Full Time | Berkeley, CA | Entry Level | Due April 28
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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: 4/29/2016
The Department of African American Studies is an intellectual community committed to producing, refining and advancing knowledge of Black people in the United States, the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe and Africa. A key component of our mission is to interrogate the meanings and dimensions of slavery and colonialism, and their continuing political, social and cultural implications.
We fully embrace the notion that a public institution can lead in shaping and defining disciplines, not just teaching them. We contribute to this mission by investing in a strong faculty and talented and ambitious graduate students from a variety of backgrounds. Our faculty is drawn from disciplines as diverse as anthropology, cultural studies, linguistics, literature, history, sociology, performance, and education. But we are not simply a collection of experts from traditional disciplines; we are united by a relentless commitment to pushing the boundaries of knowledge through excellence in scholarship and pedagogy that are at once interdisciplinary and innovative.
The position handles the administrative functions for the African American Studies Department which is administratively clustered with the Ethnic Studies and Gender and Women’s Studies Departments. The three academic units have a total of 267 undergraduate majors. Both the African American Studies Department and Ethnic Studies also have a graduate program. There are over 95 graduate students in the PhD programs. The cluster has over 35 faculty, 30 lecturers and 20 visiting scholars, along with several student employees. Under the direction of the Administrative Manager, the incumbent oversees and ensures that the daily administrative operations run smoothly for the African American Studies Department, handles the details of a variety of matters on behalf of the Department Chair, and provides front-line support and customer service. The incumbent has overall responsibility for supervision of student assistants. The incumbent coordinates with Campus Shared Services (CSS) all of the employment process for Graduate Student Instructors (GSIs), and Graduate Student Researchers (GSRs) and Readers. He or she also assists the Program Coordinator with graduate admissions, processes fellowships and financial aid awards for graduate students, and reviews and interprets graduate policies and procedures. The incumbent is also responsible for planning and organizing internal business related functions, including seminar series, symposia and workshops, special lectures and scheduling speaker events. The incumbent also handles web updates and maintenance of the African American Studies website.
• Ability to work independently and solve problems, set priorities and take initiative in defining and executing tasks with attention to detail.
• Experience with; Graduate Link On the Web (GLOW) and Bear Facts or other systems such as Human Capital Management (HCM).
• Understanding of University confidentiality policies and good judgment and tact dealing with HR issues.
• Ability to accurately manage large amounts of information and files.
• Highly effective communication and interpersonal skills to communicate with all levels of staff, faculty, students and visitors both verbally and in writing.
• Demonstrated excellent customer service skills, organizational and time management skills.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (Word, PowerPoint and Excel).
• Excellent analytical and organizational skills.
• Knowledge of UC and campus policies.
• Ability to use computer programs to develop flyers and posters.
• Excellent knowledge of graduate admission’s policies and procedures.
• Ability to update websites.
Salary & Benefits
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How to Apply
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
This is a 50% time (20 hours per week) career position, with full UC benefits.
Criminal Background Check
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.
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