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IGS and Matsui Center Program Manager (4167U), Institute of Governmental Studies - 35753
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted May 12, 2022
Title IGS and Matsui Center Program Manager (4167U), Institute of Governmental Studies - 35753
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Director/Manager
  • Government - Policy/Public Affairs

IGS and Matsui Center Program Manager (4167U), Institute of Governmental Studies - 35753

About Berkeley

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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 faculty, research 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.

Now entering its second century, 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

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: May 25, 2022. For full consideration, please apply by May 31, 2022.

  • Manages outreach, application, selection and notification processes for public educational programs and student awards. Recruits selection committee members. Recruits mentors for Cal in Sacramento and Schaeffer Fellows. Coordinates with national Schaeffer Fellows program staff. Hires, trains and supervises Student Directors and Student Assistants. Conducts outreach and identifies placement opportunities for summer public service internships at local, state and federal levels. Advises and supports student participants throughout the placement process, including conducting professional development workshops and providing individual counseling. Gathers data about program participants and manages alum database. Works with IGS Events and Communications Coordinator to share success stories of student program participants. Organizes and leads weeklong Democracy Camp in Berkeley and assists Matsui Director with planning and leading Democracy Camp in DC. Leads crowdfunding campaign for Democracy Camp in Berkeley. Assists with planning and implementing annual Percy Synar award ceremony. Manage Matsui Study Room and front office.

Assesses program results through student and participant evaluations and levels of interest shown and recommends appropriate changes. Coordinates implementation of student, mentor and supervisor evaluations of experiential learning programs; assesses results and recommends appropriate changes. Assists in developing strategic market plans and targets audience. Works with IGS Events and Communications Coordinator and Student Directors to promote programs to Berkeley undergraduates and graduate students, including through information sessions, email outreach, website, social media, flyers, brochures, etc. Assists in planning and coordinating PS 110B, including: adding Cal in Sac fellows to the course; helping students resolve scheduling conflicts; recruiting guest speakers and creating and presenting content for professional development workshops; coordinating and leading an annual day-long field trip to Sacramento. Assists in developing, preparing and reconciling budgets for program. Responsible for arranging payment of stipends and other awards to students, securing summer housing contract, and administering business affairs of all programs.

Required Qualifications
  • Working knowledge of delivering public educational programs. Working knowledge of current public education programs and trends. Working skills to produce and deliver programs. Working knowledge of conducting needs assessment. Good analytical skills to understand how business needs can be addressed through the design and delivery of training programs. Excellent reading, verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills, and excellent presentation skills. Demonstrated ability to act on day-to-day operations with moderate to minimum supervision. Demonstrated ability to solve problems and exercise sound judgment to address unforeseen issues in operation of experiential learning education programs and public event education programs.

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

Preferred Qualifications
  • Working knowledge of and/or ability to learn departmental and organization policies and procedures; knowledge of educational program content and objectives. Demonstrated interest in California and/or US politics and policy.

  • Continuing education in related field and/or equivalent training or experience.

Salary & Benefits

How to Apply

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Other Information

This is a hybrid position, with 40% remote work eligibility.

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

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