full-time, grant-funded position (now-June 30, 2020) with full university benefits

Do you know someone who has excellent organizational skills, can write well and enjoys building community?   

I am hiring a Program Coordinator for interdisciplinary program that I manage, the Global Urban Humanities Initiative (GUH) at UC Berkeley. GUH looks at global cities through the lenses of the arts and humanities, architecture, and city planning. We sponsor courses, organize events, symposia, and workshops and support exhibitions and publications.  

This communications and administration job is perfect for someone who likes being in the stimulating intellectual atmosphere of UC Berkeley and who is a jack of all trades, good with writing, event planning, bookkeeping--and people.  

Duties include website and newsletter writing and management, outreach to students and faculty, curriculum research, processing reimbursements and payments, and budget tracking.

I need a problem solver who has the patience to figure out both malfunctioning printers and the complex university bureaucracy.  I need a resourceful person who can build collaborative relationships through concise and cordial emails to request help from many corners. I need a people person who is energized by helping undergraduate and graduate students get what they need. A good graphic sense and ability to use Adobe Creative Suite helps but is not required.

The job needs someone who likes working independently as we are a tiny program (me plus the program coordinator, working in two separate offices). That means the program coordinator does a little bit of everything and needs to be able to problem-solve by reaching out to administrative colleagues around campus.

Keeping track of budgets is part of the job; so is researching what courses on urban topics are being offered across campus; and doing direct outreach to recruit students for our program. So the job is a mix of detail-oriented admin work and ideas- and people-oriented communications work.

The faculty and students we work with are terrific, enormously interesting people, and we connect academia, the arts, and community activism.

This is a full-time job with full university benefits, but it is grant-based and ends in June, 2020. So this could be an excellent position for someone considering graduate school in a couple of years.

If you know anybody who fits this description, please have them take a look at  job #24663 at The pay range is $21.70 to  $25.17 per hour.