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Our Values

With a small but dynamic core staff, team members at the Terner Center take on a variety of different roles on many projects in a fast-paced, data-driven environment. We hold our work and each other to high standards through constructive feedback and iterative review. Most of all, we are committed to the success and growth of each member of our team. We encourage staff to share their knowledge, time, and perspectives, and to seek out opportunities for professional and educational development.

A key aim of our work is to guide and elevate the scholarship and leadership of students at UC Berkeley on issues in housing policy, development, and design. We regularly hire UC Berkeley graduate and undergraduate students from a variety of programs for semester appointments. Please check below for opportunities for students.

Our Culture

  • We strive to foster collaboration and team engagement. Impactful research and policy development are rooted in exchange, both within our team and with external partners and organizations.
  • We expect our staff to value research that is independent, based in evidence, and rigorous. We look for team members who are committed to producing high-quality and impactful work that advances the Terner Center’s mission. 
  • We believe our work is stronger when it engages a broad set of stakeholders. We look for team members who are always thinking about new ways to amplify our work and reach new audiences. 
  • We are family-friendly. With several working parents on our team, we offer flexibility in scheduling and enjoy when kids of all ages visit our office or pop up on video calls. 
  • We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace where every team member is welcomed, valued, and supported. We strongly encourage and seek applications from people with diverse backgrounds of all kinds including in race, ethnicity, gender (including gender identity or expression), sexual orientation, citizenship, disability, veteran status, ideology, and lived experience of housing challenges.


  • Comprehensive medical insurance, including health, dental, and vision coverage through UC Berkeley. Click here to learn more.
  • Retirement savings or pension opportunities as well as retirement counseling and education through UC Berkeley. Click here to learn more.
  • Paid vacation, sick time, and holiday leave.
  • Access to the educational and professional development benefits of a world-class academic institution.


Resource Development Manager

The Terner Center is hiring a Resource Development Manager to further the Center’s research, policy, and innovation agenda by leading our fund development planning, donor relations, and fundraising efforts. This role will lead planning for resource development and focus on the identification, cultivation, and stewardship of donors and funders. Responsibilities include developing proposals, presentations, and other materials, writing grant reports, planning donor-oriented events, and producing the annual report and other stewardship collateral. This role will also develop metrics for and track progress towards fundraising goals, track incoming revenue, draft proposal budgets, and perform fundraising-related research and analysis.

This role will directly report to our Managing Director and will be a member of the operations team. This role will work closely with staff across the Terner team as well as with UC Berkeley advancement, grants, and other offices.

The Resource Development Manager will have demonstrated experience in fundraising, donor relations, grant management, budgeting and financial reporting, and event planning. Writing and editing skills and proficiency with client management and project management software are required and highly valued. Experience working in non-profits of a similar size and scale and familiarity with housing affordability issues are preferred.

The Terner Center is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity. We welcome and encourage applications that reflect a variety of backgrounds based on race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, ideology, lived experience of housing challenges, and other statuses protected by law.

This position will be located at the Terner Center’s offices in the San Francisco East Bay but flexibility may be available to work remotely 1-2 days a week. Salary will be up to $95,000 annually, commensurate with experience.

For external candidates, please apply via the link here.

For internal UCB candidates, please apply via the link here.

Student Opportunities

The Terner Center regularly recruits Graduate and Undergraduate students to assist in a range of projects and roles each semester and over the summer break.

We are not currently soliciting applications for GSRs. Please check back soon for future opportunities.