Community Projects Coordinator, School of Public Health (7397U) 17290

San Francisco
Apr 12, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Community Projects Coordinator, School of Public Health (7397U) 17290 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: 4/23/2021

Departmental Overview

The Safe Transportation Research and Education Center (SafeTREC), a program of the UC Berkeley School of Public Health, is a center involving academics, governmental officials, and community-based organizations in California. With sponsored funding, the Center's objective is to prevent injuries from traffic collisions through projects encompassing research, training, public service, and/or policy. The Project Coordinator will coordinate special projects.


Within a predetermined framework and set guidelines, the Community Projects Coordinator will act as primary staff member for suggesting, planning, and scheduling project activities for implementation including but not limited to developing work plan strategies; coordinating meetings and subsequent follow up; project agenda; event planning; and on-site project presentation, facilitation and/or execution when applicable. Upon completion of activities of events, compile results and analyze findings to discover successes while addressing potential issues so they may be corrected in future instances. Key Responsibilities include:

  • Applies professional concepts to perform analysis of active transportation safety and injury data and systems pertaining to moderately complex projects, policies and/or processes and functions. Analyze scope of projects and determine tasks to support the implementation of the activities, including planning and directing meetings and conference calls with key partners, developing critical routes and timelines, and if applicable, suggesting and conducting new strategies and establishing contact with new programs for
  • potential partnership and collaboration. In addition, follow up with all outside communications regarding assigned projects.
  • Gathers and assembles analytical and factual data on assigned problems and issues to prepare reports and/or analyses summarizing information on the assigned issues and commenting on other significance for internal department constituents. Contacts internal and external staff at all organizational levels to gather information needed for project implementation. Maintain monthly or weekly communication with multiple coordinators and program managers involved and participating in sponsored projects offsite.
  • Prepares, edits and modifies documents including research reports, manuscripts, presentations and proposals. Create summaries, frameworks, and overviews for current key participants and partners and potential participants/partners. Document the various stages and steps of project for analysis and improvement of future cycles. Work with Administrative Manager to prepare fundraising materials for projects to seek outside gifts or grants to support projects.
  • Using subject matter knowledge, collects and prepares information for use in discussions, meetings of high level management and external constituents. Analyze opportunities, needs, and existing resources to expand, consolidate, or implement projects depending upon funding sources, funding allocation, or funding obligation.
  • On a project basis, performs analytical studies on a variety of new opportunities, emerging health disparities and needs, or current problems/issues/policies in access to care, among other topics.
  • Provides a variety of analytical duties in support of a function, program and/or organizational unit.
  • Participates in administrative policy and program planning and development.

Required Qualifications

Minimum of 2 years working in an office environment.
Ability to participate in occasional travel within CA outside of normal working hours.
Experience supervising subordinates (workstudy students) and delegating tasks to meet deadlines
Working skills to analyze information and synthesize large amounts of data with strong attention to detail.
Experience managing community outreach programs for underserved populations;
Computer/graphic/multimedia/website literacy across applications, specifically MS Office Suite, FilemakerPro, Adobe Creative Suite (namely: Adobe InDesign and Adobe Illustrator), email, and Internet.
Active listening, critical thinking, multi-task and time management skills.
Understanding of health policy trends, and knowledge of underserved communities.
Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing, at various levels (with community-based organization members as well as with high-ranking elected officials, academics, and the business sector).
Ability to problem solve and troubleshoot.
Solid communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with all levels of staff, 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.

Bachelors degree in Social Science, Public Health, or other related area and/or equivalent experience/training

Preferred Qualifications

Bilingual written and spoken Spanish, fluency preferred.

Salary & Benefits

Hiring Range: $27.78 - $33.52 per hour. Salary 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 100% FTE, full-time career appointment.

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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