Thursday, July 26, 2012

UCB Extension Free Courses/ Programs

Our fall courses have opened for enrollment, and we are offering the following free upcoming courses/programs which may of interest:

·         Interior Design/Interior Architecture Free Information Session – Wed. Aug. 22nd  6:30-8pm / 95 Third Street, Room 204, San Francisco
·         Landscape Architecture and Cultural Landscape Preservation and Management Free Infosession – Thu. Aug. 23rd  6:30-8pm / 95 Third Street, Room 204, San Francisco
·         Graphic Design Free Infosession – Wed. Aug., 15th 6:30-8pm / 95 Third Street, Room 205  San Francisco
·         Visual Arts Free Infosession – Wed. Aug. 8th 6:30-8pm / 95 Third Street, Room 205 San Francisco
·         FREE PUBLIC EVENT:  Celebrating Julia Morgan: Insights into Her Genius and Legacy – Sat. Oct. 20th 10-11:30am / 95 Third Street, Room 204 San Francisco

While these events are free, we encourage enrollment to ensure that these events do not cancel.

Campus Recycling and Refuse Services - Now Accepting Applications for Eleven Paid Student Staff Positions

Campus Recycling and Refuse Services is now hiring eleven paid student staff positions to reach UC Berkeley’s goal of Zero Waste by 2020!

Campus Recycling and Refuse Services is hiring four Waste Audit Staff Assistants to conduct a campus wide waste audit and three Zero Waste Research Center Staff Assistants to assist in researching UC Berkeley’s plastic footprint and how to limit Berkeley’s usage of plastic and other materials that cannot be easily recycled or composted!
Interested in an environmental leadership position? Apply to work in one of four new coordinator positions! Campus Recycling and Refuse Services is hiring two Zero Waste Research Center Coordinators to create a report on UC Berkeley’s plastic footprint and lead three staff assistants in researching how to limit Berkeley’s usage of plastics and other materials that cannot be easily recycled or composted. Campus Recycling and Refuse Services is also hiring a Zero Waste Event Coordinator to lead twelve zero waste events in the upcoming school year and create a best practices documents on how to start Zero Waste Events for the campus community. Finally, Campus Recycling and Refuse Services is also hiring a Waste Audit Coordinator to lead four student staff assistants in conducting a campus wide waste audit.

Please see the attached job descriptions for more information and contact with questions.* These positions are all paid.

All applications (resume and a cover letter explaining interests and qualifications for the position) must be e-mailed to by Wednesday August 15th at 5 PM. Interviews will take place all day on Wednesday August 22nd. Students from a variety of majors and years are encouraged to apply. Students may also apply for multiple positions but must send a separate cover letter for each position they apply for. 
*No attachments found with email, contact if interested and for more information. 

BCC Service Community Transfer Liaison - Now Accepting Applications

Want a paid internship helping students transfer? Apply by August 2nd.

Apply to be a Berkeley City College Service Community Transfer Liaison. There are several different Bonner positions so when you apply make sure to select the BCC Service Community Transfer Liaison position. You can visit the application at:

As a Transfer Liaison I will receive:
- $1,100 AmeriCorps Education Award
- Up to 2 academic units if desired

- Practical leadership and professional skills training

- Free attendance at local conferences

- One-on-one advising from Cal Corps staff

- Networking opportunities with other student leaders and staff

- Membership in a nationally recognized program

- Access to other off-campus training opportunities

For more information, you can also visit our website or e-mail us

Qualifications: experience working with groups of varying sizes and backgrounds; public speaking experience; a high level of enthusiasm and energy; good organization and time-management skills; an interest in giving back to the community college system; must have transferred from a California community college.


Seminar with Ricardo Lagos, President of Chile (2000-2006)

Special Seminar with Ricardo Lagos, President of Chile (2000-2006)
"Latin American Development After the Crisis: The Emerging Middle Classes"
This course is co-sponsored by CLAS and the UC Berkeley School of Law.

GEOG 198/298

1 unit, pass/no pass
Time: Tues/Thurs, 4:00-6:00 pm
Dates: Aug 28-Sept 18
*Note: on Sept 13 the class will take place from 6-8pm 
Graduate and advanced undergraduate Berkeley students are welcome to apply.
No auditing. 

12:00 pm, Monday August 13, 2012
Ricardo Lagos was president of Chile from 2000-2006 and the former UN
special envoy for climate change. In 2006 Chancellor Birgeneau awarded him
Berkeley's highest honor, the Berkeley Medal.

