Free Tickets to Lauryn Hill @ Warfield, San Francisco, Tuesday, April 12, 9pm, Kurt Elling @ Zellerbach Hall, Berkeley, Saturday April 23, 8pm, Scholarships, Jobs, Entertainment Jobs May-April 2011!

FREE tickets to Lauryn Hill show Tuesday, April 12, 2011, p:00 pm at the Warfield, San Francisco and the Kurt Elling show Saturday April 23, 8pm at Zellerbach Hall, U. C. Berkeley, Berkeley, California. The tickets will be awarded via our Twitter or website, so if you haven’t already, you should join us on:

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Moving Target: Extended Intimate Playdate Series

Ms. Lauryn Hill

Hot 8 Brass Band

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

  • The Warfield
  • 982 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
  • Show time: 9:00pm
  • Door time: 8:00pm
  • Age: All Ages+

Ms. Lauryn Hill-
Hot 8 Brass Band-

The legendary GRAMMY Award winning MC, vocalist, producer and songwriter, Ms. Lauryn Hill, has announced dates for her Moving Target: Extended Intimate Playdate Series. The series will kick off in Orlando, FL on March 16thand hit 12 cities across the country including sets at Miami’s Jazz in the Gardens Festival on March 19th, this year’s Coachella Music and Arts Festival on April 15th and then wrapping at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on May 7th (full routing below). More dates to be announced in the coming weeks.

In addition, Ms. Hill has also announced the creation of @MsHillMvngTrgt on Twitter as the definitive source for news, highlights and updates for the Moving Target Series as well as a place for her to communicate directly with her supporters. Of these playdates Ms. Hill says, “One of the benefits of playing venues smaller than the ones I’m used to allows me the opportunity to not only reconnect with my supporters but to expose them to a portion of the musical journey I’ve been on which the world for the most part has not had access to. I’ve never shied away from being musically adventurous, nor am I known for being a lightweight when it comes to lyrical content or musical exploration. These more intimate playdates afford me the time to perform for listeners who haven’t heard from me over the past several years or have been misinformed by the inaccuracies in home media coverage, many of which I might add, I find very amusing. Getting back out there to perform is a lot like resuming a strenuous sport after having been away from it for a while, but eventually the muscle-memory kicks in and each day brings progressive strength. It\’s an exciting and REAL process which these audiences will get to witness.”

Ms. Hill recently ended a set of dates last month playing venues predominantly on the Eastern half of the country, which included performances at the Sundance Festival in Park City Utah and an exclusive party held during Fashion Week celebrating the opening of Alexander Wang’s New York City Flagship store. Ms. Hill has been performing an innovative set list of classic material, evolved but faithful to the rigor, soulfulness and power of the original music from her iconic and groundbreaking solo album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill as well as classic Fugee numbers and a few covers honoring some of the music that Ms. Hill grew up influenced by.

About Ms. Lauryn Hill:
Cited as one of the greatest female MCs of all time, Ms. Lauryn Hills prolific rhymes and powerful\r\nvoice catapulted her into the public eye as a member of the Fugees, whose 1996 album The Score was certified six times platinum and took home two GRAMMY Awards for Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal and Best Rap Album. In 1998, Ms. Hill established herself as a creative force as a solo artist with her now classic debut The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. The iconic work earned Ms. Hill a record-setting ten GRAMMY Award nominations, five of which she took home, including Best New Artist and Album of the Year. The album was also nominated in several categories at the NAACP Image Awards, including Outstanding Female Artist, Outstanding Album, and Outstanding Song, where she was nominated for both Doo Wop (That Thing) and A Rose Is Still A Rose. The album has appeared on countless Best Of lists, including Rolling Stones 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, SPINs Top 100 Albums of the Last 20 Years, Vibes 150 Albums That Define the Vibe Era, and the Associated Press 10 Best Albums of the 1990s. The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill has sold 8 million copies worldwide. In 2002, she released MTV Unplugged No 2.0, a live album of her 2001 performance on MTV Unplugged, which was certified platinum four weeks after its release. Ms. Hill has also been recognized for her humanitarian efforts, receiving an Essence Award for her work including the 1996 founding the Refugee Project.



DEDICATED TO YOU: Kurt Elling Sings The Music of Coltrane and Hartman

April 23, 2011 8:00 PM.

Cal Performances,
Zellerbach Hall
U. C. Berkeley
Berkeley,  CA

When Kurt Elling hits the stage with his unique scat-vocalese style, you know you’re in the presence of a worthy successor to Mark Murphy and Johnny Hartman. Without a doubt, a groundbreaking jazz artist, composer, and lyricist of true distinction. At the top of his game, Elling just took home the 2010 Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album for his swinging Dedicated to You: Kurt Elling Sings the Music of Coltrane and Hartman. “The leading male vocalist of our time” (The New York Times).

