Student Director Positions
Training and Sustainability Director
The Training and Sustainability Director oversees the training and the development of the Break Leaders throughout the school year and attends to administrative needs the program requires. During the summer, this director focuses on initiating systems of accountability for Break Leaders through assigning summer readings, and organizing the fall retreat(s) for the winter and spring trips. During the school year, the director is responsible for: supporting with DeCals sponsorships, completing Break Leader Training agendas and coordinating and co-facilitating workshops. This director is the lead facilitator for the Break Leader Trainings (BLTs) and helps to ensure all of the break leaders have ownership over the program. The ideal candidate has facilitation, time management, and project management skills. They are resourceful, appreciates the complexity of cultural humility and service-learning, and are able to articulate programmatic values to incoming break leaders and participants. Prior program experience required.
The Finance Director is responsible for all financial aspects of the Alternative Break programs. They ensure the program sticks to its budget and is sustainable for future programmatic years, while also ensuring each trip is financially viable. The Finance Director works closely with the Alternative Breaks Program Manager, the PSC’s Operations Manager, and campus partners who deal with insurance, liability, and business operations. They will need to quickly become familiar with campus policies and prepared to have more professional relationships with non-students. The ideal candidate is detail-oriented, has robust experience with budgeting, keeping track of expenses, and financial planning, and is a quick learner. The ideal candidate is comfortable making financial aid decisions, enforcing fundraising and fee payment requirements, and being realistic about working within the financial constraints of the program. Prior program experience required.
Community Partnerships Director
The Community Partnerships Director is interested in how the program and trips show up in the community and work with our various partners, both on- and off-campus. Responsibilities include the following: finalizing housing and processing contracts, securing locations for programmatic events throughout the school year, leading the All Community Meeting committee, inviting alumni to All Community Dinners during the trips, helping trips find advisers, ensuring communication between trips that occur in both the winter and spring, convening panels, reflections, and feedback sessions with the winter trip leaders (if applicable), introducing trip proposals and trip itineraries, and training on best practices for engaging community partners. The ideal candidate is comfortable negotiating, maintaining deadlines and making sure the leadership is adhering to timelines, and can facilitate personal and professional relationships between students, professionals, and organizations. Prior program experience required.
The Communications Director is responsible for managing Alternative Breaks’ public relations and image with the campus and the larger community. During the fall semester, a majority of the director’s time is spent organizing participant recruitment and facilitating the participant selection process. Throughout the school year, this director maintains various forms of social media (Facebook, Instagram, etc.), organizes participant rosters, keeps track of participant demographics, and curates a database of current and past program participants. Other projects include updating and ordering of T-shirts and leading the newsletter committee. Finally, the director creates and oversees the All-Go Checklist process (all of the logistical forms for the winter and spring trips), so that the break leaders may be prepared to lead their trips. The Communications Director ensures the program has a voice and a presence on and off campus. The ideal candidate is thoroughly organized and has experience with social media, outreach, and recruitment and is well-versed in creating and maintaining Excel spreadsheets. They are creative, aren’t afraid to take risks, and can make the uninitiated excited about the program. Prior program experience required.
Development & Special Projects Director
The Development & Special Projects Director is responsible for expanding the edges of the Alternative Breaks program through doing more project-based work, focusing on the financial and internal development of the program. They work on increasing the capacity of the Director Team and the Alternative Breaks program and is instrumental in helping to envision and plan the long-term growth of the program. This role is more flexible and intended to support all D-teams in supporting each other in their individual responsibilities. The ideal candidate takes initiative, is a visionary, and is comfortable working in grey areas and helping to define and shape this director position. Prior program experience required.
The Bridging Berkeley Co-Director works with a fellow Director to manage math mentoring at a local middle school site. Directors oversee recruitment, interviewing, and hiring of their mentor team and lead Orientation and bi-weekly mentor site team meetings once their team is hired. Directors also work with site staff/teachers to identify and match students who could benefit from math support and to problem-solve issues related to scheduling and structure. The ideal candidate should be collaborative, detail-oriented, willing to facilitate a community/team and empower others while still holding accountability for the group.
Operations, Finance, Housing Director
Takes a lead role in managing ASUC student group account and finances. Track UC Washington Center housing logistics. Update scholarship database and research other financial support opportunities. Serve as point person for questions regarding finance and housing. In charge of summer testimonial blogs throughout the summer and put together end of program newsletter content. Take lead on fundraising efforts in relation to CITC.
Academics & Events Director
Takes the lead role in organizing, coordinating, and facilitating the spring semester DeCal that all Cal in the Capital students are required to take. Manage DeCal paperwork/operation submission and roster, design syllabus curriculum, organize speakers series, and plan community building event activities throughout Spring semester and summer. Coordinate Send-Off Reception for CITC cohort at the end of DeCal.
