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Senior Trainer (4169U), UC Berkeley Labor Center - 61626
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Nov. 20, 2023
Title Senior Trainer (4169U), UC Berkeley Labor Center - 61626
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Department UC Berkeley Labor Center
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Education - General

Senior Trainer (4169U), UC Berkeley Labor Center - 61626

About Berkeley

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Departmental Overview

The UC Berkeley Labor Center is seeking a new Senior Trainer to join our Leadership Development team. Our Leadership Development team scaled their work up last year touching close to 1,500 people across their various trainings, workshops and webinars and we need to expand our training team. The position involves designing, conducting, promoting, and supporting the Labor Center's Leadership Development programs. Researches and assesses educational needs and interests for targeted public segments, and develops programs, materials, technology and learning approaches accordingly.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Has direct experience working with educators in the K-12 sector;
  • Has deep labor organizing experience and has developed worker leaders and organizers to build powerful campaigns that engage a super majority of workers (10 years or more);
  • Has experience developing and facilitating highly engaging training sessions/is familiar with popular education;
  • Preferably is bilingual Spanish/English;
  • Experienced in incorporating racial equity analysis to their work;
  • Collaborates well and can work independently.

Founded in 1964, the Labor Center is a public service arm of the university within the UC Berkeley Institute for Research on Labor and Employment. 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.

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.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: December 1, 2023


  • Plans and develops programs and curriculum for in-person and remote learning via video conference, based on the strategic objectives of the Program and needs from key partners.
  • Uses considerable discretion to determine methods and procedures for current and new course offerings and topics.
  • Trains a diverse group of labor and community leaders in a culturally competent manner.
  • Establishes evaluation criteria for measuring results and impact; evaluates and adjusts training curriculum through participant evaluations and levels of interest shown.
  • Evaluates prospective program partnerships; works with outside constituents on identifying needs and developing new partnerships.
  • Recruits, selects, orients, evaluates and supervises instructors and program staff.
  • Oversees outreach plans and recruitment of target audience.
  • Develops, prepares and reconciles budget for program.

Required Qualifications

  • Strong familiarity with major issues facing labor in California.
  • Possesses advanced analytical, problem solving, interpersonal, communication and presentation skills.
  • Advanced knowledge of labor educational program content and objectives, program instruction and delivery methodologies, and effective outreach and marketing strategies.
  • Thorough knowledge of and skill in delivering programs.
  • Relationships/experience with labor educators throughout the state to support curriculum development in other cities.
  • Advanced analytic skills to conduct needs assessment and develop new presentations/courses to meet organizational needs.
  • Strong program management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a team to effectively implement projects.
  • Knowledge of business software systems in the completion of work assignments (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and/or ability to learn campus policies and procedures.
  • Bilingual in Spanish.
  • Deep labor organizing experience and has developed worker leaders and organizers to build powerful campaigns that engage a super majority of workers (10 years or more).
  • Direct experience working with educators in the K-12 sector.


  • Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Continuing education in related field.

Salary & Benefits

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University, please visit the University of California's Compensation & Benefits website.

Under California law, the University of California, Berkeley is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role and should not offer a salary outside of the range posted in this job announcement. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, analysis of internal equity, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience.

The budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position is $77,600.00 - $109,000.00.

  • This is a 100%, full-time (40 hours per week), career position that is eligible for full UC benefits.
  • This position is exempt and paid monthly.
  • This is a hybrid position, eligible for up to 60% remote capability.

How to Apply

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter.

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, please see the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission poster.

For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, please see the University of California Discrimination, Harassment, and Affirmative Action in the Workplace policy.

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