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Practitioner in Residence (Associate/Full Specialist) - UC Berkeley Labor Center

Company: University of California Berkeley
Location: Berkeley
Posted on: September 11, 2023

Job Description:

Position overview
Position title:
Practitioner in Residence

Salary range:
The UC academic salary scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and step at appointment. See the following table(s) for the current salary scale(s) for this position:

A reasonable estimate for this position is $70,500-$110,000.

Percent time:

Anticipated start:
Fall 2023 - Spring 2024

Position duration:
One (1) year

Application Window

Open date: July 30, 2023

Next review date: Monday, Aug 14, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Wednesday, Aug 30, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description
The UC Berkeley Labor Center believes a robust labor movement is critical to building a sustainable, inclusive economy that works for all who live and work in the state. We are pleased to announce the 2023-24 UC Berkeley Labor Center Practitioner in Residence. The residence provides an opportunity for practitioners to carry out research, reflect on their experience, write, and engage on the strategic issues that face worker organizations in the state. Participants will also have the opportunity to engage with graduate or undergraduate students-through lectures, seminars and mentorship. The program is designed for mid-career practitioners who have built experience through their work and are looking for a time to reflect before the next chapter in their career. This position will report directly to the Labor Center Chair.

Position Duties
Practitioners in residence will propose a project with the issue they seek to address and/or ideas they want to explore and the work product they will develop. This may include organizing strategies or plans, papers or articles, policy proposals, training curriculum, or other products.

Carrying out analyses on issues related to challenges facing unions, worker organizations, and workers in California; using experience in the field, research literature, interviews and other research methods to apply towards strategic issues facing the labor movement

Developing and advocating for solutions to organizational and policy issues related to unions, worker organization, labor standards, and the future of work and workers in California

Serving as lead author on research reports and/or policy briefs
-Proposing, leading and / or participating on policy and planning committees and working groups related to the topic of exploration
-Providing technical assistance to stakeholders and policymakers on issues related to labor and worker organizations
-Conducting post-implementation analysis and/or developing proposals and recommendations to guide and support strategies or policies

Presenting webinars, lectures to students and the Labor Centers' constituencies.

Mentoring and providing guidance to student researchers.

The Labor Center is unable to provide visa sponsorship for this position.

Unit :


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Bachelor's degree (or equivalent international degree) or 8 years of professional experience

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

At least 9 years of professional experience OR

Bachelor's degree/ equivalent international degree + at least 5 years of professional experience OR

Master's degree/ equivalent international degree + at least 3 years of professional experience

Preferred qualifications

Bachelor's or equivalent international degree in sociology, economics, industrial relations, geography, public policy or a related field.

Ten (10) years experience with unions, worker organizations, labor related advocacy and non-profit organizations.

Strong communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.

Thorough written, verbal and interpersonal communications, tact and political acumen to effectively represent the Labor Center.

Strong analytical and critical thinking skills, including sound judgment and decision-making skills, and skills to correctly identify real and potential problems.

Strong working knowledge of the labor movement. Strong skills in analyzing, researching and synthesizing research for preparing sound and relevant proposals / analyses.

Proficiency in project management, including event planning and meeting deadlines. Ability to multi-task with demanding timeframes.
-Proficiency in managing--and mentoring other staff members in managing--outreach activities.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

Cover Letter

Proposed Work - This should include the issue you seek to address or ideas you want to explore and the work product that you will develop. This may include organizing strategies or plans, papers or articles, policy proposals, training curriculum development, or other products. Specify your goals, objectives and timeline for the project and how it will contribute to your future work. Please limit proposals to at most four (4) pages.

Reference requirements 2-4 required (contact information only)

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Campus Information
UC Berkeley is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. The excellence of the institution requires an environment in which the diverse community of faculty, students, and staff are welcome and included. Successful candidates will demonstrate knowledge and skill related to ensuring equity and inclusion in the activities of their academic position (e.g., teaching, research, and service, as applicable).

The University of California, Berkeley 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, age, or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

In searches when letters of reference are required all letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality prior to submitting their letter.

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

Job location
Berkeley, CA

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