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Program Coordinator, Latinx Center of Excellence (7397U)
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Aug. 23, 2019
Title Program Coordinator, Latinx Center of Excellence (7397U)
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Latina/o Studies

Program Coordinator, Latinx Center of Excellence (7397U)

About Berkeley
The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world. Berkeley's culture of openness, freedom and acceptanceacademic and artistic, political and culturalmake it a very special place for students, faculty and staff.

Berkeley is committed to hiring and developing staff who want to work in a high performing culture that supports the outstanding work of our faculty and students. In deciding whether to apply for a staff position at Berkeley, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the alignment of the Berkeley Workplace Culture with their potential for success at

Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: July 10, 2019

Departmental Overview
Located within the world's finest public university and one of the most diverse regions in the nation, the UC Berkeley School of Social Welfare strives to transform the systems that perpetuate poverty and social disadvantage. Berkeley Social Welfare develops effective leaders and scholars committed to solving complex social problems; produces, disseminates and utilizes research to improve social-service delivery and policy through critical thinking and evidence-based knowledge; and prepares the next generation of culturally-competent social workers, researchers and teachers dedicated to serving the most vulnerable members of our society.

Established in July 2017, Berkeley Social Welfare's Latinx Center of Excellence (LCOE) aims to address the shortage of Latinx students in graduate-level social work education. Our goal is to promote success among Latinx social work students through enhanced training and educational opportunities in behavioral health. To this end, the Center is embarking on a set of coordinated program activities to:

  • Increase the recruitment of Latinx undergraduate and graduate students to Berkeley Social Welfare, with special emphasis on students interested in community behavioral health;
  • Enhance the preparation of Berkeley Social Welfare's Latinx undergraduate, MSW and PhD students to employ practice interventions and to design, conduct and disseminate research that effectively and appropriately address the behavioral health care needs of Latinx communities;
  • Increase the academic and professional success of Berkeley Social Welfare's Latinx undergraduate, MSW and PhD students;
  • Increase the successful recruitment, retention, and promotion of Latinx faculty at Berkeley Social Welfare and other California schools of social work/social welfare; and,
  • Enhance the knowledge and skills of behavioral health professionals who work with Latinx communities to employ effective and culturally responsive practices and interventions with those communities.

  • Manages Latinx Center of Excellence (LCOE) communications including the website, social media, marketing materials, as well as prepares and edits documents such as analysis summaries, research reports, presentations, and proposals.
  • Applies professional concepts to perform analysis of data and systems pertaining to LCOE projects, policies and/or processes and functions.
  • Gathers and assembles analytical and factual data on assigned problems and issues to prepare reports and/or analyses summarizing information on the assigned issues and commenting on other significance for internal department constituents. This may include working with information regarding student participation, stakeholder engagement, URM pipelines, population trends and related issues to track and analyze LCOE's progress towards goals.
  • Using subject matter knowledge, collects and prepares information for use in discussions, meetings of high level management and external constituents.
  • Serves as a point of contact for agencies, partners, and stakeholders regarding Center activities.
  • Provides high-touch, hands-on support to students, stakeholders, partners, and faculty.
  • Supervise Graduate Student Assistants in carrying out Center activities including data collection and preliminary analysis, outreach, program implementation, and other duties as assigned.
  • Participates in administrative policy and program and event planning and development for the Latinx Center of Excellence.
  • Assists with the organization of the summer immersion program, including communication and coordination with our Mexican program partners.
  • Manages and coordinates logistics, planning, and execution of meetings and events, such as student, alumni, and other stakeholders, partnership development meetings, etc.

Required Qualifications
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English (verbal and written).
  • Solid communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with all levels of staff, both verbally and in writing (in English and in Spanish).
  • Working knowledge of common campus-specific and other computer application programs.
  • Strong organization skills and attention to detail.
  • Solid ability to multi-task with demanding time-frames.
  • Ability to use discretion and maintain all confidentiality.
  • Ability to use sound judgment in responding to issues and concerns.
  • Working skills to analyze information and synthesize large amounts of data with strong attention to detail.
  • Experience with event planning, social media, and web design.

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

Salary & Benefits
The position is a non-exempt, bi-weekly paid position. Hourly pay for this role is commensurate with experience within the range of $21.70 - $28.74.

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.

Other Information
This is a full-time, (40-hours per week), 12-month, temporary (contract) position.

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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