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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: January 27, 2020
The Statistics Department in the Division of Math & Physical Sciences, College of Letters & Sciences was originally established in 1938 as the first center in the country for statistical research by Jerzy Neyman, one of the intellectual giants of the twentieth century. Since its inception, graduates and faculty of Berkeley have shaped the foundations of statistics. The Statistics Department currently includes approximately 30 active faculty and emeriti, including six members of the National Academy of Science. The department is consistently ranked as one of the two premier graduate programs in statistics nationally. The department has an undergraduate, a professional master's degree, and a PhD program, with about 100 BAs, 40 MAs and 10 PhDs awarded each year. Courses in the department enroll more than 6,000 students annually.
Within the Statistics Department, the incumbent is responsible for the Professional Masters Degree in Statistics. Works closely with the Department Chair, Manager and the Faculty committee, in key issues of the structure, policies, and operation guidelines for the Professional Masters Program in Statistics. Evaluates complex student services issues and determines best approaches for the program and the department. Actively participates in long-range strategic planning for the Masters program. Prepares program reports and coordinates program proposals required by the UC Office of the President.
Academic Advising: Directs and coordinates the administration of the Professional Degree Program, including a full range of student services to current and prospective masters degree students on all aspects of the program from admission through the awarding of degree. Identifies and resolves intricate student issues/grievances such as alleged discrimination, complex grade dispute issues, and students' personal crises; approves, denies or makes recommendations regarding petition exceptions that affect the requirements of multiple departments. Works with the Chair and Course & Curriculum Officer to facilitate new course approval working with the Academic Senate, Graduate Division, and similar organizations. Identifies and develops evaluations tools for courses, instructors and programs. Evaluates course curriculum through student/participant evaluations and level of interest shown.
Recruitment and Admissions: Determines best approaches for outreach strategies, and helps identify and evaluate prospective program partnerships. Coordinates reviews and resolves specific issues for international and professional students. Oversees the enrollment of admitted students, evaluates students on degree requirements and petitions for exceptions. Manages MA Student Visit Day as part of recruitment. Works with the Faculty Chair to plan and manages summer bootcamp for incoming masters students and manages all activities the masters student orientation. Assists in the planning and execution of commencement with the rest of the student services team.
Financial Aid: Manages the PDST for a program governed by University return-to-aid requirements. Resolves PDST and financial aid issues, which can be extremely sensitive, specialized, or complex. Administers the Professional Degree Supplemental Tuition funds according to guidelines. Establishes departmental guidelines for financial aid awards within the program, which must be compliant with campus and University policies and departmental goals.
Career Counseling: Coordinates industry recruitment events, tech talks and career info sessions, interview days with graduate students and maintaining the student resume/CV database. Works with industry partners to identify internship and career opportunities for students in the program.. May give presentations to prospective employers. Develops and leads career workshops to help students develop professional skills such as resume and cover letter writing skills, interviewing skills, and salary negotiations. Holds career counseling advising sessions for students in the program
Advanced knowledge of advising and counseling techniques.
Experience and skills in career counseling, including experience running career counseling workshops.
Strong computer application programs skills.
Skills in monitoring/assessing people, processes or services, to make improvements.
Skills in project management, social perceptiveness to be aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Ability in problem identification, reasoning, ability to develop original ideas to solve problems, persuasion, leadership.
Interpersonal skills; Multicultural competencies; ability to work with diverse populations.
Strong oral and written skills.
Bachelors degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
Knowledge of the Statistics field post-degree employment opportunities and practices
Experience working as a statistician and/or in private industry.
Demonstrated experience in program management, preferably in the context of higher education-industry relations.
Salary & Benefits
This is an exempt, monthly paid position. Annual salary is commensurate with experience.
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.
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.
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.
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