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Job ID: 210981

Curriculum Planner 3 (4523U) - 52739
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted May 17, 2023
Title Curriculum Planner 3 (4523U) - 52739
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Education - General

Curriculum Planner 3 (4523U) - 52739

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

The Student Academic Services Office is the central administrative unit in the Berkeley School of Education responsible for general program information, admissions, fellowships, registration, student records and related data, course and room scheduling, graduate and undergraduate programs, credential and advanced degree counseling, and certification of public school personnel.

The School enrolls over 400 students, and currently offers approximately 40 options in various advanced degree and credential program combinations. The School has proposed an undergraduate major, (in process) and has an active Undergraduate Minor in Education enrolling approximately 250 undergraduates.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: 05/30/2023.


Working with a high degree of independence and in consultation with the Director of Student Services, Associate Dean/Curriculum Committee and Head Graduate Advisor (HGA) determines courses to be offered each term based upon school requirements for PhD/MA/EdD graduate degrees and undergraduate Education minor, enrollment trends and faculty availability and assumes direct responsibility for scheduling classrooms of all UG and graduate lectures, seminars and discussion sections each term.

Course Support: Oversees textbook and desk copy ordering processes ensuring that faculty orders are submitted, facilitating as needed.

  • Promotion of course offerings each term by posting descriptions to website and by email.
  • Oversees course and instructor evaluation process, coordinating with evaluation team and instructors.
  • Manages communications between Office of the Registrar and instructors ensuring instructors are apprised of key information throughout the term.

Projects future course planning based upon faculty availability, taking into account sabbaticals, fellowships and grants, internal and external administrative assignments, and courses taught in other departments and/or other universities.

  • Communicates with the Director of Student Services, Associate Dean/Curriculum Committee and HGA and other departments on coordination of cross-listed courses.

Devises solutions to classroom space and scheduling problems, taking into account the curriculum needs of students, the needs of faculty, and available options.

  • This includes negotiating with the central Scheduling Office to meet departmental scheduling needs of general assignment classrooms and scheduling all department managed spaces.

Advises Director of Student Services, Associate Dean, Curriculum Committee Chair, and HGA on complex curricular issues and recommends courses of action when new courses, programs are introduced.

  • Utilizing extensive knowledge of course content, facilitates new course approval and curriculum revisions through interaction with the Coordination of College Policy, Academic Senate, or similar organization.

Provide enrollment support for students, and in particular field Undergraduate enrollment email inquiries.

  • Works with Student Services team, faculty, cross-listed departments and various campus entities to resolve all student enrollment issues, ensuring maximum enrollment into classes while adhering to department and campus policies.
  • Duties include dropping, swapping, and enrolling students, problem resolution and processing all Concurrent Enrollment applications.

Provides support in the course evaluation process.

Participates in professional training and development opportunities as appropriate. Serve on campus, or department committees as appropriate.

Other duties as assigned, to advance goals of the Student Services team and BSE as a whole.

Required Qualifications

  • Thorough knowledge of and/or can quickly learn common University-specific computer application programs, including the SIS scheduling and enrollment system.
  • Thorough knowledge of and/or can quickly learn department, organization, and University policies, procedures, and directives.
  • Thorough knowledge of and/or can quickly learn department and school/college general and major course and degree requirements.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to work with and gain trust from department senior management, faculty, and students.
  • Proven ability in problem identification, reasoning, analysis to identify trends.
  • Proven ability to find solutions to conflicting situations.
  • Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.

Salary & Benefits

This is a 100% full-time (40 hrs a week) exempt career position, which is paid monthly and eligible for full UC 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 $56,500.00 - $88,435.00.

How to Apply

  • To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter.

Other Information

  • This is not a visa opportunity.
  • This is a hybrid position with remote work eligibility.

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.

For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, please see the University of California Discrimination, Harassment, and Affirmative Action in the Workplace policy.

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