Zellerbach Hall does not have a street address. We suggest that you use the address of The Musical Offering, 2430 Bancroft Ave., as it is directly across the street from Zellerbach Hall.


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Anyone can register at http://AMWFTRUST.ORG by submitting an online request form in a strictly confidential submission and they can also feel free to call the number (510) 394-4101 as well.



Top 2011 Scholarships For Black Students


AARP Foundation Women’s Scholarship Program
For women 40+ seeking new job skills, training and educational opportunities to support themselves.

Academic Competitiveness Grant
For first-year and second-year college students who graduated from high school.

Actuarial Diversity Scholarship
For minority students pursuing a degree that may lead to a career in the actuarial profession.

Akash Kuruvilla Memorial Scholarship Fund
For students who demonstrate excellence in leadership, diversity, integrity and academia.

American Copy Editors Society Scholarship
Available to junior, senior and graduate students who will take full-time copy editing jobs or internships.

AORN Foundation Scholarship
For students studying to be nurses and perioperative nurses pursuing undergrad and grad degrees.

Automotive Hall of Fame Scholarship
For students who indicate a sincere interest in an automotive related career.

AWG Minority Scholarship For Women
Encourages young minority women to pursue an education and later a career in the geosciences.

AXA Achievements Scholarship
Provides more than $600K in annual scholarships to 52 students – one from each state.


Beacon Partners Healthcare IT Scholarships
Awarded to a student pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in the IT Healthcare field.

Best Buy Scholarship
For students in grades 9-12 who plan to enter a full-time undergraduate program upon high school graduation.

Burger King Scholars Program
For high school seniors who have part-time jobs and excel academically in school.


CIA Undergraduate Scholarship Program
Developed to assist minority and disabled students, but open to all who meet the requirements.

Coca-Cola Scholars Program
Four-year achievement-based scholarships given to 250 high school seniors each year.


Davidson Fellows Scholarship
Recognizes and awards the extraordinary who excel in math, science, and technology.

Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund
Need-based scholarships for college students are part of the progressive movement in their community.

Dell Scholars Program
For students who demonstrate a desire and ability to overcome barriers and achieve their goals.

Development Fund For Black Students in Science and Technology
For students studying science or technology at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

Discovery Scholarship
Annual scholarship for high school juniors to support continued education and training beyond high school.


Ed Bradley/ Ken Kashiwahara Scholarships
Open to full-time students who are pursuing careers in radio and television news.

EMPOWER Scholarship Award
Designed to increase diversity in the medical rehabilitation field by awarding students of color.

ESA Foundation Computer and Video Game Scholarship Program
For minority and female students majoring in a field related to computer and video game arts.


Fulbright Scholar Program
Sends faculty and professionals abroad each year to lecture and conduct research.

Future Engineers Scholarship Program
For students pursuing a career in engineering who shows outstanding academic performance.


Gates Millenium Scholarship
Funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; established to help low income minority students.

Go On Girl Book Club Scholarship
Supports authors of the Black African Diaspora who wan to write their way to college money.

Google Anita Borg Scholarship
For women who excel in computing and technology, and are active role models and leaders.


Hallie Q. Brown Scholarship
For African American women who have a minimum C average, and can demonstrate financial need.

HBCU Study Abroad Scholarship
Provides travel opportunities for students of color who are traditionally under-represented in such programs.


Jacob K. Javits Fellowship Program
Provides fellowships to students who excel in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

Javits-Frasier Teacher Scholarship Fund
To increase diverse students’ access to talent development opportunities through teacher training.

Jeannette Rankin Women’s Scholarship Fund
For low-income women who have a vision of how their education will benefit themselves and their community.

Joe Francis Haircare Scholarship
For cosmetology and barber school students who can demonstrate a financial need.


KFC Colonel’s Scholars Program
For college-bound students who can demonstrate financial need, and have a GPA of at least 2.75.


Lincoln Forum Scholarship Essay Contest
A writing contest pertaining to the life and times of Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War era.

McKesson Pharmacy Scholarship
Designed to assist pharmacy students who plan to continue their education.

National Achievement Scholarship
Established in 1964 to provide recognition for outstanding African American high school students.
National Black Police Association Scholarships
For students pursuing careers in law enforcement, criminal justice, and other related areas.
National Institute of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship
For students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are pursuing science and health-related research.
National SMART Grant
Available to full-time students who are majoring in science, math, technology, engineering, and more.

PMI Educational Foundation Scholarships
Established for students in the field of project management or a project management related field.

Ron Brown Scholar Program
Seeks to identify African American high school seniors who will make significant contributions to society.

Ronald Reagan College Leaders Scholarship
Seeks to recognize outstanding young people who are promoting American values on college campuses.

Siemen Competition
Competition for individual or team research projects in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology.

Thurgood Marshall College Fund Scholarships
For first-generation students majoring in business, finance, science, engineering, and more.
Tri-Delta Scholarships
For students who excel in chapter and campus involvement,community service, academics, and more.
Tylenol Scholarship
For students pursuing a career in health care who can demonstrate leadership and academic qualities.

