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Equitable Planning Analyst (7398U), Othering & Belonging Institute - 40556
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Aug. 12, 2022
Title Equitable Planning Analyst (7398U), Othering & Belonging Institute - 40556
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Research Scientist/Associate
    Professional Staff
  • Urban Studies and Planning
    Public Policy & Administration

Equitable Planning Analyst (7398U), Othering & Belonging Institute - 40556

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.

Departmental Overview

The Othering & Belonging Institute (the "Institute") at UC Berkeley brings together diverse stakeholders to identify and challenge the barriers to an inclusive, just, and sustainable society in order 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 Institute's Community Power and Policy Partnerships program (CP3) partners with community-based organizations to advance strategies through which all members of marginalized communities have the resources, tools, and power to be meaningfully involved in transforming the structures that shape community wellbeing. We facilitate and advise our partners facilitating participatory processes in which residents most impacted by issues of concern lead transformative change. This involves rigorous research, trainings, and communications tools that are integrated with our partners' grassroots organizing and leadership development strategies. This produces analysis, policy, and strategies that reflect the direct experience and vision of affected community members and the insights of scientific and technical analysis. We choose partnerships based on shared values and interests, and the potentially transformative nature of the partnership's impact.

The Equitable Planning Analyst will develop and carry out research and partnerships focused on a range of topics including transportation, land use, and economic development. This will include leadership of projects involving policy analysis, training, technical assistance, and evaluation using intersectional and multidisciplinary lenses and participatory and critical processes.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: August 25, 2022


  • Collaborate with community partners to identify issues and questions, provide relevant guidance documents and tools, and facilitate strategy development.
  • Plan, coordinate production of, and write reports, memos, and other materials as appropriate to communicate research and recommendations to priority audiences.
  • Design, manage and conduct research related to equitable development, land use, transportation and related planning issues, community engagement strategies and metrics, and structural and multi-disciplinary analyses.
  • Manage contracts, approve invoices, and generate reports related to project grants and sub-contracts.
  • Serve as the immediate supervisor to student research assistants, developing and managing their scope of work and performance.
  • Attend and participate in Institute team meetings and other organizational events.
  • Research duties related to other Institute programs as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Strong project planning, grant management and staff supervision skills.
  • Excellent understanding of the application of social equity, environmental justice, and just transition frameworks to planning and policy.
  • Excellent understanding of processes for community organizing, popular education, participatory planning, and community-based advocacy.
  • Direct experience with the effects of social inequities.
  • Ability to design and carry out relevant research methodologies such as literature reviews, critical policy analysis, and qualitative research.
  • Strong facilitation skills and ability to design and facilitate interactive workshops and planning sessions.
  • Familiarity with or the ability to quickly develop an understanding of the work of Othering and Belonging Institute, including targeted universalism, structural marginalization, and othering and belonging.
  • Excellent writing skills and ability to develop communications for academic, policy, and popular audiences.
  • Solid communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with all levels of staff, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to multi-task and work independently.
  • At least 5 years experience in related work such as public policy, community organizing or advocacy, applied research, or city/regional planning.
  • Must have the ability to meet with clients/partners at various locations within CA


  • Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Urban Planning, Public Policy, Geography or other relevant field, and/or equivalent experience/training

Salary & Benefits

  • This is a one-year, full-time (40 hours/week), Contract position, and eligible for full UC benefits. A contract renewal is possible after one year pending available funding.
  • This is an exempt, monthly paid position. The annual salary is commensurate with experience up to $85,000.00.
  • This position is remote-friendly, eligible for 80% remote capability. Remote staff must have the ability to meet with clients/partners at various locations within CA.

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. Please upload the document in the Resume section, then skip the (optional) Cover Letter upload section.

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:
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