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Project Manager (7398U) 22219
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Aug. 11, 2021
Title Project Manager (7398U) 22219
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Social Work

Project Manager (7398U) 22219

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

The California Social Welfare Education Center (CalSWEC) is a training and evaluation 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 facilitates and supports statewide partnerships for the education and training of social workers to ensure culturally responsive, effective, and high-quality health and social service delivery to the people of California. CalSWEC's work includes pre-service social work education, training, and student support projects, professional in-service training projects, and workforce development-related program evaluation and applied research projects in the arenas of child welfare, behavioral health, and services for aging and vulnerable adults.

The CalSWEC Title IV-E Program operates at 20 schools of social work and provides professional education and monetary support to undergraduate and graduate students who intend to pursue or continue a career in the field of public child welfare. The goals of the CalSWEC Title IV-E Program are:
  • To increase the number of public child welfare (PCW) workers in California with BASW and MSW degrees
  • To prioritize the enrollment of current state/county/Tribal social services staff
  • To prioritize the enrollment of students who reflect the diversity of California's child welfare population
  • To provide specific program support through the provision of monetary support to students
  • To provide specific program support through a specialized competency-based child welfare curriculum

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: August 23, 2021

  • Coordinates efforts with a variety of external and internal contacts; researches organizational structures, policies and procedures and summarizes best practices in field. Provides technical guidance and quality assessment. Works with university and public child welfare agency partners to coordinate and implement statewide child welfare workforce development efforts. Convenes, facilitates, and follows up on a variety of meetings with statewide child welfare workforce development partners.
  • Researches and analyzes processes and procedures, summarizes findings, policies and organizational structures in order to develop and / or implement changes and to provide consultative services to department administrators, partners and external stakeholders. Drafts, reviews, edits, submits, and presents program documents and related information, including program reports, directives, presentations, policy briefs, memos, program guides, curriculum, etc. Reviews and updates program policy and implementation documents and processes on a regular basis.
  • Researches and drafts complex proposals, reports, briefings, executive summaries. Researches, monitors, and analyzes local, state, and federal developments and information in public child welfare policy, social work education, child welfare and social work workforce development trends, organizational development, and other related topics, and implements program improvements and updates accordingly.
  • Develops proposals and recommendations to guide and support a broader strategic direction for the program. Participates in and supports program evaluation, distribution of evaluation findings, and implementation of program improvements based on evaluation.
  • Performs ad hoc, analytical studies on a wide variety of policies, programs and issues which are complex in nature. Conducts needs analysis to develop and improve program implementation.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Strong group facilitation and meeting management skills.
  • Ability to plan, design, and manage complex projects with in-person and remote teams.
  • Strong skills in analyzing, researching and synthesizing large amounts of data for preparing sound and relevant proposals / analyses.
  • Ability to assume leadership of assigned projects and tasks and function autonomously.
  • Strong time management skills and demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and respond to requests in a timely manner.
  • Strong presentation skills and comfort with public speaking.
  • Demonstrated initiative and follow-through.
  • Strong organizational skills and detail orientation.
  • Demonstrated experience respectfully, collaboratively, and effectively working with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Comfort with learning new skills, including new technologies.
  • Thorough knowledge and skills with relevant business software systems; i.e., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, comparable Google applications.
  • Ability to travel statewide.
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in social work, sociology, psychology, public policy, or related field and/or equivalent combination of experience/training.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Knowledge of public child welfare practice and workforce development issues and trends.
  • Master's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in social work, sociology, psychology, public policy, or related field and/or equivalent combination of experience/training.

Salary & Benefits

This is a monthly paid (exempt) position. Annual salary will be commensurate with experience up to $90,000.00.

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 full-time, one-year contract eligible for full UC Benefits. Renewal is possible with continued funding.

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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