United Negro College Fund Scholarships
Administers 400 different scholarship programs so low-income families can afford college, tuition, and books.
U.S. Bank Internet Scholarship
For high school seniors planning to enroll or college freshmen, sophomores, and juniors already enrolled.
USDA/1890 National Scholars Program
For students seeking a Bachelor’s degree in agriculture, food, or natural resource sciences and related majors.

Vanguard Minority Scholarship Program
Provides merit-based scholarships to minority students studying business, finance, economics, and more.

William B. Ruggles Right To Work Journalism Scholarship
Available to undergraduate and graduate students who are majoring in journalism or a related field.
Writer’s Digest Annual Short Story Competition
Contest for writers who can compose the best fictional short story, written in 1,500 words or less.

Xerox Technical Minority Scholarship
For academic high-achievers in science, engineering, and information technnology.



Working Women’s



Deadline Saturday, May 7, 2011

Application must be received via the email listed below or postmarked and completed in entirety (no exceptions)

Please email completed applications to:

Or mail to:

Scholarship Committee Chairperson

National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. – Oakland/Bay Area Chapter

PO Box 24231

Oakland, CA  94623-1231

You may also access application forms at the Chapter’s website,



The National Coalition of 100 Black Women (NCBW) Oakland/Bay Area Chapter is accepting applications from working women attending a college, university, or other post-secondary institution of higher learning.  Priority will be given to women seeking their first degree.  NCBW is a non-profit advocacy organization dedicated to improving the lives of African-American women and girls in particular, and the Black community in general. The Oakland/Bay Area Chapter accomplishes its mission through education, programs for girls and women, scholarships and community grants.

A complete scholarship application package must be submitted via email to or mailed to the scholarship committee and postmarked no later than May 7, 2011.  The package consists of a completed scholarship application form, scholarship recommendations forms, school acceptance letter, certification of academic standing and two typed essays. Applicants must also provide documentation of age and financial need.


ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS (Evidence must be submitted to show that you meet the requirements)

  • Applicant must be 30 years of age or older  (provide copy of driver’s license or other proof)
  • Applicant must be attending an accredited institution of higher learning in the Fall 2011 school term (provide official or certified proof of enrollment)
  • Applicant must have a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA
  • Applicant must be working at least on a part time basis (minimum 15 hours per week)
  • Applicant must need financial assistance  (provide Student Aid Report, FAFSA documents, 2010 W-2 form, or other evidence of financial need for 2011-12 year)
  • Applicant must provide at least two recommendations – one from an official of current school and one from  the present employer
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Write an Essay on both of the following topics:
  1. What is a role model? What woman (or women) has served as your role model, and how has she influenced your life?  How do you serve as a role model for others?
  2. What are your academic and career goals? How will achieving your goals impact your community?

Failure to address the specified topic disqualifies the essay.  Each essay should be from 200 to 300 words, typed and double-spaced.  Essays will be rated on content, depth, grammar, organization, and originality.

For this application to be considered complete, all documentation listed above must be scanned and attached to the application or included in your mailed application packet.



NOTE:  All information provided is subject to verification.  Original documents must be presented for review if requested.









(Please type or print legibly)





Last Name                              First Name                                  Middle Initial



Address                                     City                                            State                  Zip Code


(             )                                                                                                                                                          

Telephone Number  (Home)                   (Cell)                             Social Security Number



E-Mail Address                  Date of Birth (*Attach Copy of Driver’s License or Other Official Proof of Age)



Name of Present Employer/Company       Address                       City                State                  Zip Code


                                                                                                        __________                  __________  

Employer Telephone Number              Name of Supervisor                           Dates of Employment



Current School Attending                                                  School Counselor Name



School Address                                             City                       State                  Zip Code



GPA                Major field of study                 Length of program?           Year entering in Fall 2011



School Attending in 2011-12                                  Name of School Counselor or Other Contact Person



2011-12 School Costs (including tuition, fees, books)            *Attach Copy of FAFSA or Other Documentation of Need


Household income (required)


Annual Household Income:     Under $27,100        $27,101 – $45,149      $45,150 – $64,399     $64,400 – $90,299

$90,300 – $108,349     $108,350 & above


Number of dependents in household including applicant:


All of the information provided on this application and subsequent documents is true and complete to the best of my knowledge.  I agree that, if asked to do so, I shall provide proof of the information that I have given on this application.  I realize that if I do not provide requested documentation, I will not be considered for a scholarship award.


Signature of Applicant:                                                                                                           









Student’s Name:  __________________________________________________


School Name & Address:  ___________________________________________




Student Identification Number:  ______________________________________


Student’s Class Status (e.g. 1st yr. or freshman; 3rd year or junior, etc.)   ________


Please complete the following for the student named above and AFFIX SCHOOL SEAL:


_____Is officially enrolled for the 2010 -11 academic year


_____Is pre-enrolled for the 2011 -12 academic year


_____Has a Cumulative Grade Point Average of _________

            (Please calculate to FOUR DECIMAL PLACES.)


