Become a UCFTR Peer Coordinator

Thank you for your interest in joining the SLC Undergraduate Course Facilitator Training & Resources (UCFTR) Team! The SLC Undergraduate Course Facilitator Training & Resources (UCFTR) Program provides mandatory pedagogical training and consultation services to student instructors of Student-Facilitated Courses, conventionally known as Democratic Education at Cal or DeCal. Our services equip student facilitators with a theoretical and practical foundation to improve their craft of teaching in both in-person and virtual formats, as well as to support them on their journey of becoming effective, student-centered peer educators. Our ultimate goal is to empower undergraduate students to be agents of their own learning, to cultivate community among one another, and to actively contribute to the process of knowledge production and exchange at Cal. We are seeking candidates who are driven, passionate about education, and interested in serving the DeCal and larger UC Berkeley community to join our team as a UCFTR Peer Coordinator!

As part of our team, you will work closely with student and professional coordinators to provide mandatory training to DeCal facilitators and guidance on the DeCal proposal process. You will facilitate training workshops, offer drop-in consultations, and help to design and expand UCFTR program offerings. Not only that, you’ll be bolstering your ability to work in collaborative settings and develop your leadership skills, while contributing to keep the spirit of Democratic Education alive at Cal!

Please expand below to explore opportunities available and submit an application to join us today.

UCFTR Coordinating Specifics

Available positions 

Positions Available

  • Peer Coordinator

Qualifications & Requirements

Minimum Qualifications

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • No more than two “Incomplete” grades
  • Not on academic probation
  • Experience leading a DeCal or other group facilitation experience
  • Satisfactory completion of application

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong interest in serving the DeCal, student facilitator, and academic communities at Cal
  • Strong interest in collaborative learning
  • Strong interest in peer teaching/facilitation 
  • Strong public speaking skills
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and experience
  • Willingness to engage in reflective practice
  • Desire to grow as a facilitator and budding professional

Program Requirements for Selected Candidates

  • Attend and prepare for weekly team meetings on Thursdays, 3 - 4 pm starting Week 3 of the Spring semester 
  • Commit an average of 5 hours to the program each week
  • Commit to Spring 2023

*Note: Students may not be employed by the University more than 50% time during the fall or spring semester in any combination of titles. Students may work up to 100% time during the summer and during the winter break. Moreover, if study group attendance drops below 4 for two consecutive weeks, study group hours will be converted to drop-in hours. 


  • Prepare for and attend weekly team meetings
  • Prepare for and provide information and training workshops
  • Design workshops and other activities in consultation with program professional staff
  • Foster an inclusive and welcoming learning environment
  • Perform other tasks as assigned: drop-in/appointment consultations, observation of program services, work performance conferences, event planning, logistical and administrative tasks


Upcoming Application Review Dates: October 21, October 28, November 4


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