University of California, Berkeley job ad: Intercultural Training Specialist

Intercultural Training Specialist
University of California, Berkeley
Date Posted: October 7, 2015
Type: Non tenure track
Employment Type: Full-time

International House
International House is a non-profit, self-supporting residential and community-oriented program center located in the southeast foothills of the Berkeley Campus. Its mission is to foster intercultural respect and understanding among people throughout the world across cultural, economic, and ethnic lines. I-House provides nearly 600 students and scholars from the United States and around the world with an opportunity to live and learn together. I-House’s rich array of programs serves the residents, the campus and local community.

Center for Intercultural Leadership
The Center for Intercultural Leadership (CIL) is a center of excellence for training and research to advance leadership, understanding and collaboration across cultures. CIL offers programs and trainings for International House, the UC Berkeley campus, the corporate world, and not-for-profit organizations.

We are in search of a unique candidate to join our dynamic Intercultural Leadership team. This position reports to the Director of CIL. The successful candidate will be an experienced technical leader with a high degree of knowledge in the field and recognized expertise in specific areas. Problem-solving frequently requires analysis of unique issues/problems without precedent and/or structure. May manage programs that include formulating strategies and administering policies, processes, and resources. Functions with a high degree of autonomy. Serves as liaison with campus and community groups who have interest in the field of intercultural communication. The position will have some or all of the following responsibilities:

Program/Curriculum Design and Planning
• Researches and develops new workshop curriculum for other intended audiences
• Improves design of current intercultural professional development workshops for staff, student and corporate/non-profit populations
• Uses considerable discretion to determine methods and procedures for current and new course offerings and topics
• Actively participates in long-range strategic planning for I-House intercultural education and training programs
• Coordinates instructor objectives with methods of instruction;
• Stays up to date on current methodologies, theories, tools, and research in the intercultural education field. Continuing professional development required.Training and Instructional Services
• Leads workshops on intercultural education topics for multiple audiences
• Recruits, selects, orients, evaluates and supervises qualified accredited and/or certified instructors, as needed
• Co-facilitates educational workshops with CIL trainers;
• Establishes evaluation criteria for measuring desired results and impact, in conjunction with the CIL Director and other staff
Marketing and Outreach
• In conjunction with CIL staff and the I-House Communications team, helps to create marketing materials for CIL in print and electronically
• Strategizes with CIL staff and Communications team to create and deliver consistent and effective messaging to constituents
• Promotes I-House intercultural education and training programs on and off campus;
• Develops relationships with on- and off-campus constituents to recruit participants to attend CIL training opportunities
• Builds and maintains relationships with outside (non-campus affiliated companies and organizations)
• Coordinates activities and materials designed to promote awareness of the Center for Intercultural Leadership within the campus community and to the general publicEvaluation and Research: Continually conducts program evaluation
• Establishes evaluation criteria for measuring desired results and impact
• Researches similar existing programs at other institutions
• Conducts relevant intercultural research at International House, when neededAdministrative Duties
• Ensures each initiative and program has a project plan; leads projects toward timely execution
• Actively completes multiple projects’ tasks in accordance with agreed-upon project plans, and in conjunction with CIL staff
• Develops, prepares and reconciles budget for program(s)
• Orders supplies, improves resource library, and maintains office environment

Required Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in related area and/or equivalent experience and training
Three to five years in Intercultural Training in a university or higher education setting
Clear and precise English speaking and writing proficiency required
Courteous and professional demeanor with composed personality and responsive disposition
Ability to understand and serve a highly diverse resident and client population
Three references required at the time of application

Preferred Qualifications
Master’s degree in Intercultural Communications or related field from accredited university
Working knowledge of UC Berkeley campus, colleges, schools and departments and their services and functions
Ability to speak, read and write at least one language other than English

Hiring Range: $4375.00 minimum Monthly – 6691.67 midpoint Monthly
Comprehensive benefits package offered by the University

To Apply
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying online.

Additional Information
This position has been designated as sensitive and may require a Criminal Background Check. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of a Criminal Background Check.

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