_____Other Comments_________________________________________________________


Applicant’s Signature__________________________     Date_____________________



Signed by:  ______________________________                              Date: ________________

                   School Counselor/Administrator

                                                                                                             Phone: _______________









(Please type or print legibly)


Applicant’s Name: ________________________________________________


Number of hours worked/week _______   Number of months with employer _______


This applicant has applied for a NCBW Oakland/Bay Area Chapter, Working Women’s Scholarship.  Please provide a recommendation for this applicant, addressing her work ability, character, and potential, number of hours worked per week, and any other pertinent information you wish to include.  (This page may be photocopied, or use a blank sheet of paper if additional space is required.)


Name of Employer:  ___________________________________________________

Recommendation completed by:  ________________________________________

Title: _____________________________________            Date:  _______________






(Please type or print legibly)


Applicant’s Name: ____________________________________________


This applicant has applied for an NCBW Oakland/Bay Area Chapter, Working Women’s Scholarship.  Please provide a recommendation for this applicant, addressing her academic ability, character, and potential, and any other pertinent information you wish to include.  (This page may be photocopied, or use a blank sheet of paper if additional space is required.)



Recommendation completed by:  ________________________________________


Title: _____________________________________            Date:  _______________


EMPOWER Scholarship Program

This program is designed to increase diversity in the medical rehabilitation field by awarding a scholarship to two students of color each year, to be used at the college or university of their choice.

Applicants must identify how they will use their educational training and demonstrate their interest in this field. Selection is based on the applicants’ intentions, achievements and need, rather than solely on graduation ranking.

Deadline is in May 2011.

[Click Here To Apply]

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Accounting Career Awareness Program (ACAP)

See my note below regarding ACAP and forward to any interested high school students of color. If you would like to set up a presentation at your high school – let me know.

I wanted to personal reach out to you asking for your assistance in spreading the word to parents of high-school students, for a summer program. Many of you who know me know that I have worked with the Accounting Career Awareness Program for 10+ years now. This program, affectionately known as ACAP, is a career development program for high school students from under-represented ethnic groups aimed at exposing them to Accounting and other business professions.

ACAP offers a one-week summer residency program at UC Berkeley which introduces the students to accounting, entrepreneurship, finance, economics and management through a carefully tailored curriculum involving guest lecturers from industry and academia. Students are actively involved in the week’s activities which include classroom lectures, field trips, and mentoring from working business professionals.

All ACAP participants receive scholarships covering the total cost of tuition, books, supplies, transportation, and room and board. (In other words everything is FREE for the student/parents) The week culminates with a banquet for sponsors, participants and their parents or guardians.

The residency program this year will be held from July 17-22, 2011 on the California University of Berkeley Campus.

If you can please forward this information to ALL who may be in need or have in interest in the Accounting Career Awareness Program. In 1996 I too was a student of ACAP, and it has since changed my life forever! This is a wonderful experience to be taking advantage of.

Go to web site for more info: (and applications).

Application Deadline is April 15th.

Thank you,
Andrea Handy

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Job Title:    
Student Services Advisor 3 #12143
Job ID:       
Main Campus-Berkeley

Full/Part Time:     Full-Time

Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: April 18, 2011.

Departmental Overview
The Statistics Department is a medium size department in the division of Mathematics and Physical Sciences, in the College of Letters and Science.  The department has 17.5 faculty members, some of them shared with departments such as Mathematics and Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences.  The department also has close ties to the Biostatistics program in the School of Public Health.  There are approximately 10 Lecturers, visitors, and post doctoral appointees who teach in the department each year and a large number of visiting researchers (approximately 50 per year), who are here throughout the year including summer.  The department manages a budget of approximately 17 million dollars in grants, contracts, state, gift funds and revenues and it is staffed by 9.6 FTE including the staffing of the Statistical Computing Facility.  The department serves approximately 4,865 students who enrolled in departmental courses each year and has approximately 145 majors and 60 graduate students.

The Student Services Advisor has sole responsibility for providing a wide range of student services to graduate students in the Statistics Department including: providing guidance to the chair, faculty, and students in academic advising, graduate student recruitment, graduate admissions, financial aid.  Evaluating and awarding of fellowships and block grant funds; conducting the orientation of new graduate students, student events, career counseling, and related activities.  Independently advises students and resolves student services-related issues on the full range of academic issues. Advises faculty and management on a variety of student issues. Works with the department’s management to recommend changes to policies, practices, and procedures relating to student services.  Administers and coordinates funding for graduate student support.

