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| ||Application Review Date |
| ||The First Review Date for this job is: open until filled. |
| ||Departmental Overview |
| ||The Berkeley STEM Center for Innovation, Leadership, and Diversity is located within the Professional Development Program (PDP) in the Division of the Vice Chancellor for Equity and Inclusion. Launched in 2013, the STEM Center takes a unique approach in preparing students for successful careers beyond Berkeley in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Through mentored workplace internships, mentored research opportunities, and one-on-one mentoring focused on leadership and career readiness, we are expanding UC Berkeley's resources to help transition new generations of talented low-income, first-generation-college science and engineering students into successful professional careers. |
Through increased private investment, the STEM Center is creating new solutions to advance a diverse community of socially responsible STEM leaders. The Center will double the number of STEM Scholars already served from 200 to at least 400, and will develop replicable models for best practices that will help transform the academic and professional landscape at Berkeley and beyond.
| ||Responsibilities |
| ||The STEM Center External Relations Specialist is responsible for developing relationships with higher education partners, PDP alumni, affiliates, prospects, donors, and the local media outside of UC Berkeley. Working under minimal supervision, the External Relations Specialist will conduct numerous relationship building projects that reach, serve, and engage these external constituencies through programs, events, products, and services not primarily related to fundraising. Constituencies will also include Berkeley alumni, local community, government, parents, as well as the general public. The Specialist matches constituent needs and priorities with program needs and priorities to create customized projects to create, enhance, and sustain relationships between the STEM Center and its external constituencies. Engagement of constituencies will be through in-person meetings, phone conversations, and e-communications -- including social networks, e-mail, and e-newsletters. |
Project Management - Develops and implements projects, events and/or communication strategies including in-person, phone, and e-communications, specifically development of STEM Center social networks presence, e-mail campaign, and e-newsletters, and video clips designed to inform external constituencies of institutional programs, activities, policies, and practices; constituencies include the general public, prospective students, parents, donors, campus visitors, government and/or community representatives. Maintains extensive portfolio of STEM Center materials in print and on-line for informing external constituencies of STEM Center highlights. These include student stories, alumni successes, as well as qualitative and quantitative data on the impact of STEM Center programs.
Content Development - Works closely with PDP program staff to develop story ideas and create material for communications campaigns. May research various topics and gather relevant data and testimonials on student academic achievements, research findings, career aspirations, graduate school enrollment, professional careers, and challenges overcome on the path through UCB and beyond in STEM to inform unit strategic plans, keeping management informed as necessary and providing input as required. May also research potential external program and investment partners for the STEM Center. Creates content for extensive database of STEM Center student stories, video clips, photos, as well information on current STEM Center investors and friends.
Logistics - Engages outside vendors to assist with production of publicity and communication materials such as brochures, mail-outs, annual campaign materials, web-design, survey-implementation, and hosting of receptions and other events for increasing visibility of the STEM Center.
Public Relations Responds to constituent inquiries from walk-in, email, phone, web, social media, and other communication channels with appropriate information or referrals.
| ||Required Qualifications |
| ||Bachelor's Degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training |
Requires thorough knowledge of basic concepts, principles, and procedures of building and maintaining effective relations with internal and external constituencies through print, e-communications, social media, and broadcast media.
Requires outstanding skills in written, verbal, and interpersonal communications, utilizing tact and political acumen to effectively represent the STEM Center. Must have extensive knowledge of campus activities in support of equity and inclusion for low-income, first-generation-college, underrepresented groups in math, science, and engineering. Must have strong presentation skills, including the ability to communicate information in small and large group settings.
Must have working knowledge of the campus, its mission, goals, objectives, programs, achievements, infrastructure and issues of concern particularly in science, engineering, mathematics and diversity.
Requires broad multicultural competencies, specifically the knowledge and experience to work and interact effectively with diverse groups of staff, faculty, vendors, guest speakers, special guests, and student populations.
Requires thorough research, analytical and critical thinking skills. Must have sound judgment and decision-making skills to identify potential problems, advise management as required, and propose effective strategic resolutions. Requires outstanding skills in organizing, problem solving, and decision-making. Must have skills and capacity to adjust to change and work pressures.
Must have excellent command of contemporary office hardware including PCs, smart phones, fax, scanners, printers, photocopiers, and PC software/computer/technology skills including databases, word processing (MS Word), spreadsheets (MS Excel), presentations (MS Powerpoint), desktop publishing (such as MS publisher, adobe software, specifically Photoshop, pdf-writer, illustrator, and Indesign) and web-based systems (such as network solutions, Facebook, Eventbrite, Surveymonkey, and Twitter).
| ||Preferred Qualifications |
| ||Bachelors Degree from UCB or comparable institution |
Experience with UC Berkeley programs providing academic support, community building, and career advancement for low-income, first-generation, students in science, engineering, and mathematics.
| ||Salary & Benefits |
| ||Hiring salary for this position will be between $46,200 - $60,000 (depending on experience) |
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| ||How to Apply |
| ||We require applicants to submit a cover letter and resume when applying for this position. Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying. To apply, please visit http://jobs.berkeley.edu and reference Job Opening ID 17871. |
| ||Other Information |
| ||Some evening or weekend work will be required. |
| ||Equal Employment Opportunity |
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