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Academic Coordinator - CCSP - Graduate School of Education

Recruitment Period

Open date: March 10th, 2020

Next review date: Friday, Apr 10, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Friday, Apr 17, 2020 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.


The UC Berkeley, Graduate School of Education (GSE) seeks an individual to serve as the administrative lead and coordinator for the California Computer Science Project (CCSP). The mission of the CCSP is to work together with a diverse network of personnel in public schools and community organizations across California to improve school infrastructures, teaching and learning by significantly increasing the number and quality, of computer science (CS) courses—from Introductory to AP—that are available and accessible to secondary school students. A key goal of this mission is to develop a pipeline of teachers who can provide highly-effective, equity-oriented CS courses in California schools. In line with this goal, the CCSP will also train school leaders (principals, assistant principals, academic coaches, and counselors) who will contribute to changing school infrastructures and student advising to insure increased offerings of and access to CS courses.

The CCSP vision is to increase the number of low income students, particularly students of color, and female students in CS courses including AP Computer Science in public schools. In this regard, the CCSP seeks to demystify CS to school administrators and counselors, elucidate the relevance of CS to all students, and increase awareness and access to those students who have been traditionally excluded from CS. The Academic Coordinator (AC) contributes to this mission by leading the development, implementation, management, and coordination of a range of programmatic activities:

  • Assist in developing a computer science supplementary authorization for the GSE’s teacher education program (BE3).
  • Build capacity among in-service teachers across the San Francisco Bay Area to cultivate highly-effective equity-oriented computer science classrooms.
  • Support administrators, counselors, and teacher leaders in their guiding of organizational change that promotes equitable participation in computer science.
  • Work with the GSE teacher education program and with a computer science lecturer to design courses for BE3 students that will satisfy the California Computer Science Supplementary Authorization requirements.
  • Provide ongoing professional development opportunities to in-service teachers across the Bay Area focused on computer science content and equitable approaches to computer science instruction.
  • Work with school leaders in Berkeley’s principal preparation program and principal induction programs, and organize workshops for school principals, counselors, and school leaders on practices and organizational change that will increase the number and quality of computer science course offerings in secondary schools.
  • Represent the Computer Science Project in a partnership of organizations working on advancing computer science education in the Bay Area and California.
  • Supervise and work with an administrative assistant to ensure the daily operations of the Computer Science Project to meet program goals.

Basic Qualifications: A Master’s Degree or equivalent international degree at the time of application.

Additional Qualifications: 5 years of teaching experience at the middle or high school level. These qualifications must be met by the start date of the position.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience teaching computer science courses in urban public school contexts; knowledge of teaching and learning in urban schools and communities including issues of diversity, equity, and social justice as they relate to schools and society, particularly with respect to computer science; experience in teacher education and professional development; skills in program planning and capacity for administrative detail; strong writing abilities for both academic and administrative purposes; 5 years of teaching experience at the middle or high school level or equivalent experience, (e.g. working with K-12 students/teachers on CS education); ability to persuasively articulate the project’s philosophy and goals orally and in writing to a range of education stakeholders.

The Graduate School of Education is interested in candidates who have contributed to diversity and equal opportunity in education. Qualified women and members of underrepresented minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

This is a full time position. Salary is commensurate with experience but typically begins at $80,408. The payroll classification for this position is Academic Coordinator I. UC Berkeley has an excellent benefits package as well as a number of policies and programs to support employees as they balance work and family.

How to Apply:

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  3. Provide required information and documents
  4. Provide required reference information

This recruitment is open until filled. For inquiries and questions contact:

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:

Job location

Berkeley, CA

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired at Berkeley (for additional information go to

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)