Job Opportunity - IGS / Matsui Center Program Manager

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We're Hiring a Program Manager!
May 17, 2022

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. We are currently seeking a Program Manager to organize and conduct existing public educational programs and assist in the development of new programs and materials for the Robert T. Matsui Center for Politics and Public Service within our Institute of Governmental Studies.

About The Institute: 

The Institute of Governmental Studies (IGS) stands at the forefront of research, teaching and service in California and American politics and policy. Interdisciplinary and non-partisan, we foster thoughtful discussions of issues across party lines that focus on solutions. Through our cutting-edge research, Berkeley IGS Poll, public events, and student public service programs, we show how people can influence policy, how policy affects communities, and the importance of governmental institutions and actors in that process. We engage faculty, research and political practitioners to make a difference in discourse and in practice. Our mission is anchored by a belief in the transformational power of public service.


In coordination with the IGS Executive Director and Matsui Center Director, you will organize and conduct the day-to-day management of IGS and Matsui Center experiential learning and public service education programs and student awards. These programs include: Washington Fellows, Schaeffer Fellows, Cal-in-Sacramento, Democracy Camp, Percy and Synar undergraduate and graduate research awards, and the Howard Prize in American Politics Research.

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Manage outreach, application, selection and notification processes for public educational programs and student awards.
  • Recruit selection committee members for public educational programs and student awards.
  • Hire, train and supervise Student Directors and Student Assistants.
  • Conduct outreach and identify placement opportunities for summer public service internships at local, state and federal levels.
  • Advise and support student participants throughout the internship placement process, including conducting professional development workshops and providing individual counseling.
  • Assist in planning and coordinating PS 110B, including: adding Cal in Sac fellows to the course; helping students resolve scheduling conflicts; recruiting guest speakers and creating and presenting content for professional development workshops; coordinating and leading an annual day-long field trip to Sacramento.
  • Gather data about program participants and manage alum database.
  • Lead crowdfunding campaign for Democracy Camp in Berkeley.
  • Organize and lead the weeklong Democracy Camp in Berkeley and assist the Matsui Center Director with planning and leading Democracy Camp in DC.
  • Coordinate implementation of student, mentor and supervisor evaluations of experiential learning programs; assess results and recommend appropriate changes.
  • Work with the IGS Events and Communications Coordinator and Student Directors to share success stories of student program participants, and promote programs to Berkeley undergraduates and graduate students through information sessions, email outreach, website, social media, flyers, brochures, etc.
  • Assist in developing, preparing and reconciling budgets for program.
  • Arrange payment of stipends and other awards to students, securing summer housing contracts, and administering business affairs of all programs.

Required Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of delivering public educational programs.
  • Working knowledge of current public education programs and trends.
  • Working skills to produce and deliver programs.
  • Working knowledge of conducting needs assessment.
  • Good analytical skills to understand how business needs can be addressed through the design and delivery of training programs.
  • Excellent reading, verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills, and excellent presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to act on day-to-day operations with moderate to minimum supervision.
  • Demonstrated ability to solve problems and exercise sound judgment to address unforeseen issues in operation of experiential learning education programs and public event education programs. 


  • Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.

 Preferred Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of and/or ability to learn departmental and organization policies and procedures; knowledge of educational program content and objectives.
  • Demonstrated interest in California and/or US politics and policy.

To view the full Job Description, and apply online, at (search Job ID 4167U).

The University of California, Berkeley is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.