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NOW HIRING: Director of Student Programming


Director of Student Programming – Center for Labor Research and Education – Institute for Research on Labor and Employment

Open date: March 3, 2017
Next review date: March 17, 2017
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: April 14, 2017
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Job Opening: Director of Student Programming, UC Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education (Labor Center)

The Center for Labor Research and Education (Labor Center) in the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment (IRLE), UC Berkeley, is seeking candidates for appointment as Director of Student Programming for the Labor Center.

The Labor Center works in partnership with labor, community organizations, public agencies and policy-makers to conduct analysis on the challenges and opportunities for working people in California, and to provide educational opportunities to both UC students and labor and community partners on labor and social justice issues.

The appointee will be the senior lead for student programming, under the supervision of the Center’s leadership team and working with the Center’s junior staff. He/she will help shape the academic content of the Labor Center by building new relationships with faculty and students on campus, developing new collaborative research initiatives with community partners, and institutionalizing our student programming through on-going teaching and service learning for students. Student programming requires activities such as developing and supporting student internship opportunities with partners in unions and community organizations; working with faculty to expand the labor focus of their curricula; and other activities to link UC Berkeley’s and other Northern UC’s student community with labor and community partners.

The primary appointment at the Labor Center will be in the Academic Coordinator I title. Appointments within this series are academic appointments at UC Berkeley, implying independent program development in the service of the Labor Center. The appointee to will oversee projects of increasing scope and complexity and will participate in efforts to secure grants.

The position also requires developing and establishing labor studies courses in the Goldman School of Public Policy, ultimately teaching three courses per academic year at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels. For the teaching responsibilities, the appointee will hold a concurrent Lecturer appointment at GSPP.

Minimum Qualification required at time of application:

  • Ph.D. or equivalent degree in relevant field such as public policy, economics, geography, sociology, labor studies, etc.
  • Experience in teaching at UC Berkeley or similar institution.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated understanding of California and/or national issues related to labor, inequality, and social justice.
  • Demonstrated experience in teaching classes that include a service learning component and/or in running internship programs.
  • Demonstrated relationships with labor and community partners and/or policy makers in California and experience engaging these stakeholders.
  • Ability to develop and oversee research projects with students and stakeholders.
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Ability to interact with a diverse population and engage UC Berkeley’s diverse student body.
  • Experience soliciting and managing grants or extramural funds.

Salary range for the Academic Coordinator I appointment is $59,028 to $94,236, commensurate with experience. The salary for the concurrent Lecturer appointments will be determined by the Goldman School of Public Policy and the AFT contract. Benefits are included. This full-time position is anticipated to comprise 50% effort in the Academic Coordinator I title and 50% effort in the Lecturer title. The position is fully funded for two years, with the possibility of extension depending on performance and availability of funding. To apply, please go to:

Applicants should submit their most recently updated Curriculum Vitae; a cover letter detailing how they meet the qualifications; a writing sample, preferably on a related topic; and contact information for three references. A Teaching Statement as well teaching evaluations from past courses are optional.

Letters of reference are not required at this time. We will seek your permission before contacting your references. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality:

The position will be open until filled, with an anticipated start date of late Spring or Summer of 2017. Please address any inquiries to Kathleen Parsons at

UC Berkeley has an excellent benefits package as well as a number of policies and programs in place to support employees as they balance work and family.

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, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V.

Cover Letter – detailing how they meet the qualifications

A writing sample – preferably on a related topic

Statement of Teaching (Optional)

Teaching Evaluations (Optional)

3 references required (contact information only)


  1. Create an ApplicantID
  2. Provide required information and documents
  3. If any, provide required reference information

To apply, please go to: