Job Requisition Number: 26224. The Center for Jewish Studies is a diverse and interdisciplinary campus unit administered through the Arts & Humanities Division in the College of Letters & Science. Both the graduate and undergraduate academic programs emphasize this interdisciplinary agenda. PhD students can apply to the faculty committee to pursue a ‘Designated Emphasis in Jewish Studies’ in addition to their primary doctoral subject. Undergraduates in any department can choose a ‘Minor in Jewish Studies’ in addition to their major field of study. The Center also sponsors an annual series of Endowed Lectures, and hosts visiting faculty who augment both course offerings and public lectures. Close collaboration with several affiliated institutions serves to enhance programming through co-sponsorship and outreach to a broad audience around the Bay Area.
The Project Coordinator supports significant growth and development of the Center for Jewish Studies by applying a wide range of administrative, analytical, technical, and communication skills, including the scheduling of all JS classes, updating and maintain the Academic Guide, identifying, recruiting, and tracking JS minors and graduate DE students, supporting the processing of fellowship awards, organizing student orientations and graduate student colloquium, collaborating with other campus units while representing and advocating for the JS program, and other duties as needed.
•Applies professional concepts to perform analysis of data and systems pertaining to moderately complex projects, policies and/or processes and functions.
•Updates and schedules courses for Jewish Studies. Reviews and edits course listings on JS website and Berkeley Academic Guide. Monitors and facilitates course enrollments. Identifies, recruits, and tracks JS minors and graduate DE students.
•Supports Executive Director on processing of fellowship awards. Organizes student orientations and graduate student colloquium. Collaborates with other campus units on recruitment and progress of JS students and the identification of JS classes. Supports students’ progress through course sequences, meeting minor and DE requirements, avoiding conflicts, and ensuring compliance with campus-wide policies.
•Researches, recommends, and implements marketing plan to increase student enrollment in JS minor program.
•Facilitates multiple functions in support of public events including arrangements with vendors, logistical details, publicity, payments and reimbursements, as well as hands-on execution of events. Researches and compiles extensive database of appropriate community organizations and individuals to receive JS materials and regularly distributes the materials.
•Researches, recommends, and implements email notification and social media programs. Reviews national JS web sites to recommend modifications and improvements to current CJS web site. Utilizes Wordpress and basic html to regularly and continuously update JS web site, and other social media, including Facebook, YouTube, twitter for marketing.
•Creates, populates, and maintains electronic student databases and contact information for former and current students; prepares and manages the electronic master CJS calendar listing all lectures and special events for CJS, the Magnes, and IJLIS. Researches and analyzes multiple aspects of different types of newsletters in order to develop, write, and distribute CJS newsletter.
•Prepares components of CJS annual reports including writing and editing sections, interviewing students and faculty, collecting photographs, and communicating with visual artist and printer. Edits and prepares reports for submission. Tracks submissions.
•Collects and analyzes data from online research of major university Jewish Studies (JS) programs, initiatives, and degree programs; researches and compiles grant opportunities for student support and student summer research and travel. Creates and maintains electronic master calendar of grant submission and report due dates.
•Other duties and projects as needed•Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training •Working knowledge of common campus-specific and other computer application programs, including Campus Solutions, Bearbuy and SIS •Solid communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with all levels of students, faculty, staff, and community, both verbally and in writing •Solid ability to multi-task with demanding timeframes •Ability to use discretion and maintain all confidentiality •Ability to use sound judgment in responding to issues and concerns •Working skills to analyze information and synthesize large amounts of data with strong attention to detail •Working knowledge of technology skills and social media, including Microsoft Suite, database management, Word Press, basic html, Facebook, Twitter This is a part-time (40%), contract position.
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