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Student Web Designer/Developer (Start Summer or Fall 2018)

(Time: 10-12 hours per week. Pay: $21 – $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.


  • 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.

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

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

To apply, please submit a resume to: blumcenter@berkeley.edu

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