The incumbent has full responsibility for the department’s graduate programs (M.A. and Ph.D.).  Responsible for all GSI appointments.  Communicates and coordinates with other campus units such as Graduate Division.  Represents the Department at graduate affairs Campus and systemwide meetings.

Required Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree and/or experience and training in related areas.
Knowledge of student services at the college level.
Good judgment skills and ability to make decision in area of responsibility.
Excellent problem solving skills and to develop original ideas to approach unforeseen circumstances.
Excellent interpersonal skills to effectively interact with faculty, students, and colleagues both inside the department and in other units.
Ability to work effectively with a student population of diverse backgrounds and needs.    Proficiency in computing skills (use of databases, spreadsheets, word, web and electronic communications).
Ability to develop in-depth knowledge of all regulations, contracts, and policies governing graduate students matters.
Analytical skills sufficient to gather and present data regarding graduate student program(s).

Preferred Qualifications
Knowledge of national and international trends in higher education, particularly in issues of recruitment, admissions, graduation rates, employment.
Working knowledge of student advising at UC Berkeley.
Knowledge of UCB systems used for graduate students processes.

Salary & Benefits
Annual Hiring Range: $42,000 – $58,000 depending upon experience

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

Criminal Background Check
This position has been designated as sensitive and may require a Criminal Background Check. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of a Criminal Background Check.

Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of California, Berkeley is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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Payroll Title/Grade/FTE:                        Career Services Specialist4- job code 4517u/Grade 22/ 100%

Department:                                     College of Engineering, Fung Institute

Replacement for:                          new position

Supervisor:                                    Executive Director


Working Title:                        Assistant Director, Career Planning & Placement


SALARY:                        Commensurate with qualifications and experience





The Coleman Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership was launched in January 2010 and offers programs that combine leadership coursework in technology innovation and management with intensive study in an area of technical specialization. In fall 2011, the College of Engineering will open its first educational program developed with support from the Coleman Fung Institute.


The new Berkeley Engineering Professional Master’s Degree is a one year program that prepares early-career engineers to lead technology enterprises at the managerial and executive levels. The first class will graduate in spring 2012.


The Fung Institute’s Assistant Director for Career Planning and Placement will create, implement, and manage a career development and placement program for graduates of the new Master’s in Engineering professional degree.  Collaborating closely with College and campus resources the Assistant Director will establish scalable programs to advise and assist students and alumni on career issues and strategies, job search methods, resume preparation, placement options, and related matters.


The Assistant Director will work with numerous internal and external partners to establish and manage relationships with potential employers and create relationships with the range of constituencies needed for a successful career planning program.


RESPONSIBILITIES:     (* Asterisk denotes essential job functions)


Career Development Program Design, Implementation, and Management (*40%)


  • Design and implement a suite of career development and placement services and programs that provide Master’s in Engineering (M.Eng.) students and alumni with a career edge. Collaborate closely with the Fung Institute Executive Director and Assistant Director for Academic Affairs as well as College of Engineering, campus, and external resources to identify opportunities for synergy with existing programs.
  • In collaboration with the Executive Director, College Relations, and others, research, develop, and execute new programs and outreach services to coach and continuously update students, alumni, and other parties interested in career development opportunities and options.
  • Develop customized services for specific student groups and provide tailored content to support outreach efforts. Use a variety of strategies from in-person networking and seminars to large-scale virtual events, webinars, and use of social media.
  • Co-sponsor key programs and Fung Institute events, e.g. Visit Day, orientation, M.Eng. commencement reception, etc.
  • Work with graduate student groups to ensure alignment of student career desires with plans to target companies and to provide general recruiter feedback on their knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  • Research and analyze economic and employment trend data to provide context for marketing
    decisions and support outreach efforts. Develop presentations for management, students and campus professionals.
  • Establish metrics to track utilization of services, including advising and workshops/Webinars. Compile data for program evaluation and to aid in marketing.
  • Manage improvement processes. Conduct assessments, and evaluate program effectiveness. Collaborate with faculty and other members of the University community to update, enhance, or eliminate programs.
  • Present sensitive and difficult information about the career program to the media and public.
  • Manage career development services logistics and information systems. Use thorough knowledge of career program and information systems to build applications and improve web sites and other supporting technologies.


Career Planning Advising: Students and Alumni (*30%)


  • Provide career advising in particularly complex areas that requires specialized expertise in working with junior as well as mid- to senior-level individuals who are looking to advance in their careers or switch entirely to another function and/or industry.
  • Use standard quantitative and qualitative assessments to help M.Eng. students assess career goals. Guide clients by providing decision making and goal setting tools helping them to identify interests, values, skills, and internal/external obstacles to obtaining goals. Identify personal crisis situations and refer clients to appropriate resources.
  • Develop and conduct workshops and programs to meet students’ needs. Organize and facilitate workshops to convey current trends in the workplace and job search process, such as a panel of both contingency and retained recruiters.
  • Ensure that students have current information about specific job markets and about recruiter perceptions by educating career advisors and communicating directly with students.
  • Meet regularly with Executive Director and College Relations to develop and implement alumni marketing and outreach programs. Establish protocols and programs for serving Alumni, locally and in other regions. Travel as needed to meet program goals.

