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Position: Data Management Fellow

Deadline: 8/02/2017

Status: Filled

Job Description:

6 Hours / Week

This is a new position for the Fellowship Program, and thus will involve some creativity on behalf of the fellow. It’s a great opportunity for someone interested in having a project to build from the ground up. Our current system for recording and storing data is based in Google Drive using sheets and docs, along with on-farm hard-copy logs, but we need a database to organize, store, and display our data in meaningful ways. This fellow will work closely with the Farm Management and Volunteer Management Fellows in order to track farm input and output data, create listservs and/or volunteer and visitor databases, and track event data and volunteer hours.


This Fellow will be required to work 6 hours per week, with 2 of those hours conducted on-site at the UC Gill Tract Community Farm. The rest of the work will be performed remotely and in on-campus meetings. Occasional weekend participation will be required for specific events that take place during the academic year, mostly on Sundays.

  • Study and became familiar with the current data system

  • Collect, transcribe and summarize data

  • Design and pilot improvements in the data management system

  • Train members in the usage of the system implemented

  • Spend regular hours on-site at the farm

  • Coordinate with other fellows whose work is related to data (Farm Management, Volunteer Management, Communications and Outreach)

Desired Qualifications:
  • Ability to compile and organize qualitative and quantitative datasets

  • Computer programming and / or database experience

  • Proficiency with spreadsheets, and a desire to learn new software that may be recommended or become necessary

  • Organized and self-directed in nature

  • Proactive and eager to work in a team setting

  • Ability to train people in the matters related to the data system

  • Interest and /or experience in agri-food systems

  • Interest in public service and social equity, as core tenets of the UC Berkeley experience and the UC Gill Tract Community Farm mission

All fellows are required to set aside the same time each week for being present at the farm.
The Farm’s open hours are:
Monday: 11-2pm
Tuesday: 3-6pm
Wednesday: 11-2pm
Thursday: 3-6pm
Friday: CLOSED
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: 12-5pm

Application and Selection process:

Application deadline: 5pm PST on Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

Applicants must be matriculated undergraduate or graduate students at UC Berkeley during the Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 semesters.

Work-Study job code (if applicable for eligible students): 8529499232

To apply, submit the following items in one PDF by email to with the subject line “AFP Application”.

  1. Cover letter stating what position are you applying for (can be more than one), your reasons for applying to this fellowship, how the position is related to your interests and education track, and a summary of your most relevant experiences, skills and educational training;

  2. Current resume, including relevant coursework;

  3. Contact information for 2 references (one should be a professor or major advisor);

  4. (Optional) One or two samples of your work from college or other experiences that exemplify relevant skills for the applied position (e.g. report, essay or paper, research poster, planning timeline, budget, plan of work, etc.).

The Farm holds equity and anti-oppression as cornerstone values of our work, and therefore we encourage undergraduate and graduate student applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

For questions, please contact the Fellowship Program Coordinator at

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