We're Hiring an IGS and Matsui Center Program Manager!

June 21, 2023

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.

At UC Berkeley, we believe that learning is a fundamental part of working, and our goal is for everyone on the Berkeley campus to feel supported and equipped to realize their full potential. We actively support this by providing all of our staff employees with at least 80 hours (10 days) of paid time per year to engage in professional development activities. To find out more about how you can grow your career at UC Berkeley, visit grow.berkeley.edu

Departmental Overview 

The Institute of Governmental Studies (IGS) stands at the forefront of research, teaching and service in California and American politics and policy. Interdisciplinary and non-partisan, we foster thoughtful discussions of issues across party lines that focus on solutions. Through our cutting-edge research, Berkeley IGS Poll, public events, and student public service programs, we show how people can influence policy, how policy affects communities, and the importance of governmental institutions and actors in that process. We engage students, faculty, researchers, civic leaders and political practitioners to make a difference in discourse and in practice. Our mission is anchored by a belief in the transformational power of public service. 

IGS was established in 1919 to provide expertise in public administration to the California state legislature. Over the past century, IGS has established itself as a nationally recognized source of expertise on California and American politics and public policy. IGS provides a home to faculty, students and visiting scholars from a wide range of disciplines, along with five research centers (Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative, Center for Community Innovation, Center for Democracy and Organizing, Evidence in Governance and Politics, and the Berkeley Center for Globalization and Information Technology), an affiliated library, and an active development program. IGS is also home to the Robert T. Matsui Center for Politics and Public Service, which engages Cal students in public life through internships, public events, and the presence of distinguished campus visitors. Learn more at igs.berkeley.edu

Application Review Date 

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


Plans, develops, and implements new and existing programs and curricula designed to train and engage the next generation of civic and political leaders. 

Manages outreach, application, selection, and notification processes for experiential learning and public education programs. 

Recruits, trains, mentors, and supports student participants throughout the internship placement process and/or experiential learning programs. 

Evaluates prospective program partnerships and identifies student placement opportunities. Participates in developing strategic marketing plans and conducts outreach to target audiences. Recruits, selects, orients, evaluates, and supervises qualified speakers and program instructors. Develops evaluation tools and assesses program effectiveness; recommends changes in program content, procedures, and policies, as appropriate. 

Plans and leads workshops designed to promote students’ professional development and leadership formation.

Builds connections with and engages alumni and other on and off campus stakeholders as mentors and speakers. 

Actively participates in long-range strategic planning for public educational programs. Develops, prepares, and reconciles budgets for programs. 

Required Qualifications 

Thorough knowledge of and skill in delivering and assessing experiential learning and publiceducation programs designed to meet the diverse needs of students.

Demonstrated ability to work effectively with students from nontraditional backgrounds anddiverse communities.

Highly developed interpersonal and public communication skills including political acumen,social/cultural perceptiveness, conflict management, and interventions strategies.Knowledge of trends and issues facing students from low-income, underrepresented, and/orlgbtq+ backgrounds.

Thorough and effective verbal, written and presentation skills.

Thorough knowledge of current public educational programs and trends.

Thorough analytical skills to conduct analysis and develop recommendations, demonstratingorganization and problem-solving skills.

Skill in using business software systems in the completion of work assignments; i.e., Word,Excel, Access, PowerPoint.

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

Preferred Qualifications 

Thorough knowledge of departmental and organization policies and procedures; knowledge ofeducational program content and objectives.

Knowledge of California and national politics, public policy, and governance.

Continuing education in a related field.

Salary & Benefits 

This is a full-time, career position that is eligible for full UC Benefits. It's also eligible for up to 90% remote work. 

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University, please visit the University ofCalifornia's Compensation & Benefitswebsite.

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 range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position is $75,000 - $85,000. 

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 willreceive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, genderidentity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as anapplicant, please see the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commissionposter.

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