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CWN Newsletter: September 17th, 2021
CWN affirms a campus community where womxn are empowered to pursue and achieve their professional and personal goals. We encourage you to share content ideas, upcoming events, and campus job postings with our team anytime via email or our newsletter suggestion form. Our next newsletter will be sent on Friday, October 1st
Wishing a sweet New Year to all who celebrate!
!שנה טובה ומתוקה
The Jewish High Holidays are traditionally a time for reflection and renewal and CWN wishes our Jewish colleagues a sweet and meaningful 5782. 
Celebrating Latinx Heritage Month 2021

Alianza Staff Organization

committed to community building, professional development, and promotion of Chicanx/Latinx staff at UC Berkeley.

Alianza enables community engagement and networking opportunities for UC Berkeley Chicanx/Latinx staff, highlighting relevant stories, opportunities, and resources to maintain a united community and help empower staff at all levels. 

Ways to Get Involved:
  • Join our monthly meetings (12 - 1 pm, 3rd Tuesdays of the month via Zoom). If you would like to present on a career topic at a future Alianza general meeting, contact us at:
  • Sign up for our newsletter: Includes upcoming Alianza events and campus news, professional development opportunities, etc. If you have something you believe is relevant and of interest to Alianza members, please contact us at Previous newsletters are available here.

Upcoming Event:

CWN Chair Spotlight

CWN elected an almost entirely new leadership this year, and we would like to introduce ourselves to you! We will be featuring a different chair every newsletter so you can get to know us.

Rebecca Andersen

Pronouns: She/her/hers
Position on Campus: Director of Career Services & Alumni Relations
Position in CWN: Diversity & Advocacy Chair
Time at UC Berkeley: 14 years! 
What motivated you to join CWN, and what do you want to accomplish in your role?
I am interested in increasing equity in career development and CWN serves an important role for womxn on campus in this area. Womxn have intersectional identity factors that make us fabulous assets for UC Berkeley but also can cause us to experience structural barriers that CWN can serve as a vehicle to create a supportive space for womxn in their personal and professional lives, and partner with other staff organizations (particularly identity-based staff organizations), as well as highlight some of the unique concerns of our community.

What is a hobby or activity that helped you cope during the pandemic and stay at home orders?
New traditions such as "Friday night, movie night" where we have a family movie night, rotating who gets to pick the movie and who gets to pick the take-out.
CWN Group Spotlight: Parents of Teens & Tweens
Cal Parents of Teens and Tweens is an informal networking group, sponsored by CWN, for UC Berkeley employees who are parenting teenagers (and soon-to-be teenagers). The group was founded by CWN member Michele Rabkin in 2018, when her own daughter was thirteen, as a way to create community and support for working parents making their way through the turbulence of the teen years. The group meets on an occasional basis (3-4 times a year) for lunchtime conversations, either in person or via Zoom. Some sessions are devoted simply to check-ins and peer support; others are organized around a specific topic, such as the college application process, or a special guest speaker (most recently Christine Carter, author of "The New Adolescence: Raising Happy & Successful Teens in an Age of Anxiety & Distraction"). New members are always welcome; email Michele at if you'd like to be added to the mailing list and invited to the next meeting (coming up in October).
Part of a CWN brown bag group or wish one existed on a certain topic? Submit your group/idea here!

Connections & Wellness

From Greater Good: 5 Ways to Protect Your Emotional Health

Upcoming Events & Opportunities

Fidelity Financial Series

Create a Budget, Ditch Your Debt

Wednesday, September 22nd from 12 - 1 pm PT

This class can help you get a handle on spending and borrowing so you can start building your future. 


This class offers manageable strategies and tools that can help you get a handle on spending and borrowing. It also covers how to develop a smart budget and ways to manage debt.


Those who want to build healthy spending and saving habits to improve their current financial situation.

