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Training and Curriculum Specialist (4163U) - 41661
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Sep. 8, 2022
Title Training and Curriculum Specialist (4163U) - 41661
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Social Work

Training and Curriculum Specialist (4163U) - 41661

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.

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Departmental Overview

The California Social Work Education Center (CalSWEC) is a partnership for education, student support, training, evaluation, and research at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Social Welfare. CalSWEC is a consortium of the state's 22 accredited social work graduate schools, all 58 county departments of social service and local mental health departments, the California Department of Social Services (CDSS), the California Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers, the County Welfare Directors Association (CWDA), the County Behavioral Health Directors Association (CBHDA), Regional Training Academies, and foundations. It is the nation's largest coalition of its kind, working together to provide professional education, student support, in-service training, and workforce evaluation research-all directed toward developing effective, culturally competent public service delivery to the people of California.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: 09/21/2022.



  • Facilitate, convene, and serve on statewide and local work groups, task forces and committees, composed of representatives of state and county child welfare agencies, regional public child welfare training academies, other professional organizations, and training providers.
  • Carry out other identified activities of the Coordination Grant with CDSS, and identify new needs from counties, regional training academies and the state.
  • Coordinate training support staff in various training-related tasks.
  • Assist with other CalSWEC activities as requested.


  • Coordinate the development, revision and dissemination of curricula that can be used throughout the state, including ongoing revision and implementation of the California Common Core Curriculum for direct service child welfare social workers and supervisors.
  • Plan and coordinate regional and statewide curriculum development activities and projects based on identified needs and gaps in current training curricula.
  • Identify and evaluate resources and activities that will advance the development of needed statewide training.
  • Develop and write manuals, handbooks, reports and design training curricula.
  • Assist the statewide child welfare in-service training system in obtaining, producing and improving needed teaching materials and curricula.
  • Organize trainings, symposia or other statewide events as needed.
  • Maintain current knowledge of public policies (laws & proposed laws) relating to public social services, especially child welfare services, and how they affect social work training.


  • Obtain and analyze information about curricula and training delivered by the Regional Training Academies, the University Consortium for Children and Families and the 58 counties.
  • Assess feasibility and needs for a diverse range of educational activities, including training design and delivery (classroom, videoconference, computer-based training, and evaluation).
  • Assist the Regional Training Academies, counties and other in-service training entities in utilizing training evaluation data to systematically improve materials and curricula.

Other Duties assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Thorough analytical skills to conduct analyses and develop recommendations, demonstrating organization and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to lead and facilitate collaborative consensus-based strategic planning processes focused on curriculum development and implementation.
  • Develop and maintain cooperative relationships with co-workers, management and representatives of other groups and organizations.
  • Strong analytical, interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills.
  • Excellent writing skills and ability to effectively communicate complex oral and written information in a clear and concise manner.
  • Ability to plan, design and manage complex projects.
  • Working knowledge of training and workforce development, including knowledge of training evaluation methods, frameworks, and trends.
  • Ability to design and implement training needs assessments and meet identified needs through the collaborative development of training courses, policies, and procedures.
  • Strong interest in research and evaluation principles, particularly as they relate to training.
  • Knowledge, background and experience with culturally-responsive training content in public social services and public child welfare programs.
  • Familiarity with best practices in diversity, equity and inclusion, and anti-racist child welfare practice.
  • Computer skills in word processing, database and presentation software.
  • Effectively and cooperatively work with diverse populations.
  • Ability to travel statewide.
  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with a major in psychology, sociology, social welfare or a closely related field and/or equivalent training/experience.
  • Possession of a Master's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in social work, sociology, counseling or psychology and/or equivalent training/experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's Degree in Social Work (MSW).

Salary & Benefits

This is a 12-month, full-time (40 hours/week), Contract Appointment, eligible for full UC benefits with the possibility of extension. This position is exempt which is paid monthly and annual salary is commensurate with experience within the range of $80,000.00 - $85,000.00.

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume when applying.

Other Information

This position is eligible for 100% remote work.

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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