MICS Program Manager

This position has been filled.

The School of Information is now seeking a Program Manager for a new Master of Information and Cybersecurity program.

The School is actively planning to launch a new online professional degree in 2018: the Master of Information and Cybersecurity (MICS). The Program Manager will independently oversee the MICS program and coordinate between I School stakeholders (e.g., faculty and staff) to expand the program while maintaining high quality instruction and intellectual rigor. Build faculty support and engagement for program, work with faculty to design and develop major program components, and administer the full range of the program's operational requirements. Coordinate closely with our private sector partner, 2U, to optimize student experience and content delivery. Ensure that 2U continues to provide a high level of service in revenue generation and marketing efforts. Work with I School staff to formulate planning and procedures for evaluating and scaling the MICS program while maintaining quality. Work under direction of the Dean to establish program strategy and funding objectives.


25% — Provide leadership and oversight for MICS program with focus on high quality student experience and leading edge curriculum. Ensure that our program vendor, 2U, provides a high level of service, and oversee their revenue generation and marketing efforts.

25% — Develop and manage processes for the recruitment, onboarding and retention of adjunct faculty, postdocs and lecturers to develop and teaching MICS courses. Institute and maintain an ongoing faculty development program focused on online teaching practices and the use of educational technologies.

20% — Manage collaborative course design and development processes, engaging with our partner 2U and supporting faculty to create new high quality online courses. Collaborate with faculty to define learning objectives, interactions and activities to enhance online course offerings.

10% — Implement and maintain online course and curriculum quality review processes focused on student outcomes and aligned with I School goals and accreditation requirements.

10% — Collaborate with Student Affairs to assess program's effectiveness and recommend changes to program's content, policies and procedures accordingly.

10% — Collaborate with External Relations to determine external media placement opportunities for faculty. Work with professionals across the university as well as corporate partners to expand the scope and impact of the MICS program.

Required Qualifications

  • Knowledge of and experience working in cybersecurity or closely related field (Computer Science, Economics, Statistics, Information management, Analytics, etc.).

  • Experience providing management and oversight for multi-stakeholder organizations.

  • Demonstrated project and team management skills.

  • Advanced oral and written communication skills.

  • Advanced interpersonal skills and ability to work with diverse groups to achieve results.

  • Advanced ability to work collaboratively with internal and external peers and managers.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working in higher education (especially in course design, development, and quality improvement) strongly preferred.

  • Demonstrated experience and history of planning, designing, developing, implementing, managing and growing technology-based learning programs in either academic or professional settings desired.

  • Graduate degree in cybersecurity, computer science or closely-related field, plus 7+ years relevant experience.

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.­

Salary & Benefits

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit: http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/compensation-and-benefits/index.html.

The salary range designated for this position: $110,000 – $150,000. Starting salary will be commensurate with experience.

How to Apply

You may also go to jobs.berkeley.edu and search for position #23970.

Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.

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.

About the School of Information

UC Berkeley’s School of Information (I School) is a graduate research and education community committed to expanding access to information and improving its usability, reliability, and credibility while preserving security and privacy. Our multi-disciplinary faculty conduct research in the development of user-friendly interfaces, new approaches to security and privacy, and exploration of the role of technology in developing regions.

We currently offer two professional master's programs and a Ph.D. Our Master of Information Management and Systems (MIMS) program trains students for careers as information professionals and emphasizes project-based learning. Our Master of Information and Data Science (MIDS) program is an online degree designed for working professionals with career goals in the emerging field of data science. Our Ph.D. program equips scholars to develop solutions and shape policies that influence how people seek, use, and share information.

We are also actively planning to launch a new online professional degree in January 2018: the Master of Information and Cybersecurity (MICS).

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: http://www.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf

For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

Last updated:

March 7, 2018