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Company: University of California
Location: Berkeley, CA
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Government, Nonprofit, Education


About Berkeley

At the University of California, Berkeley, we are 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. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.

We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.

At UC Berkeley, we believe that learning is a fundamental part of working, and our goal is for everyone on the Berkeley campus to feel supported and equipped to realize their full potential. We actively support this by providing all of our staff employees with at least 80 hours (10 days) of paid time per year to engage in professional development activities. To find out more about how you can grow your career at UC Berkeley, visit

Departmental Overview

Berkeley Public Health (BPH) aims to improve population health, especially for the most vulnerable, through interdisciplinary collaborations, preeminent education, and transformational research. Established in 1943, BPH is a professional school on the UC Berkeley campus that

comprises six academic divisions and nearly 30 research centers and programs. Our department's values include social justice, health as a right, challenging conventional thought, embracing diversity, and creating meaningful impact. We honor our principles of community by centering and valuing everyone in our community; prioritizing prevention while remaining grounded in social justice; promoting safety and respect; practicing self-care and kindness; and remaining optimistic, hopeful, and committed to change. Learn more at:

BPH Online MPH Program was the first online degree program on the Berkeley campus. It is a self-supporting degree program that receives no campus subsidy. It has grown steadily since its opening and currently serves approximately 300 students annually. The School's ambition is both to continue to grow the OOMPH and similar programs that are self-supporting and generate revenue for the School as well as to use our online platforms to increase access to high-quality public health education in California and Globally. We envisage a future in which the boundaries between online and in-person education blur and where the same tools are used in both. We also envisage that the tools will facilitate far greater collaboration among universities – whether within California or around the world – to the mutual benefit of the universities and their students.

The Rural Health Innovation (RHI) Program at Berkeley Public Health was established to recruit and support students in the Online Master of Public Health Program who are based in and dedicated to serving rural communities. By making public health training accessible and affordable to emerging leaders in these areas, our aim is to help close the rural healthcare gap by creating healthier communities and stronger healthcare systems in areas of the country with significant needs. RHI welcomed its first cohort of Scholars in the Spring 2024.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: Tuesday, June 11, 2024


  • Develops and conducts programming for the Rural Health Innovation (RHI) program in collaboration with a variety of external and internal contacts including monthly virtual meetings, campus visits/workshops and the group community inventory practicum project.
  • Develops resources for students, including online database and tailored communication campaigns, and online/on-demand guides and materials to support completion of a collaborative practicum project that meets all campus and accreditation policies.
  • Provides analysis for complex data collected through the practicum project. 
  • Provides financial stewardship (budget preparation and reconciliation, funding letters for scholarship recipients, enters financial awards into the campus award system to distribute funds to recipients). 
  • Manages funding and related initiatives for RHI Scholars and Policy Fellows.
  • Liaises with multiple levels of staff to ensure timely and accurate analyses of available funding, as well as coordination of awards and disbursement.
  • Oversees related communication with students, staff, faculty, and external host organizations/funders where appropriate.
  • Contributes to regular reports and presentations for departmental stakeholders, including donors/philanthropic partners and executive level leadership.
  • Shares data collected through multiple feedback channels, and invites exchange of information with constituents where appropriate. 
  • Facilitates timely information exchange at quarterly meetings with key RHI internal and external stakeholders.
  • Regularly liaises with additional internal stakeholders to achieve targeted goals, such as coordination around fund disbursement or complex student needs.
  • Represents department on committees and working groups where appropriate.
  • Manages RHI Policy Fellows Program: organizes selection process for Policy Fellows.
  • Plans and leads Policy Fellows Washington DC trip and provide strategy development for health care policies advanced by RHI program.
  • Builds ongoing relationships with current and potential partners at high levels in the US Government. 
  • Prepares directives, regulations, technical guidance, and other instructions and recommendations for community leaders and students through tailored meetings/events, informational guides, and written correspondence.
  • Designs and implements new programming or approaches to increase impact of and student exposure to opportunities.
  • Incorporates quality assessment through multiple methods (e.g., intake forms, pulse surveys, end-of-practicum evaluations) to collect and analyze feedback from students and community partners to inform continuous improvement and implement changes to program activities.
  • Researches and summarizes best practices in field to coordinates MPH Curriculum to integrate rural health content including cases, readings, and project topics into existing online courses as needed.
  • Participates in workshops, training, and other professional development opportunities.
  • Completes other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Proficient in communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to use discretion and maintain all confidentiality.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze, research and synthesize large amounts of data with strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to multi-task with demanding timeframes.
  • Multicultural competencies; ability to work with diverse populations.
  • Ability in problem identification and reasoning.
  • Demonstrated ability to use sound judgment in responding to issues and concerns.


  • Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience advising or teaching students at the graduate level.
  • Understanding of and/or or ability to learn University rules, regulations and systems. 
  • Knowledge of and/or ability to learn UC Berkeley's vision, mission, goals and social and racial justice as demonstrated through previous work.
  • Strong skills in project management, including event planning and meeting deadlines.
  • Demonstrated interest and knowledge in rural health policy.
  • Experience with budget preparation and reconciliation.


  • Advanced degree in public health or related area and/or equivalent experience/training.

Salary & Benefits

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University, please visit the University of California's Compensation & Benefits website.

Under California law, the University of California, Berkeley is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role and should not offer a salary outside of the range posted in this job announcement. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, analysis of internal equity, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience.

The budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position is $81,000.00 - $89,000.00. The full pay scale range for this position classification is $70,100.00 - $124,700.00.

  • This is a 100%, full-time (40 hours per week), career position that is eligible for full UC benefits.
  • This position is exempt and paid monthly.
  • This is a hybrid position, eligible for up to 60% remote capability.

How to Apply

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter.

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. For more information about your rights as an applicant, please see the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission poster.

The University of California's Affirmative action policy.

The University of California's Anti-Discrimination policy. 

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