Job Requisition Number: 25882. Berkeley Law is one of 14 schools and colleges at the University of California, Berkeley. It is consistently ranked as one of the top law schools in the nation.
The law school has produced leaders in law, government, and society, including Chief Justice of the United States Earl Warren, Secretary of State of the United States Dean Rusk, American civil rights activist Pauli Murray, California Supreme Court Justice Cruz Reynoso, president and founder of the Equal Justice Society Eva Paterson, United States Northern District of California Judge Thelton Henderson, and Attorney General of the United States Edwin Meese.
The Statewide Database is the Redistricting Database for the State of California. We collect and process data for each statewide election in the state and merge them to census data. We build longitudinal datasets that can be used on various units of analysis. Our data are available for download via our website, free of charge. We provide user support and offer hands-on access to, and training on, software and how to use our data.
This position will assist with the planning and implementation of public access to the redistricting database for the State of California. The position will be responsible for developing a public access plan including web and in-person access centers, and will assist in the administration of all related implementation. The position will analyze information regarding policies and procedures that are currently available in the realm of redistricting and census access and develop new strategies to support the State of California’s goal to involve its residents in the upcoming redistricting. The position will conduct studies on available GIS and web tools and policies in to assess their potential use in this project.
•Provides highly complex analyses across a broad spectrum of programs, policies and initiatives or provides in-depth, complex analyses as a specialist in one policy field. •Collects data and analyzes current redistricting access policies and programs throughout the US. Analyses will incorporate GIS type, and functionality, in-person and web-access tools, and policies and initiatives in place or in planning stages for 2021 redistricting •Develops and coordinates policy communications; formulates strategies for education and enforcement. •Develops strategy and implementation for the development of materials to educate members of the public, advocacy and good government groups, and members of California’s citizen redistricting commission about the redistricting database. •Develops and advocates solutions to system issues, including developing and administering new systems, policies, processes, or programs. •Assists in developing potential solutions to low participation in redistricting by members of the public and advocates for implementation with interested parties. •Provides analyses for complex budget, financial, academic, data, systems and resource projects working directly with all levels of managers. •Provides budget analyses for cost proposals for various policies under consideration •Proposes, leads and/or participates on policy and planning committees and working groups. Researches and summarizes best practices in field. •Builds working group consisting of legislative staff, redistricting commissioners, community, advocacy and good government groups. Manages beta-testing of access protocols. •May lead a team of lower level analytical and administrative staff. •Will assist with training and leading a team of redistricting access site managers.•Thorough knowledge (or ability to acquire) of campus processes, protocols and procedures. •Intermediate to advanced knowledge of common campus-specific computer applications. •Small to mid-level project management skills. •Ability to multi-task with demanding timeframes. •Ability to use discretion and maintain all confidentiality. •Minimum of 5 years redistricting experience involving a minimum of 3 separate state or local jurisdictions •Solid working experience with GIS (preferably redistricting GIS), particularly importing data sets and creating thematic maps. •Proven skills in assisting users with GIS software: knowledge of and ability to communicate basic tips for using GIS; encourage self-learning: assist users in discovering the necessary functionality of the software, supporting user ability to self-manage the process. •Strong interest in census and redistricting and related state and local politics, public policy, demographics, geography and diversity. Ability to interpret related case law. •Working knowledge of census and redistricting data •Knowledge and understanding of traditional redistricting criteria and principles •Experience working with community and good government or advocacy groups on redistricting or census projects •Understanding of non-profit operations and ability to work with non-profits on implementation of programs •Experience working with Legislative staff as well as local government staff and representatives •Experience developing educational materials for a variety of skill levels •Strong analytical and problem-solving skills; ability to prioritize and manage multiple deadlines. •Working knowledge of adobe and office software, data analysis programs (such as SPSS or SAS), and basic networking skills (communicating with remote servers). •Excellent interpersonal skills, including working easily with individuals and groups from all backgrounds and political beliefs •Excellent verbal and written communication skills: comfortable making presentations and encouraging involvement of the public in civic affairs. •General skills in technical assistance and training with demonstrated ability to provide excellent customer service; ability to effectively and tactfully coach and support non-technical, diverse populations and challenging personalities; ability to maintain a professional and proactive demeanor at all times. •Excellent organizational skills and ability to work independently and in groups •Must be available to travel within California and work evenings and weekends as needed (Travel is less than 5% of time a month.) (During Redistricting periods, evening and weekends as needed.)
Education/Training: •Bachelors degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training
The University of California was chartered in 1868 and its flagship campus - envisioned as a "City of Learning" - was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay. Today the world's premier public university and a wellspring of innovation, UC Berkeley occupies a 1,232 acre campus with a sylvan 178-acre central core. From this home its academic community makes key contributions to the economic and social well-being of the Bay Area, California, and the nation.