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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: June 26, 2017
Extension Ventures is tasked with developing new programs in support of Extension's mission of providing lifelong personal and professional educational growth opportunities to adult learners locally, nationally, and internationally.
Reporting to the Executive Director of Extension Ventures, the Project Manager, Extension Ventures serves as a project manager and business development lead for Extension Ventures. The Project Manager, Extension Ventures provides process vision, business development support, and implementation leadership for Extension Ventures. The Project Manager works with academic and program directors within Extension and other campus departments to develop program ideas, proposals, and implementation plans.
This position will develop analytical studies on a variety of academic projects, programs and issues in support of Extension's Programs, which includes Business, Management, Technology, Art, Design, Humanities, Science, Math, and Biotechnology. Assists in policy, program planning, development and administration. Interprets, monitors and analyzes information regarding financial and academic metrics. Provides consultative services regarding general management to department administrators.
• Provides project and program management a portfolio of academic proposals across the spectrum from exploration, strategy development, proposal development, funding, to implementation. • Provides highly complex financial and business analyses across a broad spectrum of program ideas, proposals, and initiatives. • Develops proposals and recommendations to guide and support a broader strategic direction for the organization. • Collaborates with academic and administrative departments to coordinate the development, implementation, and monitoring of new programs and the processes they may require. • Makes high level contacts of a sensitive nature, internally and externally requiring discretion and diplomacy in order to negotiate with or persuade internal and external stakeholders to collaboratively develop solutions. • Leads and directs a wide variety of projects and follows through with all levels of staff and individuals inside and outside the organization. • Guides and directs planning which may include senior management, academic / program directors, and/or external constituencies. • May lead a team of lower level analytical and administrative staff.
• Thorough knowledge of campus processes, protocols and procedures. • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of common campus-specific computer applications. • Strong analytical/problem-solving skills, including financial analysis (Net Present Value, IRR, cash flows, P&L) and project management. • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with all levels of staff and influence, both verbally and in writing. • Mid-level project management skills. • Ability to multi-task with demanding timeframes. • Ability to use discretion and maintain all confidentiality. • Advanced knowledge of leading edge continuing education products. • Advanced skills in corporate development (partnering, licensing). • Strong entrepreneurial spirit, solid business acumen and ability to develop new financial models.¿ • Ability to manage multiple projects with competing priorities and deadlines.¿
Education/Training: • Master's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training • Education or training in corporate or managerial finance required
• Education or training in marketing, business strategy, and/or corporate development preferred
Salary & Benefits
Salary range is $98,000 - $106,000, based on 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.