Employment Opportunities

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Students

Student Web Designer/Developer

(Time: 15-20 hours per week. Pay: $15/hour. Handshake #2687246)

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.

Qualifications

  • 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.

Please send resume and cover letter to Philip Denny, Senior Big Ideas Director, at pdenny@berkeley.edu 

Student Design Assistant (Start Early June 2019, 2 positions open)

(Time: 10-20 hours per week. Pay: $15/hour. Handshake #2687210)

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
  • Public facing front desk support offering visitors support upon entry of the Blum Center
  • Staffing Blum Center affiliated events and providing on-site event support
  • Working collaboratively with other Blum Center Work Study Students to achieve common administrative and program goals
  • Dissemination of marketing materials including: hanging posters, administering email blasts

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

Please send resume and cover letter to Chloe Gregori, Innovation Program Coordinator, at cgregori@berkeley.edu 

Administrative Assistant, Big Ideas Initiative (Start Mid-June 2019)

(Time: 16 hours per week. Pay: $13.75/hour. Handshake #2687285)

Duties and Responsibilities

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

  • Supporting Directors with various special projects related to all aspects of the Center
  • Drafting and proofreading reports and public documents
  • Conducting research related to the programs and initiatives in the Blum Center
  • 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 such as taking inventory and organizing office space
  • Public facing front desk support offering visitors support upon entry of the Blum Center
  • Staffing Blum Center affiliated events and providing on-site event support
  • Working collaboratively with other Blum Center student associates to achieve common administrative and program 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.

Please send resume and cover letter to Chloe Gregori, Innovation Program Coordinator, at cgregori@berkeley.edu 

Communications / Writing Associate (Start Mid-June 2019)

(Time: 8-10 hours per week. Pay: $15/hour.)

Duties and Responsibilities

Primary responsibilities consist of drafting written materials for the Blum Center and the Big Ideas Contest. Writing responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following: student start-up profiles, Event press releases, newsletter articles, website content, and other assignments upon request. Additionally, duties may include general support to the Blum Center for Developing Economies team.

Additional duties:

  • Working on various projects related to all aspects of the Center.
  • Preparing summaries, newsletters and/or articles from videos, articles or related research into a clear and concise format.
  • Drafting reports and public documents.
  • Conducting research and informational interviews related to the programs and initiatives in the
    Blum Center.
  • 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.

Please send resume and cover letter to Maryanne McCormick, Executive Director at mmccormick@berkeley.edu

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