Job Requisition Number: 26918. The Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) at UC Berkeley is an organized research unit dedicated to promoting research and community awareness about issues affecting Latin America.
The Center works to host public events that bring leading scholars, policymakers and social leaders to the Berkeley community; Support faculty and student research; Bring information about Latin America to a wider audience through our website and publications; Build networks among Latin Americanist scholars, students and practitioners.
The Center for Latin American Studies is currently seeking a Program Coordinator. This is a key position that ensures the smooth functioning of a particularly dynamic campus unit.
The Program Coordinator role involves designing, conducting, promoting, and supporting various public educational programs that inform the campus and general public about research and policy issues important to Latin America. The Coordinator will research and assess educational needs and interests for targeted public segments, and develop programs and materials accordingly. They will manage all aspects of the unit’s public program. This includes planning and execution of lectures, conferences, art exhibits and ¿lm series each semester. In addition, the person in the position must track program expenses with working budgets and ¿nal expense reports.
The Program Coordinator must have comprehensive and detailed knowledge of and experience in event planning. They must be willing and able to work with a large number of diverse stakeholders. They must be prepared to professionally represent CLAS to the greater public. In addition, they must be familiar with Latin America and be able to communicate effectively in English and Spanish or Portuguese.
The Program Manager’s responsibilities are divided into three main areas:
Program management (50%) •Plans and develops public programs of the Center. Works with the Chair and Vice Chair to plan and carry out conferences, lectures, and cultural events. •Manages all logistical arrangements for designated campus events, such as film screenings or public talks. •Is present to host and ensure that all public programs run smoothly. •Actively participates in long-range strategic planning for public programs. Stays attuned to current research and policy issues related to Latin America to tailor the program to address critical issues in the region. •Develops material from events (such as video, images, etc.) and publishes on appropriate platforms. •Collects program data that is used for grant proposals and with individual donors. •Manages program budget.
Community Building and Program Publicity (15%) •Publicizes events to a relevant audience. •Manages social media publicity for events. •Tracks student and faculty participation in programs to and new avenues for collaboration with these target audiences. •Maintains links to on and off campus partners and works with museums, consulates, non-profits, campus departments, and other universities to maximize program participation and outreach goals.
Berkeley Review of Latin American Studies (20%) •Oversees the publication cycle of the Berkeley Review of Latin American Studies (BRLAS) •Coordinates communication with BRLAS authors, the BRLAS editor, and CLAS staff members to ensure professional and timely publication schedule
Other responsibilities (15%) •Manages undergraduate student assistants. •Supports grant reporting tasks. •Respond to needs of Chair, Vice Chair, and other teammates as they arise•Bachelor’s degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training. •Thorough and effective verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills and presentation skills in English. •Thorough knowledge of and skill in planning and delivering programs. •Skills in using business software systems in the completion of work assignments; i.e. Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint. •This position occasionally includes responsibilities that fall outside of traditional work hours (9am-5:30pm).
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