Network and Relationship Building (*30%)


  • Establish new relationships with corporations and other organizations related to career services for M.Eng. students and alumni Identify and contact companies about recruiting M.Eng. students both on and off campus.
  • Work proactively to strengthen relationships with recruiting companies in designated industries. Assist them in developing and executing recruiting and marketing strategies.  Coordinate recruiter relationships with UC Berkeley Career Center as appropriate.
  • Work with other CoE departments and faculty to develop comprehensive relationships between companies and the M.Eng and Fung Institute programs.
  • Build long term relationships with students and alumni in mid and senior level positions. Facilitate networking opportunities between students and alumni/contacts in industry.
  • Promote employment, networking, and corporate sponsorship opportunities appropriate student populations.






  • Five to seven years of relevant work experience in establishing new career development programs in engineering and/or science. Outplacement, executive search, and industry recruiting experience for engineers/scientists helpful
  • Strong engineering or science background or experience advising individuals with those backgrounds on careers in a range of organizations and industries
  • Advanced knowledge of career development theories, adult development theory, counseling processes, career decision making, learning styles, and job search techniques.
  • Experience coaching and advising entry level as well as mid-senior level career professionals.
  • Knowledge of workshop/program design/development and management.
  • Highly effective interpersonal, counseling, presentation and oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills.
  • Attention to detail and ability to manage multiple projects and audiences simultaneously and the ability to work with people from diverse cultures.
  • Demonstrated interest in current issues in science and technology, entrepreneurship, leadership, global economics.
  • Experience collaborating with business and technology executives and career professionals. Ability to effectively and persuasively represent the College of Engineering.
  • Knowledge of career management, employer expectations, recruiting, staffing methods, and employment trends.
  • Ability to excel in a fast paced customer service oriented environment.
  • Must be able to work regular evenings and weekends hours.
  • Education and experience equivalent to an advanced degree in a relevant field and at least 5 years of experience in a related area.



·       MBTI and Career Leader Certification preferred


To Apply:

Submit your cover letter and resume online as one document when applying online noting job 12168 at:

Payroll Title/Grade/FTE:                        External Relations Specialist2 6298U/Grade 19/ 100%

Department:                                     College of Engineering, Fung Institute

Replacement for:                          new position

Supervisor:                                    Executive Director


Working Title:                                    External Relations Specialist 2


SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience





The Coleman Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership, launched in January 2010, prepares engineers and scientists — from students to seasoned professionals — with the multidisciplinary skills to lead enterprises of all scales, in industry, government and the nonprofit sector. The Fung Institute is headquartered in UC Berkeley’s College of Engineering, which is recognized for its educational and research excellence and is consistently ranked among the top three Engineering colleges in the United States.


In fall 2011, the College of Engineering will open its first educational program to be developed with support from the Fung Institute. The new Berkeley Engineering Professional Master’s Program prepares early-career engineers to lead technology enterprises at the managerial and executive levels. In addition, three existing programs will be moved under the Fung Institute umbrella: the Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology (CET); the Management of Technology (MOT), a joint program with the Haas School of Business; and Executive Education program administration.


This position will provide start-up support to this new and rapidly growing Institute and serve as a primary point of contact for all external constituencies. Activities associated with this position include reaching, serving, and engaging external constituencies through programs, events, products, and services not primarily related to fundraising. Constituencies include potential students, alumni, donors, international visitors, industry and non-profit organizations, local community, parents, as well as the general public. Translates constituent needs and priorities into customized programs to create, enhance, and sustain relationships between the campus and its external constituencies.




RESPONSIBILITIES:     (* Asterisk denotes essential job functions)



External Relations/Events Coordination (*55%)

  • Collaborates with Fung Institute directors and staff on all details regarding events.  In coordination with College Relations, provides organizational oversight for local and off-site conferences, seminars, workshops, retreats and recruiting sessions. Identifies sites and manages participant communications. Coordinates logistics between institutional and outside constituencies.
  • Participates in the long-range unit event planning for the Board Meetings, Steering Committee meetings, Innovation Initiative forum and seminars.
  • Researches and gathers data to inform planning for the Institute and its various programs.
  • Assists in the creation of flyers, posters, invitations, programs, signage, forms, ads, slide presentations, and other communication materials.
  • Serves as back-up for Program/Policy Analyst in managing/maintaining websites for the Fung Institute and related programs. Makes regular updates for assigned web content and graphics. Recommends changes and upgrades. Assists in testing pages for proper display and content rendering for cross-platform and browser compatibility.

