The GGSC is Hiring a Parenting Program Coordinator!

November 16, 2022

The Greater Good Science Center is currently looking for a Parenting Program Coordinator to join our team.

To apply, you’ll need to submit your application through UC Berkeley’s Jobs page. Once you’re on the Jobs page, search for the position by its Job ID: 45400. To learn more, read the details below.

Greater Good Parenting Program Coordinator

UC Berkeley Job ID: 45400

Departmental Overview

The Greater Good Science Center (GGSC) at UC Berkeley turns science into action.

Founded by acclaimed social psychologist Dacher Keltner in 2001, the GGSC is unique in its commitment to both science and practice: Not only does it sponsor groundbreaking scientific research into social and emotional well­-being, it also helps people apply this research to their personal and professional lives.

For more than a decade, the GGSC has been at the fore of a new scientific movement to explore the roots of happy and compassionate individuals, strong social bonds, and altruistic behavior. And it has been without peer in its award­-winning efforts to translate and disseminate this science to the public, particularly through its popular online magazine, Greater Good.


Planning and coordinating workshops and communities of practice.
  • Help coordinate all training workshops and communities of practice—in person and virtual—that are led by the Parenting Program Director.
  • Handle the logistics of training workshops and gatherings, such as scheduling, travel, booking venues, registering attendees, and sending confirmations.
  • Respond to attendees’ questions or problems during live workshops and other events.
  • Coordinate the participant evaluations of the events, and summarize and make recommendations for future events based on participants’ responses.
  • Work with the Greater Good Science Center’s Director of Operations and other staff to track and report on program revenue and expenses, and provide relevant information for financial reports.
Supporting content development.
  • Organize focus groups and prepare surveys to collect input from partners, contributors, and audience members about Greater Good Parenting content, particularly by gathering perspectives from diverse communities.
  • Help coordinate the design and production of a “Parenting for the Greater Good” workbook for parenting education professionals.
  • Post multimedia content to the Greater Good Science Center’s websites, including Greater Good (, Greater Good In Action (, and the Greater Good Science Center’s organizational site (
  • Conduct occasional literature searches to find relevant studies on parenting and families, and summarize and catalog the results to inform ongoing program activities.
  • Help contribute ideas for all multimedia parenting content, including articles for Greater Good magazine, practices for the Greater Good In Action & Greater Good In Education websites, and a parenting video series.
Developing partnerships and building relationships.
  • Identify partners and networks to distribute Greater Good Parenting content, with a particular focus on diverse, underserved communities.
  • Identify and track partners and networks interested in Greater Good Parenting training workshops and participating in communities of practice gatherings.
  • Solicit and clarify partners’ needs and opportunities for strengthening our relationships with them.
  • Work with the Greater Good Science Center’s Director of Marketing and Partnerships to increase visibility and uptake of Greater Good Parenting content by partners and outlets serving diverse audiences.
Communicating with external partners.
  • Support communication and collaboration with Greater Good Parenting advisors and all other parenting partners.
  • Field inquiries from the media and for speaking engagements for the Parenting Program Director.
  • Prepare and send the monthly Greater Good Parenting newsletter.

Required Qualifications

  • Familiarity with and strong interest in the science of child development and parenting.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, attention to detail, and follow-through.
  • Strong independent project management, problem solving, organizational skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • Experience planning, organizing, and coordinating workshops and/or professional gatherings, both in-person and virtual.
  • Experience and comfort working with the Google Suite, Microsoft Office, and Zoom.
  • Familiarity with—and affinity for—the Greater Good Science Center’s mission and programs.
  • Bachelor’s degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
  • Continuing education in related field required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Comfort with content management systems (e.g., Expression Engine, WordPress), newsletter software (e.g., Mailchimp), survey software (e.g., Qualtrics).
  • Ability to travel and attend Greater Good Science Center in-person events.
  • Experience and comfort working in scientific settings, with a particular focus on child development or related fields./li>
  • Experience looking for research studies using academic databases (e.g., Google Scholar, PsycInfo).
  • Experience providing science-based information about child development and parenting.

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 exempt which is paid monthly and annual salary is commensurate with experience within the range of $56,500.00 - $76,900.00.

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit here.

How to Apply

To apply, submit your application through UC Berkeley’s Jobs page, where you’ll need to search for this position by its Job ID: 45400.

Applications must be submitted through the UC Berkeley Jobs system in order to be considered.

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

This position is eligible for 100% remote work.

This is not a visa opportunity.

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.

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