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Application Review Date The First Review Date for this job is: June 13, 2019
Departmental Overview The Goldman School of Public Policy is a graduate school that prepares students for careers in public leadership.
The Center for Environmental Public Policy (CEPP) at the Goldman School of Public Policy (GSPP) takes an integrated approach to solving environmental problems. By synthesizing scientific, economic, technical, social, financial, and political understanding, CEPP collaborates to support the creation and implementation of public policies based on exacting analytical standards that carefully define problems and match them with the most impactful solutions. CEPP's primary focus is on climate change, the key environmental challenge of our time.
Responsibilities Fundraising and Grants:
Help write proposals.
Understand and be able to work through the UC Berkeley grants and contract system, SPO.
Seeks funding opportunities and prepares relevant grant proposals in concert with principal investigators.
Supports Center fundraising efforts, including providing input into grant and contract proposals, and supporting fundraising.
Generates and manages all contract and grants budgets once funding is received; works as primary point of contact for SPO and CGA for Center funding, ASimonA.
Generates and manages Center's fiscal year and quarterly budget reports.
Provides editorial assistance for the Center's research reports, involving editing and proofreading of papers.
Prepares, edits and modifies documents including research reports, presentations, and proposals.
Independently plans, organizes and implements small, medium, and large -sized events such as symposiums, conferences, seminars, and receptions and banquets.
Ensures effective planning, coordination, and outcome for several larger and more complex events, such as the Center's stakeholder dialogues.
Organizes event agendas and develops marketing materials and publicity (announcements, invitations, seminar abstracts, etc).
Consults with event sponsors on all details regarding events; formulates event scope and develops and implements event budgets based on those discussions.
Develops event guest lists.
Identifies, plans, and organizes real and potential event locations and vendors.
Manages event RSVPs.
Center Oversight & Logistics:
Carries out special projects, as needed in support of the Center operational and other campus-wide activities.
Determines and coordinates all staffing needs.
Prepares directives, regulations and other instructions for issuance to departments; coordinates implementation with departments that cross organizational lines as needed.
Using subject matter knowledge, collects and prepares information for use in discussions, meetings of high-level management and external constituents.
Oversees and ensures that daily administrative operations run smoothly for the department.
Assists the Center's Executive Director on all administrative needs (scheduling, reimbursements).
Serves as department Human Resources liaison, working with CSS-HR.
Hires, trains, and supervises student assistants.
Develops and implements efficient and effective systems for managing information, projects, and communications to ensure accurate and timely responses.
Occasional work during evening or weekend events is required.
Other duties as assigned.
Two years of relevant professional experience.
Familiarity with or demonstrated ability to learn campus processes, protocols and procedures.
Thorough knowledge or demonstrated ability to learn of common campus-specific and other computer application programs.
Strong service orientation and ability to work proactively as part of a team.
Excellent writing skills.
Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of staff, faculty, alumni/donors, and government officials, students, and external constituencies, both verbally and in writing.
Ability to meet deadlines and to respond to questions in a timely manner.
Comfort and experience working in a high-pressure, fast-paced environment. Strong problem-solving skills.
Demonstrated interpersonal skills.
Ability to multi-task with demanding time-frames.
Ability to remain calm and maintain a professional demeanor at all times.
Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends.
Ability to use sound judgment in responding to issues and concerns.
Knowledge and ability to plan, execute and manage high level events from start to finish.
Demonstrated experience managing client relationships, managing projects independently, meeting project timelines, and communicating with internal and external stakeholders in a productive and timely manner.
Ability to take initiative and manage projects with minimal supervision, including strong time management skills and ability to meet tight deadlines required.
Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
Salary & Benefits This is an exempt, monthly paid position. Annual salary is commensurate with experience within the range of $55,100.00 - $84,000.00.
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