Comprehensive Executive Support (*35%)


  • Supports and assists the Directors and Chief Scientist in program management and outreach.Functions as the gatekeeper, understanding the requirements of the executives in order to prioritize issues and to allocate time for scheduled events, travel and meetings.  Makes high level contacts of a sensitive nature, internally and externally requiring discretion and diplomacy.  Handles the details of a variety of matters on behalf of the executives.
  • Manages calendars for the Faculty Director, Executive Director and Chief Scientist independently setting priorities. Filters requests from diverse groups including faculty, students, campus administrators and directors, visiting dignitaries, etc. Makes frequent and complex meeting and travel arrangements.
  • Develops presentation materials for speeches, professional talks, and meetings with donor prospects for Directors. Independently researches data and background information required for meetings and other business for the Directors
  • Provides front-line customer service to campus visitors and answers routine inquiries, including questions received on-line via the internet.
  • Responds to inquiries from faculty, staff, students and the public on behalf of the executives regarding Fung Institute and related program operations.
  • Acts as initial point of contact for finance, human resources, IT, other services that have been clustered with or outsourced to departments/units outside of the Institute.Provides in-depth knowledge, actively working with external groups to ensure seamless service, troubleshoot issues, identify potential service gaps and propose solutions.  Coordinates implementation of administrative policies, procedures, and standards with external groups and academic departments to ensure uniform, effective and appropriate business practices.
  • Manages equipment needs and maintenance.
  • Develops databases and/or other tracking systems in collaboration with Fung Institute staff and service providers to support Institutes’ organization and growth.


Special projects as assigned (*10%)



  • Working knowledge of concepts, principles and practices of event planning and production and public relations.
  • Working knowledge of the campus, its programs, policies, mission, goals, objectives, achievements and infrastructure.
  • Very strong written and verbal communications skills, and demonstrated high detail orientation.  A business writing sample will be requested.
  • Good judgment and effective decision-making and problem resolution skills, including skill to recognize and deal effectively and appropriately with real and potential problem areas,
  • Conscientious self-starter with ability to work as part of a team or independently.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality and to determine the issues that need to be brought to the attention of higher level staff and/or management.
  • Able to work effectively with diverse faculty, students, staff, and others
  • Advanced experience with MS Office Suite, particularly Outlook, Word and PowerPoint, and with one or more of the following: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Macromedia Fireworks, Macromedia Dreamweaver, and/or Adobe Acrobat.
  • Experience creating, updating and troubleshooting web pages.
  • Exceptional organizational and project management skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including tact and political acumen to effectively represent the institution.
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills.


  • Bachelors degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training

To Apply:

Submit your cover letter and resume online as one document when applying online noting job 12170 at:

Payroll Title/Grade/FTE:                        Student Services Advisor4 4576U/grade 21/ 100%

Department:                                     College of Engineering, Fung Institute

Replacement for:                          new position

Supervisor:                                    Executive Director



Working Title:                                    Assistant Director for Academic Affairs


SALARY:            Commensurate with qualifications and experience





The Coleman Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership was launched in January 2010 and offers programs that combine leadership coursework in technology innovation and management with intensive study in an area of technical specialization.


Over time, the Fung Institute, in close collaboration with industry partners, will support the development of a range of educational offerings emphasizing “engineering leadership,” including undergraduate courses, graduate degrees, certificate programs, and a range of professional education options including executive education.


In fall 2011, the College of Engineering will open its first educational program developed with support from the Fung Institute. The new Berkeley Engineering Professional Master’s Degree (M. Eng.) is a one year program that prepares early-career engineers to lead technology enterprises at the managerial and executive levels.


As a key member of the Fung Institute operations team, the Assistant Director for Academic Affairs helps ensure successful implementation of recruiting and marketing efforts for the M.Eng. and other Fung Institute programs.  Collaborating closely with the Executive Director, Assistant Director of Career Development and Placement, and other Fung Institute staff this position is charged with enhancing the M.Eng. student experience by designing, implementing, and managing a suite of student services from matriculation through graduation that focus on cohort and professional development.


The Fung Institute’s Assistant Director for Academic Affairs focuses on the broad student academic experience, administering a range of functions for the Master’s in Engineering (M.Eng.) professional degree and related programs including:

  • recruitment;
  • admissions and financial aid;
  • cohort development and advising; and
  • curriculum planning support.


RESPONSIBILITIES:     (* Asterisk denotes essential job functions)


Student and Program Recruitment (*25%)


  • In collaboration with the Faculty Director, Executive Director, and academic departments establishes recruitment programs and protocols for the Master’s in Engineering degree and related programs generating academically excellent and diverse pools of applicants and students. Makes use of a range of media/methods (in-person, print, electronic) and scales (one-on- events, materials, and outreach services.
  • Coordinates with Executive Director, academic departments, alumni, and industry/organization partners to identify and leverage potential student recruitment sources.
  • Serves as point person for prospective students, parents, etc.on questions regarding the M.Eng. program using a variety of communication channels. Collaborates with departments to respond to in-depth curriculum issues.
  • Plans, manages, and implements events to enhance recruitment and yield including info sessions, Open House, diversity initiative events, mentoring programs, etc.
  • Evaluates effectiveness of recruitment programs and makes recommendations to enhance yields.


