Job Requisition Number: 23018. The Terner Center for Housing Innovation at UC Berkeley is seeking a full time Policy Director who will help to lead the Center?s engagement in local, state and federal housing policy. This exciting, recently established Center formulates bold strategies to house families from all walks of life in vibrant, sustainable and affordable homes and communities. It is a collaborative effort between the College of Environmental Design (CED) and the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics at the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley.
The Terner Center is focused on identifying bold, yet pragmatic solutions to today?s most pressing housing challenges, supported by rigorous, action-oriented research. Our success is measured in part by the extent to which our research, ideas, and solutions influence dialogue, decision-making, and practice among policymakers and private sector leaders.
With a focus on high-cost regions and solutions that can help address their unique challenges, the Terner Center pursues ideas that can help expand the supply of housing and lower the cost of production; increase access to homes and opportunity-rich communities for people across the income spectrum; align housing and climate change priorities; and improve the outcomes of major housing policies and programs through rigorous impact assessment.
The Policy Director will work with the Center?s Administrative Officer and under the Associate Director to support the Center?s communications, fundraising, grant management, and event planning efforts.
?Contribute to the development of ideas and writing of policy analysis and proposals for the Center?s research publications, including papers, briefs, and blog posts.
?Working closely with the Faculty Director, monitor and strategically engage in relevant policy debates at the local, state, and national level, leveraging the Center?s research to inform them and thought leadership to help shape them.
?Facilitate collaboration and communication with relevant stakeholders - including advocacy organizations, private sector leaders, civic leaders, academics and policymakers - to advance specific policy proposals and ideas, and ensure the Terner Center is providing leadership on important housing policy dialogue.
?Represent the Center and its work at key convenings and events, as well as in the media through press interviews, op-eds, blogs and social media.
?Work closely with the senior leadership team of the Terner Center to ensure ongoing alignment of research efforts and policy priorities.*Excellent written and verbal communication skills and comfort in public speaking roles. *Demonstrated ability to lead and work collaboratively. *Strong project management and organizational skills. *Bachelor?s degree in Urban Planning or related field and/or equivalent experience/training. *Minimum 5 years of experience working in housing policy and real estate development and finance.
The University of California was chartered in 1868 and its flagship campus - envisioned as a "City of Learning" - was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay. Today the world's premier public university and a wellspring of innovation, UC Berkeley occupies a 1,232 acre campus with a sylvan 178-acre central core. From this home its academic community makes key contributions to the economic and social well-being of the Bay Area, California, and the nation.