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Employment Opportunities

Students

Student Assistant Researcher

(Time: 10-12 hours per week. Pay: $20-25/hour)

The Blum Center is seeking a student researcher to help lead a project to understand challenges with and benefits of project-based learning opportunities at the university. 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with staff to develop an interview guide.
  • Conduct qualitative and ethnographic interviews with faculty and students and summarize results.
  • Detailed review of existing literature and relevant sources (journals, websites, etc) on the subject of best practices in project-based teaching and learning.
  • Document findings in written publications and summary graphics.

Qualifications

  • Conducting and analyzing results of qualitative and ethnographic interviews
  • Literature search and review, especially as it relates to educational practice
  • Experience in developing interview guides
  • Knowledge or interest in understanding pedagogy and teaching practice
  • Attention to detail, customer-service orientation, and creativity in problem-solving
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills. Must be able to communicate technical information in a clear and concise manner.
  • Graduate student preferred

Apply on Handshake under Job #1472722

Student Web Designer/Developer (Start Spring 2018)

(Time: 10-12 hours per week. Pay: $25/hour)

The Web Designer/Developer will be supporting the Blum Center’s Global Poverty & Practice Minor, which gives students an opportunity to examine contemporary forms of poverty, wealth, and inequality through academic coursework and practical experience.  Central to the minor is a six-week fieldwork opportunity in which students connect theory with action by partnering with nongovernmental or community organizations, government agencies, or other development programs domestically or abroad.  The Minor hosts a Drupal database of poverty-focused organizations to assist students with identifying an organization with which to complete their field work. The Web Designer/Developer will be responsible for migrating the current database from Drupal to WordPress with a new layout and increased search functionality.  

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Apply advanced design and programming concepts to design, develop, modify, and test the GPP Orgs database on WordPress.
  • Migrate existing content from Drupal site to the new WordPress site.
  • Ensure the layout of the content and search functions on the new site are accessible and logical; recommend improvements if necessary.

Qualifications

  • At least four years of experience in web design, including hands on, advanced, Drupal and WordPress development experience. Advanced knowledge of CSS, PHP and HTML.
  • Demonstrated portfolio of website and database 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, and interpersonal communication skills. Must be able to communicate technical information in a clear and concise manner.
  • Time management and organizational skills.
  • Graduate Student Preferred

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to the Director of Student Programs, Chetan Chowdhry: cchowdhry@berkeley.edu

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