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Program Coordinator (4549U) Student Learning Center 6634
University of California Berkeley

Date Posted Mar. 19, 2020
Title Program Coordinator (4549U) Student Learning Center 6634
University University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Coordinator
    Professional Staff
  • Student Services

Program Coordinator (4549U) Student Learning Center 6634

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.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: March 20, 2020

Departmental Overview

The Student Learning Center supports a global community of learners as they navigate the cultural expectations and academic rigor of UC Berkeley. Through service models that honor their diverse starting points and meet them where they are, we aim to empower all students to realize their full academic potential. The Student Learning Center resides in the Division of Undergraduate Education.

Core Values
Deliver service with integrity.
Approach learning as a process, not a product.
Create innovative pedagogy and practices that optimize student learning.
Operate from a student-centered framework.
Respect diverse ways of knowing and learning.

Key Highlights
Founded in 1973 and is today the primary academic support unit for UC Berkeley.
Serves over 10,000 undergraduates annually, approximately 30% of the undergraduate student population.
Employs 20 professional staff with disciplinary expertise, 300+ trained undergraduate tutors, and 20 graduate student instructors.
Serves as the liaison between the Academic Senate and the DeCal program, a partnership that adds over 300 courses per year to Berkeley's curriculum.
Manages Berkeley's Summer Bridge Program, a rigorous six-week academic residential program for entering freshmen.


Working under the direction of the Associate Executive Director (AED), the incumbent coordinates the Undergraduate Course Facilitator Training and Resources (UCFTR) at the SLC. This includes being responsible for the daily operations of the program, delivering campus-mandated training to first-time student facilitators in the De-Cal program, and supervising a student staff of 2-4. Specifically, the incumbent will:

Under the guidance of AED, design and implement training materials to support De-Cal facilitators in meeting the campus-mandated training requirement;
Support De-Cal facilitators' pedagogical growth in a variety of formats, including workshops, one-on-one consultations, and drop-in service;
Train and supervise 2-4 peer staff on how to facilitate training material, conduct consultation services, and engage in program outreach;
Serve as liaison between student facilitators, department advisors, faculty, and the Academic Senate on matters related to De-Cal facilitation;
Keep abreast of any curricular or policy changes that may impact students' ability to facilitate a De-Cal;
Keep up-to-date the department contact list to guide prospective facilitators;
Cultivate connections with Academic Senate staff, student organizations, the De-Cal board, faculty, and advisors across campus to ensure program visibility;
Support and mentor students, including student staff, in achieving their academic goals;
Collaborate with SLC colleagues on committees/workgroups to support the administrative needs and overall mission of the Center;
Support fellow program coordinators with the student staff selection process and general event planning;
Serve on unit or division committees, as appointed.

Required Qualifications

Experience conducting group training or learning at the collegiate level;
Experience with peer teaching at the collegiate level;
Knowledge of sociocultural and affective issues impacting learning in higher education;
Knowledge of the structure, curricular, and cultural demands of the research university;
Experience working in a globally and culturally diverse learning environment;
Strong public speaking skills;
Strong written communication skills;
Strong interpersonal skills;
Demonstrated ability to learn and grow from feedback;
Demonstrated ability to thrive in a collaborative, high-functioning, high-trust culture;
Proficient computer skills, including experience using the Google Suite and Microsoft Office Suite and other social media platforms.

Bachelor's degree in education, educational psychology, learning sciences, or any academic discipline with facilitation experience and/or equivalent experience/training.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience supporting learning-center work.
Experience teaching/working at a research university.
Experience in educational leadership.
MA degree in the learning sciences, educational psychology, or a related field and/or equivalent experience/training.

Salary & Benefits

This is a non-exempt, biweekly paid position. Hourly pay of the position is $24.14 - $34.87, commensurate with experience.

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

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.

Other Information

This is a 3-year contract appointment with the possibility of renewal.

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.

Mandated Reporter

This position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter required to report the observed or suspected abuse or neglect of children, dependent adults, or elders to designated law enforcement or social service agencies. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon completion of signed statements acknowledging the responsibilities of a Mandated Reporter.

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 see:
For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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