Director of Administration and Strategic Initiatives – UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA)

The mission of the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) is to inspire the imagination and ignite critical dialogue through art, film, and other forms of creative expression. BAMPFA has developed an international reputation for its active and ambitious exhibition programs, as well as for the quality of its art and film collections and research resources. BAMPFA is an institution with a stellar history and an exciting future.

Responsibilities:Manages organizational strategy and advises the executive director of BAMPFA. Serves as Director of Administration and Strategic Initiatives and coordinates the activities of the Museum’s executive leadership team to achieve the Director’s strategic objectives. Leads long and short range planning for all operations and administration of BAMPFA. Determines and establishes organizational structures and supervisory relationships for new programs and/or restructuring activities. Manages and implements cross-departmental strategic initiatives including DEAI, disability access, staff morale, and reaccreditation. Develops processes and criteria for the review of museum’s financial plans. Provides guidance to leadership regarding funding, new venture development and other resource acquisitions.Manages, plans and administers administrative operations and / or general operations of BAMPFA. Manages staff, human resources, finance, information systems, space planning and facilities. Ensures that systems are in place and current to safeguard and secure assets and museum acts according to best practices. Makes decisions on administrative or operational matters and ensures achievement of objectives (operational and budget processes, staff FTE, finance, human resources, IT and space planning) that have department-wide impact.Manages, develops and oversees all finance and budgets in consultation with Executive Director and Business Office Manager. Serves as Chief of Staff and coordinates the activities of the divisional leadership team to achieve the Director’s strategic objectives.Serves as key administrative officer for unit’s functional programs, oversees analysis and policy development for issues and processes. Develops, modifies, and executes organization policies which affect immediate operation(s). Establishes policies and procedures in all administrative areas listed above and recommends changes to policies which affect the museum.May interact with higher-level management on matters concerning several functional areas. Acts as liaison to campus (both Berkeley and systemwide). Represents the museum at the campus and community level. Improve and maintain stakeholder relations in key communities on the Berkeley campus and beyond.Maintains integrity of an organizational department through hiring, management, and oversight of staff.

Required Qualifications:Excellent ability to establish metrics for department and employee goals.Thorough knowledge of financial analysis and reporting techniques; human resources and risk management planning.Excellent skills to work collaboratively and act persuasively in sensitive situations; skills in conflict management techniques.Excellent interpersonal skills to effectively lead, motivate and influence others and to develop and maintain high standards of customer service.Thorough knowledge of common organization-specific and other computer application programs.Excellent project management skills, including the capability of managing capital projects.Very strong ability to quickly evaluate complex issues and identify multiple options for resolution.Excellent project management skills from inception to completion with cross-functional teams.Strong verbal and written communication skills, ability to influence and persuade.Preferred Qualifications:Ability to build and sustain relationship with peer institutions and community leaders locally and internationally.Broad knowledge of DEIB best practices in museums.

Education:Bachelor’s degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.

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

How to Apply:Visit the UC Berkeley jobs portal and search 27943, the job number for this position. Follow the application process detailed on the website. To be considered, applications must be completed through the campus online website. Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.

Application Review Date:The minimum posting duration of this position is 14 calendar days. The department will not initiate the application review process prior to December 25, 2021.

Diversity Statement:Please include, as part of your application a brief (1-2 paragraph) statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in your professional experience.
Advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion are fundamental to our UC Berkeley Principles of Community, which states that “every member of the UC Berkeley community has a role in sustaining a safe, caring and humane environment in which these values can thrive.”

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.

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