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Application Review Date The First Review Date for this job is: 8/20/19
Departmental Overview The Terner Center for Housing Innovation at UC Berkeley is seeking an administrative officer to ensure the operational excellence of the Terner Center. This role will be instrumental in supporting the Faculty Director in planning and coordinating a complex agenda and a growing team of faculty, staff, and graduate student researchers.
Background of Terner Center for Housing Innovation: The Terner Center, established in 2015, formulates bold strategies to house families from all walks of life in vibrant, sustainable and affordable homes and communities. It is a collaborative effort between the College of Environmental Design (CED) and the Haas School of Business.
The Terner Center is focused on identifying bold, yet pragmatic solutions to today's most pressing housing challenges, supported by rigorous, action-oriented research. Our success is measured in part by the extent to which our ideas, research, and solutions influence dialogue, decision-making, and practice among policymakers and private sector leaders.
With a focus on high-cost regions and solutions that can help address their unique challenges, the Terner Center pursues ideas that can help expand the supply of housing and lower the cost of production; increase access to homes and opportunity-rich communities for people across the income spectrum; align housing and climate change priorities; and improve the outcomes of major housing policies and programs through rigorous impact assessment.
Responsibilities The Terner Center team is small and highly collaborative, and seeks an organized and thoughtful professional to join the team. This is a full-time position.
The Administrative Officer (AO) will play a key role in upholding the day-to-day operations of the Terner Center, including managing, planning, administering and coordinating the multifaceted tasks associated with a growing organization. As part of this, they will serve as the Chief of Staff and Executive Assistant to the Terner Center's Faculty Director, managing access to and priorities of the Faculty Director and the leadership team. They will also manage all administrative functions for the broader Terner team, including interacting and trouble-shooting with all UC offices, strategic financial planning and budgeting, and training staff and students on the Terner Center's policies and procedures. The role will require a high level ability to anticipate and resolve organizational challenges with professional judgement and priority management.
Advanced knowledge of financial analysis, reporting techniques, and human resources policies and procedures for staff and academic employees.
Advanced knowledge of a variety of administrative operations activities such as event planning, basic fundraising processes, website design and content development, accounting, and contracts and grants regulations and guidelines.
Advanced interpersonal communication skills including verbal, written, active listening, critical thinking, persuasiveness, advising and counseling skills.
Advanced skills in short and long term strategic planning, analysis, problem-solving and customer service.
Advanced skills in relationship management of donors and external partners.
Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
4+years of experience coordinating operations and programs for a research-oriented organization and/or university programs.
Salary & Benefits For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
How to Apply Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
Conviction History Background This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
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