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Aging & Adult Services Project Manager (7398U) - 50831
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Mar. 20, 2023
Title Aging & Adult Services Project Manager (7398U) - 50831
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Social Work
    Social Sciences - General

Aging & Adult Services Project Manager (7398U) - 50831

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.

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Departmental Overview

The California Social Welfare Education Center (CalSWEC) is a unit of the University of California at Berkeley's School of Social Welfare. As the nation's largest statewide consortium of social work educators and practitioners, CalSWEC collaborates with 22 universities, as well as county agencies across the state, to support social work education and training in the arenas of child welfare, behavioral health care, and services for aging and older adults. CalSWEC's work focuses on the provision of professional social work education, student support, in-service training, and workforce development-related evaluation and research. CalSWEC's goal is to support effective, culturally competent delivery of public services to the people of California.

CalSWEC's partners and stakeholders in this work include the California Department of Social Services (CDSS), the California Office of Health Care Access and Information (HCAI), the County Welfare Directors Association (CWDA), the County Behavioral Health Directors Association (CBHDA), California's Regional Training Academies, the California Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers, and other advocacy groups and foundations focused the workforce development needs of California's public systems of care. CalSWEC's pre-service and in-service training, program evaluation, and applied research projects are funded through state, federal, and private contracts and grants.

Job Summary:

Under the supervision of CalSWEC's Integrated Behavioral Health Program Director, the Aging & Adult Services (AAS) Project Manager provides day to day project management for multiple grant and contract funded social work education and workforce development programs that emphasize practice with aging and vulnerable adults as well as public behavioral health care and systems integration. The AAS Project Manager addresses a wide range of issues and needs related to the implementation and coordination of multi-site education and training projects, and works with over two dozen MSW programs to implement and coordinate these projects. The AAS Project Manager supports the design, implementation and coordination of workforce development projects focused on the needs of students, faculty, employers, and consumers of adult and behavioral health care services by assessing project needs and issues and developing appropriate work plans, problem-solving approaches, project materials, and technological support tools as needed.


The AAS Project Manager works concurrently with professional staff at CalSWEC and at CalSWEC's university, governmental and community organization stakeholders to achieve program goals. As such, the AAS Project Manager must be able to work effectively with diverse groups that include regional and statewide collaboratives of university social work departments and programs, adults services and behavioral health care agencies, public and private funders of workforce development efforts, and policy groups that focus on the delivery of adult services and behavioral health care in California.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: 03/31/2023


  • Coordinates project implementation with external entities through the management of logistics associated with implementing grant- and contract-funded training projects for MSW students at over two dozen MSW programs around the state of California.
  • Provides technical guidance and quality assessment by working with trainees and faculty during and after trainee program participation to record, track, and manage trainee, graduate, and program data in the Salesforce-based CalSWEC Student Information System.
  • Identifies ongoing and new issues in the Salesforce CalSWEC Student Information System database and addressing them by resolving bugs and developing new procedures as needed.
  • Establishes and maintains contacts with internal and external collaborators for the collection and exchange of data needed to meet project deliverables by disseminating and securing responses to pre- and post- training and graduate follow-up surveys and by coordinating with faculty at partner schools and with CalSWEC fiscal and evaluation staff to compile information required for fiscal and program reports to funders.
  • Prepares directives, regulations, technical guidance, and other instructions for issuance to trainees, graduates and faculty at MSW programs participating in CalSWEC training programs, in the form of curricular guidelines, program applications, and student service agreements.
  • Develops and modifies survey tools to address emergent project needs related to training program implementation, process and outcome evaluation, and graduate follow up/assessment.
  • Conducts post-implementation analysis to determine the need for further enhancements, finer distinctions and/or additional components for project deliverables, in order to help ensure that all trainees are able to successfully complete all training program requirements.
  • Researches and drafts complex proposals, reports, briefings, and executive summaries in order to support the dissemination of program evaluation findings and the development of new projects and training curricula in response to new funding opportunities and changes in regional and statewide workforce development policy and planning.
  • Performs ad hoc, analytical studies on complex policies, programs and issues in support the assessment of trainee and graduate outcomes and training effectiveness in relation to identified project goals.

Required Qualifications

  • Strong organizational skills, sufficient to simultaneously coordinate multiple multi-site training projects.
  • Strong time management skills, sufficient to meet a variety of deadlines related to program implementation, evaluation, and reporting on time.
  • Proficiency with the use of Salesforce for independent data management, report generation, and development of new variables and reports as needed.
  • General familiarity with the field of social work and its intersections with social service delivery and public health, and with social work training in public social service, private nonprofit, and/or health care settings.
  • Familiarity with the principles and practices of adult education and professional workforce development.
  • Strong analytical, verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills and strong presentation skills.
  • Commitment to working effectively in a culturally diverse and culturally responsive environment.
  • Proficiency with MS Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), Google Suite tools, and Qualtrics.
  • Experience implementing culturally responsive education and/or training projects in higher education settings.
  • Experience designing and executing outcome evaluations of education and/or training projects.
  • Experience successfully supervising the work of students and support staff.
  • Bachelor's degree in Social Work/Social Welfare, Public Health, or a related area and/or equivalent experience/training.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Social Work/Social Welfare, Public Health, or a related field.

Salary & Benefits

This is a full-time (40 hours/week) contract appointment, eligible for full UC health and retirement benefits. The initial appointment will be for one year, with the expectation of annual renewal based on continued external funding for relevant CalSWEC projects. This is a monthly paid, exempt position.

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University, please visit the University of California's Compensation & Benefits website.

Under California law, the University of California, Berkeley is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role and should not offer a salary outside of the range posted in this job announcement. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, analysis of internal equity, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience.

The budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position is $85,000.00 - $90,000.00.

How to Apply

  • To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter.

Other Information

  • This is not a visa opportunity.
  • This position is eligible for hybrid or fully remote work.

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, please see the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission poster.

For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, please see the University of California Discrimination, Harassment, and Affirmative Action in the Workplace policy.

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