Job Requisition Number: 27424. UC Berkeley's Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics is top-ranked worldwide for its outstanding contributions to questions in agriculture and resource policy, development economics, environmental and energy economics, and international trade.
ARE's graduate program trains students to conduct important and innovative research in agricultural and resource economics, and to become leaders in the economics profession. Graduates have gone on to teaching and research positions at many of the world's top universities, including Columbia, Oxford, Stanford, MIT, Michigan, LSE, Berkeley, Wisconsin, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, UC San Diego and others. Some of our distinguished alumni include Harvard economist John Kenneth Galbraith and Middle East envoy Philip Habib.
ARE also offers the undergraduate major in Environmental Economics and Policy. Students in the major learn the fundamentals of microeconomics applied to problems of the environment, natural resource and international development. Students completing the EEP major have gained admission to top graduate programs, and have gone on to pursue careers in investment, finance, government, academics, nonprofit organizations, law and public policy.
This position will assist Professor Gordon Rausser with research in agricultural and environmental economics. In addition, this position provides administrative support for Professor Rausser’s conferences, editorial responsibilities, preparation of publications, and e-mails. Professor Rausser’s research includes agricultural public policy and markets, political economy of public policies, natural resources economics, and commodity markets.
Responsibilities include: •Assists with editing and submission of academic articles •Functions as a resource regarding research on complex agricultural economic discrepancies and serves as a liaison between different academic bodies •Assist with Professor Rausser's editorial responsibilities •Assist with research conference planning •Maintains and coordinates Professor Rausser’s schedule, including travel coordination •Maintains organized files and records in both hard and digital formats •Participates in the development and revision of standard operating procedures and guidelines •Gathers and analyzes financial, economic and other resource data •Prepares reports or analyses of operational activities, evaluation of current and proposed services, etc. •Monitors and purchases office supplies•Excellent word processing and editing skills •Proficiency in spreadsheets and data analysis •Solid communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with all levels of staff, both verbally and in writing •Outstanding organizational skills and ability to multitask with demanding time frames •Ability to use sound judgment in responding to issues and concerns •Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality and respond to sensitive issues accordingly •High school diploma and/or equivalent combination of education/experience This is a part-time (20 hours per week), career position eligible for full UC Benefits.
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