Curriculum Planner - Jurisprudence & Social Policy / Legal Studies Programs (4522U), Berkeley Law - 40305
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This position will be supporting the Jurisprudence & Social Policy (JSP) Graduate Program and Legal Studies Undergraduate Program. The JSP and Legal Studies Programs are interdisciplinary programs in the study of law that offer Ph.D. and Bachelor of Arts degrees. JSP/Legal Studies is part of the School of Law.
In consultation with department management, the Curriculum Planner uses professional concepts in drafting department schedule for courses, seminars, and special events,taking into consideration faculty leaves, preferences, and faculty courseload, classroom availability, and enrollment figures. This position independently obtains classrooms for courses taking into account the requirements and restrictions of the Campus Scheduling Office.
Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: August 16, 2022.
Assists Associate Dean and Assistant Dean in drafting schedule of courses to be offered each term based upon a course list developed by the Associate Dean and Assistant Dean, enrollment trend data in CalAnswers, and faculty availability.
Solicits information from instructors on availability and teaching preferences.
Using judgment and discretion, independently obtains classrooms for courses taking into account the requirements and restrictions of the Campus Scheduling Office, past enrollment trends, instructor preferences, equipment and facility needs, department and campus needs.
Consults with Campus Scheduling Office and instructors on issues regarding obtaining appropriate classrooms and advises faculty or senior level manager on options.
Works with other departments to set up cross-listed and room-shared courses.
Provides information to faculty and visiting instructors about scheduling procedures and practices and enrollment needs.
Course Planning & Coordination
Maintains shared documents related to course planning.
Aids the Associate Dean and Assistant Dean in coordinating Legal Studies and JSP schedules to prevent time conflicts and ensure teaching loads are correct.
Updates course listings on program website and relevant campus databases.
Course Approvals Liaison
Maintains archive of course proposals and tracks progress of newly proposed courses through Legal Studies Program approval process.
Prepares and submits course approval forms to the Committee on Courses of Instruction (COCI) of the Academic Senate when the program proposes additions, changes, or withdrawals of courses.
Collects, checks, and prepares student-initiated course (DeCal) proposals for submission to COCI.
Manages student enrollment for efficient use of classroom space and resources, and ensures students are enrolled based upon established priorities.
Sets up enrollment limits, seat reservations, and other course restrictions.
In consultation with faculty, drops no-shows and replaces them with the highest-priority waiting-list students.
Assists Legal Studies Director with assembling GSI/Reader pool and communicating with instructors and GSI/Reader candidates.
Collects, analyzes, and provides statistics on enrollment trends to program management.
Assists Legal Studies Director with institutional research for JSP/Legal Studies Programs.
Places orders for textbooks and desk copies and manages library reserves requests.
Assists Legal Studies Advisor with Legal Studies commencement planning and works at the commencement ceremony itself.
Updates and maintains Legal Studies program website as necessary (including automating processes such as major declaration).
Maintains archives of program materials (e.g., syllabi).
Manages administration and archiving of course evaluations and evaluation data.
Assists with bCourses administration.
Fulfills other duties within the scope of this classification, as assigned.
Interpersonal skills to work with department senior management, faculty, and students.
Ability in problem identification, reasoning, analysis to identify trends.
Ability to identify problems, implement solutions, and assess outcome(s).
Experience in academic course scheduling, instructional support, and/or enrollment management.
Ability to use discretion and maintain all confidentiality.
Strong attention to detail.
Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of constituencies including administrators, staff, students, and faculty.
Ability to respond with flexibility and efficiency to frequent changes in task focus, competing priorities, and multiple deadlines.
Skill in taking initiative, setting priorities, and managing time to complete work in a timely manner.
Ability to exercise good judgment, tact, diplomacy and professionalism.
Ability to work cooperatively and effectively in group/team settings.
Ability to work independently and to follow through on assignments with minimal supervision.
Demonstrated skill and ability to adhere to critical academic/administrative deadlines consistently.
Knowledge of the policies established by Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the ability to comply with them.
Strong computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Office, Google Suite, and videoconferencing platforms, with the ability to learn new computer programs and software systems.
Solid communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with all levels of staff and external constituencies, both verbal and in writing. Demonstrated commitment to and understanding of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB), and ability to apply and integrate core concepts of DEIB into everyday practice.
Must be 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.
Must demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community.
Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
Knowledge of common University-specific computer application programs.
Knowledge of and/or ability to learn department, organization, and University policies, procedures, and directives.
Knowledge of and/or ability to learn department and school / college general and major course requirements.
Salary & Benefits
This is a full-time (40 hours/week), career position, and eligible for full UC benefits.
This position is a non-exempt, bi-weekly paid position. Hourly pay for this role is commensurate with experience within the range of $28.49- $31.84.
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying. Please upload the document in the Resume section, then skip the (optional) Cover Letter upload section.
This position is eligible to work remotely one (1) day per week.
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
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