Job Openings

Job Openings

Updated 4/28/17


1. Salesforce Coordinator (Student Assistant III)

The Blum Center for Developing Economies enables interdisciplinary problem-solving aimed at poverty alleviation and social impact, operating on the notion that a world-class, public university must be a force for tackling the urgent problems in the world. Since its founding in 2006, the Blum Center’s mission has been to train people, support big ideas and enable solutions. Our five flagship programs are: Big Ideas@Berkeley, The Social Innovator On-Ramp, The Global Poverty and Practice Undergraduate Minor, The Development Impact Lab, The Development Engineering Graduate Minor. Headquartered at UC Berkeley, we have Centers at 10 UC campuses.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead the development of all Blum Center Salesforce accounts including for the Global Poverty and Practice minor, Big Ideas Contest, and Designated Emphasis in Dev`elopment Engineering (Dev Eng)
  • Oversee Salesforce administration, maintenance, troubleshooting and data migration tasks based on input from staff
  • Analyze trends in administrative data and create reports and dashboards to inform decision-making by program managers and senior leadership
  • Proactively improve and customize Salesforce to suit the Blum Center’s diverse needs
  • Drive data quality within the Center

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2+ years experience with Salesforce administration, including database design, installing and modifying objects, setting-up custom reports and dashboards. Have a thorough understanding of capabilities and limitations of the platform
  • Proactive approach to collaboration, problem-solving, and improving shared systems and processes
  • Experience and strong acumen in regard to handling sensitive information and maintain confidentiality
  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and résumé to ude.y1498251185elekr1498251185eb@yn1498251185nedp1498251185.


2. Design Assistant (Student Assistant II)
(Time: 10 – 16 hours per week; Pay: $13-$15/hour)

The Blum Center for Developing Economies is looking for a dynamic and creative graphic designer to join our team.  This role will require flexibility, organization and excellent time management skills, as well as the ability to work on solo and team projects.

Primary responsibilities:

The Design Assistant will provide graphic design and general support to the Blum Center for Developing Economies.

  • Collaborating with the writing and web assistance of the Blum Center to produce engaging graphic material
  • Designing posters, flyers and other print media materials for events and activities of the Center
  • Formatting documents for dissemination
  • Working on various projects related to all aspects of the Center
  • Drafting reports and public documents
  • Conducting research related to the programs and initiatives in the Blum Center
  • Staffing events as necessary
  • Dissemination of marketing materials including: hanging posters, administering email blasts

Required qualifications:

  • Demonstrated skills to effectively produce visual materials that meet and satisfy the needs of the client.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of applicable design software applications (Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)
  • Excellent project and time management skills to effectively establish priorities and meet competing deadlines.
  • Strong internet research skills
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with all levels of staff; faculty, students, etc., both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to think creatively and work well in a multi-tasked environment.
  • Ability to work both with a small team on multiple concurring projects, as well, as independently
  • Ability to maintain excellent attendance and be prompt

Interested Applicants should send a resume and cover letter to The Director of Communications: Morgan Hillenbrand Savage: ude.y1498251185elekr1498251185eb@dn1498251185arbne1498251185llih.1498251185nagro1498251185m1498251185 

3. Work Study Writing Assistant
(Time: 10 – 15 hours per week. Pay: $15/hour)

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • In collaboration with other student writers and the Director of Communications, drafting written content for Blum Center communication channels, including:
    • All newsletters, print, and online media managed by the Blum Center
    • Web and social media sites, including drafting posts and tweets 
    • Articles, feature stories, interviews, and student/staff biographies
    • Press releases
    • Summaries of conferences, events, funding opportunities, and job openings
    • Email announcements
    • Reports and other public documents
    • Other miscellaneous assignments related to the Blum Center upon request.
  • Conducting research and interviews related to the programs and initiatives in the Blum Center as needed.
  • Staffing and reporting on Center events (occasional weekend and evenings).

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated ability to write effectively, analyze and summarize complex information, and a solid comprehension of writing fundamentals.
  • Experience with journalism or journalistic writing.
  • Ability to communicate to broad, diverse audiences through multiple media formats.
  • Demonstrated ability to independently identify and draft newsworthy items.
  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with all levels of staff; faculty, students, etc., both verbally and in writing.
  • Proven record of maintaining confidentiality.

In addition to a cover letter and CV, please submit two writing samples totaling no more than six pages to The Director of Communications: Morgan Hillenbrand Savage: ude.y1498251185elekr1498251185eb@dn1498251185arbne1498251185llih.1498251185nagro1498251185m1498251185 


4. Work Study Administrative Assistant
(Time: 16 hours per week. Pay: $13.00-$15.00/hour)

A dynamic role that requires a high level of flexibility and excellent organizational skills.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Provide basic support to the Blum Center for Developing Economies staff. Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Working on various projects related to all aspects of the Center.
  • Maintaining student and course information.
  • Drafting reports and public documents.
  • Conducting research related to the programs and initiatives in the Blum Center.
  • Scanning and posting applications to an online search website.
  • Preparing and disseminating various marketing materials e.g. facilitation of email blast, hanging posters on campus and updating social media as and when needed.
  • General clerical duties, including answering phones and organizing office spaces.
  • Public facing front desk support offering visitors guidance upon entry of the Blum Center.
  • Regular posting on social media and upkeep of various accounts.
  • Campus deliveries.
  • Staffing events.
  • Working collaboratively with other Blum Center Work Study Students to achieve common goals.

Qualifications:

  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with all levels of staff; faculty, students, etc., both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to produce detail oriented work.
  • Intermediate or better proficiency in using MS Office applications (i.e. excel and word).
  • Demonstrated ability to solve problems.
  • Proven record of maintaining confidentiality.

If you would like to apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to the Director of Events, Operations and Outreach:  Taren Heintz: ude.y1498251185elekr1498251185eb@zt1498251185niehT1498251185


5. Web Design/Developer
(Time: 16 hours per week. Pay: $13.00-$15.00/hour)

Overview of role:

The Website Developer / Assistant will help develop the Center’s websites and contribute to the Center’s web-related special projects.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Create design prototypes, including graphic design, site navigation, and layout of content, for the Center’s websites
  • Ensure that the layout of the content is accessible and logical; recommend improvements if necessary.
  • Perform maintenance and updates to existing websites when requested.

Requirements

  • Two to four years of experience in web design and maintenance, including hands on, advanced, Drupal development experience. Advanced knowledge of CSS, PHP and HTML.
  • Solid knowledge of concepts and principles of digital media and social media strategies
  • Demonstrated portfolio of website design/development projects.
  • Knowledge of current web-design trends and techniques.
  • Attention to detail, customer-service orientation, and creativity in problem-solving.
  • Excellent written, verbal, interpersonal communication skills and political acumen.
  • Time management and organizational skills.

If you would like to apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to the Director of Events, Operations and Outreach:  Taren Heintz: ude.y1498251185elekr1498251185eb@zt1498251185niehT1498251185