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Economics Coordinator (4549U), Student Learning Center 35484

University of California, Berkeley
San Francisco

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Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Economics Coordinator (4549U), Student Learning Center 35484 About Berkeley

At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.

We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.

Departmental Overview

The Student Learning Center is a global learning community where student scholars convene to discover, uncover, and recover ideas, concepts, languages and cultures. Since 1973, it has been the primary academic unit on campus tasked with providing peer-led support services to Cal undergraduates. It has served approximately 120,000 students in its forty-year history, with a little more than 10,000 students in the 2018-2019 academic year alone. The Center's work has been at the forefront of increasing and maintaining the University's retention and graduation rates, which are the highest in the UC system and in the top three of higher-learning institutions in the nation.
The Student Learning Center belongs to the Division of Undergraduate Education.

This is a 100% contract position for the academic years 2022-2023 and 2023-2024.

Core Values
  • Deliver service with integrity.
  • Approach learning as a process, not a product.
  • Create innovative pedagogy and practices that optimize student learning.
  • Operate from a student-centered framework.
  • Respect diverse ways of knowing and learning.

Key Highlights
  • Founded in 1973 and is today the primary academic support unit for UC Berkeley.
  • Serves over 10,000+ undergraduates annually, approximately 30% of the undergraduate student population.
  • Employs 24 professional staff with disciplinary expertise, 300+ trained undergraduate tutors, and 10 graduate student instructors.
  • Serves as the liaison between the Academic Senate and the DeCal program, a partnership that adds over 300 courses per year to Berkeley's curriculum.
  • Manages Berkeley's Summer Bridge Program, a rigorous six-week academic residential program for entering freshmen.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: May 23, 2022


The SLC Economics Coordinator assists the assistant director in the administration of the SLC Economics Program, from managing the daily operations of the program to supervising a tutorial staff of 15-20 undergraduate/graduate students. Specifically, the incumbent will:
  • Deliver established academic support programs in Economics.
  • Assist with supervision and training of peer tutorial staff of 15-20 undergraduates and graduate tutors.
  • Assist with the coordination of daily program operations, from user outreach to website maintenance.
  • Support the development and facilitation of field studies courses on peer pedagogy for undergraduate tutors.
  • Administer established formative and summative evaluation tools to enhance delivery of academic support models.
  • Maintains knowledge of course and departmental curricula.
  • Collaborate with designated faculty, departmental staff and the Program Director to address changes needed in academic support service.
  • Develop effective working relationships with campus partners to ascertain and meet student needs.
  • Support and mentor students with academic interests and professional goals in Economics.
  • Provide direct service to students in a variety of program formats, including drop-in tutoring, study group, exam review, topical workshop, and adjunct course.
  • Serve students in navigating the critical transition points in gateway courses into the Economics; specifically attend to the demands and expectations of the discipline.

Required Qualifications
  • Knowledge of multiple learning styles, affective, socio-cultural and linguistic issues as they apply to academic support.
  • Knowledge of academic and curricular issues as they apply to academic support.
  • Knowledge and experience working with diverse groups of students, staff, and faculty.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills; strong interpersonal skills.
  • Good judgment; keen professional acumen.
  • Proficient computer skills, including experience using the Google Suite and Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel and/or Access.
  • Bachelor's degree in Economics or equivalent experience/training.

Preferred Qualifications
  • A Master's degree in Economics or equivalent.
  • Knowledge of the Economics major on the UC Berkeley campus.
  • Experience teaching college-level economics coursework.
  • Basic skills for promotional material design purposes.

Salary & Benefits

This is a non-exempt, biweekly paid appointment. Hourly pay is commensurate with experience within the range of $24.76 - $35.78 per hour.

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. Please upload the document in the Resume section, then skip the (optional) Cover Letter upload section.

Referral Source info
This job is part of the Employee Referral Program. If a UC Berkeley employee is referring you, please ensure you select the Referral Source of "UCB Employee" and then enter the employee's Name and Berkeley email address in the Specific Referral Source field. Please enter only one name and email.
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

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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