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  • Program Director, Antisemitism Education Initiative (7397U) - 40686

    University of California, Berkeley

    Program Director, Antisemitism Education Initiative (7397U) - 40686

    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 mission of the Berkeley Center for Jewish Studies (CJS) is to gather faculty, students, and visiting academics for research and debate across the wide scholarly landscape of Jewish Studies. The CJS is committed to educating students and the larger community about the richness, depth, and diversity of Jewish history and culture. The Center is a diverse and interdisciplinary campus unit administered through the Arts & Humanities Division in the College of Letters & Science. Both the graduate and undergraduate academic programs emphasize this interdisciplinary agenda. PhD students can apply to the faculty committee to pursue a Designated Emphasis in Jewish Studies' in addition to their primary doctoral subject. Undergraduates in any department can choose a Minor in Jewish Studies' in addition to their major field of study. The Center also sponsors an annual series of Endowed Lectures, and hosts post-doctoral visiting scholars and visiting faculty who augment both course offerings and public lectures. Close collaboration with several affiliated institutions serves to enhance programming through co-sponsorship and outreach to a broad audience around the Bay Area.

    The Program Director will oversee the Antisemitism Education Initiative (AEI), a major program of the Center for Jewish Studies. The AEI offers resources and consultations on antisemitism to staff, administration and student leaders at Berkeley, universities across California, and nationwide. At Berkeley, the AEI collaborates closely with administrators on both prevention and rapid response, designs and runs trainings for staff and students, brings distinguished experts on antisemitism from around the world to speak, and creates multimedia presentations for use on and far beyond our campus. During the three years since its founding, the AEI has made a major impact on our campus and established a wider reputation as a national leader. For much more about the AEI, visit our page here: The new Program Director will lead an exciting new phase for the AEI. Supported by a major grant from the Glazer Foundation, the AEI will expand significantly its impact and broaden the reach of its trainings and consultations to a number of universities across California. This will include organizing a major conference in 2023 on antisemitism and other forms of exclusion that will bring together scholars and practitioners from a range of fields (a major budget has already been secured for this conference).

    Application Review Date

    The First Review Date for this job is: 08/25/2022. For full consideration, please apply by 09/06/2022.


    • The Program Director will serve as the point person and first contact for all issues related to antisemitism, and will continue and expand antisemitism training and programming on campus.

    • PD will work closely with the faculty leaders of the AEI and CJS and the leadership of Berkeley Hillel.

    • PD will organize and facilitate regular check-in and coordination meetings with key faculty and stakeholders, student leaders, and administrators, and will report regularly to the Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Jewish Life and Campus Climate.

    • PD will work with faculty and other key partners to consolidate expertise, knowledge, and experience in support of ongoing program development and growth.

    • PD will be the lead organizer of a major conference in 2023 on antisemitism and other forms of exclusion.

    • PD will track antisemitic incidents and prepare written reports on campus climate.

    • PD will collaborate in all campus trainings and AEI programs, and working with research consultants, will prepare an annual report on the number, impact, outcomes and feedback of AEI trainings and programming.

    • PD will continue outreach and coalition building at Berkeley, in coordination with Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion officers and other administrators, and programs like the Othering and Belonging Institute and the Helen Diller Institute of Jewish Law and Israel Studies.

    • PD will launch the California Antisemitism Project, through which they will work with other university campuses and colleagues in California to design AEI training materials, tools, and programs that are tailored to support the specific needs of their campuses.

    • PD will design a system to track the impact of the California Antisemitism Project on other campuses, including numbers of trainings, usage of materials, and number of constituents reached.

    • PD will write grant proposals for further funding.

    Required Qualifications

    • Proficient in communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.

    • Proficient in ability to use discretion and maintain all confidentiality.

    • Demonstrates ability to use sound judgment in responding to issues and concerns.

    • Demonstrates ability to analyze, research and synthesize large amounts of data with strong attention to detail.

    • Proficient in ability to multi-task with demanding timeframes.

    • Working knowledge of applicable policy analysis techniques.

    • Working knowledge of and/or ability to learn common organization- or research-specific and other computer application programs.

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

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Understanding of the structure and operations of universities, or other large non-profits.

    • Educational background or work experience related to broader diversity or social justice issues.

    • Educational background or work experience related to antisemitism.

    • Significant knowledge or firsthand experience of Israeli politics and society.

    • Demonstrated capacity or potential for grant-writing or donor-based fundraising.

    • Experience working with organizations in the broader Jewish community.

    • A Master's or other advanced degree in Jewish Studies, antisemitism and/or a field related to the position.

    Salary & Benefits

    This is a 2-year, full-time (40 hours/week), Contract Appointment, eligible for full UC benefits with the possibility of extension. This position is a non-exempt, bi-weekly paid position. Hourly pay for this role is commensurate with experience within the range of $27.06 - $36.83.

    For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

    How to Apply

    Please submit your cover letter and resume when applying.

    Other Information

    This is a remote-friendly position, eligible for 100% remote capability.

    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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