Job Requisition Number: 24001. The Blum Center enables Interdisciplinary problem-solving aimed at poverty alleviation and social impact, operating on the notion that a world-class, public university must be a force for tackling the urgent problems In the world. Since its founding in 2006, the Blum Center's mission has been to train people, support big Ideas and enable solutions. To that end, the Center has sourced hundreds of innovations, and supported thousands of problem-solvers who have gone on to launch nonprofits, for-profits, and cross-sector partnerships that are scaling solutions across the globe. Our four flagship programs are: the Big Ideas contest, the Social Innovator On Ramp, the Global Poverty and Practice undergraduate minor, and the Development Engineering graduate minor. Headquartered at UC Berkeley, we also have Centers at all other UC campuses.
The Blum Center seeks a new team member responsible for researching, understanding and advancing the Blum Center's innovation activities, around both new and existing student- and faculty-facing programs. The individual will conduct research - from literature reviews to qualitative interviews to Innovation mapping - to Inform the Center's ecosystem design and future strategies. The individual will also identify, co-design and co-write proposals for new partnerships and collaborations that would aid the Center's range of activities. The individual will help Implement programs, such as workshops, summits and boot camps, to ensure students and others are learning cutting edge entrepreneurial and innovation skills to practice development and poverty action. The individual will also help Center Leadership, including faculty, with schedule and administrative duties.
25% Develop and launches programs to engage new partners for the Center including social Impact-minded alumni, having conducted extensive research on other poverty / social innovation centers at top universities.
25% Develops proposals and recommendations to guide and support a broader strategic direction for the organization, and, with Center leadership, co-writes high-quality proposals for Center initiatives.
20% With oversight and guidance from Center leadership, conducts research for new partnerships and collaborations, including to determine alignment between existing and potential Center programs and current LOIs or RFPs.
20% Supports Center leadership, including faculty, with scheduling and administrative support, and with researching and drafting complex proposals, reports, briefings, executive summaries, speeches.
10% Establishes and maintains contacts internally and with external constituents for the collection and exchange of data.**************************************This is a one-year contract position*******************************
•Strong communication and Interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with all levels of staff; both verbally and In writing. •Strong skills In analyzing and synthesizing large amounts of data for preparing sound and relevant proposals. •Ability to multi-task with demanding tlmeframes. •Ability to use discretion and maintain all confidentiality. •Bachelors degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
The University of California was chartered in 1868 and its flagship campus - envisioned as a "City of Learning" - was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay. Today the world's premier public university and a wellspring of innovation, UC Berkeley occupies a 1,232 acre campus with a sylvan 178-acre central core. From this home its academic community makes key contributions to the economic and social well-being of the Bay Area, California, and the nation.