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Senior Trainer (4169U) 35479, UC Berkeley Labor Center
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Aug. 8, 2022
Title Senior Trainer (4169U) 35479, UC Berkeley Labor Center
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Labor/Industrial Relations
    Human Development
    Economics - Industrial Organization
    Psychology - Industrial/Organizational

Senior Trainer (4169U) 35479, UC Berkeley Labor Center

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.

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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 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: May 24, 2022. The department will review applications on a rolling basis. Job will remain open until filled.


  • 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 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
  • Uses business software systems in the completion of work assignments (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Demonstrates knowledge of campus policies and procedures

Preferred Qualifications

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

Salary & Benefits

Salary is commensurate with experience. Hiring range is $70,000 - $95,000/annually. 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. Please upload the document in the Resume section, then skip the (optional) Cover Letter upload section.

Other Information

This is a full-time, career position.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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