New Course Offering - IAS 194: "Building Websites"

IAS 194: BUILDING WEBSITES ">W 4-7P, 125 DWINELLE 4 units, CC 46520 Instructor: Tara Graham / 

 This course is intended for students who are interested in researching international or area study topics with aim to produce "capstone" multi-page, multimedia websites. In a series of media workshops, students will explore specific methods and approaches used to post accurate, timely and engaging web content through the weaving of old and new research techniques. In addition to identifying topics, determining central research questions, and tracking/analyzing the news gathering and reporting techniques of mainstream and alternative media sources, students will independently research relevant historical/cultural/background data, identify and interview experts or sources, and participate in global conversations regarding breaking news developments through micro-blogging (Twitter) and other social media platforms. Students will research, report and comment on their topics using basic sourcing (hyperlinking) and search engine optimization (SEO) practices; they will also learn how to find and attribute Creativ e Commons licensed content, and will experiment with a variety of web-based tools and photo/video editing programs. Students will also study and discuss the contemporary social, cultural, and media phenomena that are quickly changing the processes of research and news production, along with habits of consumption, in an increasingly connected, online world. THE WEBSITES PRODUCED IN THIS CLASS CAN BE USED TO DEMONSTRATE TO FUTURE EMPLOYERS OR GRADUATE SCHOOLS STUDENTS' ENGAGEMENT WITH INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS, CAPACITY FOR RESEARCH, AND TRAINING IN ONLINE PRODUCTION. Prior web or multimedia skills not required.

Deisgn for America is Looking for Board Members

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Architecture for Humanity Volunteer/Intern Positions Available

Architecture for Humanity HQ volunteer positions opportunities:

We have a lot of exciting things coming up at our Headquarter office in the next few months and we're looking for a couple of intern volunteers to assist our staff.
First, we are looking for a qualified intern volunteer to coordinate our upcoming Design Like You Give a Damn: LIVE event.  We are holding this event for the first in San Francisco in November and our staff needs help with various event related tasks.  We are interested in someone with experience in special events, who is familiar with Salesforce, Microsoft Office and has excellent organizational/communication skills. More information about this opportunity can be seen at  To apply, please send your CV to (with "special events volunteer" in the subject line).
Secondly, as many of you may already know, we are deep in the planning and design of our future new office.  We recently acquired a building at the corner of 8th Street and Minna and we're excited to finally have an office space of our own.  Many generous corporations and donors are contributing to the office remodel and we're are in need of an individual with procurement and development experience.  This volunteer position calls for experience in handling in-kind donations, management/scheduling of donations, excellent skills in communications and diplomacy as well as Salesforce and Microsoft Office.  To apply for this opportunity, please read more in the link above and send your CV to (with "office procurement volunteer" in the subject line).

AIA East Bay Looking for Home Tour Docents in August

Just wanted to let you know about something coming up that could be of interest to the CED community. Every year the AIA East Bay hosts Home Tours in August. They are currently looking for another 40 volunteers to be docents at the various houses. 
Date: August 11, 2012
Location of Homes: Berkeley, Albany, Orinda, Lafayette.
Registration is free.
Docents will volunteer half day. There is training in the first week of August. All docents receive a complimentary, non-transferrable half-day tour ticket, in addition to a complimentary registration to the August 1st "Meet the Architects" pre-Tour event & reception.
Great way to check out cool houses and meet other design-minded people.

dJA Architects - New Partner and Location

 dJA Architects (formerly de Jesus Architects) is announcing a new partner, name, and office location in Concord. Just an update for those of you who are interested.

Entry Level Planner Job Opp at City of SF

 Click the link below for more information and how to apply.

Division: Sustainable Streets
Section/Unit: Livable Streets Subdivision
Work Location: 1 South Van Ness, 7th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103

Position Description:
The Livable Streets Section of the SFMTA Sustainable Streets Division focuses on the safety, efficiency and livability in San Francisco.  Under general direction, the 5277 Planner I performs entry level planning work in the collection, analysis, interpretation and presentation of city planning data in one of a variety of phases of project development and implementationThe essential functions of this job include: recording appropriate data and preparing recommendations for the subdivision; providing information orally and in writing to City agencies, stakeholders, community organizations and the general public; conducting site and field inspections of transit patterns and streets; preparing computer based and hard copy graphic materials; conducting research studies, surveys and interviews to obtain data and formulating recommendations to assist in planning policies, plans for future projects and determinations of the environmental impacts of proposed projects; tracking, managing, and mapping data related to previous and on-going transportation projects. Incumbents in this job code may be required to attend evening meetings occasionally held in community locations.

