Assistant Director (4501U), UQMSC Campus Climate 20472
At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.
The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.
We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.
Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: July 19, 2021
The Centers for Educational Justice and Community Engagement is collaborative is charged with developing programs, activities, and strategies that promote students' academic progress and success by engaging them through intersectional and multicultural practices that acknowledge and celebrate their individual and collective experiences. The collaborative coordinates a series of academic courses and educational and multicultural activities through its six centers & offices (African American Student Development, Asian Pacific American Student Development, Chicano/Latino Student Development, the Gender Equity Center, Multicultural Community Center, Native American Student Development). The collaborative is a key campus partner in helping the campus create an inclusive environment for multiple student populations and minimizing the inter-group tensions that on other campuses have resulted in disruptive and highly publicized bias-related incidents. The Educational Justice, Community Engagement team and is housed within the Campus Climate, Community Engagement, and Transformation Unit/Cluster.
Specifically, the Native American Student Development Office works to support student needs, creates academic, community and social opportunities to foster understanding of indigenous and intersectional identities; fosters critical dialog across race and ethnicity; works to create a sense of inclusion for students who perceive and experience Berkeley as unwelcoming; educates, advocates and builds community across differences; and develops student leaders for a multicultural world. The Director helps students build connections between their academic work and efforts to foster inclusive communities, promoting student retention, graduation, and preparation for graduate school and careers. The Native American Student Development Office and Director work strategically, intentionally, and collaboratively with the American Indian Graduate Program to increase pipeline opportunities for Native students. Native American Student Development is responsible for the management of the Native American Community Center.
Additionally, the Director of Native American Student Development director utilizing quantitative and qualitative data and advises senior management and others on matters relating to Native American/Alaskan Native and other indigenous student populations and plays a key leadership role in collaborating with staff and mangers across divisional lines in conceptualizing, planning, and developing new programs and activities impacting student populations.
Provides advice about academic and personal development resources to students engaged in ethnic specific, multicultural, and/or cross-cultural studies, programs, services, and organizations. Refers students to appropriate campus and community services.
Plans, develops, and implements programs, services, activities, and strategies that promote critical dialogue and social change around multiculturalism, campus climate, and issues of equity and inclusion.
Works with student groups on planning their multicultural events. Determines and coordinates staffing and other logistical needs.
Assures issues of safety, security, and risk management are addressed. Mentors and develops student staff (on event management and procedures)
Assesses program effectiveness and recommends changes in program content, procedures, and policies, as appropriate.
Recommends the development of new activities and programs. Coordinates the content, editing, and publication of NASD newsletters, website, brochures, and publicity materials. Assists in preparing proposals for extramural funding.
Supports the theme program seminar.
Student Leadership Development:
Hires, trains, mentors, and supervises the work of undergraduate and graduate student coordinators and interns in close partnership with the NASD Director.
Facilitates collaborative group processes and uses innovative pedagogical models.
Plans and leads workshop designed to promote students' academic success and retention, personal development, and leadership formation.
Develops and maintains relationships with stakeholders, on and off campus, critical to program success.
Involves serving as a liaison with other programs and organizations on campus and in community; convening and facilitating meetings of the NASD Advisory Board and other key stakeholder meetings.
Promotes collaborations among various student, staff, faculty, and community constituencies with interests in social justice, equity and inclusion.
Keeps abreast of changing and evolving trends regarding Native American/Indigenous, multicultural education/counseling, multicultural education, identity, student development theories.
Knowledge of the histories, theories, and practice of multiculturalism, multicultural student development and student leadership development.
Knowledge of the methodologies used to enhance students' academic and personal development, such as collaborative and student-centered teaching/learning models, small group facilitation, coaching, mentoring, and advocacy.
Knowledge of trends and issues facing students from low-income, underrepresented, Native American/American Indian/Alaskan Native, indigenous, multiracial, multiethnic, mixed-race, mixed-ethnic, and/or lgbtqia+ backgrounds.
Experience collecting and analyzing data, and generating reports.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse communities of students, staff, and faculty.
Highly developed interpersonal and public communication skills including political acumen, social/cultural perceptiveness, conflict management, and interventions strategies.
Thorough knowledge and understanding of concepts, principles, and practices of multicultural event planning and campus-community relations, including event design, organization, and production.
Knowledge and experience analyzing complex situations and identifying solutions to solve problems; skills and experience in developing and administering programs designed to meet the diverse needs of students.
Bachelors degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
Masters degree or equivalent experience/training.
Two to three years of professional experience in related area.
Salary & Benefits
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Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
This position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter required to report the observed or suspected abuse or neglect of children, dependent adults, or elders to designated law enforcement or social service agencies. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon completion of signed statements acknowledging the responsibilities of a Mandated Reporter.
Equal Employment Opportunity
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