Director, Low-Wage Work Program (Specialist)
Director, Low-Wage Work Program (Specialist) UC Berkeley Labor Center Institute for Research on Labor and Employment
Director, Low-Wage Work Program (Full Specialist) - UC Berkeley Labor Center - Institute for Research on Labor and Employment
The UC Berkeley Labor Center, at the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment (IRLE), UC Berkeley, is searching for a Director of its Low-Wage Work Program. 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.
The Center's Low-Wage Work Program focuses on documenting and understanding working conditions in low-wage industries, especially for women, immigrants, and workers of color. It also analyzes policies to raise labor standards at the local, state, and national levels. The Director will develop, oversee, and conduct research on low-wage work and a diverse set of policies that affect working families, as well as supervise research staff, fundraise, and contribute to organizational leadership. In addition, in the coming year the Program will focus on more deeply integrating a race and gender equity lens into its research and policy analysis, and the Director will play a central role in this process.
This position offers an exciting opportunity to play a central leadership role in a high-impact, high-visibility organization and to work with a nationally-recognized team of researchers, policy analysts, and academics.
Basic Qualifications (must be met at the time of application)
Master's degree or equivalent international degree
Additional Qualifications (must be met by the start date of job)
Five (5) years of experience directing on research and policy analysis
This position reports to Ken Jacobs, UC Berkeley Labor Center Chair. The initial appointment will be 100% time for three (3) years. This is an important position within the Labor Center and will be reappointed conditional on funding. Expected start date is January 2021.
Salary and Benefits
This position provides full benefits. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience based on the UC Berkeley Specialist salary scale.
Please visit: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF02724
This position will remain open until filled. Please address any inquiries to Anhara Alexander, [email protected].
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 (https://apo.berkeley.edu/ucb-confidentiality-policy) prior to submitting their letters.
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, age, or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.
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