The Program Manager for the Berkeley Blockchain Initiative will manage a 5 year partnership with Ripple to advance academic research and student engagement, technical development and innovation in blockchain, cryptocurrency and digital payments. Project areas include faculty, graduate and undergraduate research grants, experiential learning opportunities, campus events and student activities, on the diverse applications of blockchain. The initiative will engage a broad range of campus stakeholders working in the blockchain space and requires building and managing relationships with diverse faculty, departments and schools across UC Berkeley. Reporting to the Executive Director of IBSI with collaboration from the Executive Director of MFE, the Program Manager will work closely with the Faculty Research Committee of the Berkeley Blockchain Initiative to allocate research funds, set strategy and coordinate all aspects of programming to advance the Ripple partnership. In addition, the Program Manager will coordinate a Blockchain Advisory Board and oversee financial management, metrics and reporting, partnership building and resource allocation to ensure all elements of the Initiative are delivered successfully. In addition, the Program Manager may oversee other impact finance activities run by IBSI.
Financial oversight & reporting
Internal Communications and Stakeholder Engagement
Maintain close communication with students and student clubs and organizations working in impact finance & blockchain.
To be successful, you will also:
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