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Program Coordinator (4168U)
University of California Berkeley

Date Posted Jan. 15, 2020
Title Program Coordinator (4168U)
University University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Department The Center for Latin American Studies
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Coordinator
  • Administrative Support/Services

Program Coordinator (4168U)

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: January 27, 2020.

Departmental Overview

The Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) at UC Berkeley is an organized research unit dedicated to promoting research and community awareness about issues affecting Latin America.

The Center works to host public events that bring leading scholars, policymakers and social leaders to the Berkeley community; Support faculty and student research; Bring information about Latin America to a wider audience through our website and publications; Build networks among Latin Americanist scholars, students and practitioners.


The Center for Latin American Studies is currently seeking a Program Coordinator. This is a key position that ensures the smooth functioning of a particularly dynamic campus unit.

The Program Coordinator role involves designing, conducting, promoting, and supporting various public educational programs that inform the campus and general public about research and policy issues important to Latin America. The Coordinator will research and assess educational needs and interests for targeted public segments, and develop programs and materials accordingly. They will manage all aspects of the unit's public program. This includes planning and execution of lectures, conferences, art exhibits and film series each semester. In addition, the person in the position must track program expenses with working budgets and final expense reports.

Program coordination (60%)
  • Plans and develops public programs of the Center. Works with the Chair and Vice Chair to plan and carry out conferences, lectures, and cultural events.
  • Manages all logistical arrangements for designated campus events, such as film screenings or public talks.
  • Is present to host and ensure that all public programs run smoothly.
  • As part of CLAS' designation as a National Resource Center by the U.S. Department of Education, plans outreach programs for local K-14 educational institutions. Works with other outreach coordinators on campus to ensure that outreach programs are topical, responsive, and in line with current trends in public education.
  • Actively participates in long-range strategic planning for public programs. Stays attuned to current research and policy issues related to Latin America to tailor the program to address critical issues in the region.
  • Develops material from events (video, images, etc.) and publishes on appropriate platforms.
  • Collects program reporting data for grant proposals and individual donors.
  • Manages program budget.

Community Building and Program Publicity (20%)
  • Develops strategy for community building and program publicity. Creatively uses print and social media to share CLAS' story with our campus, local, and global communities.
  • Publicizes events to relevant audiences.
  • Manages social media publicity for events.
  • As part of CLAS' designation as a National Resource Center grant by the U.S. Department of Education, publicizes outreach programs to local K-14 educational institutions.
  • Represents CLAS on social media with non-event content.
  • Tracks student and faculty participation in programs to find new avenues for collaboration with these target audiences.
  • Maintains links to on and off campus partners and works with museums, consulates, non-profits, campus departments, and other universities to maximize program participation and outreach goals.

Other responsibilities (20%)
  • Manages undergraduate student assistant(s).
  • Supports grant reporting tasks.
  • Respond to needs of Chair, Vice Chair, and other teammates as they arise.

Required Qualifications

The Program Coordinator must have comprehensive and detailed knowledge of and experience in event planning. They must be willing and able to work with a large number of diverse stakeholders. They must be prepared to professionally represent CLAS to the greater public. In addition, they should be familiar with Latin America and should be able to communicate effectively in English and Spanish or Portuguese.
  • Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
  • Thorough and effective verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills and presentation skills in English.
  • Thorough knowledge of and skill in planning and delivering programs.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills; ability to communicate effectively in English.
  • Excellent organizational skills, including skill with juggling multiple competing tasks.
  • Knowledge of, or willingness to learn, university financial, travel, entertainment, and student award policies and practices.
  • Ability to interact with broad range of individuals, including interpersonal skills to develop professional relationships with faculty and graduate students.
  • Skills in using business software systems in the completion of work assignments; i.e. Google Suite, Microsoft Suite.
  • This position includes responsibilities that fall outside of traditional work hours (9:00 am - 5:30 pm).

Preferred Qualifications
  • Master's degree in related area and/or the equivalent of experience.
  • Thorough knowledge of campus policies and procedures.
  • Fluency in a language predominantly spoken in Latin America and experience in Latin America in academic and/or professional settings

Salary & Benefits

Annual salary range is $50,000.00 - $62,000.00

The position will be full time, with a salary that is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

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

How to Apply

For questions regarding the position, contact Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.

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:
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