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Application Review Date The First Review Date for this job is: April 3, 2019
Departmental Overview The Department of African American Studies is an intellectual community committed to producing, refining and advancing knowledge of Black people in the United States, the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe and Africa. A key component of our mission is to interrogate the meanings and dimensions of slavery and colonialism, and their continuing political, social and cultural implications.
We fully embrace the notion that a public institution can lead in shaping and defining disciplines, not just teaching them. We contribute to this mission by investing in a strong faculty and talented and ambitious graduate students from a variety of backgrounds. Our faculty is drawn from disciplines as diverse as anthropology, cultural studies, linguistics, literature, history, sociology, performance, and education. But we are not simply a collection of experts from traditional disciplines; we are united by a relentless commitment of pushing the boundaries of knowledge through excellence in scholarship and pedagogy that are at once interdisciplinary and innovative.
Assists the Program Coordinator with the processing of fellowships and financial aid awards for graduate students and prepare excel reports for block grant awards.
Supervises work-study students
Provides administrative support to the Chair and Manager by gathering relevant data to inform unit strategic plans.
Responsible for writing, preparing and editing reports, proposals, correspondence and memos, collecting and disseminating departmental information for faculty each semester.
Handles the details of a variety of matters on behalf of the Chair of the department.
Purchases office supplies for the department.
Maintains key cabinet and orders all keys for the department.
Organizes keynote speaker events.
Plans and organizes events including managing logistics such as facilities, caterers, vendors, coordinating technical support and providing facilitation of communication and services with program sponsors, speakers and program event staff.
Develops flyers and posters, schedules and coordinates departmental-sponsored conferences, colloquia, seminars, meetings and small social events, and dinners.
Makes travel and lodging arrangements for departmental quest when needed.
Handles web updates and maintenance of the African American Studies website.
Other departmental administrative duties as assigned
Ability to produce accurate work.
Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
Strong verbal and writing communication skills.
Ability to problem solve and to be resourceful.
Willingness and the ability to learn new systems, procedures and protocols.
Knowledge of UCB policies and procedures regarding purchasing, procurement card, and vendor.
Knowledge of BFS (Berkeley Financial System), BearBuy, and SIS (Student Information System).
Salary & Benefits Hourly rate will be commensurate with experience.
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
How to Apply Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
Other Information This is a part-time (50%), career position with full UC Benefits.
Conviction History Background This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
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