Berkeley Lab has an exciting opportunity for an Administrator in the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion(DEI) Office. Reporting to the Chief DEI Officer, this position provides diverse and advanced-level administrative support and project coordination for important DEI initiatives and programs at Berkeley Lab.
The ideal candidate must be creative in their approach to problem solving and enjoy working in an environment that is mission-driven, results-driven, and community oriented. This individual will have the ability to exercise excellent judgment in a variety of situations, with strong written and verbal communication, administrative, and organizational skills, and the ability to maintain a realistic balance among multiple priorities. The individual must be able to work independently on projects, from conception to completion, and work effectively and calmly under pressure to handle a wide variety of activities and confidential matters with discretion.
While we have made a strong start to our Lab-wide DEI initiative, we are committed to long-term efforts to ensure that diversity and inclusion become hallmarks of the Berkeley Lab culture. In this position, you will be part of the DEI Office's strategy to create a community that brings together people with diverse backgrounds, points of view, and approaches to problem-solving, and who are committed to bringing science solutions to the world!
What You Will Do:
Under general direction of the Chief DEI Officer, provide advanced-level administrative and program-level support to the DEI Office team members, including:
Serve as the central administrative point of contact for the DEI Office, and independently respond to questions and requests in a timely manner (including DEI email account).
Apply advanced-level computer and communications skills and use sound judgment and initiative to effectively anticipate the needs of the team and customers, and provide creative solutions to difficult problems as applicable.
Collaborate with DEI Office team members to provide support as needed to various DEI groups at Berkeley Lab (e.g. Senior Leadership Council, Advisory Board, Task Forces, Employee Resource Groups, and Area/Division DEI committees).
Manage logistics for events and meetings, including calendar management, video conference, IT and Facilities support, conference services, food and supply orders, conference rooms, gate passes, parking, etc.
Assist with various types of reports, presentations, letters, and memos as needed, including drafting and editing content and formatting, and managing any submissions needed from contributors and collaborators.
Assist in adding content to the DEI website and submit announcement requests and Lab calendar items for ‘Today at Berkeley Lab.’
Provide procurement assistance, including vendor contracts, placing orders through ePro and eBuy, and tracking orders to ensure a timely and successful fulfillment of all orders placed.
Provide support for travel, including scheduling and reimbursements.
Use independent judgment to execute on moderately complex tasks and projects and make decisions or commitments within appropriate bounds and applicable guidelines/timelines.
What is Required:
Minimum of 4 years of related and specialized high-level administrative experience in support of an executive or executive office, preferably in a corporate or academic environment.
Advanced level computer skills and full knowledge of computer systems and software applications, including Google applications and collaboration tools and Microsoft Office suite.
Experience partnering and interacting with a broad range of personnel, internal and external to the organization; ability to establish and maintain cooperative and collaborative working relationships with a variety of people at all levels of the organization.
Demonstrated ability to comprehend and analyze a variety of advanced-level customer/ operational/ administrative requirements or problems and propose creative alternatives or solutions.
Excellent skills in planning, organizing and administering project tasks/activities to accomplish corporate goals.
Ability to anticipate gaps and proactively develops effective solutions. Ability to plan for contingencies and to handle unexpected situations often.
Demonstrated strong attention to detail and ability to produce quality work with a high degree of accuracy, including proofreading.
Advanced level communication and composition skills to communicate effectively in both verbal and written forms in standard business English.
Proven ability to effectively and successfully handle various situations with excellent independent judgment, diplomacy, discretion, and confidentiality.
Proven ability to operate independently and effectively in an environment of changing priorities and frequent interruptions to ensure completion of projects in a timely manner.
Must be able to work extended hours as needed.
Valid driver's license.
Additional Desired Qualifications:
Experience with project tracking systems and databases.
Experience with updating website content.
Passionate about advancing a diverse, equitable, and inclusive organization, and familiarity with DEI-related organizational issues.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled, however for full consideration, please apply by close of business on January 14, 2019.
This is a full-time career appointment.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
Work will be primarily performed atLawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
Berkeley Lab (LBNL) addresses the world's most urgent scientific challenges by advancing sustainable energy, protecting human health, creating new materials, and revealing the origin and fate of the universe. Founded in 1931, Berkeley Lab's scientific expertise has been recognized with 13 Nobel prizes. The University of California manages Berkeley Lab for the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science.
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About Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
In the world of science, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is synonymous with excellence. Thirteen scientists associated with Berkeley Lab have won the Nobel Prize. Fifty-seven Lab scientists are members of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), one of the highest honors for a scientist in the United States. Thirteen of our scientists have won the National Medal of Science, our nation's highest award for lifetime achievement in fields of scientific research. Eighteen of our engineers have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, and three of our scientists have been elected into the Institute of Medicine. In addition, Berkeley Lab has trained thousands of university science and engineering students who are advancing technological innovations across the nation and around the world. Berkeley Lab is a member of the national laboratory system supported by the U.S. Department of Energy through its Office of Science. It is managed by the University of California (UC) and is charged with conducting unclassified research across a wide range of scientific disciplines. Located on a 200-acre site in the hills above the UC Berkeley campus that offers spectacular... views of the San Francisco Bay, Berkeley Lab employs approximately 4,200 scientists, engineers, support staff and students. Its budget for 2011 is $735 million, with an additional $101 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, for a total of $836 million. A recent study estimates the Laboratory's overall economic impact through direct, indirect and induced spending on the nine counties that make up the San Francisco Bay Area to be nearly $700 million annually. The Lab was also responsible for creating 5,600 jobs locally and 12,000 nationally. The overall economic impact on the national economy is estimated at $1.6 billion a year. Technologies developed at Berkeley Lab have generated billions of dollars in revenues, and thousands of jobs. Savings as a result of Berkeley Lab developments in lighting and windows, and other energy-efficient technologies, have also been in the billions of dollars. Berkeley Lab was founded in 1931 by Ernest Orlando Lawrence, a UC Berkeley physicist who won the 1939 Nobel Prize in physics for his invention of the cyclotron, a circular particle accelerator that opened the door to high-energy physics. It was Lawrence's belief that scientific research is best done through teams of individuals with different fields of expertise, working together. His teamwork concept is a Berkeley Lab legacy that continues today.