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Student Web Designer/Developer

(Time: 10-16 hours per week. Pay: $15/hour)

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

Duties and 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.


  • Two to four years of experience in web design and maintenance. Experience with WordPress highly recommended.
  • Proficiency with CSS, PHP and HTML.
  • Solid knowledge of concepts and principles of digital media and social media strategies.
  • Demonstrated portfolio of website and graphic design/development projects.
  • Knowledge of current web-design trends and techniques.
  • Attention to detail, user experience, and creativity in problem-solving.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Time management and organizational skills.

Student Design Assistant (Start Summer or Fall 2018)

(Time: 10-15 hours per week. Pay: $15/hour)

The Student Design Assistant will be primarily responsible for designing posters, flyers, and other print and digital media for the Blum Center and its programs including the Big Ideas Contest, Global Poverty and Practice Minor, and the Designated Emphasis in Development Engineering.  Additional administrative responsibilities will also be assigned.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • 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
  • General clerical duties
  • Staffing events
  • Dissemination of marketing materials including: hanging posters, administering email blasts


  • 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

Please submit a resume and cover letter, detailing your qualifications and interest in the position, to Tamara Straus, Communication Director: tstraus@berkeley.edu

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