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Now Hiring: Development Assistant

Development Assistant
(Title Code 4920, Student Assistant III)
Undergraduate, work-study only

Appointment: January 2023 – May 2024, 7–10 hours per week
Reappointment is possible pending performance and funding

Compensation: $20.30 per hour

Application Deadline: 9 am, Wednesday, November 2, 2022

Applicants must be matriculated, work study-eligible, undergraduate students at UC Berkeley. To apply, submit the following items by email as a single pdf to with the subject line “Development Assistant.”

  1. Cover letter
  2. Résumé (limit to 2 pages)
  3. Contact information for 2 professional and/or academic references

About the Berkeley Food Institute: The Berkeley Food Institute (BFI) at the University of California, Berkeley seeks to transform food systems to expand access to healthy, affordable food and promote sustainable and equitable food production. We empower new leaders with capacities to cultivate diverse, just, resilient, and healthy food systems.

Position: The role of the Development Assistant is to support the Berkeley Food Institute’s mission via fund development. This position works closely with the BFI Executive Director, Administrative and Finance Director, and Communications Coordinator.


  • Maintain donor records in CADS and Salesforce
  • Work with Executive Director and team to schedule meetings with fund development colleagues both inside and outside the university and complete follow-up activities
  • Work with Communications Coordinator to produce high quality development materials
  • Assist with and help innovate donor stewardship events and opportunities

Required Qualifications:

  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills
  • Visual design experience, ideally in both print and web
  • Professionalism, courtesy, punctuality, and good humor
  • Strong attention to detail and well-organized
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team
  • Ability to work independently and to foresee, identify, and recommend solutions in the position’s areas of responsibility
  • Comfort with creativity, innovation, and hard work
  • Ability to maintain discretion around donor materials
  • Interest and experience in agri-food systems
  • Interest and experience in public service and social equity, as core tenets of the UC Berkeley experience and the Berkeley Food Institute mission
  • Work study eligible

Equal Employment Opportunity:

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