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RECRUITMENT PERIOD

Open date: March 9th, 2017

Next review date: March 23rd, 2017
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: March 31st, 2017
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

DESCRIPTION

The Terner Center for Housing Innovation at UC Berkeley is seeking a full-time, Associate Project Scientist or Project Scientist who will serve as Research Director to help define and guide the research agenda and portfolio of research activities for the Center. This exciting, newly established 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.

The Research Director will serve as a member of the Terner Center’s leadership team, working closely with the Center’s Faculty Director and Faculty Research Advisor (senior staff) to develop and carry out the Center’s research agenda, including: identifying new research opportunities, developing research designs and conceptual frameworks, and formulating policy proposals. The Director will conduct independent research; produce policy papers and briefs with limited oversight; and manage and support a small research team in conducting research projects including: supervising and reviewing the data collection, data analysis, and report production processes. He/She will collaborate with senior staff to generate funding for research projects, and assist with developing grant proposals and other development efforts. The position will lead and manage external research partnerships, including working with senior staff to establish new research collaborations. The Director will work with the communications team to translate academic research into materials intended for non-academic audiences.

Basic qualifications (at the time of application): PhD or equivalent degree in Planning, Public Policy/Administration, Urban Economics, or equivalent field and a minimum of 3 years of relevant research experience, with a focus in at least one of the following areas: urban policy, affordable housing, land use, or real estate.

Preferred qualifications: Experience working with data sources such as the Census/ACS, PUMS, and HMDA. Experience with manipulating and analyzing datasets with SAS, STATA, or R, as well as a working knowledge of GIS is expected. Knowledge of federal, state, and municipal housing programs or land use regulations is strongly preferred. The ideal candidate will possess strong writing and communication skills, strong organizational, analytical, and project management abilities, and be comfortable working on a team. Management experience is desirable.

The Center seeks candidates whose research has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.

Expected start date is mid-late April 2017, however, this position will be opened until filled. Early applications are encouraged. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Please direct any inquiries to: Nadya Abo-Shaeer at nadya16@berkeley.edu.

REQUIREMENTS

DOCUMENTS

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • Research Portfolio (piece 1 of 3) - 3 pieces or more of research for which you were the solo or principal person
  • Research Portfolio (piece 2 of 3) - 3 pieces or more of research for which you were the solo or principal person
  • Research Portfolio (piece 3 of 3) - 3 pieces or more of research for which you were the solo or principal person
  • Research Portfolio (piece 4) (Optional)
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service. (Optional)

REFERENCES

  • 3-5 references required (contact information only)
HOW TO APPLY

To apply, please submit application to this link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01294, including CV, cover letter, research portfolio which includes three or more pieces for which you were the soul or principal person, and contact information for three to five references.

Letter of reference are not needed at this time. If the search committee requests them at a later date, all letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html) prior to submitting their letters.

 

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Program Associate

Overview

The Terner Center for Housing Innovation at UC Berkeley is seeking a full time Program Associate who will help to support the Center’s internal operations and external engagement strategy. 

Responsibilities

The Program Associate will work with the Center’s Administrative Officer and under the Associate Director to support our communications, fundraising, grant management, and event planning efforts. Specifically this position will:

  • 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.
  • Support the Center’s individual, corporate and foundation fundraising and donor management, helping to write grant applications and proposals, and draft and coordinate submission of grant reports, and help compose periodic communication with donors.
  • Assist with event planning and coordination for internal meetings, roundtables, convenings, and larger scale conferences with high-profile speakers and attendees.
  • Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree and minimum 2 years of professional experience, preferably in development and/or communications for a non-profit or research organization. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficiency in basic social media platforms (e.g. Facebook & Twitter) and Microsoft Office Suite. 
  • Familiarity with foundation grant application and reporting processes.
  • Enthusiasm for working in a fast-paced, team-oriented start-up environment is essential.
  • Familiarity with CADS, Bearbuy, and other UC Berkeley systems a plus.
  • Experience working with Adobe Illustrator and/or other graphic design programs a plus.
  • Demonstrated interest and experience in housing and urban issues a strong plus.
Salary & Benefits

*The salary for this position is commensurate with experience.

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit: http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/compensation-and-benefits/index.html

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment HERE.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see: http://www.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf

For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

 

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