Student Services Program Design & Implementation and Academic Advising (*40%)


Student Services Program Design & Implementation

  • In collaboration with the Faculty Director, faculty, Executive Director, and Assistant Director for Career Planning and Placement create a specialized suite of programs and services for M.Eng. students supporting cohort development as well as individual personal and professional development.When possible, integrate cohort development activities into the academic program.  Coordinate efforts with academic departments and campus resources.
  • Manages, in collaboration with Fung Institute staff, academic departments, College Relations and other resources, key programs and assigned events, e.g. Visit Day, Diversity Day, orientation, speaker series,M.Eng. commencement reception, etc.


Alumni Services Program Design and Implementation

  • Create professional development programs and services for M.Eng. alumni in collaboration with other Fung Institute and College staff. Programs will have a secondary goal of supporting recruitment efforts.



  • Advises students regarding Master’s in Engineering curriculum, capstone projects, and leadership course information. Refers students to departments for general degree requirements and other issues delegated to departments.
  • Advises students on personal and professional issues, referring those with specific concerns or needs to appropriate college, departmental or campus resources.
  • Identifies and refers for resolution intricate student issues/grievances such as alleged discrimination, students’ personal crises. Refers grade disputes to departments.
  • Participates in professional student services committees that develop policies/procedures with nationwide impact


Admissions and Financial Aid (*25%)



Oversees professional Master’s program admissions planning and implementation at the College level, coordinating with academic departments to support Graduate Division policies.

  • Assists in management, design, and evaluation of M.Eng. admissions program.Works closely with academic department admissions to ensure applicants – and faculty – experience a seamless process and to develop and refine best practices.
  • Serves as staff for College-level M.Eng. Review Committee advising Dean, Associate Dean, and Committee participants on related policies and protocols.
  • Collaborates with Fung Institute Master’s admissions committee and coordinates with academic department committees to provide guidance for the review of the most difficult and complex admissions cases.
  • Compiles and analyzes admissions metrics and statistics.
  • Evaluates the effectiveness of the admissions program in coordination with the Executive Director and academic departments. Recommends improvements.



Financial Aid

Evaluates and coordinates financial aid, fellowship and scholarship awards for admitted applicants to M.Eng and related programs. Coordinates with Dean’s Office financial services and academic departments to determine funding options and create need-based and merit-based financial aid packages.


Department/School/College Policies (*10%)


In collaboration with academic departments, advises Faculty Director and Executive Director on the formulation of policies impacting the professional degree program(s) and other professional programs within the Fung Institute by clarifying issues, identifying potential solutions and analyzing the consequences.


  • Coordinates with academic departments and campus resources on policy interpretation and implementation.Recommends policy amendments and solutions to problems without policy or precedent.
  • Works with Faculty Director and Executive Director to support the leadership curriculum including advising regarding academic policies, programs and courses.Facilitates, in coordination with academic departments, new course approval for the leadership sequence. Assists with course scheduling.





  • Five – seven years of relevant experience in creating, leading, and evaluating graduate level student services for engineers and/or scientists that support personal and professional growth, as well as experience in establishing cohort development programs.
  • Demonstrated experience in building graduate student support services that assist faculty in attracting, retaining and developing an exceptional, outstanding, diverse, inclusive graduate student population.
  • Demonstrated ability and strong interpersonal skills to work in a multicultural environment with individuals and groups with a wide array of backgrounds, identities, life experiences, personality types and communication styles.
  • Skill to concentrate in an open work area in a busy office environment as well as skill to pay close attention to detail and prioritize work load with frequent interruptions,
  • Advanced knowledge of advising and counseling techniques.
  • Knowledge of common University-specific computer application programs and knowledge of University and departmental principles and procedures involved in risk.
  • Demonstrated experience in implementing new processes in a higher education environment, preferably in the student services arena.
  • Knowledge and experience related to student services IT/systems.
  • Skills in assessing people, processes or services, to make improvements. Experience in effectively using metrics to build strong a student support organization, including metrics related to building a diverse, exceptional, outstanding, and  inclusive student body, professional development, student retention etc.
  • Experience in managing projects through to completion including social perceptiveness to be aware of others’ reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Ability in problem identification, reasoning, ability to develop original ideas to solve problems, persuasion, leadership.
  • Ability to effectively and persuasively represent the College of Engineering.
  • Ability to travel and work regular evenings and weekend hours
  • Education and experience equivalent to a bachelor’s degree and at least 5 years of experience in a related field.



Advanced degree in relevant field strongly preferred


To Apply:

Submit your cover letter and resume online as one document when applying online noting job 12169 at:


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