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Senior Trainer (4168U) 21989

University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, California
Closing date
Nov 11, 2021

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Senior Trainer – UC Berkeley Labor Center – Institute for Research on Labor and Employment

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 acceptance—academic and artistic, political and cultural—make 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

Departmental Overview

The UC Berkeley Labor Center, at the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment (IRLE), is searching for a Senior Trainer. Founded in 1964, the UC Berkeley Labor Center works on the most pressing economic challenges affecting working families in California and across the country. The Labor Center provides timely, policy-relevant research on labor and employment issues for policymakers and stakeholders, and conducts training for a new and diverse generation of worker leaders and students.


• In consultation with the Director of Leadership Development, plans and develops curriculum for in-person and remote learning via video conference, based on the strategic objectives of the Program and needs from key partners.

• Trains a diverse group of labor and community leaders in a culturally competent manner.

• Builds partnerships with key stakeholders and assesses needs for training courses.

• Assesses presentation/course results through participant evaluations and recommends appropriate action.

• In consultation with the Director of Leadership Development, develops, prepares and reconciles budget for training courses/programs.

• Supports Director of Leadership Development by overseeing outreach plans and recruitment of target audience.

• Supervise Program Coordinators and contracted course facilitators, as needed.

• Assists Director of Leadership Development with strategic program development and implementation as needed

Required Qualifications

• Thorough knowledge in leading organizing campaigns in union, worker and/ or community organizations.

• Thorough knowledge of functional area and understanding of how work may impact other areas.

• Thorough analytical skills to conduct analysis and develop recommendations, demonstrating organization and problem-solving skills.

• Thorough and effective verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills and presentation skills.

• Thorough knowledge of organization policies and procedures.

• Thorough knowledge of and skill in delivering programs.   

• Thorough knowledge of or ability to gain knowledge of current public educational programs and trends.

• Thorough skills to conduct needs assessment and development of new presentations/courses to meet organizational needs.

• 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.

• Continuing education in related fields is required.

Preferred Qualifications

• Fluent in Spanish

Salary & Benefits

Salary is commensurate with experience.  Hiring range is $70,000 - $85,000/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.

Other Information

This is a full-time, career position.

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:

For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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