Job ID: 169231

Program Director for Computer Science, Engineering (4330U) - 25183

University of California, Berkeley

  • Oct. 11, 2021
  • Program Director for Computer Science, Engineering (4330U) - 25183
  • University of California, Berkeley
    Berkeley, CA
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Computer/Information Sciences

Program Director for Computer Science, Engineering (4330U) - 25183

About Berkeley

At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.

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.

Departmental Overview

UC Berkeley Extension, the continuing education division of the University of California, Berkeley, has been building bridges between UC Berkeley and the public since 1891. UC Berkeley Extension serves the professional and continuing education goals of thousands of people each year. Extension's programs are an essential part of the University mission to: extend the research and scholarship of UC Berkeley to a global community; increase access to higher education for non-traditional, online and international students; and improve the workforce.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: October 21, 2021


The program director for Computer Science, Engineering and Technology will be responsible for the academic content of courses and programs within the department, and manage a small team of staff to implement the running of these courses each semester.

Course and Program Design, Delivery, Portfolio Management:
  • Plans and develops programs and curriculum, and adjusts existing courses and curriculum.
  • Responsible for the academic quality of new and existing courses and programs.
  • Consults with the Assistant Dean, instructors, campus faculty, and colleagues, to analyze current educational needs in relevant subject areas, including identifying new course topics and program opportunities and objectives.
  • Recruits, selects, orients, evaluates and supervises qualified instructors.
  • Plans and delivers programs and courses, and adjusts existing courses and schedules to meet the needs of students.
  • Evaluates course location and delivery formats to maximize enrollments.
  • Responsible for day-to-day program management and oversight of the Computer Science, Technology, Data Science and Sustainability curricula.
  • Evaluates the performance of each course format (online, classroom) and implements processes to ensure quality delivery.
  • Supports and trains staff in prospective and current student advising.
  • Provides guidance, oversight and direction to staff on the execution of processes and procedures to optimize course delivery and portfolio management.
  • Facilitates and supports own and others special program events, including student info sessions, student graduation, free public lectures, guest lectures and other instructional activities.
  • Assesses program's effectiveness, and recommends changes to program's content, policies and procedures accordingly.
  • Utilizes course evaluations, teaching observations, grade reports and academic content review each semester to ensure high quality of all courses and programs.
  • Adjusts course or program content as needed.
  • Evaluates courses and programs using market research and advisory committees and makes changes as necessary to ensure academic quality.
  • Identifies and implements new evaluation tools for courses, instructors and programs to ensure quality execution.
  • Evaluates the implementation of courses and programs to ensure policies and academic procedures are upheld by instructors, student advisors and staff.
  • Serves on committees representing the program, participating in short term and long term planning.
  • Collaborates with Assistant Dean on short and long-term strategic planning.

Strategic Planning and Management:
  • Actively participates in strategic planning for Computer Science, Technology, Data Science and Sustainability.
  • Directs the team to achieve goals, and oversees the administrative management and growth of department portfolios in a fully self-supporting environment.
  • Participates in the program budgeting and accounting processes to support financial infrastructure of the program.
  • Manages staff to deliver academic courses and programs, and support instructors and students.
  • Serves as hiring manager for new employees and implements performance management program for all employees.
  • Selects, develops, and evaluates personnel to ensure effective and efficient operation of the function.
  • Makes recommendations to the Assistant Dean for transfers, promotions, salary actions, terminations, and budget recommendations.
  • Assigns work duties, manages workflow priorities, provides training and orientation to staff, and serves as a resource for the team.
  • Serves as a supervisor to support staff in implementing course offerings.
  • Reviews and signs off on staff time sheets.
  • Ensures that the department maintains effective and streamlined procedures including following proper administrative guidelines and channels.

Required Qualifications
  • Academic background and experience in selected area of research required.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong ability to think creatively and independently on concepts requiring advanced analytical skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with diverse groups to achieve results.
  • Strong ability to work collaboratively with internal and external peers and managers.

  • Bachelors degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Thorough knowledge of administrative, budgetary, and human resources principles and practices.
  • Terminal degree in a related area (PhD, JD, MD, etc.) and/or equivalent experience/training preferred.

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:

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.

Other Information

This is a 1-year, full-time, 40-hours per week, renewable contract position.

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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