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THE LABOR CENTER IS HIRING!

The Labor Center provides timely, policy-relevant research on labor and employment issues for policymakers and stakeholders, conducts training for a new and diverse generation of worker leaders and students, and provides thought leadership on key issues affecting workers, including the climate crisis and its solutions. Join us!
 

Deputy Chair (Academic Coordinator II)

The Labor Center seeks a Deputy Chair (Academic Coordinator II) to provide operational and programmatic oversight for the entire Labor Center, under supervision of the Chair. The Deputy Chair will work with the Chair to lead the internal operations of the Center, including supervising and guiding lead staff and academic personnel, coordinating planning and budgeting, overseeing professional development, and leading fundraising events. The position also entails substantive programmatic work, depending on the background and interests of the candidate; such as developing and implementing training programs for unions and worker organizations; contributing to our growing programs with students, or other programs that build the Labor Center’s infrastructure and capacity. The ideal candidate is a skilled, experienced administrator with experience in the labor movement and a demonstrated ability to improve organizational culture, align operations with mission, and lead substantive program activities. The position will entail supervision of both staff and academic personnel, and requires high-level strategic understanding of the Labor Center’s research, outreach, and educational activities.

There are two primary areas of responsibility for this position: administration and program development. The specific areas of program development will depend on the interests and qualifications of the candidate, but will be related to our training and education activities.

For more information about this position and to apply, please visit: http://laborcenter.berkeley.edu/deputy-chair-academic-coordinator-ii/
 

Policy Research Specialist (Associate/Full Specialist)

The UC Berkeley Labor Center, at the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment (IRLE), UC Berkeley, has openings for multiple policy research specialists. Founded in 1964, the UC Berkeley Labor Center works on the most pressing economic challenges affecting working families in California and communities 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.

The policy research specialists will conduct policy-relevant research on low-wage work and a diverse set of policies that affect working families, immigrants, and communities of color in California and across the country. At least one of the positions will involve quantitative research.

These positions offer an exciting opportunity to be part of a high-impact, high-visibility organization and to work with a nationally-recognized team of researchers, policy analysts, and academics.

For more information about this position and to apply, please visit: http://laborcenter.berkeley.edu/policy-research-specialist-associate-full-specialist/
 

Senior Policy Researcher

The researcher will conduct policy-relevant research as well as provide technical assistance to stakeholders on public policies in California and across the country. This will be a senior position, developing, directing, and conducting research on low-wage work and a diverse set of policies that affect working families, immigrants, and communities of color. In addition to research, the position will entail supervising research staff, fundraising, and contributing to organizational leadership.

This position offers an exciting opportunity to be part of a high-impact, high-visibility organization and to work with a nationally-recognized team of researchers, policy analysts, and academics.

For more information about this position and to apply, please visit: http://laborcenter.berkeley.edu/senior-policy-researcher/
 

Labor and Climate Policy Specialist

The UC Berkeley Labor Center is seeking a Labor and Climate Policy Specialist to support research, education, and policy projects in our Green Economy Program. This is a full-time appointment for two years, with the possibility of renewal depending on funding and performance.

The mission of the Labor Center’s Green Economy Program is to advance solutions to the climate crisis that create good jobs in low-carbon industries, support workers in declining industries, and engage unions and workers in the transition to a low-carbon and sustainable economy. The senior analyst will work with the Green Economy Program Director and stakeholders to carry out new research, education, and field initiatives that seek to bridge the “jobs vs. environment” divide. This is a senior position, and includes developing and leading initiatives, supervising staff, fundraising, and contributing to organizational leadership.

For more information about this position and to apply, please visit: http://laborcenter.berkeley.edu/job-announcement-labor-and-climate-policy-specialist/
 

Director of Labor-Management Partnership Programs

The UC Berkeley Labor Center is seeking a Director for the Labor-Management Partnership Programs to support Labor-Management Training Partnership efforts in California. These efforts are a means of collaborative problem solving in industries and are designed to develop proactive partnerships among management and unions to address skills development and workforce equity as industries face the challenges of technological advances, climate policy, and other changes.

We seek a dynamic and innovative leader with a demonstrated ability to develop and lead programs that bring together diverse stakeholders. The Labor Center is in the vanguard of evaluating and supporting high road training partnerships that bring management and unions together to develop sustainable employment opportunities for workers and grow California’s economy, and has received funding from the State of California to expand this work.

For more information about this position and to apply, please visit: http://laborcenter.berkeley.edu/job-announcement-director-of-labor-management-partnership-programs/