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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. The quality of our ideas, analysis, and execution is improved by learning from and supporting the diverse perspectives and experiences of our staff and partners, particularly those from groups who have experienced marginalization and oppression.
  • We are an equal opportunity employer and seek applications from people with diverse backgrounds of all kinds. We strongly encourage Black people, indigenous people, and people of color; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer+ people; women; people with disabilities; veterans; formerly incarcerated people; and people with lived experience of homelessness or housing challenges to apply.


  • 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.


Terner Center Publications Manager

The Terner Center seeks a dynamic, team-oriented, and experienced editor of research publications to join our growing team. This role will be responsible for managing the publication of the Terner Center’s papers, briefs, and blogs and will support a range of communications projects. The position will utilize strong project management, writing, editing, and design skills in close collaboration with the research and policy team and under the supervision of the Associate Director.

The role will review and edit a variety of material for stylistic consistency, organization, and emphasis, and will support developmental editing as needed. The role will prepare written and graphic materials (including body text as well figures, charts, and other visuals) for publication by formatting and design in line with Terner Center style guidelines and templates. The role will also manage distribution of publications via website, listservs, and social media channels. The role will also lead and/or project manage collaboration with colleagues and consultants additional communications projects that adapt research for interactives, infographics, one-pagers, blog posts, webinars/events, presentations, op-eds and other mediums for communication.

This role will be a member of the team that will develop a future strategic vision for Center communications and will be expected to assist in the production of collateral writing assignments like blog posts, web content, op-eds, and presentations. This position will work with and manage the work of consultants that support communications functions, including copyeditors, graphic designers, and interactive developers.

This position will be located at the Terner Center’s offices in Oakland, California but flexibility may be available to work remotely 1-2 days per week. Salary will be between $85,000-$95,000 annually, commensurate with experience.

Position is open until filled. Review of applications will begin July 19, 2024.

Apply via the UC Berkeley jobs website here (search job #70692).

Terner Center Project Policy Analyst

Terner Center seeks a Project Policy Analyst to support our Housing + Climate research initiative. This role would help manage a project investigating strategies to further, and improve alignment between, California’s housing production and climate policy objectives. The project will be conducted in collaboration with multiple research organizations to inform California state agencies. The Analyst would work under the supervision of the Associate Research Director and the Principal Investigator to execute this project, regularly coordinating with external partners and producing research reports.

Applicants should have strong organizational and communication skills, experience working in a collaborative environment, and a commitment to improving policy outcomes relating to housing affordability, climate mitigation and adaptation, and/or social equity.

This is a term position for 12 months, renewable contingent on funding, project needs, and performance. This position will be located at the Terner Center’s offices in Oakland, California but flexibility may be available to work remotely 1-2 days per week. The expected salary range is $85,000 to $95,000.

Apply via the UC Berkeley’s jobs site here (Job #70888). 

Terner Center Student Roles

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.