Nature of Work:  Candidates must be willing to work a 40-hour week as determined by the department with occasional extra hours as needed.

Examples of Important and Essential Duties:
1. Reviews, manages, and organizes GIS data related to on-going analysis and communications.
2. Provides information orally and in writing to city agencies, stakeholders, community organizations and the general public by answering questions, providing assistance, responding to complaints, presenting reports and draft plans; and explaining policies.
3. Conducts site and field inspections and conducts surveys and counts to obtain data required for planning, conceptual design, outreach, and environmental review of transportation projects.
4. Prepares computer based and hard copy graphic materials: maps, drawings, diagrams, graphs, charts, photographs, video and other display materials related to analysis and reports. Manages and creates GIS layers to track and analyze previous and ongoing work in the Livable Streets subdivision.
5. Conducts research studies and formulates recommendations by selecting, collecting, recording, tabulating, organizing and analyzing technical data to assist in planning policies, plan for future projects, and determine the environmental impacts of proposed projects.
6. Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
  1. Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university in city, regional or urban planning, or a closely related field such as architecture, landscape architecture, geography, urban studies, public administration, historic preservation, or environmental studies; OR
  2. Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university AND one (1) year of city or urban planning, transportation, urban design, historical preservation, architectural or environmental review experience.
 Desirable Qualifications:
§  Computer skills, including advanced proficiency in Geographic Information System (GIS) and Microsoft Office.
§  Demonstrated interest in traffic/transportation analysis and planning and project management.
§  Ability to work on projects with a variety of funding sources which could have competing deadlines, scopes, budgets, and schedules.
§  Ability to conduct transportation research and data analysis using appropriate methods and techniques, including basic statistics.
§  Ability to effectively prioritize work flow.
§  Ability to communicate clearly and with diplomacy; conduct meetings with various stakeholders.
§  Skilled in public speaking; ability to make presentations to government, nongovernment and community organizations.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Website Intern Needed for CRRS

Campus Recycling and Refuse Services (CRRS) coordinates composting, recycling, and landfill streams on campus. In addition to this capacity, CRRS is also home to two student groups- ReUSE and the Compost Alliance. CRRS recently received a grant to pay for an intern to redo the department’s website, integrating sub-sites for the Compost Alliance and ReUSE.

The Web Design Intern will:
1.      Work closely with CRRS staff and students to redevelop the CRRS website (
2.      Update the CRRS website
1.      The Web Design Intern will work from August 2012 to December 2012 with limited work during school holidays
2.      $12/hour
3.      Expected hours: 5 hours per week for 19 weeks
 Required Qualifications:
1.      Students must be self-motivated, organized, and professional
2.      Excellent written and oral communication skills
3.      Proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel 
4.     Able to elicit and understand others' ideas for website design and development and to complete work by following these ideas and goals quickly.
Required Computer Skills: 
            1. Microsoft Works: Word, PowerPoint, Excel
            2. Web Design (Must be very proficient in Dreamweaver)  
            3. Adobe: Photoshop, Acrobat Professional, Illustrator, etc.
Selection Process: 
Please submit a cover letter and resume, highlighting your design/computer experience and interest in the position. Please also list your other commitments and activities for the summer and Fall 2012 school year. 
Send all documents and information to Julie Brown ( by July 24th at 5pm. 
Select applicants will be contacted for interviews during the week of July 30th.  

Building Sustainability at Cal - Course Description and Ad Codes

Looking for those FINAL TWO UNITS to round out your schedule? Interested in learning about sustainability issues and how you can help make campus buildings more efficient? Majoring in something related to design/architecture, planning, policy-making, science/engineering, or psychology/human behavior?

If your answer to any of the above questions is yes, take the "Building Sustainability at Cal" class offered this Fall 2012 semester and contribute to the culture of sustainability at Berkeley! Students taking this class will have an opportunity to implement infrastructural & educational projects focused on improving the operational efficiency of campus buildings. They will also benefit from the guest lecture series & field-trips related to various waste, water, food, and energy issues affecting the environment.

The class will be held twice weekly on M/W 12-1pm, Location TBD. Register for the class via Telebears  with the CCN 28857 (ED 98) if you are an incoming freshman/sophomore or 28887 (ED 198) if you are an incoming junior/senior. The class is graded P/NP, for 2 units. Although it is posted on as Environmental Design 98/198, no design experience is required! For further questions or concerns, please contact the class facilitators at To learn more about the class or the BS@C program, please visit our website at!