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Assistant/Associate Coordinator of Public Programs - The History-Social Science Project – Department of History

Position overview

Position title: Director / Coordinator of Public Programs
Salary range: The UC academic salary scales set the minimum pay determined by step at appointment. See the following table(s) for the current salary scale(s) for this position: The current base salary range for this position is $66,300.00–$118,600.00. "Off-scale" salaries, which yield compensation that is higher than the published system-wide salary at the designated rank and step, are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions.
Percent time: 100%
Anticipated start: Jul 1, 2023
Position duration: 2 Years with opportunity for renewal.

Application Window

Open date: April 29, 2023

Most recent review date: Sunday, May 14, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Wednesday, May 31, 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 History-Social Science Project at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for an Assistant/Associate Coordinator of Public Programs appointment.

The UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project is part of the California History-Social Science Project, headquartered at the University of California, Davis, and one of dozens of discipline-based programs in the California Subject Matter Projects, administered by the University of California, Office of the President.

The Director develops and oversees an ambitious program of professional development and leadership training for history and social science teachers in the greater San Francisco Bay Area. This is a fiscal year appointment.

Legislative Guidance

As outlined in recent legislation (EDC 99200), the Site Director is tasked to, (1) Develop and enhance teachers' subject matter and content knowledge in the subject matter. (2) Develop and enhance teachers' instructional strategies to improve pupil learning and academic performance and, where applicable, to standards adopted and any subsequently adopted standards. (3) Provide teachers with instructional strategies for working with English learners. (4) Provide teachers with instructional strategies for delivering career-oriented, integrated academic and technical content in a manner that is linked to high priority industry sectors identified in the California career technical education model curriculum standards as adopted by the State Board of Education. (5) Provide teachers with access to and opportunity to examine current research that is demonstrably linked to improved pupil learning and achievement as measured by performance levels on state tests, or any successor assessment system, or on English language development assessments developed, or any successor assessments, for English language learners. (6) Maintain subject-specific professional communities that create and encourage ongoing opportunities for teacher collaboration, learning, and research. (7) Develop and deploy as teacher leaders, teachers with demonstrated levels of expertise in the classroom and certifiable levels of content knowledge. (8) Provide teachers with instructional strategies for ongoing collaboration on the delivery of career-oriented, integrated academic and technical content. (9) Address learning loss in mathematics, science, and English, language arts due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Director’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

Program Leadership: Develop and implement professional learning programs for TK-12 educators according to UC Berkeley, CSMP (such as those detailed above), and CHSSP policies and priorities; provide leadership for improving history and social science education and professional learning in the region; supervise staff and oversee the quality and effectiveness of all program efforts; work collaboratively to develop and continually improve UCBHSSP offerings with site staff, sibling CHSSP sites, and fellow CSMP Directors in the greater San Francisco region.

Site Administration and Development: Effectively manage and leverage limited annual CHSSP allocations through extensive grant writing, contracts with local schools and districts, corporate and individual support, and fee-for-service programs. Utilize a variety of online, hard-copy, and in-person communication tools to effectively market site programs, expand site service, and improve total site funding.

Program Advocacy: Represent the work of the UCBHSSP and the CHSSP to university scholars, regional TK12 educators, policy makers, and other interested constituencies (TK-University) and to the public at large; represent the Project at regional and state meetings, including regular CHSSP site directors’ and advisory board meetings; support and foster collaboration with teacher education programs, and align with state educational initiatives; and collaborate with other Subject Matter Projects.

Program Evaluation: Ensure that data collection and evaluation of History Project programs are designed, organized, and conducted, and that evaluations inform Project practice; ensure that the policies of the California Subject Matter Projects, the UC Office of the President, and the California History-Social Science Project are reflected in the Project’s operation and evaluation; and develop and implement interventions, as appropriate, to maintain the quality of the Project’s work, including the work of assistant directors, coordinators, administrative support, and teacher leaders.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Bachelor degree or equivalent international degree by time of application.

Preferred qualifications

M.A. or Ph.D. or equivalent international degree by time of application

Teaching experience in history or the related social sciences. In-depth knowledge of, and experience in history and education. Administrative or leadership experience, with the skills necessary to work with UCB faculty, teachers, school and district administrators. Experience leading professional development programs or coursework to increase content knowledge and pedagogical ability of teachers. In-depth understanding of discipline-specific student literacy development. Knowledge and understanding of current state educational guidance, including state Standards and Frameworks for History-Social Science, the Common Core Standards, the English Language Development Standards, and California’s Model Ethnic Studies Curriculum. Demonstrated fiscal management and program development ability. Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative team setting. Excellent interpersonal, oral and especially, written communication skills. Basic computer skills (MS Office) and ability to quickly learn new programs.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter

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

  • 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)
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As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California Policy on Vaccination Programs – With Updated Interim Amendments. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine Primary Series or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, Religious Objection, and/or Deferral based on pregnancy or recent COVID-19 diagnosis and/or treatment) no later than the applicable deadline. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of receiving the most recent CDC-recommended COVID-19 booster or properly decline such booster no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees should refer to Exhibit 2, Section II.C. of the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Attachment for applicable deadlines. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of being Up-To-Date on seasonal influenza vaccination or properly decline such vaccination no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to the Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Program Attachment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

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Job location

Berkeley, CA