Specialist - Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC) - School of Information
Open date: May 10th, 2017 Next review date: May 29th, 2017 Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee. Final date: June 9th, 2017 Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.
The Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity was established with a $15M grant from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation to Berkeley to support the building of a new field of cyber-security research that is multi- disciplinary and global in scope, and that contributes to shaping long term policy in the field. The CLTC is based in UC Berkeley's School of Information (I School), a graduate research and education community dedicated to advancing knowledge and practice everywhere humans interact with digital technologies. Through interdisciplinary research and teaching, the I School is committed to expanding access to information and to improving its usability, reliability, and credibility while preserving security and privacy. Our faculty conduct research in human-computer interaction (HCI), security and privacy, applied data science, and technology in developing regions. We currently offer two professional master's degrees and an academic doctoral degree.
The Center is currently looking to grow our research and fundraising capacity and is searching for an individual to provide support on both fronts. The Specialist, (hereafter Research and Program Assistant) will play a critical role in the Center's continued growth by assisting on various research projects, as well as managing the Center's Corporate Membership Program. The role is well suited for candidates who are interested in research, but also have experience with development and external relations.
Appointment Length: This is a full-time, one-year position with option of a second year extension based on strong performance. Anticipated start date is June 2017.
Responsibilities In their Research Assistant capacity (which comprises 70% of the job), the individual will assist CLTC's Faculty Director and Executive Director with compiling literature reviews; conducting data collection and analysis; and writing research briefs and drafts of final reports on a wide variety of cybersecurity issues, which may include 1) the security implications of artificial intelligence and machine learning; 2) improving the cyber talent pipeline; 3) new governance regimes in cybersecurity; 4) protecting vulnerable people online; and 5) the cybersecurity of sports. As a Program Assistant, the individual will be responsible for overseeing the administrative aspects of the Center's Corporate Membership Program, which is the Center's platform for engaging with companies, whether through research, events, or additional programming and collaboration. The individual will be expected to serve as a primary liaison between the Center and its current corporate members; occasionally represent the Center in one-on-one meetings with potential corporate donors; communicate the Center's research and programming to a wide variety of audiences; and coordinate with CLTC's events and programming staff to create events that allow corporate members to engage with the Center's research agenda.
Basic Qualifications (By Date of Application):
Bachelor's degree or equivalent degree in a related area.
Additional Qualifications (By Start Date):
Skills to communicate complex information in a clear and concise manner both verbally and written.
Ability to clearly communicate the mission, vision, goals, and achievements of the Center.
Working knowledge of research function.
Working skills in statistical analysis, system programming, database design and data security measures.
Working skills in analysis and consultation.
Knowledge of basic concepts and principles of building and maintaining effective relations with a variety of constituencies.
Organizational skills including skill to meet prescribed deadlines; event planning skills.
Written, verbal and interpersonal skills, including tact and political acumen to effectively represent the institution.
Proficiency with Salesforce, MailMerge, and CADS preferred.
Development or external relations experience preferred.
Knowledge of cybersecurity or related fields preferred.
Salary: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and based on UC Berkeley salary scales. The full-time annual salary range is $37,563 - $53,928.
Cover letter, including a description of research vision
Curriculum Vitae - Your up to date full academic C.V.
Writing sample (example of action plan development or other relevant practical writing sample preferred)
3 references required (contact information only)
Letters of reference will only be solicited for finalists
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Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
Cover Letter - including a description of research vision
Writing Sample - (example of action plan development or other relevant practical writing sample preferred)
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