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Field Strategy & Research Analyst (7398U), Othering & Belonging Institute - 59044
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Sep. 14, 2023
Title Field Strategy & Research Analyst (7398U), Othering & Belonging Institute - 59044
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Department Othering and Belonging Institute
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Public Policy & Administration
    Social Sciences - General

Field Strategy & Research Analyst (7398U), Othering & Belonging Institute - 59044

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.

At UC Berkeley, we believe that learning is a fundamental part of working, and our goal is for everyone on the Berkeley campus to feel supported and equipped to realize their full potential. We actively support this by providing all of our staff employees with at least 80 hours (10 days) of paid time per year to engage in professional development activities. To find out more about how you can grow your career at UC Berkeley, visit

Departmental Overview

The Othering and Belonging Institute ("the Institute") at UC Berkeley brings together researchers, stakeholders, policymakers, and communicators to identify and challenge the barriers to an inclusive, just, and sustainable society and to create transformative change. The Institute is a vibrant hub of researchers, community leaders, policymakers, artists, and communicators that advances research, policy, and work related to marginalized communities. We engage in innovative narrative, communications, and cultural strategies that attempt to re-frame the public discourse around marginality and inclusion and respond to issues that require immediate and long-term action. Our work is informed by understanding how structures and systems work to create or exacerbate othering and exclusion.

The Network for Transformative Change comprises multiple projects that aim to leverage the expertise and power of a cross-sector network to bring about innovations, knowledge, and strategies towards a society based on belonging. The Network looks both inward at the ways our social justice movements operate to help shape their work and outward at the population level to develop empirically grounded knowledge that can be translated into actionable interventions. Both domains strive to shape capacity, strategy, and innovations that will ultimately impact the infrastructure that sustains progress along the lines of our vision and values.

The Blueprint for Belonging (B4B) Analyst works with the Network Program Director to develop and carry out partnership strategy and program activities in the areas of narrative research, narrative strategies and/or trainings and capacity building for narrative change. This position is central to OBI's effort to cultivate new and ongoing partnerships with community power building, civic engagement, labor, academic and other sectors. The position will also develop and oversee a research application and dissemination strategy that seeks opportunities to move key lessons from research into action and scalable strategies for bridging across social and political divides. The position is also responsible for seeking new opportunities for building out the Network. Taken together, this position will support the creation of new strategic pathways for the Network in partnership with a broad cross section of OBI partners.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: September 26, 2023


  • Coordinates implementation with cross-organizational partnerships to set agendas, manage resources, and carry out program (from research and product development to strategy and implementation).
  • Researches and drafts complex proposals, reports, briefings, and trainings.
  • In collaboration with community based and other partners, provides strategy development for narrative change initiatives.
  • Conducts post-implementation analysis to determine the need for further enhancements and / or implications for field level recommendations and develops reports capturing lessons.
  • Develops proposals and recommendations to guide and support a broader strategic direction for the organization or initiative.
  • Researches and summarizes best practices in the field.
  • Develops scope of work, budgets, and reports for project requirements.
  • Participates in OBI initiatives and organizational projects or staff meetings.

Required Qualifications

  • Five years' experience in partnership development and creating and managing relationships and building out collaborative agendas in a field landscape that is diverse in policy issues, social change strategies, and strategic aims.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, and an ability to work across social, economic or political divides.
  • Strong skills in analyzing, researching and synthesizing large amounts of data for preparing sound and relevant proposals / analyses.
  • Specifically, experience with applying research findings to policy, digital, or field strategy.
  • Experience conducting original research using mixed methods including polling, focus groups and interviews.
  • Understands how to move ideas and research into applications for field building and fundraising.
  • Ability to travel across California and nationally.
  • Ability to multi-task with demanding timeframes.
  • Ability to use discretion and maintain all confidentiality.
  • Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong understanding of contemporary social justice movement organizational and political landscape including prevailing analyses shaping strategy; and of the civic engagement field and traditions in the community power building sector
  • Bilingual Spanish/English.
  • Experience with digital analytics for evaluating testing and digital strategies impact.
  • Master's degree in a related area and / or equivalent experience / training.

Salary & Benefits

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University, please visit the University of California's Compensation & Benefits website.

Under California law, the University of California, Berkeley is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role and should not offer a salary outside of the range posted in this job announcement. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, analysis of internal equity, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience.

The budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position is $70,100.00 - $97,400.00.

  • This is a 24-month, 100% full-time (40 hours per week), contract position that is eligible for full UC benefits. A contract renewal is possible after two years pending available funding.
  • This position is exempt and paid monthly and is informed by our organizational equity-based salary scale.
  • This is a remote-friendly position, eligible for up to 100% remote capability, with required travel across California and nationally.

How to Apply

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter.

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, please see the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission poster.

For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, please see the University of California Discrimination, Harassment, and Affirmative Action in the Workplace policy.


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