Join the Chancellor's Advisory Committee on LGBTQ+

The Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Communities at Cal (CAC-LGBTQ+) is seeking to fill the following positions for the '21-'22 year: 

  • 1 Non-Senate Faculty Member

  • 1 Postdoctoral Appointee

  • 1 Academic Appointee (Non-Faculty/Postdoc)

  • 2 Staff Members

  • 1 Undergraduate Student (at-large representative)

  • 2 Graduate Students (at-large representatives)

  • Dept. of Gender & Women’s Studies and/or LGBT Minor (as Ex Officio)

The CAC-LGBTQ+ is a standing committee that advises the Chancellor and other campus administrators, composed of UC Berkeley staff, faculty, graduate & undergraduate students, alumni, and ex-officio representatives. To promote an affirming and inclusive campus environment, the committee identifies, analyzes, and advises the Chancellor and senior administration on needs and concerns of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer faculty, staff, students, alumni, and affiliates at UC Berkeley.

The deadline to submit an application or nomination is Wednesday, September 29th, 2021 at 11:59pm.

Cal Coaching Network: Motivational Interview Training
The Cal Coaching Network is hosting a two-part training series on Motivational Interviewing (MI) dedicated to CCN members and facilitated by Liat Wexler from the PATH to Care Center. Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a client-centered coaching technique for making decisions or eliciting behavior change. It is based on the premise that most people struggle with change and can benefit from exploring their ambivalence in an empathetic and empowering setting. This introduction to MI workshop is interactive throughout, including large group discussion, small group/breakout rooms practice, and individual reflection share back.  

To attend CCN's two-part training series held in September and October, you must register below by Monday, 9/20

  • Dates - Part 1 of 2 - Wednesday, September 29, 2:30-4:30 pm | Part 2 of 2 - Monday, October 4, 1:00-3:00pm
  • Locations - University Hall Room 24 and virtually over Zoom (hybrid learning experience)
  • # of Available Seats - At this time, we are still planning for a hybrid learning experience with 12 spots for in-person participants and 30 spots for remote participation over Zoom. 
  • Registration Deadline - please complete your registration by 9/20 at 5:00 pm. Registration is first-come, first-serve. We will connect with the entire group by Sept 23 for a final determination.

Featured Jobs

Associate Director, Communications and Policy Engagement (5887U) #21719: The Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA)'s is seeking an Associate Director to lead their communications and external engagement to ensure that their research is used by policymakers and others to improve lives while amplifying CEGA's credibility and visibility among key audiences. 

Career Services Specialist 3 - Fung Institute (4576U) #22464: Collaborating closely with the Director of Career Development, in addition to career coaching and career program design, this position at the Fung Institute will help to establish and manage relationships with potential employers and campus partners.

EE Scheduler/Enrollment Manager/Advisor (4576U) #21997: The Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department is seeking an addition to it's advising team, reporting to the Director of EECS Undergraduate Affairs. This position provides scheduling, enrollment management and educational services to current and prospective students, faculty, campus constituents, and the general public. The position also provides assistance to EECS and L&S Computer Science majors and intended majors in academic advising, recruitment, financial aid, admissions, student orientations and events and related programs.

Learning & Development Specialist - People & Culture (4163U) #24127: The Director of the People & Organizational Development (POD) team is seeking a knowledgeable organizational and professional development trainer to expand its programs, courses, and initiatives to address and resolve a wide range of workforce challenges in collaboration with campus partners. 

Project Manager (7398U) #22219: The California Social Welfare Education Center (CalSWEC) is seeking a motivated and collaborative Project Manager to support its state-wide Title IV-E Foster Care program. 

Student Experience and Data Specialist - Fung Institute (7376) #22456: This role involves overseeing administrative services and provides information, knowledge, coordination, and tools that support the student experience, as well as leading exciting projects related to data, partnerships, and experiential learning to help measure and drive impact within the Institute.

Training & Evaluation Specialist (6257U) #23363: CalSWEC facilitates and supports partnerships for the education and training of social workers to ensure culturally responsive, effective, and high-quality health and social service delivery to the people of California. This position offers an opportunity to conduct needs assessments, data-driven proposals, and publications to enhance social work training and programming statewide. 
More Listings
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