Communications and Development Coordinator

The Terner Center for Housing Innovation at UC Berkeley is seeking a full time Communications and Development Coordinator who will help to support the Center’s internal operations and external engagement strategy. This fast-paced, impact oriented Center formulates bold strategies to house families from all walks of life in vibrant, sustainable and affordable homes and communities. It is a collaborative effort between the College of Environmental Design (CED) and the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics at the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley.

The Communications and Development Coordinator will work under the Associate Director to support the Center’s communications, fundraising, grant management, operations and event planning efforts. Specifically this position will:

1.  Contribute to the Center’s communications efforts, including providing drafting, editing and layout support for Terner Center publications and materials (including the Terner Blog); supporting media outreach and engagement; and supporting the Center’s social media strategy.

2.  Support the Center’s individual, corporate and foundation fundraising and donor management, including by tracking gifts, grants, and projects, helping to write grant applications and proposals, and draft and coordinate submission of grant reports, and help compose periodic communication with donors.

3.  The Coordinator will help develop and operationalize new processes and procedures to ensure efficient and effective workflows both internally and with external stakeholders.

4. Assist with event planning and coordination for internal meetings, roundtables, convenings, and larger scale conferences with high-profile speakers and attendees.

Required Qualifications
*Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
*Proficiency with Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. Familiarity with other platforms a plus.
*Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite. 
*Familiarity with grant application and reporting processes.
*Ability to work with a high degree of independence and autonomy and work as part of a small, collaborative, team-oriented office.
*Organizational skills including ability to juggle multiple projects, prioritize, and meet prescribed deadlines. 
*Event planning skills
*Analytical and critical thinking skills

Preferred Qualifications
*Experience working with InDesign or other graphic design programs a plus.
*Familiarity with issues related to urban policy, housing, and community development a plus.
*Familiarity with UC Berkeley software and systems (e.g. CADS) a plus.

Salary & Benefits
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

How to Apply
Please click here to apply. First review date for this position is December 6th, 2017. The position is open until filled.


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