Prizes & Awards Coordinator (7546U) - CED

San Francisco
Mar 08, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Prizes & Awards Coordinator (7546U) - CED About Berkeley

At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.

We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: 3/5/21

Departmental Overview

The College of Environmental Design (CED) operates three academic departments - Architecture, City and Regional Planning, and Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning - conferring both undergraduate and graduate degrees. CED has approximately 50 full-time and 35 part-time teaching faculty, approximately 50 career staff, and over 1,000 students. The operations of the College are financed with state funds, gifts and endowments, professional master's level program revenue, and other revenue sources in an amount roughly totaling $18,000,000 annually.


As the Prizes & Awards Coordinator for the College of Environmental Design, this position exercises limited discretion and professional judgment in planning, administering, and implementing a well-defined or established fundraising program:
    manages and oversees the administration of competitions, jury meetings, prize and award selections and notification and related events, such as prizes and awards ceremonies and donor events. Works with faculty chair of student awards committees to assemble juries and follow gift fund terms for selection of awardees. Schedules and/or coordinates, as well as, attending and assisting during events related to Prizes & Awards. Collaborates with department faculty, college staff, and award committees to promote certain prizes and awards opportunities to relevant audiences. Communicates to students regarding available undergraduate and graduate student competitions.
  • Handles special projects/assignments involving direct interaction with alumni volunteers and donors. Works closely and strategically with the College and University Development and Alumni Relations staff on stewardship and solicitation of prizes and awards donors.; College departments, CED student services and CED financial units.

Required Qualifications
    Working knowledge of fundraising, donor relations and public relations concepts, principles, procedures and techniques. Working knowledge of applicable laws, rules, regulations, policies, et cetera. Good written and interpersonal communication skills, including tact and political acumen to establish and maintain good working relationships throughout the campus and with external constituencies. Good organizational, analytical and critical thinking skills. Ability to work with highly sensitive, confidential information. Ability to work in teams and under own initiative. Ability to handle multiple assignments simultaneously and to meet deadlines efficiently. Applicable computer skills including basic HTML and Microsoft office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

Preferred Qualifications
    Working knowledge of the campus, its vision, mission, goals, objectives, achievements and infrastructure. Thorough knowledge of common campus-specific and other computer application programs including CADS, CalAnswers, Microsoft Office, SIS systems etc. Bachelors degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.

Salary & Benefits

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

Hourly salary: $33.00 - $37.00, commensurate with experience.

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.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:
For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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