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Job Detail: Administrative Coordinator

About: The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world’s most iconic
teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a
perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and
social value in California, the United States and the world. Berkeley’s
culture of openness, freedom and acceptance—academic and artistic, political
and cultural—make it a very special place for students, faculty and staff.

Berkeley is committed to hiring and developing staff who want to work in a
high performing culture that supports the outstanding work of our faculty and
students. In deciding whether to apply for a staff position at Berkeley,
candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the alignment of the Berkeley
Workplace Culture with their potential for success at

Position Summary: 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.

Position Responsibilities: 

  • 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
    campuswide 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 timecards.
  • 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.

Position Qualifications: 

  • Working knowledge 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
  • 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.

Compensation and Benefits: This position is a non-exempt, bi-weekly paid position. Hourly pay for this
role is commensurate with experience between the range of $23.95 – $28.74.
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the
University visit:

To Apply: Apply at and search for job 27231.

Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when

First review date is July 22, 2019

About the job

Location Berkeley, California
Field Administrative
Time Full-time
Date 14 July 2019

About the company

Company name Berkeley Food Institute
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Phone (510) 643-8821


Street 141 University Hall
City Berkeley
District California
Zip 94720
Country United States