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APPLICATION REVIEW DATE
The First Review Date for this job is: March 24, 2017.
The Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society (“Haas Institute” or “the Institute”) brings together researchers, stakeholders, policymakers, and communicators to identify and challenge the barriers to an inclusive, just, and sustainable society and to create transformative change. The Haas Institute serves as a national hub of a vibrant network of researchers and community partners, and, as such, plays a leadership role in translating, communicating, and facilitating research, policy, and strategic engagement for societal good. The Haas Institute advances research and policy related to marginalized groups and social cleavages including disability, LGBTQ citizenship, race, religion, economics, public health, education, democracy and the new emerging research on global north/global south relations. The Institute represents a tremendous opportunity to bring leading researchers and substantial resources across disciplines to bear on society’s pressing and pivotal issues related to equity, inclusion, and belonging.
Working directly with and reporting to the program manager for the Haas Network for Transformative Change, this position will focus on the development and implementation of an engagement process of partner organizations of the Haas Network’s Strategic Narrative Project—efforts to bring about a higher level of coherence across efforts for a more inclusive society by aligning behind an analysis and set of implications. This person will form part of the core HIFIS Network team helping to develop and carry out the multiple strategies of the Network’s efforts through research and analysis and relationship building. In addition, coordination of the community engagement events will rely on this position.
Reporting to the Assistant Director, with a dotted line to the Network Coordinator, the Identity and Politics Strategy Analyst (“the Analyst”) serves as a core member of the Haas Institute program team. This newly created position will provide research and strategy development for the Blueprint for Belonging (B4B) Project in refining a California meta-analysis and meta-narrative for use by California-based public policy and community organizing groups. In addition, the meta-narrative and meta-analysis will support network programming outside of the state of California, and our communications efforts more broadly. This position will also serve as a project lead for the Convenings on Race and Economics (CORE) Project in refining a meta-analysis and meta-narrative around the racial wealth gap for use by national public policy and community organizing groups. The Analyst will also provide guidance around strategy and narrative to other HIFIS staff to inform program development and communications strategies.
- Supports refining the meta-analysis and meta-narrative and provides input into project communication plans and strategies. Assists project partners in writing and disseminating op-eds and developing public service materials.
- Leads and supports project strategy meetings between Haas staff and off-campus partners; coordinates project planning meetings with stakeholders and leads other gatherings and convenings; facilitates both the cultivation and strengthening of new and established partners through targeted outreach and strategic communication.
- Crafting, editing, and refining meta narratives and developing parameters for testing of the meta narratives and communication messages.
- Develops strategies, work plans, timelines and agendas for HIFIS projects.
- Develops curriculum and materials for leadership development for off-campus partner/community organizations.
- Other research duties and special projects as assigned.
- Participate in HIFIS team meetings, other organizational events and program development.
- Knowledge of practices and procedures associated with community organizing and world/social justice models.
- Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills, including skill to produce information that is appropriately presented and effectively received by academic and non-academic audiences.
- Knowledge of network and relationship building and maintaining effective working relationships with all levels of internal and external constituencies.
- Demonstrated project management skills, including skills to plan, organize and implement successful events of varying size.
- High level of responsivity in handling constituent concerns, resolving problems or issues.
- Knowledge of the Haas Institute, as well as the University of California, Berkeley, its vision, mission, goals, objectives, achievements, issues of concern and infrastructure.
- Proven skills in synthesizing large amounts of data for preparing sound and relevant proposals and reports.
- Demonstrated ability to multi-task with demanding timeframes and to respond appropriately to rapidly changing deadlines.
- Ability to use discretion and maintain all confidentiality.
- Ability to travel domestically or internationally, as well as staff events outside normal working hours.
- Flexible, self-motivated; ability to work independently and collaboratively.
- Capable of supervising student assistants as needed.