Recruitment & Marketing Director
Takes the lead role in recruiting, interviewing, and selecting Cal in the Capital’s next cohort of interns. Strategize and delegate outreach efforts throughout campus. Develop and implement marketing materials and plan for recruitment. Coordinate application reviewing, interview, and intern selection process. Gather intern biographies and manage cohort roster. Coordinate Welcome Reception of new intern cohort.
Alumni & Employer Outreach Director
Takes the lead role in organizing outreach efforts to employers in Washington, DC to secure internship positions for CITC interns. Serve as the liaison with internship employers. Cal alumni, and CITC interns. Coordinate summer events with DC Alumni and mentorship pairing with CITC interns. Research, gather, compile, and send weekly internship digest to CITC Cohort. Coordinate events and professional development opportunities in DC.
The Program Manager oversees student and community partner recruitment, selection, and placement. They also organize weekly meetings for CREATE members and support teaching artist mentors in leading workshops to help CREATE participants with their teaching. In addition, they manage finance and fundraising for the program, including applying for grants and submitting grant reports. The ideal candidate will have strong communication skills, be detail-oriented, and will have some program management experience or prior leadership experience.
Student Director (2-3 positions)
The Student Directors for the Public Service Internship program (PSI) work collaboratively with the program manager to support student interns. This includes providing training and ongoing support for approximately 10-15 interns working in community organizations, local government, and nonprofit agencies in Berkeley, Oakland, Emeryville and other Bay Area cities. Key components of the job include planning and leading program meetings, building and maintaining relationships with student interns and site supervisors, and maintaining regular office hours. A successful candidate will have extensive leadership experience, strong organizational and communication skills, and a commitment to public service. Prior program experience preferred but not required.
Co-Directors (2 positions)
The 2 Residential Service Initiative (RSI) co-directors work together to train and inform Residence Hall leaders on how to organize engaged service programs for students living in the Residence Hall community. Co-directors are responsible for facilitating weekly seminar both Fall & Spring semesters for all Vice Presidents of Service (VPs of Service) , developing and maintaining community partner relations, and providing ongoing support for the VPs of Service. They are responsible for overall program oversight, supporting Hall Staff training, and leading programs/projects that will be decided upon meeting with their advisor.
Sanctuary Voices Story-Telling Project Director
The Sanctuary Voices project is a collaboration between the East Bay Sanctuary Covenant, a local nonprofit offering legal and other support to those fleeing persecution and violence, the Public Service Center, and Voice of Witness, an oral history organization that illuminates human rights through first-hand stories. The Project Director will organize collaboration that will allow local refugees/asylee-seekers and immigrants to tell their stories. Stories will be recorded and edited to create an audio archive that will feed into a public relations campaign featuring community-based events and installations on campus and throughout the city of Berkeley. The ideal candidate should be willing to coordinate collaboration, manage complex details (project management and event management), and should have a real interest in story-telling for transformative social justice. This position is eligible to participate in the Peter E. Haas Public Service Leaders program, which includes scholarship support if the candidate is eligible for Financial Aid through UC-Berkeley. Apply here (Accepting applications through April)
Education and Training Student Director
VITA Education and Training Co-Director will spend approximately 8-10 hours per week in collaboration with the second Education and Training Director and the Community Partnership Director to manage all aspects of the programs including but not limited to recruiting, selecting, training, and overseeing 80 UC Berkeley VITA volunteers. The Education and Training Director will develop and facilitate Fall Semester VITA DeCal to train UC Berkeley VITA volunteers to become certified IRS tax preparers in preparation for volunteering with VITA’s partner agencies in the Bay Area to provide free tax-filing services to low and middle income individuals and families in the Spring semester. The Education and Training Director will support the VITA Community Partnership Director in organizing student volunteer cohort during the Spring semester in partnership with VITA’s 8 partner agencies and serve as liaison to partner agencies including and not limited to writing VITA program report for sponsoring agency and set-up in-person partnership meeting. This position is one academic year term.
Community Partnership Student Director
VITA Community Partnership Director will spend approximately 8-10 hours per week in collaboration with the two Education and Training Directors to manage all aspects of the programs including but not limited to recruiting, selecting, training, and overseeing 80 UC Berkeley VITA volunteers. The Community Partnership Director will serve as liaison to our 8 VITA community partner agencies to coordinate student volunteers for each site, facilitate training and reflection sessions with site leaders, and plan end of program celebration after tax-season is completed. Community partnership director will also write VITA program report detailing the outcome of the impact made for sponsoring agency and set-up in=person partnership meetings with each community partner site. During the Fall semester, the Community Partnership Director will support Education and Training Director in running the Fall Semester VITA DeCal to train UC Berkeley VITA volunteers to become certified IRS tax preparers in preparation for volunteering with VITA’s partner agencies in the Bay Area to provide free tax-filing services to low and middle income individuals and families in the Spring semester. This position is one academic year term.