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Program Coordinator - UC Berkeley Labor Center (4722C) 29530
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Mar. 8, 2022
Title Program Coordinator - UC Berkeley Labor Center (4722C) 29530
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
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Program Coordinator - UC Berkeley Labor Center (4722C) 29530

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.

Departmental Overview

The UC Berkeley Labor Center, at the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment (IRLE), is searching for a Program Coordinator. Founded in 1964, the UC Berkeley Labor Center works on the most pressing economic challenges affecting working families in California and across the country. The Labor Center provides timely, policy-relevant research on labor and employment issues for policymakers and stakeholders, and conducts training for a new and diverse generation of worker leaders and students.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: January 28, 2022. For full consideration, please submit application materials by February 14, 2022


Reporting to the Student Engagement Director, the Program Coordinator performs a variety of moderately complex to difficult tasks across a variety of administrative functions in support of varied programs offered by the Center for Labor Research and Education (Labor Center). Tasks include developing materials and database for program outreach; ensuring each program has the appropriate logistical support; preparing materials for delivery to program participants; assisting program leads with evaluation of the program after completion. Attend, prepare agendas, and take notes from regular program team meetings where appropriate.

Labor Center Internship Programs-

  • Day-to-day operations of Labor Center Internship Programs. Within the parameters set by the Program Director/Leads. This work entails:
    • Contributes to the development of the overall program for Labor Center Internship Programs, with support from Program Director(s)
    • Develop the logistics work plan for the execution of Internship Programs
    • Ensures the work plan is being executed well
  • Outreach
    • With direction from Program Directors(s)/Lead(s), develops outreach plans to identify campus units, student groups, sites and student participants
    • Contributes to do outreach to sites with direction from program director
    • Under the direction of the Program Directors(s)/Lead(s), communicates with external partners about student engagement, internship opportunities and placement
    • Recruits and coordinates alumni participation in application process
    • Ensures the internship sites are aware of and compliant with University guidelines
  • Curriculum + Program Development
    • Works with program lead to collect curriculum
    • Under the direction of the Program Directors(s)/Lead(s), coordinates with external program facilitators, as appropriate
    • Under the direction of the Program Directors(s)/Lead(s), conducts community building exercises and discussions about expectations of students, partner sites, and mentors
    • Supports the evaluation of program at its conclusion

Labor Center Wide Programs & Events - Outreach

  • Under general supervision, (and in conjunction with the Labor Center's Communications Coordinator and others) develops database to be used in program/event outreach; outreach materials; and uploads material online
  • Contributes to the outreach strategy for program advertisement with direction and guidance from Program Directors/Leads
  • Creates applications for applicable programs and responds to questions regarding the application process and program logistics
  • Suggest prospective cohort to program lead

Labor Center Wide Programs & Events - Logistical Work

  • Supports Lead overseeing the program to develop a project plan and to ensure the proper timelines and budgets are adhered to per the project plan.
  • Works with program presenters to ensure their materials are reproduced for participants and the presenters equipment needs are satisfied
  • Provides logistical support to external and internal presenters, facilitators, and stakeholders
  • Ensures the program is fully supported the day of the program

Labor Center Wide Programs & Events - Administrative Support

  • Documents administrative processes for the successful execution of programs, events and initiatives
  • Identifies areas for improvement, propose solutions and supports implementation
  • Coordinates events and ensure basic program logistics (e.g. site management; food; materials) are taken care of
  • Collaborates with other program assistants to provide administrative support to the Labor Center programs

Labor Center Wide Programs & Events - Program Evaluation

  • Documents administrative processes for the successful execution of programs, events and initiatives
  • Identifies areas for improvement, propose solutions and supports implementation
  • Coordinates events and ensure basic program logistics (e.g. site management; food; materials) are taken care of
  • Collaborates with other program assistants to provide administrative support to the Labor Center programs

Required Qualifications

  • Solid knowledge of Microsoft office and software
  • Solid communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with all levels of staff and
  • external constituencies, both verbal and in writing
  • Solid organizational skills and ability to work within demanding timeframes/time management skills
  • Ability to manage competing deadlines and attention to high levels of detail and accuracy
  • Ability to design (in close supervision with Labor Center leadership) a new project
  • Ability to manage a project including assessing when to make adjustments as the project is underway
  • Ability to use discretion and maintain all confidentiality
  • Ability to use sound judgment in responding to issues and concerns
  • Demonstrated experience in event planning and coordination
  • Ability to provide audio visual support and troubleshoot moderate technical issues related to event production, staging, etc.), including Zoom
  • Ability to follow directions and work with little supervision in a fast-paced environment with shifting priorities
  • Excellent customer service orientation, initiative, and follow-up
  • Ability to interact with a diverse population in a dynamic work environment
  • Ability to listen and incorporate feedback from Labor Center program/project Leads

Preferred Qualifications

  • Interest in labor issues and workforce development, program development, and social and economic justice.
  • Working knowledge of common campus-specific application programs
  • Understanding of the work and activities of labor research and education organizations such as the Labor Center, and of the organized labor and community constituencies served by the Labor Center

Salary & Benefits

This is a full-time, career position which is governed by the terms and conditions in the agreement for the Clerical & Allied Services Unit (CX) between the University of California and Teamsters Local 2010. The current bargaining agreement manual can be found at:

The hourly rate is commensurate with experience. Range is $25.65 - $29.40/hour. 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.

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 see:
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