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Public Education Specialist (4167U) 25993
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Oct. 28, 2021
Title Public Education Specialist (4167U) 25993
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Education - General

Public Education Specialist (4167U) 25993

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 Academic Talent Development Program (ATDP) is nationally renowned and provides a wide variety of educational options to over 2,000 children and youth from kindergarten to Grade 11. The program offers 125 challenging summer school courses that meet the intellectual needs of highly-motivated, academically talented students. In addition to its permanent staff, ATDP employs about 150-200 seasonal instructional staff to support the program. It has two major missions: (a) providing enriched and accelerated courses and (b) producing research and scholarship on talent development in diverse populations.

This position will involve overseeing and managing ATDP's seasonal positions (e.g., instructors, instructional assistants) that support high achieving domestic and international K-12 students who participate in the challenging courses offered by ATDP. The position will also involve planning professional development programs and promoting and facilitating a positive, welcoming instructional culture.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: November 10, 2021

  • Manages 150-200 seasonal positions for ATDP, including renewing position funding and revising the parameters of each position (e.g., position type, FTE, supervisor) annually. Works closely with ATDP staff during planning and recruitment to ensure the accuracy of available positions and reconcile UC Path job records with ATDP internal records. Serves as the point person for each hire and distributes employee hire packets to communicate position details, job duties, start and end dates, and notices of appointment from the Dean. Works closely with the GSE's HR partner and the onboarding department to populate a mass hire spreadsheet to appoint employees and volunteers in time for onboarding and processing before summer start dates. Collaborates with the GSE's HR partner to troubleshoot hiring and payroll issues throughout the summer employment period and works closely with the ATDP staff to support timely payment requests for interns and guests receiving honoraria and stipend payments.
  • Manages and executes all program stipends and reimbursements in timely fashion.
  • Supports instructor onboarding, professional development planning and implementation, and leads efforts to increase or maintain a positive, welcoming professional community
  • Assists Directors in Special Projects and new initiatives.

Required Qualifications
  • Well-developed cross-functional consultation and problem-solving skills
  • Strong computer skills including word processing, spreadsheet, and database software; web development/programming skills are a bonus
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Working knowledge of producing and delivering public educational programs
  • Strong reading, verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Sensitivity to issues related to culture, race, ethnicity, and socio-economic status
  • Knowledge and understanding of K-14 education
  • Knowledge of higher education institutions and the ability to interpret policies and procedures to youth, parents, and school representatives
  • Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training

Preferred Qualifications
  • Continuing education in related field and/or equivalent training/experience
  • Training (or equivalent) in UC Path, Smartsheet, and AP Recruit
  • Working knowledge of (or can quickly learn) departmental and campus policies and procedures
  • Knowledge of and interest in gifted and talented education

Salary & Benefits

Hourly rate will be commensurate with experience.

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.

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:
For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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