Othering & Belonging Institute at UC Berkeley,

Field Strategy & Research Analyst

13 days ago
Employment type
Full Time Contract
Berkeley, CA
Closing date

About this organization

The Othering & Belonging 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 work of the Institute is centered on care for the earth and the belief in the foundational belonging of all people. Belonging means more than having access, it means having a meaningful voice, and being afforded the opportunity to participate in the design of political, social, and cultural structures. Belonging means being respected at a basic level that includes the right to both contribute and make demands upon society and political institutions.

About this job

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.

Roles & responsibilities

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 initiative.

• 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 field.

• Develops scope of work, budgets, and reports for project requirements.

• Participates in OBI initiatives and organizational projects or staff meeting


Has experience in partnership development that demonstrates good judgment in 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.

• Grasp of contemporary social justice movement organizational and political landscape including prevailing analyses shaping strategy.

• 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.

• Ability to multi-task with demanding timeframes.

• 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.

• Full understanding of the civic engagement field and traditions in community power building sector.

• Knowledge of common organization- or research-specific and other computer application programs.

• Ability to use discretion and maintain all confidentiality.

• Experience with digital analytics for evaluating testing and digital strategies impact preferred.

• Bilingual Spanish/English preferred.

To apply

How to Apply: Go to https://jobs.berkeley.edu/job-listings and search for job #44539 to apply.

A tailored cover letter and resume are required. Please submit your cover letter and resume as

a single attachment when applying.

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