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Position: Education and Research Fellow

Deadline: 8/02/2017

Status: Filled

Job Description:

6 Hours / Week

The Education and Research Fellow will focus on improving UCB student and faculty engagement in experiential learning and participatory research at the UCGTCF, and continue the partnerships and collaborations developed by the previous Research Fellow. This fellow will work to strengthen the partnership with Berkeley Food Institute and their affiliate faculties and researchers, and link faculty research interests with the needs of the Farm and the Community.


The 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 on-campus. Occasional weekend participation will be required for specific events that take place during the academic year, mostly on Sundays.

  • Work with farm community, in particular Farm Management, to identify and facilitate community driven research projects at the Gill Tract

  • Outreach among faculties about the Farm, and the research opportunities

  • Contact faculty, thesis students, PhD students and student groups who have either engaged with or expressed interest in engaging with the farm, and offer support to establish these collaborations

  • Spend regular hours on-site at the farm

  • Continue and improve the Research Ambassadors Program created by the previous Research Fellow

Desired Qualifications:
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and experience with relationship-building.

  • Organized and self-directed in nature.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Interest in scholarly research and community research

  • Ability to coordinate activities among diverse people and programs.

  • Ability to plan and organize logistical operations.

  • 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

  • The position is open to any academic concentration and background

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): 2994653128

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

Equal Employment Opportunity:

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