Welcome from the Director
The Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society 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 will serve as a national hub of a vibrant network of researchers and community partners and will take a leadership role in translating, communicating, and facilitating research, policy, and strategic engagement. The Haas Institute advances research and policy related to marginalized people while essentially touching all who benefit from a truly diverse, fair, and inclusive society.
Chancellor Robert Birgeneau first launched the expansive research effort in 2006, calling it the Berkeley Diversity Research Initiative (BDRI). Four years later, the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund supported an unprecedented five faculty chairs as part of the UC Berkeley Initiative for Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity to further establish Berkeley's commitment and leadership in these areas. BDRI was subsequently re-named the Haas Diversity Research Center, which is now called the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society.
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The Haas Institute is now hiring a Network Coordinator, Job ID #16978.
The Haas Network is a flexible, responsive, and far-reaching network that brings groups, institutions, and individuals together to work on issues that are expansive in their potential impact for meaningful change for marginalized communities. The Haas Network will have an open structure with the capacity to mobilize a broad population and scale up to address intractable and enduring problems at every level. The emphasis of the network will be on creating relationships rather than addressing issues, with an understanding of shared agenda development, goals, values and alignment to facilitate trans-formative change.
The Network Coordinator (the Coordinator) is a key senior level position responsible for helping build, foster, support, sustain and nurture network relationships, and carry out network efforts. The Coordinator is also responsible for planning, strategic communication, and organization and to provide logistical and organizational planning support for the Institute’s network infrastructure. Read more and apply here.
The Haas Institute is now hiring a Program Assistant, Job ID #16851.
The Program Assistant works with a high degree of independence and oversees various complex tasks and assignments, such as developing databases, managing websites/social media, analyzing reports, maintaining calendars, scheduling meetings, and event management. The Program Assistant supports the Administrative Officer by tracking complex grants/awards, budgets and day-to-day expenditures, supervising or coordinating both small and large scale conferences, meetings, and events, as well as back-up support for the Executiev Director. Read more and apply here.
The Haas Institute and the Office of Equity and Inclusion is hiring a Communications Specialist, Job ID #16737.
The Communications Specialist develops, implements, and manages the systems and resources needed to successfully communicate the work of the Haas Institute and E&I to all audiences. This includes overseeing the messages, narratives, and translation of research and university policies and practices through press releases, the production of newsletters, outreach and event planning, websites and social media. Additionally, the Specialist will work closely with the emerging “Haas Institute Network” and the Institute’s seven research clusters. The Specialist will be responsible for integrating existing and new scholarship into a meta-narrative that connects work across disciplines, sectors, and communities. Read more and apply here.
A collection of essays by john a. powell concerning our nation's conceptions of self and other to build an inclusive society
john powell at a recent convening