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Location: Berkeley, California
Internal Number: 4182426
Associate Director (4502U), Center for Educational Equity and Excellence - 53248
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.
At UC Berkeley, we believe that learning is a fundamental part of working, and our goal is for everyone on the Berkeley campus to feel supported and equipped to realize their full potential. We actively support this by providing all of our staff employees with at least 80 hours (10 days) of paid time per year to engage in professional development activities. To find out more about how you can grow your career at UC Berkeley, visit grow.berkeley.edu.
The SEED Scholars Honors Program is a unit in the Division of Equity and Inclusion that assists in the recruitment, retention and graduation of students who will enrich the diversity of STEM programs on the Berkeley campus. This involves providing academic and holistic support for these students while also working with the campus community to promote diversity and excellence at every level. The unit's primary responsibilities include providing enhanced access and mentorship, confidential advising, longitudinal and high touch services through a holistic support services program that facilitates the success of high achieving, historically underrepresented students in STEM fields. SEED Scholars Honors Program provides a holistic network that prepares outstanding undergraduates to become change-makers, scholars, and leaders in science, technology, engineering, and math and thereby increases the representation of historically underrepresented individuals in academia and other STEM professions. The program focuses on high achieving students with an interest in conducting research and who aspire to become leading research scientists and engineers. The program is open to students of all backgrounds and is committed to increasing the representation of minorities in science and engineering. As an integral member of the SEED Scholars Honors Program team, the incumbent is expected to collaborate closely with partner STEM scholar programs campus wide as well as with partner institutions; UC San Diego, University of Maryland,University of North Carolina, Howard University and Pennsylvania State University to achieve our collective goal of recruiting, retaining, and preparing underrepresented students for graduate studies and careers in STEM disciplines.
Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: May 25, 2023
- Handles most complex/sensitive multicultural, academic counseling across disciplines and colleges/schools to 'at risk' populations (e.g., low-income, first-generation college, underrepresented populations, etc.).
- Incorporating a variety of theoretical approaches, the incumbent manages a caseload of students from post-admission through graduation.
- Conducts a comprehensive assessment/analysis of students' needs and develops a plan of action to enhance students' academic success.
- Provides solutions and alternatives to problem areas.
- Independently plans, develops, and administers specialized and complex programs and projects that are designed to enhance student success.
- Establishes and implements short and long-term program goals and objectives.
- Supports the management of program funds.
- Assists in the facilitation of SEED staff meetings, including occasional follow-ups with staff members.
- Contributes to the selection, onboarding, and training of SEED staff.
- Assists in the writing of annual reports and contributes to the growth and sustainability of services provided to SEED scholars.
- Develops and maintains relationships with internal and external organization stakeholders critical to program success.
Collaborations, Thought Partnerships, and Expertise Sharing:
- Facilitates informational workshops on the needs and experiences of high-achieving underserved populations at conferences, symposia, and colloquiums.
- Develops and implements specialized curriculum designed to meet the specific needs of SEED scholars.
- Coordinates and facilitates retention workshops in collaboration with campus resources (Student Learning Center, Engineering Student Services, and Basic Needs Initiative).
- Collaborates with academic departments, faculty, and other student services leaders to help resolve student-specific academic issues.
- Works collaboratively with staff, faculty, administrators, alumni, and students to explore/research innovative approaches to meeting the needs of a diverse and changing student body.
- Represents the unit in campuswide initiatives and within the division.
- Demonstrated competencies and advanced knowledge in theories of multicultural counseling, learning, identity development, and human and career development.
- Knowledge and experience in working with historically underrepresented ethnic minority communities, and first-generation college students.
- Knowledge of the methodologies used to enhance student achievement, such as collaborative teaching / learning models, strategies for effective counseling and peer mentoring, small group facilitation and training, coaching, mentoring, and advocacy.
- Knowledge of and experience in conflict management and intervention strategies.
- Advanced experience in group dynamics, facilitation, and training; comprehensive assessment of academic preparation and personal competencies.
- Knowledge of academic curricula; strong knowledge of campus climate, structure/organizations, and culture.
- Demonstrated experience in planning, developing, and administering evaluative instruments for measuring program effectiveness.
- Advanced experience in planning, developing, and administering enrichment programs/projects, academic and personal development seminars, courses, and workshops.
- Knowledge and experience in researching, compiling, and analyzing data, and generating reports; extensive experience in developing evaluative instruments specific to programs/projects goals and objectives.
- Knowledge in how to enhance students' intellectual and personal growth and development, including critical thinking, effective communication, self-appraisal, self-esteem, clarification of values, appropriate career choices, and leadership.
- Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
- Advanced knowledge of research methodologies and research designs.
- Extensive experience in multicultural competencies, and personal and academic crisis intervention; working with students to assist in the clarification of ethics and values.
- Experience in establishing and implementing short and long-term program goals and objectives; demonstrated effectiveness in mediation and conflict resolution.
- Knowledge and experience in managing funds designated for special programs.
- Master's degree in Education Psychology, Counseling, or Higher Education Administration and/or equivalent experience/training.
Salary & Benefits
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University, please visit the University of California's https://www.google.com/url?q=http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/compensation-and-benefits/index.html&source=gmail&ust=1674324686328000&usg=AOvVaw2GpIWYW1GodaOMhx7gsK4r' href='https://apptrkr.com/get_redirect.php?id=4182426&targetURL=http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/compensation-and-benefits/index.html' style='font-variant-ligatures:normal; text-align:start; white-space:pre-wrap; color:blue; text-decoration:underline' target='_blank'>Compensation & Benefits website.
Under California law, the University of California, Berkeley is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role and should not offer a salary outside of the range posted in this job announcement. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, analysis of internal equity, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience.
The full pay scale for this title code is $74,300.00 - $134,500.00. The budgeted salary range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position is $83,000.00 - $93,000.00.
- This is a 100% full-time (40 hours per week), career position that is eligible for full UC benefits.
- This position is exempt and paid monthly.
- This is a hybrid position, eligible for 40% remote capability.
How to Apply
To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter.
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
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, please see the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission poster.
For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, please see the University of California Discrimination, Harassment, and Affirmative Action in the Workplace policy.
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