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GiE Program Assistant (4724C) - CoE, Dean's Office
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Nov. 18, 2022
Title GiE Program Assistant (4724C) - CoE, Dean's Office
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
  • Educational Services
    Child and Social Services

GiE Program Assistant (4724C) - CoE, Dean's Office

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

Girls in Engineering (GiE) is a week-long gateway STEM program for middle school students, designed to give the participants an overview of the tremendous ability engineering has to advance society and affect positive change for the public good. Taught by UC Berkeley faculty, staff and students, the program offers the opportunity for students to work in teams and learn through hands-on activities about many types of engineering-from electrical engineering to environmental and civil engineering to design thinking - inspiring them to pursue studies in engineering, math, and science.

Program Assistants work alongside the Director to ensure the smooth execution of camp. During camp, Program Assistants function as camp counselors, assisting the Director with camp operations, supervising campers to ensure their safety, and supporting campers during the learning modules. Applicants must enjoy working directly with middle school students, thrive in high energy environment, show strong leadership and social-emotional skills, be strong communicators , and be able to think on their feet.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: December 2, 2022


  • Assists in leading learning modules and camp activities.
  • Supervises campers and ensures their safety, development, growth, skill achievement, and general well-being.
  • Organizes and leads various small group activities.
  • Exhibits strong mediation and conflict resolution skills.
  • Ensures the cleanliness of the site.
  • Assists in maintaining accurate program records, including incident reports, logbook documentation, and daily attendance.
  • Knows and understands all emergency procedures associated with the camp program.
  • Records and tracks camper's dietary restrictions/allergies and ensures that the meals/snacks that meet their medical needs are distributed to them.
  • Knows, enforces, and follows all safety guidelines associated with the camp program, including knowing the whereabouts of your charges at all times.
  • Interacts with campers' guardians and communicates any messages from parents to Director.
  • Applies UC Berkeley's Risk Management policy to ensure a safe experience for all campers, help to monitor campers' behavior and keep camp locations clean and organized.
  • Complies with and enforces all COVID-19 related safety protocols, including personal hygiene and cleaning practices.
  • Runs errands around campus as needed.

Work Hours

  • Program Assistants will support up to 7 week-long camps during June and July 2023. In addition, Program Assistants will help with pre-camp and post-camp work. The start date for this position is June 1, 2023 and the end date is July 31, 2023, based on applicant's availability and the need of the program.
  • Camps run during the weeks of June 26, July 10, and July 17, 2023 with possibility of extended offerings during weeks of June 12, June 20, July 3, and July 14, 2023. Program Assistants must be able to work full time during these weeks; camp will not meet on the Juneteenth Holiday or 4th of July. During the weeks ahead of camp and week at the conclusion of camp, program assistants will work part-time.
  • During the camp weeks, Program Assistants may need to work overtime. For this reason, it is not possible to combine this position with other day jobs, research internships, or college courses.
  • Candidates should include a cover letter in their application. This cover letter should confirm the candidate's availability for the described work period and should disclose any and all schedule conflicts. Applications will not be reviewed without a cover letter.
  • It may be possible for the candidate to miss a few days of work during the pre-camp and post-camp work periods, but only with prior approval. Candidate should be available for at least a portion of the week of June 1-9. Candidate must disclose any and all schedule conflicts in their cover letter.

NOTE: Interviews will be conducted in January - March 2023 or until filled. The full camp schedule will be discussed at the time of interviews.

Required Qualifications

****************MUST BE 18 YEARS OR OLDER BY MAY 1, 2023 TO APPLY****************

  • Enjoys working with middle school children.
  • Serves as a positive role model for campers.
  • Exhibits leadership, patience, and a sense of excitement.
  • Works well in a team and individually.
  • Acquires knowledge of program content and objectives.
  • Learns and applies UC Berkeley's Risk Management policies.
  • Learns how to help manage campers' behavior (examples: how to get campers' attention, how to encourage girls to participate, how to manage disruptive behavior).
  • Has or can complete CPR/First Aid certification for children and adults (if candidate does not currently have a certificate, they can attend a training prior to camp).

Preferred Qualifications

  • Is fluent in both spoken and written Spanish.

Salary & Benefits

The hourly salary designated for this position is $21.34.

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 in the Resume section of your application.

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:
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