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The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world’s most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world. Berkeley’s culture of openness, freedom and acceptance—academic and artistic, political and cultural—make it a very special place for students, faculty and staff.
Berkeley is committed to hiring and developing staff who want to work in a high performing culture that supports the outstanding work of our faculty and students. In deciding whether to apply for a staff position at Berkeley, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the alignment of the Berkeley Workplace Culture with their potential for success at http://jobs.berkeley.edu/why-berkeley.html.
Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: August 29, 2013.
The American Cultures (AC) Center facilitates the implementation of the American Cultures course requirement, the only campus-wide graduation requirement for UC Berkeley students. AC Center supports faculty who wish to develop and teach AC courses through program activities. Center assists college and department advisors with their implementation of student advising on the AC curriculum. It also supports student organizations whose outreach and curriculum enrichment efforts include the scholarship and teaching of the AC curriculum. The Center’s purpose is to support and recognize pedagogical excellence in the AC curriculum and to sustain a vibrant community of AC instructors on the UC Berkeley campus. Center ensures that the curriculum reflects the participatory methodologies and knowledge based infrastructure relevant for the current student population. The Center works in partnership with the Academic Senate AC Subcommittee, which reviews and approves all AC courses. The Center also works with campus academic partners, including the Graduate Student Teaching and Resource Center, Cal Corps Public Service Center, the Student Learning Center, ETS and The Library, to facilitate course and program development. The AC Center oversees a number of awards including the AC Innovation in Teaching Award, the AC Student Research Award, Course Development Grants and the American Cultures Engaged Scholarship (ACES) Chancellors Public Scholars and Fellows awards.
The Project/Policy Analyst 2 provides analytical, communication, and outreach support for the American Cultures Center and assists the center with research and writing, as well as administrative co-ordination.
30% Applies professional concepts to perform analysis of data and systems pertaining to moderately complex projects, policies and/or processes and functions.
Information Processing and Analytical Role:
- On a project basis, performs analytical studies on a variety of policies, programs and issues.
- Provides a variety of analytical duties in support of a function, program and/or organizational unit.
- Collects and analyzes data from program offerings for use in grant proposals and annual reports for individual programs.
- Primary responsibility for providing data and other analytical information as needed; assists with writing grant proposals (i.e., will be assigned particular sections of narrative to write).
- Designs and carries out internal evaluations of AC programs; conducts evaluations, analyzes results, and has primary responsibility for writing reports and summaries.
30% Using subject matter knowledge, collects and prepares information for use in discussions, meetings of high level management and external constituents.
- Gathers and assembles analytical and factual data on assigned problems and issues to prepare reports and/or analyses summarizing information on the assigned issues and commenting on other significance for internal department constituents.
- Prepares, edits and modifies documents including research reports, manuscripts, presentations and proposals.
- Writes executive summaries, annual report summaries, and individual program analyses and summaries for both AC leadership, based on thorough knowledge of the program.
- Primary responsibility for writing campus-wide communications on AC programs. Develop electronic communications, including website development, producing communications using the web and other electronic media, which involves writing, editing, designing, and production. Monitors and responds to inquiries received via offices’ email accounts. This position also supports the development and monitoring of new media technologies, such as blogs, twitter feeds, and Facebook accounts for AC.
30% Event coordination: Leads logistical support for both large, campus-wide events and smaller, unit-wide events and meetings; this will require planning with on and off campus partners.
10% Ensures all administrative needs of the AC Center are met as well as providing additional support to the central VPTLAPF offices when necessary. Other duties as assigned.
- Working knowledge of common campus-specific and other computer application programs.
- Solid communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with all levels of staff, both verbally and in writing.
- Solid ability to multi-task with demanding timeframes.
- Ability to use discretion and maintain all confidentiality.
- Ability to use sound judgment in responding to issues and concerns.
- Working skills to analyze information and synthesize large amounts of data with strong attention to detail.
- Good working knowledge of, and experience with, the Adobe suite office software and WordPress. Previous blogging experience helpful.
- If not familiar with digital storytelling platforms, such as Scalar, an ability and the interest to develop such skills.
Salary and Benefits
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University, visit: http://atyourservice.ucop.edu/forms_pubs/misc/benefits_of_belonging.pdf.
How to Apply
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
Criminal Background Check
This position has been designated as sensitive and may require a Criminal Background Check. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of a Criminal Background Check.
Equal Opportunity Opportunity
The University of California, Berkeley is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.