Program Coordinator, Sustainability (4722C) Haas School of Business 35963
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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.
UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business offers a unique opportunity to champion new ideas, collaborate across boundaries, and continually learn in a workplace committed to increasing diversity and creating a welcoming environment for all. Our distinctive culture is captured within our four Defining Leadership Principles: Question the Status Quo, Confidence Without Attitude, Students Always, and Beyond Yourself. These principles distinguish Berkeley Haas as a unique environment, conducive to teamwork, collaboration, and career growth.
For more information about the Haas School of Business visit: https://haas.berkeley.edu/about/
From increased concerns about climate change and resource scarcity to growing public distress over income inequality and environmental injustice, environmental and social sustainability have become a managerial imperative and a key leadership challenge for global business. Managing sustainability poses risks and provides opportunities for making breakthrough innovations all along the value chain. Dean Ann Harrison has identified sustainability as one of Berkeley Haas' top three strategic priorities.
To make Berkeley Haas the preeminent business school in the area of sustainability, a small team is being created in the Dean's office. The team will collaborate with faculty to expand research in sustainability topics; it will support existing sustainability focused centers and initiatives (e.g., the Energy Institute at Haas, the Center for Responsible Business, the Sustainable and Impact Finance initiative, the Sustainable Food initiative and the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics) to expand student experiential learning and curricular offerings; it will develop partnerships with thought leaders and corporate partners; and it will support the marketing and career management groups to raise the profile of sustainability at Haas and expand career opportunities in sustainability roles for our graduates. In addition to establishing a Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Business and developing a concurrent degree program with the Rausser College of Natural Resources, one of the Dean's goals is to ensure that all Haas students leave Haas with basic "literacy" in sustainability: understanding of the scope, issues and framing of sustainability challenges and opportunities that they are likely to face in their careers.
Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: 05/31/2022.
Works with the Sustainability team to update/review/revise the Sustainability at Haas website to better communicate organization's mission, requiring substantive knowledge of organization's goals and objectives, including:
- Ensuring that student facing website and online materials on curriculum, applications and the Michaels Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Business are up to date. Updating the public portion of the website with event invitations and industry news.
Coordinates large, complex conferences/meetings/programs including but not limited to:
- Sustainability focused speaker events, board meetings and conferences. The Michaels Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Business including student information sessions, processes, forms and related communications. The Sustainability Core Curriculum grants program including tracking faculty outreach, engagement and results.
Prepares written materials for the Sustainability team requiring some specialized knowledge of:
- Speaker event invitations. Engagement with sustainability focused faculty and instructors. Funder and alumni updates.
Assists Executive Director of Sustainability on researching, compiling, and preparing funding and grant proposals.
Professional Learning and Growth
- Embraces the principle of being a "student always" by engaging in opportunities for training, workshops, seminars, continuing education pertinent to the position, or at the suggestion of the supervisor. Actively contributes to a team environment that fosters and promotes a culture of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) within the unit and at Haas. Engages in ongoing education to promote diversity, equity, inclusion & belonging by completing University sponsored certifications & training sessions (Ie: MEP Workshop, Implicit Bias Certification, LinkedIn Learning workshops, and other workshops & seminars offered by the University or Haas, as they are made available) or by engaging in external seminars & resources related to DEIB. Exemplifies Haas' four Defining Leadership Principles: (1) Question the status quo; (2) Confidence without attitude; (3) Students always; and (4) Beyond yourself.
- Experience developing written content and designing communication materials such as newsletters, websites, emails, PowerPoint presentations and flyers. Software experience with business related sodtwares, including WordPress or similiar. Proficient in coordinating event logistics. Demonstrate strong skills in tracking project processes including timelines, deadlines and outputs. Excellent interpersonal skills, including demonstrating a desire to promote diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging to establish and maintain positive & professional working relationships with colleagues, students and team members. Exemplifies Haas' four Defining Leadership Principles: (1) Question the status quo; (2) Confidence without attitude;(3) Students always; and (4) Beyond yourself. Demonstrates an understanding of and commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in a business, organization or public university setting.
- High school diploma or equivalent experience.
- Demonstrated interest in sustainability subject matter issues such as climate change, sustainable investment, energy, CSR, innovation or social responsibility. Experience researching and analyzing academic content, research and data to create reports and summaries. Experience researching and analyzing industry content, trends, news and data to create reports and summaries. Demonstrated knowledge and/or skills in building and populating complex databases. Experience analyzing website traffic and trends as part of website improvements and wider communications strategy.
Salary & Benefits
This is a 100% full-time (40 hrs a week) non-exempt position. Hourly pay is commensurate with experience within the range of Step 8.0 / $30.07 - Step 12.0 / $32.89.
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit: https://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/compensation-and-benefits/index.html
How to Apply
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying. Please upload the document in the Resume section, then skip the (optional) Cover Letter upload section.
This position is governed by the terms and conditions in the agreement for the Clerical & Allied Services Unit (CX) between the University of California and Teamsters Local 2010. The current bargaining agreement manual can be found at: http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/labor/bargaining-units/cx/index.html
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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