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Internal Number: 3221027
Math/Stat Coordinator (4549U), Student Learning Center 37635
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.
The Student Learning Center (SLC) is a global learning community where student scholars convene to discover, uncover, and recover ideas, concepts, languages and cultures. Since 1973, it has been the primary academic unit on campus tasked with providing peer-led support services to Cal undergraduates. It has served approximately 120,000 students in its forty-year history, with a little more than 10,000 students in the 2018-2019 academic year alone. The Center's work has been at the forefront of increasing and maintaining the University's retention and graduation rates, which are the highest in the UC system and in the top three of higher-learning institutions in the nation.
The Student Learning Center belongs to the Division of Undergraduate Education.
This is a 100% contract position for the academic years 2022-2023 and 2023-2024.
- Deliver service with integrity
- Approach learning as a process, not a product
- Create innovative pedagogy and practices that optimize student learning
- Operate from a student-centered framework
- Respect diverse ways of knowing and learning
- Founded in 1973 and is today the primary academic support unit for UC Berkeley.
- Serves over 10,000+ undergraduates annually, approximately 30% of the undergraduate student population.
- Employs 24 professional staff with disciplinary expertise, 300+ trained undergraduate tutors, and 10 graduate student instructors.
- Serves as the liaison between the Academic Senate and the DeCal program, a partnership that adds over 300 courses per year to Berkeley's curriculum.
- Manages Berkeley's Summer Bridge Program, a rigorous six-week academic residential program for entering freshmen.
Math and Statistics Program Philosophy
We believe all students have the right to learn mathematics and statistics. We partner with students in setting scaffolded learning goals by providing tools, strategies and opportunities for them to meet their aspirations. We create high quality, high touch collaborative service models that are peer centered and designed to meet students where they are. Our goal is to create a learning community that is judgment-free, positive, and motivational.
Moreover, we engage students in an iterative learning process that entails reflection, consistent engagement with course material and a refinement of their learning strategies and praxis. Our approach recognizes the power of peer collaboration which bolsters self-efficacy; agency and opportunities for peers to co-labor while making meaning of course material together.
Ultimately, we support learners in developing a comprehensive approach to their learning process; while enhancing their sense of belonging in the mathematics and statistics learning community.
The anticipated start date for this position is January 9, 2023.
Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: June 29, 2022
The Program Coordinator assists the Co-Directors in the administration of the SLC Mathematics and Statistics Program, from managing daily drop-in operations to teaching undergraduate Math/Stat study groups and adjunct courses. Specifically, the incumbent:
- Teaches 2-3 introductory mathematics and statistics adjunct courses and/or study groups (e.g. Mathematics 1, 10, 16, 32, 53, 54, 55; Statistics 2, 20,21 and 134
- Holds office hours and meets with students individually
- Provides direct service to student users in drop-in
- Assists with the supervision of 50-80+ undergraduate and graduate tutors
- Provides training to tutors under the guidance of Co-Directors
- Collaborates with designated faculty and/or Math/Stat program Director to implement established curriculum
- Administers established assessment instruments to assess students' preparation and progress; administers established evaluation tools to enhance teaching effectiveness
- Maintains knowledge of campus partners and refers students appropriately
- Serves on SLC-wide committees to support the administrative needs of the Center
- Experience teaching college level mathematics and statistics courses
- Introductory knowledge of theory, research, and pedagogy in areas of teaching, learning, and academic support, including methodologies to enhance student success
- Intermediate knowledge of K-18 contexts as they pertain to the needs of incoming student populations
- Knowledge of multiple learning styles, affective, socio-cultural and linguistic issues as they apply to academic support
- Knowledge and experience working with diverse groups of students, staff, and faculty
- Experience implementing learning strategies
- Knowledge of relevant state, and federal policies, rules, and regulations
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- Professional discernment and maturity
- Strong oral and written communication skills
- Proficient computer skills
- Education: Bachelor's degree in mathematics, statistics or Data Science and/or equivalent experience/training.
- Master's in Mathematics or Statistics
- Master's in the learning sciences with a focus on STEM
- Knowledge of Math/Stat learning demands on the UC Berkeley campus
- Experience delivering learning center work
Salary & Benefits
This is a non-exempt, biweekly paid appointment. Hourly pay is commensurate with experience within the range of $24.76 - $35.78 per hour.
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
How to Apply
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying. Please upload the document in the Resume section, then skip the (optional) Cover Letter upload section.
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.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:
For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:
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