of how work
may impact other areas.

* Thorough analytical skills to conduct analysis and develop
recommendations, demonstrating organization and problem-solving

* Thorough and effective verbal, written and interpersonal
communication skills and presentation skills.

* Thorough knowledge of campus policies and procedures.

* Thorough knowledge of and skill in delivering programs.

* Thorough knowledge of current public educational programs and trends.

* Thorough skills to conduct needs assessment and development of new
presentations/courses to meet organizational needs.

* Skill in using business software systems in the completion of work
assignments; i.e. Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and InDesign.
Includes management of File Maker Pro database and an expansive set
of Excel workbooks.

* Experience with budget development and long range forecasting.

* With a high degree of accuracy, complete multiple, competing tasks
that have strict deadlines.

* Ability to develop collaborative working relationships with diverse
population in an academic setting.

* Ability to make quick decisions under extreme pressure or
unfavorable environmental conditions.

* Ability to travel away from home 20-25 weekends per year.

* Ability to act in a professional and cordial manner under extreme
environmental conditions.

* Ability to supervise and manage one administrative assistant,
volunteers, and student helpers.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred, advanced degree in related area and/or equivalent
experience/training.  Continuing education in field is required.

Salary & Benefits

Salary range (annual): $38,100 (minimum) - $53,400 (midpoint);

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the
University visit:


Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California, Berkeley is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

UC Furloughs

The University of California Regents have approved a plan to enact
system wide furloughs and other cost reduction measures due to the
state budget crisis. This position may be subject to any cost cutting
measures implemented at UC Berkeley.

For more information, contact:
Staci Markos
smarkos at berkeley.edu

Andrew S. Doran
Administrative Curator
University & Jepson Herbaria
University of California, Berkeley
1001 Valley Life Sciences Bldg. MC 2465
CA 94720-2465

Office: 510-643-4344
Herbaria: 510-642-2465
URL: http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu

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