Job Requisition Number: 27231. The Berkeley Food Institute (BFI) is an interdisciplinary/cross-campus institute that conducts research and develops policy recommendations and public outreach campaigns designed to transform food systems to expand access to healthy, affordable food and promote sustainable and equitable food production. BFI empowers new leaders with the capacity to cultivate diverse, just, resilient, and healthy food systems. In addition to performing rigorous scientific research, BFI informs and engages the public in its effort to transform food systems. To achieve these goals, the Institute provides graduate and undergraduate courses and fellowships and conducts community-based research projects. Most importantly, the Institute communicates research outcomes and policy recommendations clearly and effectively to legislators and the public. The Administrative Coordinator is a crucial role for maintaining the Institute’s day-to-day functions.
Administrative and Program Support: •General program support for research, policy, and community engagement and education programs (in year one this will emphasize campus gardens coordination: tasks will include data collection, funding tracking, and outreach to support programs). •General support for executive committee; and other administrative coordination as needed based on specific projects.
Office Management: •Coordinate space allocation, equipment maintenance, and campus-wide service protocol; inform and train BFI staff and student fellows on any changes.
Procurement: •Process BFI purchasing and reimbursements.
Fundraising Support: •Coordinate administration of incoming grants. •Track incoming gifts, process donor mailings. •Assist with preparation of grant applications as needed.
Human Resources: •Coordinate student fellow recruitments and hires. •Approve student employee time-cards.
Events: •Coordinate logistics of BFI events, including room booking, speaker communications, catering, AV, outreach, etc.
Communications Support and Customer Service: •Manage BFI email and phone inquiries; assist with other communications activities as needed.•Working knowledge or demonstrated ability to learn of common campus-specific computer applications and solid skills in Microsoft Office and Google Suite. •Experience working with administrative processes and procedures. •Demonstrated outstanding interpersonal and communication skills to collaborate effectively with diverse constituents, both verbally and in writing. •Solid event coordination experience. •Successful experience with teamwork, as well as self-motivation and ability to work independently. •Solid organizational skills and ability to multi-task with demanding time-frames. •Strong attention to detail. •Ability to use discretion and maintain all confidentiality. •Ability to use sound judgment in responding to issues and concerns. •Will need to work occasionally on evenings or weekends for events. •High School Diploma and/or equivalent training/experience. 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
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