Women in Technology Initiative at the University of California

Job Opportunity: Women in Technology Program Director

Job Title:  Women In Tech Program Director (6300U) Job #25522 – CITRIS
Location: Main Campus-Berkeley
Part-Time or Full-Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

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About Berkeley

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world’s most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world. Berkeley’s culture of openness, freedom and acceptance—academic and artistic, political and cultural—make it a very special place for students, faculty and staff.

Berkeley is committed to hiring and developing staff who want to work in a high performing culture that supports the outstanding work of our faculty and students. In deciding whether to apply for a staff position at Berkeley, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the alignment of the Berkeley Workplace Culture with their potential for success at http://jobs.berkeley.edu/why-berkeley.html.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is:  8/28/18

Departmental Overview

The Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) and the Banatao Institute create information technology solutions for society’s most pressing challenges.

CITRIS and the Banatao Institute leverage the research strengths of University of California campuses at Berkeley, Davis, Merced and Santa Cruz, and operate within the greater ecosystem of the University and the innovative and entrepreneurial spirit of Silicon Valley. The institute was created by the California state legislature to shorten the pipeline between world-class laboratory research and the development of applications, platforms, companies, and even new industries. CITRIS and the Banatao Institute facilitate interdisciplinary work among hundreds of University of California faculty members, students, corporate partners, and international institutions. Together with these public and private partners, we are shaping the future of technology in ways that cross traditional boundaries.

Diversity in the technical workforce at all levels enhances collective intelligence and innovation, resulting in financial benefits for companies, personal and professional satisfaction for technologists, and a vibrant intellectual ecosystem for a thriving information-based society.

WITI envisions a world in which women are proportionately represented and equitably compensated throughout the professional ranks in the tech industry and academia. WITI seeks to create change through convening female executives and their champions for information-sharing and networking; promoting adoption of diversity metrics in the industry, providing professional development opportunities for graduate students and early-career professionals; and highlighting successful female technical experts and entrepreneurs through public events, social media, and the Athena Awards.


50%  Program development:
• Help to identify appropriate participants and speakers for WITI events, such as the Women in Technology Leadership Roundtable, public symposia, and professional development activities. Also help to identify appropriate speakers for related events like the CITRIS Research Exchange series.
• Organize and direct the process for the annual Athena Awards, including recruiting review committee members, soliciting nominations, providing review rubrics, organizing final selection and communicating with the awardees.
• Identify and cultivate campus partners for co-sponsored activities.
• Identify industry and academic leaders to serve as mentors/champions for students, alumnae and postdocs.
• Contribute to strategic planning for the Initiative to build a full slate of activities and the funding to support it.

25%  Campus Outreach:
• Develop relationship with student groups, ideally at all 4 CITRIS campuses, e.g. WICSE, GWE, SWE, etc. to understand their needs and how WITI might contribute to their success.
• Work with representatives from the UCB Equity & Inclusion office and staff in CoE’s diversity & inclusion office to provide complementary programs and support to students.
• Develop working relationships with staff serving in IT roles on campus to understand how WITI might provide support to them.

25%  Fundraising:
• Help to develop fundraising materials (white papers, case statements, etc).
• Help to identify prospective funders (corporate, foundation, individual) and develop fundraising strategy.
• Identify other sources of support, e.g., federal grants, and facilitate proposal development.

Required Qualifications

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• Advanced knowledge of assigned area of responsibility, for example, the campus scientific community.
• Advanced knowledge of issues of concern in higher education.
• Advanced knowledge of practices and procedures associated with building and maintaining effective working relationships with all levels of internal and external constituencies.
• Advanced written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills, including skill to produce information that is appropriately presented and effectively received by target constituencies.
• Active listening skills, including advanced critical thinking and analytical skills.
• Skill to recognize potential areas of constituency concern and address, resolve and/or mitigate problems or issues.
• Advanced project management skills, including skills to plan and implement successful events.
• Advanced degree in a technical field, social sciences, or women’s studies.
• Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

• Advanced knowledge of the campus, its vision, mission, goals, objectives, achievements, issues of concern and infrastructure.
• Experience organizing events.
• Experience working with students preparing to enter technical fields or early-career professionals.
• Familiarity with UC Berkeley programs and procedures.

Salary & Benefits

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:


*This is a one-year contract position.  Contract positions may be extended based on operational demand.  Contract positions are eligible to participate in the health and welfare programs offered by UC Berkeley.

Salary info can be found in the job description in the UC Berkeley Jobs Portal.

How to Apply

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.

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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