The Jepson Herbarium, a natural history museum on the UC Berkeley campus, is seeking to fill the position of "Coordinator of Public Programs." Primary responsibilities of the incumbent will be to design and implement  public programs on botanical and ecological subjects (see for a listing of the programs for 2002 - 2003).  For more information and to learn how to apply, see and search for the title "Program Representative II."

Posting Title:
Program Representative II

Main Campus-Berkeley


University and Jepson Herbaria

Job Description:
Choose scientific course topics, appropriate instructors, and field locations for weekend workshops that are conducted on botanical and ecological subjects at locations throughout the state. With little or no support, administer the course according to policies set by UC Berkeley Risk Management Office and guidelines of course location. Ensure fiscal success of the public programs through creating budget projections, setting fee structures, managing income and expenses, and initiating a publicity campaign. Conduct all aspects of administration needed to implement the public programs.

Primary responsibilities:
Assume independent programmatic responsibility for the creation and implementation of 25+ weekend workshops each season (predominantly March through August).

Other responsibilities:
Process registrations, payments, and cancellations. Use, maintain, and improve File Maker Pro databases and Excel spreadsheets. In collaboration with the Development Coordinator, determine content, write articles, and create page layout for tri-yearly newsletter. Contribute creatively to the development and expansion of the membership program by identifying new course topics, new instructors, new field locations, and potential new funding sources.

Requirements & Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in Biology. Experience working with the California flora and familiarity with the network of botanists and botanical institutions in California. Familiarity with the concepts, field and laboratory techniques, and current ideas used in the natural sciences, especially botany and systematics. Experience with budgetary planning and accountability. Strong organizational skills and attention to detail. Excellent interpersonal and oral and written communication skills. Ability to work independently and travel 20+ weekends per season. A love of the outdoors and ability to remain personable and patient while in the field. Ability to use good judgment and problem solve while responding professionally to needs of participants in remote locations with limited or no support available. Experience with Macintosh computers and the following software programs: Microsoft Office, File Maker Pro, Adobe Page Maker 6.5, Adobe Photoshop 5.0, Eudora, Netscape. A valid California driver's license required

Master's degree in Botany or related field.
Experience in design and production of newsletters
Experience in fundraising and donor stewardship.

This position will remain open until filled.

For more information, contact: Staci Markos (

The first review date of applicants will be: