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Project Coordinator (7397U) - 47456
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Jan. 12, 2023
Title Project Coordinator (7397U) - 47456
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Grant Writer/Technical Writer
    Human Resources
    Finance/Investment Management
    Communications/Public Relations

Project Coordinator (7397U) - 47456

About Berkeley

At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.

We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.

At UC Berkeley, we believe that learning is a fundamental part of working, and our goal is for everyone on the Berkeley campus to feel supported and equipped to realize their full potential. We actively support this by providing all of our staff employees with at least 80 hours (10 days) of paid time per year to engage in professional development activities. To find out more about how you can grow your career at UC Berkeley, visit

Departmental Overview

The Center for interdisciplinary Critical Inquiry (CICI), is home to the Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion (BCSR), The Berkeley Democracy and Theology Program, The Program in Critical Theory, International Consortium for Critical Theory Programs, Digital Humanities, and Environmental Arts and Humanities Berkeley. Led by several prominent and energetic UC faculty, these dynamic campus units and programs conduct research, produce lectures and symposia, award faculty and student fellowships, host visiting scholars, and, in the Program in Critical Theory and BCSR, offer a Designated Emphasis to qualifying PhD students. Over 100 faculty and students from numerous departments are represented by the four units including Anthropology, Berkeley Law School, Comparative Literature, East Asian Studies, Education, English, Ethnic Studies, French, German, History, History of Art, Performance Studies, Political Science, Rhetoric, Sociology, among others. CICI fosters cross-divisional collaborations in order to address key political, social, religious, and cultural issues of our time - borders and migration, racism, pandemics, authoritarianism, and climate change. In addition to coordinating collaborative projects and events across disciplinary, divisional and regional lines, CICI identifies emerging fields of inquiry such as Psychedelics and the Humanities. We are committed to thinking creatively across an array of fields to develop a capacious vision of the arts, humanities and sciences in relation to critical thought, justice and ethics.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: 01/25/2023.


Collaborates with PIs and Director and is responsible for project management, disbursement of funds, creating new grant proposals, tracking grant terms, and working with committees and boards. Assists with fundraising activities such as BIG GIVE, researches additional funding opportunities.

Working with Events Manager, helps plan, promote, and execute a variety of large and small events (from multi-day conferences to small faculty talks) in BCSR, APARRI, CT, ICCTP and other programs as needed. May include mailings, poster design, website postings, registration management, A/V support, day-of support, and post-event follow-up.

In conjunction with Communications Manager, assist with social media, event postings on websites, updating Events calendar, creating flyers and posters, and newsletter creation and mailings.

Works with Student Affairs Manager to help coordinate grad student working groups, help track DE courses, assist with applications and admissions, plan executive committee meetings, etc.

General programmatic tasks/special projects as requested by Center Manager and/or Director.

Required Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of common organization- or research-specific and other computer application programs.
  • Proficient in communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Proficient in ability to use discretion and maintain all confidentiality.
  • Demonstrates ability to use sound judgment in responding to issues and concerns.
  • Demonstrates ability to analyze, research and synthesize large amounts of data with strong attention to detail.
  • Proficient in ability to multi-task with demanding timeframes.
  • Working knowledge of applicable policy analysis techniques.
  • Knowledge of University rules and regulations, processes, protocols and procedures for budget, account and fund management, personnel management.
  • Knowledge of financial analysis and reporting techniques, human resources policies and procedures for staff and academic employees.
  • Knowledge of common University -specific computer application programs including MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Audition, Filemaker, Word Press, PC and MacIntosh Platforms.
  • Knowledge of a variety of administrative operations activities such as events planning, basic fundraising processes, risk management planning, website design, accounting and payroll, and contracts and grants regulations and guidelines.
  • Interpersonal communication skills to include verbal and written, active listening, critical thinking, persuasiveness, advising and counseling skills
  • Skills in short- and long-term strategic planning, analysis and problem-solving and customer service.

Salary & Benefits

This is a part-time (32 hours per week, partially remote), 2-year contract position eligible for full UC Benefits. Extension is possible with continued funding.

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University, please visit this UCOP link.

Under California law, the University of California, Berkeley is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role and should not offer a salary outside of the range posted in this job announcement. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, analysis of internal equity, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience.

The hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position is $27.06 - $37.36.

How to Apply

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter.

Other Information

This is not a visa opportunity.

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.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see the EEOC poster.

For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see the UC policy.

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